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Special Event Listings for 05.19.22

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Support group for those who have lost a spouse
WESTERLY — If you are searching for hope and peace after the death of your spouse, St. Pius X Church invites you to participate in the Season of Hope support group. This is a safe and nurturing place for you to join with others who share your faith in Christ to give voice to your unique journey of grief, and to find comfort and spiritual renewal. The group meets on Saturdays, now through June 11, 8:30-10 a.m., at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St. For more information or to register, please contact Linda Cunningham at 401-714-9824.
Bereavement Support meetings scheduled
PROVIDENCE — The Office of Life and Family Ministry for the Diocese of Providence will offer the Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support group at St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton St. Our Lady of Sorrows will be offered over eight consecutive Thursday evenings, 7-8:30 p.m., now through June 30. The group will be facilitated by the St. Pius V Bereavement Ministry, which will provide a peaceful place to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences, while discussing topics about loss, grief, the healing process, and about the spiritual comfort of our Catholic faith. This group is most appropriate for adults at least three months beyond their loss. There is no cost to attend. Preregistration is required. Please contact Pat Owen at 401-274-3854.
St. Augustine School Alumni Mass
PROVIDENCE — A St. Augustine School Alumni Mass will be held Saturday, May 21, at 5 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 635 Mount Pleasant Ave., in celebration of the school’s 70th Anniversary. A Wine and Cheese Social in conjunction with the school’s art show will follow in the school cafeteria. All alumni are welcome. Please email alumni@staugustinesri.com for more info.
Gabriel’s Trumpet to host book signing for local author
COVENTRY — Paul F. Caranci will visit Gabriel’s Trumpet Catholic Bookstore on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Before the End of the Age;” “I am the Immaculate Conception;” “The Promise of Fatima;” and “Heavenly Portrait” are among some of the books Paul has written and will be featured at the signing. Come in and meet the author. Gabriel’s Trumpet is at 477 Washington St. For more information, call 401-823-4884.
Masses for Recovery at St. James Chapel
CHARLESTOWN — Ongoing monthly Masses for Recovery will be offered on the first Sunday of each month, now through June, 2 p.m., at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck School House Road. These Masses, to which all are welcome, provide an opportunity for people to come together in faith to seek God’s loving kindness and grace with special prayer intentions dedicated for those in recovery. If you or loved ones struggle with alcohol, drugs, addictions, mental distress, or support folks who suffer from the effects of these issues, you are encouraged to attend. For more information call Father Paul Desmarais at 401-364-7214 or email: dolly@stmjparish.org,or Deacon John Silvia at deaconjohn@jsilvia.com.
Discussion series for Catholic singles
PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V announces a series for Catholic singles above the age of 30 on nurturing the faith while embracing the single vocation. We invite you to come to Caffe Lepanto in the church hall (entrance located on Roslyn Ave.) on May 25 from 7 - 8 p.m. to view a presentation on cultivating holiness and prayerfulness followed by enlightened conversation and fellowship.
Masses for Recovery
WARREN — The next Mass for Recovery at St. Mary of the Bay will be offered on Sunday, May, 22, 2022, 6:00 p.m., at 645 Main St., Warren. These Masses, to which all are welcome, provide an opportunity for people to come together in faith to seek God’s loving kindness and grace with special prayer intentions dedicated for those in recovery. If you or loved ones struggle with alcohol, drugs, addictions, mental distress, or 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: Fr. Joseph Upton at 401-245-7000 / email: fatherupton@gmail.com.
Volunteer opportunities with Ignatian Volunteer Corps
PROVIDENCE — Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) New England, a yearlong volunteer opportunity for women and men 50 years of age and better, is recruiting volunteers for the upcoming (September to June) year. Volunteers give two full days/week of service and commit to a monthly spiritual reflection program in the Jesuit tradition. IVC works with nonprofits in the Boston/Worcester/Providence areas that address problems of homelessness, education, immigration and more. Get info and application by contacting regional director Dave Hinchen at newengland@ivcusa.org, or visit www.ivcusa.org/newengland.
Saints Rose and Clement Fundraiser
WARWICK — Saints Rose and Clement Parish, 111 Long St., will hold a comedy night fundraiser presented by Funny4Fund$ on Saturday, May 21. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m. This adult only (18+) event will feature Church-appropriate comedy, raffles, 50/50, and the drawing of the Grand Raffle winners. Tickets for this event can be purchased online at funny4funds.com/events (event #812).
Rosary in honor of Our Lady of Fatima
WARREN — The Bristol Knights of Columbus invite the community to pray the Rosary with them on Saturday, May 21, at noon, rain or shine, at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church. The Rosary is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.
Mass for St. Bernard School Alumni
NORTH KINGSTOWN — On Sunday, May 22, the 10:30 a.m. Mass will be offered for the Living and Deceased alumni of St. Bernard School at St. Bernard Church, 275 Tower Hill Road. A “coffee an” reception will follow in the parish center.
Mary Mother of Mankind Church to honor police and first responders
NORTH PROVIDENCE — A ceremony will be held recognizing the law enforcement and first responders from the region as the community celebrates National Police Week, on Sunday, May 22, 10:30 a.m., at Mary Mother of Mankind Church, 25 Fourth St. Fire trucks and ambulances will be part of the ceremony, along with a color guard from the Rhode Island State Police.
