Special Event Listings for 04.13.23


Knights to host Portuguese Breakfast
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a Portuguese Breakfast at the Council Hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown, on Sunday, April 16, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Scrambled eggs, Portuguese-style potatoes, linguica, chourico, baked beans, massa-traditional Portuguese sweetbread, grilled hash, orange juice, coffee and tea will be served.
Celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy at the Shrine
NASONVILLE — Celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy, Sunday, April 16, at the Shrine of the Little Flower, 35 Dion Drive. The schedule is as follows: noon, Adoration and Confessions (multiple priests will be available); 2 p.m., Holy Mass; 3 p.m., Solemn chanting of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy; refreshments in the church hall immediately following. For more information, visit, call 401-568-8280 or email

Celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy at St. Mary Church
CRANSTON — Celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy, Sunday, April 16, at St. Mary Church, 1525 Cranston St. The schedule is as follows, noon – 3 p.m. Meditation; noon – 3 p.m. Confessions; 2:30 p.m. Rosary; Chaplet of Divine Mercy 3 p.m.; 3:15 p.m. Benediction.
Divine Mercy at St. Martha Church
EAST PROVIDENCE — All are welcome to come and celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 16 at St. Martha Church, 2595 Pawtucket Ave. The schedule is: 2 - 4:30 p.m., Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; 2 – 5 p.m., Confessions; 3 p.m., Chaplet of Divine Mercy in song; 4 p.m., Rosary and Benediction, followed by Mass at 5 p.m.
The Beauty of a Catholic Understanding of Dying
WESTERLY — Dr. Peter J. Colosi will speak on “The Beauty of a Catholic Understanding of Dying versus Euthanasia,” Friday, April 21, 6 p.m., in the St. Pius X Church Hall, 45 Elm St. The evening includes dinner (pasta, chicken, meatballs, salad, water, coffee and dessert.) The event is free, but pre-registration is required, by calling 401-596-2535 extension 106. You will reach a recorded message. After the message, please leave your first and last name, contact phone number and number of people in your party. This voicemail is checked every day and you will be added to the registration. You may also email to register at:

Catholic Men's Conference
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence invites all priests, deacons, and other Catholic men to the Men's Conference, April 22, at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul with Catholic speaker Chris Mueller. The morning will begin with Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin at 8:30 a.m., followed by talks, food, fellowship and much more. Free parking is available in the Cathedral lots.
Free Outdoor Music at St. Thomas the Apostle Church
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Ave., will host their first in a series of free musical entertainers outside on Sunday, April 23. Gary James Farias perform from 1-4 p.m. The kitchen will be open selling sandwiches and beverages or you may bring your own. There will be an opportunity to purchase tickets for a raffle and 50/50 split the pot drawing.
Priests for Justice to be honored at Madonna Della Strada Awards dinner
BOSTON — The Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) will honor the Providence-based Priests for Justice at this year's annual Madonna Della Strada Awards dinner on Sunday, April 23 at Boston College High School, Boston, Mass. Every year, IVC honors individuals or groups who exemplify the values of serving the poor and marginalized and working for social justice. The Priests for Justice include Father Robert Beirne, Father Gerry Harbor, Father Richard Maynard, Father Eugene McKenna, Father Farrell McLaughlin, and Father Ray Tetreault, who recently passed away. The event begins with a Mass at 4 p.m., concelebrated by the Priests for Justice, and followed by a dinner. For tickets to the event, contact IVC New England Regional Director Dave Hinchen at

Shrine of the Little Flower to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Beatification of St. Therese of Lisieux
NASONVILLE — On Saturday, April 29, the Shrine of the Little Flower will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Beatification of St. Therese of Lisieux. The day’s devotions will include Bilingual (English / Spanish) Mass at 11 a.m., followed by an outdoor procession and luncheon. Visitors are encouraged to visit the Shrine grounds and the bookstore and gift shop. The Shrine’s museum will have tours available in both English and Spanish for our visitors. The Shrine is located at 35 Dion Drive in the Nasonville section of Burrillville. Call the parish office at 401-568-8280 for more information.
Holy Ghost Wine Tasting Fundraiser
TIVERTON — Church of the Holy Ghost, 316 Judson St., will host a wine tasting fundraiser on Saturday, May 20, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., in Holy Family Hall (inside the church building.) Ticket includes wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres, desserts from local businesses, and one deluxe raffle ticket, plus live music. This is a 21+ only event. Tickets can be purchased online on the church website: or call the office for details: 401-624-8131.