Special Event Listings for 05.16.24


Special information session planned for diocesan pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress

CRANSTON — Interested to learn more about the once in a lifetime diocesan Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress? Join us Saturday, May 18 from 9-11 a.m. at Rejoice in Hope Center, Dyer Ave. This session is for those already registered for the July 2024 trip and for those who are interested. We will be reviewing logistics for the trip, going through the day-to-day itinerary, discussing any questions/concerns, and getting to know one another prior to our departure in July. There is NO obligation, this is an info session only.
If you are interested, but cannot make the meeting, simply contact Paige Bertuch at and she will gladly assist in answering all your questions. More at

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

Holy Hour planned
CUMBERLAND — Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Drive, will hold a Holy Hour from 7:30 – 9 p.m., on May 18.
St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish to hold flea market
WOONSOCKET — St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, 174 Harris Ave., will hold an indoor/outdoor flea market on Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The event will feature a Polish kitchen, pastry table, clothes for all ages, toys, books, baby items, glassware, appliances, chairs, floral arrangements and more.
Pentecost Day of Recollection
PROVIDENCE — “Come Holy Spirit,” a retreat on the meaning and power of the Solemnity of Pentecost, will take place on Saturday, May 18, at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, beginning at 11 a.m. and concluding with 5 p.m. Mass. This special Pentecost retreat day will include reflections on sacred scripture, adoration, lunch, recitation of the rosary, confessions, solemn vespers, 5 p.m. Mass. Speakers will be Monsignor Anthony Mancini, rector of the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, and Sister Elizabeth Castro, H.M.S.P., director, Office for Religious. All are welcome. Parking supervised by security. Registration is required. Call to register or for more information, 401-331-2434.
Knights of Columbus to host Breakfast
NORTH KINGSTOWN —The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, May 19, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Children six and under eat for free.
Jesus Saviour Church Holy Ghost Feast
NEWPORT —Jesus Saviour Church, 1 Vernon Ave., will hold the Holy Ghost Feast on May 19 until 6 p.m., beginning with Mass at 10 a.m., followed by a short procession through the neighborhood and back to the church parking lot. Free Portuguese soup will be served at noon. Food including chourico sandwiches, hamburgers, hotdogs and favas will be available for purchase all day. An auction will take place later in the day.
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

Spring Concert and Student Art Show at Chesterton Academy
WARWICK— Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope, 610 Jefferson Boulevard, will host a Spring Concert and Student Art Show on Thursday, May 23. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Francis Chapel. Following the concert, there will be an exhibition of student art with a dessert reception and dancing. For more information or to RSVP, please call 401-287-2280 or visit:

Celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with a presentation of Vatican approved Eucharistic Miracles
JAMESTOWN — Celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi with a presentation of Scientific Proof Panels of Vatican approved Eucharistic Miracles as recounted by Blessed Carlo Acutis on display following the weekend Masses at St. Mark Church, 50 Narragansett Avenue, on Saturday June 1, following the 4 p.m. Mass and Sunday June 2, following the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Mass. For further information, contact Laurie Casey at 401-932-0165 or Jan Barron at 401-932-7651.
Spring Concert
BARRINGTON — The Bristol County Chorus, under the direction of St. Sebastian and Holy Angels Church organist Nicholas Rocha, will present their annual spring concert on Saturday, June 1 at 7 p.m., at Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Ave., in Barrington and again on Sunday, June 2, at 3 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 300 High St., in Bristol. Advance tickets are available locally at the George Hail Library in Warren. For more information, visit

Dinner Dance at St. Bernard Church
NORTH KINGSTOWN — St. Bernard Church, 275 Tower Hill Road, will hold a Dinner Dance in honor of their 150th Anniversary, on Saturday, June 15, at the Quonset “O” Club. Ticket information can be found on the parish website: Parishioners, former parishioners, and friends are welcome to attend.
Quo Vadis Days: Summer Retreat
PAXTON, Mass. — The Quo Vadis Days: Summer Retreat for Catholic men of high school age (13-18) will take place Thursday, June 20 - Sunday, June 23, at Anna Maria College, Paxton, Mass. This retreat is an opportunity for these men to deepen their faith, grow in virtue, learn more about all vocations, and better discern God’s call in their lives. Please visit, for more information.

St. Anthony Church to hold annual Feast
WEST WARWICK — St. Anthony Parish, 10 Sunset Ave., will host their annual Feast in honor of St. Anthony on June 28-30. Fish and chips will be sold beginning at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28, and various American and Portuguese foods, along with raffles and games, will be available at 5 p.m. The entertainment for the evening will be the Greg Laboss Trio with Rick Ribb and Rick Couto. The feast will continue on Saturday, June 29, from 5-11 p.m., with entertainment by the Portuguese band, “Os Capitalistas!” On Sunday, June 30, a Mass in honor of St. Anthony will be celebrated by Bishop Richard G. Henning at 11 a.m., and at 2 p.m. a religious procession will take place. A variety of entertainment will be available on Sunday. Following the procession, the marching band will play, and at 5 p.m., DJ John Bolarinho will be playing a variety of Portuguese music and English classics. The feast will remain open until 8 p.m.

Magnificat Breakfast
GREENVILLE — The Magnificat Ministry Breakfast will be held on Saturday, June 29, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at St. Philip Parish Center, 622 Putnam Pike. The guest speaker will be Monique Moussot. For registrations and further information, contact Linda Gatta at 401-864-7731.

Saint John’s Seminary to host Summer Classic Golf Tournament
RUMFORD — Support the education of the region’s future priests at Saint John’s Seminary’s 22nd Annual Summer Classic Golf Tournament to be held on Monday, June 3, at the historic Agawam Hunt Country Club, 15 Roger Williams Avenue. Attendees will enjoy all-club access, including Agawam’s clubhouse patio and lawn areas, BBQ lunch, cocktail reception, dinner, music, and a raffle and auction. Register by May 20 at

Ignatian Volunteer Corps seeks volunteers
PROVIDENCE — The Ignatian Volunteer Corps is currently seeking volunteers ages 50 and older to start in the Fall of 2024. Volunteers commit to serving one to two days per week for 10 months in parishes, schools or non-profit organizations working directly with those experiencing poverty or marginalization. Volunteers also engage in monthly opportunities for spiritual growth in the Jesuit tradition. Placement sites are located in the Providence, Worcester, and Boston areas. If interested, please contact Dave Hinchen, IVC NE Regional Director at (617) 571-3838. Visit

Have the best summer ever at Mother of Hope Camp
CHEPACHET — There is so much fun to be had at this traditional outdoor summer day camp program, including swimming, arts & crafts, playground, games and sports in our huge fields, frog pond, nature education center, hiking trails, archery and more! In addition, Mother of Hope Camp offers children 5-12 years old busing from several areas around Rhode Island to camp as well as daily and weekly registration options beginning Mon., June 17 through Fri., August 9. Family affordable - register now and pay later, sibling and multi-week discounts available. Mother of Hope Camp is an agency of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence and is located on 126 acres of beautiful woodlands along Echo Lake in Chepachet. The camp is staffed by caring and professional individuals. Visit for more information/register or email us at

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.