Knights to hold annual ‘Kandi Drive’
PORTSMOUTH — The local Council 3618 of the Knight of Columbus will hold their annual Kandi (Tootsie Roll) Drive on Friday, June 3 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 4, from 9-3 p.m. in front of Clement’s Market, 2575 East Main Road. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event go to the James L. Maher Center in Middletown, which fosters independence, opportunity, employment and social engagement for people with developmental and other disabilities through customized programs designed to meet their individual needs.
Penny Social
CENTRAL FALLS — The Knights of Columbus Sullivan Council 2700 will host a penny social at the council hall, 20 Claremont St., on May 22 from 2 – 5 p.m. It will be a fun afternoon with prizes, coffee and donuts. For more information call John Crowley at 401-332-3596.
How to Support Arts in the Church
LITTLE COMPTON — Barbara Nicolosi, Ph.D., screenwriter of recently released film on Fatima, will give a talk entitled “Why Art and Stories Matter: How to Support Arts in the Church” at Saint Catherine of Siena Church, 74 Simmons Road, on Saturday, May 28, at 12:30 p.m. For more information call Francine (Sousa) Desilets at 401-573-2276.
Reunion for Our Lady of Fatima High School Class of 1982
WARREN — A 40th reunion will be celebrated for the Our Lady of Fatima High School Class of 1982, on Sunday, May 29, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., at Palmer River Grille, 382 Market St. For details including cost, contact Francine (Sousa) Desilets, 401-573-2276 or desiletsfrancine@gmail.com.
Religious Liberty lecture
PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V Church will offer a thought-provoking lecture on Religious Liberty on Monday, May 30, at 7 p.m., presented by Father David Pignato, of the Diocese of Fall River, in Caffe Lepanto, Church Hall, Roslyn Avenue entrance.
Yard Sale at St. Agnes
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will host a parish yard sale on Saturday, June 11 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Rain date: Saturday, June 18) You can rent table space and whatever you sell is yours to keep. The parish will provide the tables, and you bring items to sell. Call the rectory at 401-861-7265 to reserve your tables now. The deadline to reserve tables is Monday, June 6. The kitchen and grill will be open for hamburgers and hot dogs on the day of the yard sale. All are welcome.
St. Theresa Parish to host Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents
TIVERTON — The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents, a ministry to assist parents whose children of any age have died of any cause in their healing, will offer a One-Day Spiritual Retreat on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at St. Theresa Church, 265 Stafford Road, Tiverton, R.I. For more information call Barbara, Mother of Melissa, at St. Theresa Church at 401-200-1314, or Diane or Charley, parents of Paul, at 800-919-9332. For online registration please visit www.emfgp.org.
Sacred Heart Church to host Golf Tournament
WARWICK — Sacred Heart Church will hold a golf tournament on Monday, June 27, at Valley Country Club, beginning with a putting contest at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will consist of hot dogs, hamburgers (all grilled outside), chips, soda, and water. Shotgun start will be at 12:30 p.m. followed by a family style Italian dinner at 6:00 p.m. To participate, call the rectory at 401-821-4184 or Edward Ursillo at 401-578-6877.
St. Francis Xavier Academy Homecoming
WARWICK — St. Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association will hold a homecoming on October 23, 2022, with 11 a.m. Mass at St. Timothy Church, followed immediately by lunch at the Crowne Plaza. This year, due to prior Covid restrictions, the classes of 1970, 1971 and 1972 will be honored. Gold rosaries are blessed and distributed to graduates during Mass. Scholarships are announced during lunch. Alumnae may sponsor students for scholarships to Catholic High Schools. For more information contact Margaret Mathias 401-232-9006.
Eucharistic Adoration at St. Pius V Church
PROVIDENCE — Eucharistic Adoration at St. Pius V Church begins immediately following the noon Mass every Thursday and continues until 8 p.m., with Holy Hour beginning at 7 p.m. Confession is also available from 7 – 8 p.m.
Weekly adoration and evening reflection
NORTH PROVIDENCE — Mary Mother of Mankind Parish, 25 Fourth St., will offer all day Eucharistic Adoration and evening reflection, Rosary, Benediction and Stations of the Cross, every Monday. For more information, call 401-231-3542. All are welcome.
Family festival planned
FREETOWN, Mass. — St. John Neumann Church will hold a family festival from May 27-30. Hours of operation: Friday: 6-11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: noon – 11 p.m., and Monday: noon – 5 p.m. There will be a huge barn sale; amusement rides; a car show on Sunday; entertainment; a great selection of home baked goods; assorted food booths; games of skill and grand raffle. For more information visit http://www.sjnfreetown.org/lakeside-family-festival.
Family Day planned
NORTH EASTON, Mass. — The Museum of Family Prayer will host the Father Peyton Family Day on May 22, from 1:30- 4 p.m. Bring the whole family and enjoy this outdoor event with a peace filled Rosary Prayer for the entire family, a Mary Crowning, fun games and activities, and refreshments. For more info call 508-238-4095 or visit www.MuseumofFamilyPrayer.org.

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