Become an Ambassador of St. Mary’s Church
NEWPORT — The Ambassadors Club is open to all interested parishioners of St. Augustin and St. Mary’s churches. Volunteers sign up for one-hour shifts and work as a team of two, Monday through Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. If you’d like to learn more or sign up to volunteer, please contact Rob and Eugenie Justus at JustusRE@gmail.com or 401-429-5504.
Pasta dinner to benefit local seminarians
WOONSOCKET — The Woonsocket Knights of Columbus Council #113 will sponsor a benefit dinner to support Rhode Island seminarians on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 5-8 p.m., in St. Joseph's Church school auditorium, 1200 Mendon Road. Children under 5 admitted free. Tickets may be purchased at the door the night of the event or by calling Joe Crisafulli, chairman at 401-241-0362. Dinner will be pasta and meatballs, salad, garlic bread and dessert.
Mother of Life annual Rose Gala
RIVERSIDE — The Center will host its biggest annual fundraiser on Thursday and Friday, August 18-19, 5:30–10 p.m. at the scenic Squantum Association, 947 Veterans Memorial Parkway. Each evening will feature a cocktail hour and appetizers, a sit-down dinner, silent auction and paddle raise, and will feature moving testimonials by special guests sharing their pro-life stories, as well as dancing. Tickets may be purchased online at motheroflife.org/donate (Events tab) or by phoning 401-421-0820.
Shrine of the Little Flower will celebrate it's 99th Anniversary Day
NASONVILLE — The Shrine of the Little Flower will celebrate it's 99th Anniversary Day on Sunday, August 21st beginning at 10:00am. Auxiliary Bishop of Providence, Rev. Robert C. Evans will celebrate Mass at 10:30. Additional devotions including a living Rosary, Stations of the Cross, and Eucharistic Adoration will be celebrated throughout the day. The event is free and open to the public. A box luncheon will be provided to our guests. The Shrine is located at 35 Dion Drive in the Nasonville Section of Burrillville. Contact the parish at 401-568-8280 for more details.
Polish Pilgrimage Day
CENTRAL FALLS — St. Joseph Church’s annual Polish Pilgrimage to La Salette Shrine will take place on Sunday, Aug. 21. Attendees are invited to participate in the Mass for the pilgrims at 8 a.m., in Polish, at St. Joseph Church, 391 High St. The pilgrimage will leave the grounds at approximately 9 a.m. Confessions at the shrine will begin at 1:30 p.m. A Solemn Mass in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary will start at 3 p.m. All are welcome to participate on this very special day of Polish family prayer. For more information call 401-723-5427 between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., or visit facebook.com/stjosephpolishchurchcf.
Diocesan Leadership Team Opportunity for youth
PROVIDENCE — Please consider inviting one or two of the youth of your parish to participate in the Diocesan Leadership Team Opportunity. Open to youth in grades 10-12 who live out their faith, are mature role models and demonstrate leadership qualities. Candidates must be available to meet roughly once per month at the Rejoice In Hope Youth Center in Cranston with a few extra meetings, including a retreat in the fall, to prepare for retreats/events. Candidates must also be willing to help at approximately one diocesan event per month, such as Diocesan Youth Day, and multi-parish retreats, and will receive directed training to become servant leaders. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Find joy in an Afternoon of Music
WARREN — On August 21, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Ave., will hold an Afternoon of Music outside from 1-4 p.m. The band preforming will be 4'S Country with Joe LePage, Rick Pacheco, Gary Farias and Scott Frost. The kitchen will be open selling sandwiches, malassadas and beverages. There will be tickets sold for a 50/50 split the pot and a raffle. A representative of Paparazzi Jewelry will be on hand selling jewelry. Bring your lawn chairs or use one of ours.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat ‘Hope and Healing Support Group’
PROVIDENCE — The Office of Life and Family Ministry of the Diocese of Providence is offering a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat ‘Hope and Healing Support Group’ on Saturday, August 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton St., Providence. This support group is specifically designed for women who have gone through a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Lisa Cooley at 401-278-2518 or email email@example.com. All inquiries confidential.
Precious Blood Church to hold First Saturdays Devotion
WOONSOCKET — Precious Blood Church, 94 Carrington Ave., will offer the First Saturdays devotion in unity with Pope Francis’ recent Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and to also make reparations for the blasphemies and outrages committed against her Immaculate Heart. The dates of the devotions are: Saturday, Sept. 3; Saturday, Oct. 1; and Saturday, Nov. 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.
Polish Family Festival
CENTRAL FALLS — The Polish Family Festival at the St .Joseph’s Church, 391 High St., will be held Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6 p.m. – 12 a.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 11 from noon – 6 p.m. The festival is held in the parish parking lot. Polish Food will be available inside the parish center, across the street from the church. Entertainment includes a Polish Band and DJ. There will be various raffle, pastry booth, special raffle, special prizes and pictures with Santa. For more information call 401-723-5427 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or visit our web site at facebook.com/stjosephpolishchurchcf.
Marian Theatre Project
TIVERTON — Church of the Holy Ghost, 316 Judson St., will hold a performance of the Marian Theatre Project on Saturday, Sept. 10, following the 4:30 p.m. Mass. Three short plays bring the Rosary to life. Food and fellowship will follow in honor of Our Lady’s birthday. Free will offering greatly appreciated. For more information, visit marianplay.com or call the church office at 401-624-8131.
Indoor yard sale to benefit mission of Little Sisters of the Poor
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor will host their annual indoor yard sale at Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main Street on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sept. 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The two-day sale will include home décor, jewelry, housewares, holiday items, and more. All proceeds will benefit the Little Sisters’ mission of caring for the elderly poor. Covid-19 prevention protocols will be in effect including screening before entry and capacity limits. Face coverings are required. More information at www.littlesistersofthepoorpawtucket.org.
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola Retreat
WEST WARWICK — Called by Name Ministry is offering The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola — A Retreat in Daily Life. This is a lived experience of praying, meditating and reflecting on Scripture in order to grow in union with God and to discern God’s will. The retreat is offered Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., from September 19, 2022 until May 10, 2023 at St. Anthony’s parish center, 17 Woodside Ave. If you are interested in joining the Spiritual Exercises, please contact Deborah Notarianni at 401-742-7637 or Sue Geraghty 508-479-3841.
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