Special Event Listings for 05.25.23


Presbyteral Ordination of Rev. Mr. Patrick Ryan
PROVIDENCE — On Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m., Bishop Richard G. Henning will celebrate Holy Mass with the ordination of Rev. Mr. Patrick Ryan to the Sacred Priesthood. If unable to attend Mass, you may watch the livestream on the Diocese of Providence YouTube channel,

Holy Hour for Vocations
COVENTRY — A Holy Hour for Vocations will be held Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m., at Saints John and Paul Church, 341 South Main St., in preparation for the ordination of Rev. Mr. Patrick Ryan. All are welcome. For more information visit

Roman Catholic counselors needed
RHODE ISLAND — A growing number of Catholics are asking for counseling that reflects Catholic values and spirituality in addition to their needs or concerns. To meet this important need, the Diocese of Providence is hoping to add to its referral list of Catholic-oriented counselors. Counselors who are interested in being on the referral list should be a practicing Catholic, embrace the teachings of the Catholic Church, and have a valid license to practice counseling. For information about our referral list, please contact Peter A. Magnotta, MSW, LICSW, Office of Life and Family Ministry, Diocese of Providence at 401-278-2517.
St. Patrick Church, Chosen Ministry to host Women’s Retreat
PROVIDENCE — St. Patrick Church and Chosen Ministry will host a women’s retreat for those 18-40 on May 27, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., at Rejoice in Hope, 804 Dyer Ave, Cranston. The theme of the retreat is “It Is Well.” This one-day retreat will consist of three keynotes, praise and worship, and Adoration. All three meals will be provided. To register, visit

Take-Out Thursday to benefit social outreach
BARRINGTON — The original Take-Out Thursday, a charity food sale and popular East Bay attraction, will be held at Holy Angels Church on May 25. The carryout menu includes baked stuffed peppers, chicken salad pitas, a vodka penne and sausage special, and tapioca pudding. 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, please call or text Judy at 401-465-8439 or Barbara at 401-249-1104.

Magnificat Breakfast
GREENVILLE — Magnificat “Our Lady of Divine Providence,” an International Women’s Ministry will hold its next breakfast on Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Philip Parish Center. The guest speaker will be Barbara Goodier. The prayerful event will feature spirit-filled music with Jon Polce. To register or for more information, contact Linda Gatta 401-864-7731.

Community Forum: Driver Privilege Cards for All
PROVIDENCE —The Diocese of Providence Office of Hispanic Ministry and Secretariat for Charities and Social Ministry, in partnership with the Fuerza Laboral organization and the Consulates of Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico, are holding a forum on driver’s licenses for immigrants. During the forum these organizations will be sharing important information on how to apply for tax IDs, identification cards, and other relevant documents that are needed to obtain driver’s licenses. All are welcome. More information at

Summer Camp for High School boys an opportunity to grow in faith
PROVIDENCE — All Catholic boys of high school age are invited to attend a Quo Vadis Days Camp to spend time with other young men discovering their purpose in life while having fun. The camp will be held from July 30 – August 2 at the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence. The camp welcomes ninth-12th grade boys, including recent graduates, and seeks to empower young men through friendship, faith and vocational discernment. This year’s theme “…I will show you the way to Heaven” comes from St. Jean Vianney’s promise to a young boy who showed him the way to his parish in Ars, France. Quo Vadis Days Camp is led by priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Providence and is supported by the Office of Vocations. The camp will include reflections from priests and laymen, Mass an outdoor challenge course, sports and games, Eucharistic Adoration, and other fun activities. For more information, please contact Father Brian Morris at 401-331-1316 or email Visit for more information.

Young Adult Summer Series: Theology on Fire
GREENVILLE — St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike, will host the Young Adult Summer Series: Theology on Fire, Fridays June 16, July 28, August 25 and September 22, from 7-9:30 p.m. Young adults, ages 18-29, are invited to casual evenings by the fire with social time, a talk and refreshments. Come for adoration at 6:30 p.m. Adoration in Our Lady’s Chapel, then head to the back of the property to the St. John Paul II Grotto fire pit area.

Support group formed for divorced and separated Catholics
CHARLESTOWN — Divorced? Separated? The Diocese of Providence is sponsoring an on-going support group for divorced and separated Catholics at St. James Chapel (Parish Center), 2079 Matunuck School House Road. It is held on the first and third Wednesday evening of each month, 7-8:30 p.m. This free support group embraces the Catholic faith and provides a peaceful place for sharing, healing, and for topics related to separation and divorce. Preregistration is required to attend. To preregister or for further information, contact: Peter Magnotta at 401-278-2517 or Father Paul Desmarais at 401-364-7214

Mary Mother of Mankind Beer and Wine Tasting Fundraiser
NORTH PROVIDENCE — Church of Mary Mother of Mankind, 25 Fourth St., will host a beer and wine tasting fundraiser on Saturday, June 10, from 5-7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. The ticket includes food and live music. This is a 21+ event. For more information, call the office at 401-231-3542.