Special Event Listings for 04.25.24


Are You Called to be a Deacon?
RHODE ISLAND — Deacons are men who love God and love the Church; they feel called to serve in a more committed way. The role of the deacon is to be a helper of the bishops and priests and to proclaim by his life the Church’s call to serve the needs of others. What does it take to become a Permanent Deacon? Learn more! Register for an upcoming Information Session at: or

Indoor Yard Sale
WEST WARWICK — Sacred Heart Church, 820 Providence St., will hold an indoor yard sale on April 27, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Items featured will be clothing, jewelry, designer handbags, shoes, accessories, toys, electronics, furniture, small appliances, curtains, books, records, collectibles and more.
Parish Dinner Dance
CRANSTON — St. Bartholomew Parish will celebrate their annual Parish Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 27, 7 p.m., at the Santa Maria DiPrata Society Hall. Dinner will be a choice of baked scrod or chicken piccata. For tickets, cost or additional information, please contact the rectory at 401-944-4466.
Mass for Recovery at St. Barnabas
PORTSMOUTH — The next Mass for Recovery at St. Barnabas, 1697 E. Main Road, will be offered on Sunday, April 28, 5 p.m. These Masses, to which all are welcome, provide an opportunity for people to come together in faith, as we seek God’s mercy, kindness and grace, with special prayer intentions dedicated to those in recovery. If you or a loved one struggles with alcohol, drugs, addictions, mental distress, or you support folks who suffer from the effects of these issues, you are encouraged to attend. For more information about this Mass, upcoming Masses, or the work of the St. Matthias Ministry, please contact Deacon John,

Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity
PROVIDENCE — On Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m., the Jewish-Catholic Theological Exchange at Providence College will host a dialogue on the theme “Mutual Representations: Judaism and Christianity in Late Antiquity,” with Rabbi Dr. Shlomo Zuckier and Dr. Jae Han. The speakers will discuss ways in which Jews and Christians thought and wrote about each other in the ancient world. The event is open to the public and will take place in the Ryan School of Business, Room 102. Attendance by zoom is also possible. To register, email

Take-Out Thursday
BARRINGTON — Take-Out Thursday, a charity food sale, and popular East Bay attraction, will resume at Holy Angels Church on May 2. A carryout menu offering options of veggie rice delight, chicken salad pita and classic meatball sub is available. Lemon-blueberry pound cakes and Nicola’s brownie squares will be sold for dessert. Ordering is open for a limited time, while supplies last, and proceeds will benefit the efforts of the Holy Angels Social Outreach Ministry, whose mission is to provide for those in need. For more information on Take-Out Thursday, and to order, please call or text Judy at 401-578-0090 or Barbara at 401-249-1104.
First Friday Holy Hour at Chesterton Academy
WARWICK — Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope will host an hour of prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, May 3, at 5 p.m., in the chapel, 610 Jefferson Blvd. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 401-287-2280.
May Breakfast
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The Holy Name Society of St. Anthony Parish will hold its annual May Breakfast on Saturday, May 4 from 8 – 11 a.m., and Sunday, May 5 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the parish center, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave. The breakfast will feature scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, ham, baked beans, pancakes, breakfast pastries, orange juice, coffee and tea. Children 10 years old or younger will be admitted free. Tickets will be sold at the door or by contacting one of the following: Rolando Perez at 401-724-1408 or John Baxter at 401-258-6602.
Little Flower Home seeks volunteers
PROVIDENCE —Do you have the heart and the home to host a homeless pregnant woman in your home? Learn more about being a volunteer host by calling Lee at 401-524-6004.
May Breakfast
WEST WARWICK — A May Breakfast will be held at St. Anthony Parish, 1 Sunset Ave., on May 4, from, 7:30 – 11 a.m. Children 10 and younger eat for free.
Spring Concert to be held St. Kevin Church
WARWICK — The West Bay Chorale will perform a spring concert on Sunday, May 5, 7 p.m. at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Sisters of the Cross and Passion celebrate 100 years in the Diocese
WICKFORD — All are welcome to join the Sisters of the Cross and Passion as they celebrate 100 years of mission and ministry in the United States, on May 5, 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Bernard Church, 275 Tower Hill Road. Bishop Richard G. Henning will be the celebrant.
Saint James School Reunion
MANVILLE — A reunion will be held on Sunday, May 19, for all who attended Saint James School. The event will begin with the celebration of Mass at 10 a.m., for the deceased alumni, followed by a gathering and hot buffet in Father Brindamour Hall, 33 Division St. For more information, contact Joan Morin at

Opportunities at Mother of Hope Camp for parishes and schools
CHEPACHET —Mother of Hope Camp is currently booking parish and school events, including field days, challenge course programs and the 2024 summer camp. For additional materials or information, visit or send an email to