Special Event Listings for 05.23.24


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 by registering for an upcoming Information Session at: or

Registration now open for the Diocese of Providence 2024-2025 Certificate in Catholic Theology
PROVIDENCE — Be anchored in the Truth! Get the essential Catholic theological framework that provides you with the underpinnings of our faith so you can be a better catechist, Catholic school teacher, parish volunteer, parent — or simply as a disciple. The course will give you the toolbox you need to understand your faith more fully and will provide you with a vocabulary to explain, perhaps defend, what it is that you believe. Each session will be taught by experienced professors and practitioners. Come learn and grow in your journey of discipleship and discover the beauty of the Church’s intellectual tradition. Follow this link for class dates, topics, registration, and more -

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:

Candlelight Organ Recital featuring Gigi Mitchel-Velasco
PROVIDENCE — A candlelit musical evening will be held on May 29, 7 p.m., at St. Sebastian Church, 67 Cole Ave., featuring Gigi Mitchel-Velasco, director of music at First Church in Boston. Mitchel-Velasco has an extensive career as a soloist with orchestras around the country. Admission is free. All are welcome.

Sacred Heart Church Feast Celebration
EAST PROVIDENCE — Sacred Heart Church will host its annual feast on the weekend of May 31 (6 - 11 p.m.); June 1 (6 - 11 p.m.); and June 2 ( 1 - 8 p.m.) There will be a religious procession following the 11:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, June 2. A variety of Portuguese and American foods and malassadas will be sold along with games and raffles. There will be indoor and outdoor seating available. Entertainment on Friday will be Tony Borges & Euro, on Saturday Marc Dennis and on Sunday Lighthouse Productions DJ.

Mass of Remembrance for Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C.
NORTH EASTON, Mass. — Commemorate the life and mission of Sainthood Candidate, Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., with music, a reflection, the Rosary, and a Vigil Mass of Remembrance. A light reception will follow. Join us on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 3 p.m., at St. Joseph Chapel on the campus of the Father Peyton Center, 500 Washington St., N. Easton, Mass. Celebrate with us Venerable Patrick Peyton’s remarkable journey from a shy seminarian to a passionate, global advocate for family prayer, especially the Rosary. For more information, visit

Saint Christopher Church Yard Sale
TIVERTON — Saint Christopher Church, 1554 Main Road, will hold a yard sale on Saturday, June 1 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Sunday, June 2 from 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. The sale will include household and garden items, linens, jewelry, puzzles, games and more.

Corpus Christi: The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
CRANSTON — Come pray and walk together with the Lord as an expression of faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament and bring His light to the streets of Cranston in joyful witness on Sunday, June 2, at St. Mark Church, 9 Garden Court. The celebration will consist of a Mass at 10 a.m., a traditional Eucharistic Procession of song and prayer, followed by Benediction and concluded with a light reception in the parish field. The procession will travel the city block of the St. Mark grounds.

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

Take out Thursday at Holy Angels Church

BARRINGTON — Take-Out Thursday, a charity food sale, will be held at Holy Angels Church on June 13, in honor of the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua. A carryout menu offering options of “The Franciscan Ten-Inch Grinder,” “The Friar Baked Spinach Tart,” and “The Saint of Miracles Turkey Dinner” will be available. Assorted sweets and desserts will be sold separately until they sell out. Ordering is open for a limited time, while quantities 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.

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.

Our Lady of Czenstochowa Polish Festival
COVENTRY — Our Lady of Czenstochowa Polish Festival will be held on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 from 5-9 p.m. on school grounds, 222 MacArthur Blvd. The event will feature Polish and American food, games, music, raffles and more. Frozen golombki and pierogi will be available for sale. Free admission and parking. For more information contact 401-821-7991 or visit

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.