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Special Event Listings for 06.16.22

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Women’s Bible Study
PROVIDENCE — Come learn about the women of the Old Testament, why their stories matter, and what you can learn from them that might apply to your own life, in this 7-part series. This series will meet weekly, Wednesday mornings beginning June 8, from 10-11:30 a.m., at St. Pius V Church in the Caffe Lepanto. Please bring a Bible. All women are welcome. The presenter/moderator is Christine Rubinstein, an amateur Bible scholar, retired Christian psychotherapist, and Protestant convert to the Catholic Church.
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. 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.
An evening celebrating the transformative power of the Eucharist
BARRINGTON — St. Luke’s Church will host a special event highlighting and celebrating the Holy Eucharist on Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 p.m., in the parish, 108 Washington Road. Two seminarians will offer testimonies on their experience of the Lord’s presence in the Eucharist and the transformative power that the Blessed Sacrament has made in their lives. Eucharistic adoration and the sacrament of confession will follow. Immediately following benediction, light refreshments will be available in the church hall. All are welcome.
Our Lady of Czenstochowa to hold Polish Festival
COVENTRY — Our Lady of Czenstochowa Polish Festival will be held on Saturday, June 25, from 1 -9 p.m., at 222 Mac Arthur Blvd. The event will include Polish and American food, games, raffles and much more. Frozen golombki and pierogi will be available for sale. Free admission and parking. For more information, call 401-821-7991 or visit our website olcsvp.org.
Organ Recital
PROVIDENCE —On Sunday, June 26, 3 p.m., the South Eastern Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present an organ recital at Blessed Sacrament Church, 239 Regent Ave. Performers will be Brother Roger Chingas, FSC, Matthew Dion, Mary-Katherine Fletcher, Dr. Steven Young, DMA, and Peter Krazinski. For more information contact Brother Roger at brogerjc@aol.com.
Reading the Bible with the Fathers of the Church
PROVIDENCE — A lectured entitled “Reading the Bible with the Fathers of the Church” will be presented by Brother John Henry Peters, O.P., and Brother Micah Mary Kim, O.P., in St. Pius V’s Caffe Lepanto, on Monday, June 27, 7 p.m. This lecture will present some of the ways in which the Church Fathers approached reading the sacred scriptures and applying it in the lives of Christians, with lessons for reading the Bible today.
An Encounter with Saint Francis’ Spirituality
NARRAGANSETT — St. Veronica Chapel will host an evening of encounter with Saint Francis’ spirituality. Please join Father Will Tarraza, on Monday, June 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at St. Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Road. For more information, visit Stthomasmoreri.org.
Saint Mary’s Church to host Blood Drive
BRISTOL — Saint Mary’s Church will host a Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 29, from 3 – 7 p.m., in the church hall, 330 Wood St. Donations are by appointment only by visiting https://www.ribc.org/ways-give/donate-blood, Sponsor Code 2473. For more information call 401-453-8307.
First Saturdays Devotion
WOONSOCKET — Precious Blood Church, 94 Carrington Ave., will offer the First Saturdays devotions in unity with Pope Francis’ recent Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The dates of the devotion are as follows: Saturday, July 2; Saturday, August 6; Saturday, September 3; Saturday, October 1, and Saturday, November 5. Holy Mass will begin at 8 a.m. Immediately following the Holy Mass the Rosary with Scriptural meditation will be prayed. For any questions, call the Precious Blood/St. Agatha Parish Office at 401-767-2950. The church is wheelchair accessible.
Knights of Columbus to host Blood Drive
EAST PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, July 31, East Providence Knights of Columbus Council 1528 will host their second blood drive of the year at the Columbus Club Hall from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., 3200 Pawtucket Ave. Donations are by appointment only by visiting https://www.ribc.org/ways-give/donate-blood. Be sure to hydrate and eat something before you donate. Water, juice, and snacks will be provided.

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