Special Event Listings for 06.29.23


Father Tetrault’s paintings on exhibit
PROVIDENCE — The late Father Raymond Tetrault’s paintings will be on exhibit at the Sprout Gallery, 166 Valley St., Building 6M, Suite 103, from June 29 to July 28. The gallery will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. A reception will be held on Gallery Night, July 20, from 5 to 8 p.m. All are invited.

New Walking Tour of Historic St. Mary's Cemetery offered by Irish Museum

NEWPORT — The Museum of Newport Irish History will offer a tour of historic Saint Mary's Cemetery on Saturday, July 8 at 1:00 p.m. Local researcher and guide, Steve Marino, will give the tour of approximately 45 minutes, weather permitting. Light rain won’t stop the tour, but heavy downfalls and high winds will result in cancellation. Explore the final resting place of well over 1,000 Newporters of the mid-1800s through the early 1900s, including countless immigrants from Ireland and first-generation Irish Americans. This cemetery was established to serve R.I.'s first Catholic parish (est. 1828), which, in 1848-1852, constructed a new church to house its growing congregation, fueled by immigration from Ireland. That church, dedicated in 1852 to "The Holy Name of Mary, Our Lady of the Isle," stands today at the corner of Spring Street and Memorial Boulevard West. The St. Mary's Cemetery was in operation soon after the church was completed. Meet at the gate on Kingston Ave. near the intersection with Warner Street, shown in a photo on the event webpage. No fee, but reservations are required. Please wear flat, comfortable footwear. You will be standing and walking for upwards of 45 minutes, and the ground is uneven in places. For details and reservations visit

Special advance screening of the new film, "The Miracle Club"

The Miracle Club is a Catholic Pilgrimage film released by Sony Pictures Classics and directed by Emmy Award® nominee Thaddeus O’Sullivan and stars Academy Award® nominee Laura Linney, Academy Award® winners Maggie Smith and Kathy Bates, and Agnes O’Casey. Set in 1967, this heartwarming film follows the story of three generations of close friends of Ballygar, a hard-knocks community in Dublin, who have one tantalizing dream: to win a pilgrimage to the sacred French town of Lourdes, that place of miracles that draws millions of visitors each year. This free advance screening is Wed., July 12 at 7 p.m. in McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence and is hosted by the Office of Life and Family Ministry, Diocese of Providence, RI. Seating is general admission and is limited, reserve your ticket(s) by visiting Concessions will be available and include beer, wine, soft drinks and sweets. Group and individual tickets options, to reserve block seating or for more information contact Lisa Cooley, Coordinator, at 401-278-2518 or

Annual Msgr. Sabourin Vacation Bible Camp for people with disabilities
PROVIDENCE — The Office of the Apostolate with People with Disabilities and St. Patrick Church in Providence announce the Msgr. Sabourin Vacation Bible Camp for people with disabilities of all ages. It is integrated and bilingual. The camp will be held at St. Patrick Church, from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., July 10-14. Space is limited. Limited scholarships are available. The printable registration form is available at The camp is also seeking faith-filled and enthusiastic adult volunteers. Contact Irma I. Rodriguez at 401-278-4578 or for more information.

Celebrate the Centennial of the Shrine of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus with these special events
HARRISVILLE — OnJuly 23, noon, Mass and Reception with Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Rochester, NY; August 4, 6:30 p.m., lecture on St. Therese, presented by Bishop Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, Mass.; August 20, noon, jubilee Mass and dedication of the new Rosary Walk, with main celebrant Bishop Robert C. Evans; October 1, noon, celebrations for the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. For more information, visit or email

$5,000 Blessed McGivney Feast Day Raffle
CRANSTON — Rev. Richard A. Donnelly, Council No. 322 of the Knights of Columbus, is conducting a $5,000 Raffle in honor of the Feast of Blessed McGivney. Enter for your chance to win. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Those interested in purchasing a ticket can find the flyer online at The drawing will be held on August 13, 2023, at St. Mark Church, 9 Garden Court.

Masses Interpreted in ASL for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing
The Diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will host Masses each Sunday, 9:15 a.m., at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. For more information, call Irma Rodriguez at 401-278-4578 or email at
‘Come Holy Spirit Come’
NARRAGANSETT — All are welcome to join “Life in the Spirit,” a six-week seminar on Wednesdays at St. Thomas More Church. This is an opportunity to develop a deeper relationship with God and a greater understanding of the Roman Catholic Church. This seminar is taking place from now until  July 26 with Diane Costantino and clergy from 7-8:30 p.m., in the parish hall, 53 Rockland St. Books provided and no registration required. For more information, visit
Share your lifetime of experience through Ignatian Volunteer Corps
PROVIDENCE — Ignatian Volunteer Corps is an opportunity for adult men and women “50 and better” to offer their skills, wisdom, and life experience in service to those in need. In return for a commitment of 1 or 2 days a week with a local service opportunity, the IVC program provides monthly spiritual guidance for personal reflection, prayerful conversations with fellow IVC members, and occasional retreats. Together, we hope to see the face of Christ in those we serve. IVC serves schools and a variety of nonprofits throughout the New England area. For more information on IVC, contact Dave Hinchen, New England Regional Director, visit or email

Tri-parish Tent Revival “Living in the Spirit”

CHARLESTOWN —The parishes of St. Pius X, St. Mary’s/St. James Chapel and St. Francis of Assisi/St. Romuald Chapel will host a three-night Tent Revival, “Living in the Spirit,” on July 24, 25 and 26 from 6 - 8 p.m., at St. James Chapel, located at 2079 Matunuck School House Road. Each night will begin with praise and worship music led by Christian artist Jon Polce, followed by teaching and witness talks on opening ourselves to allow the Spirit of God to live within us. The third night concludes with speaker Walter Burke, Jr. of the “Burke Family Singers” fame, as he prepares us with a deeper understanding of how to receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit.


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