Special Event Listings for 09.08.22


The 33rd annual SPRED Mass and picnic
EXETER — The 33rd annual SPRED Mass and picnic will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at The St. Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 84 Exeter Road, beginning with Mass at noon. Please rsvp to the SPRED Office at 401-278-4578 or email
Fall Tours of historic Newport cemetery
NEWPORT — The public is invited to take a tour of the Saint Joseph Cemetery, the final resting place of many of Newport’s early Irish immigrants and the site of Rhode Island’s first Catholic church. The tours of approximately 30 minutes in length, plus time for Q&A, will be given, weather permitting, by local historian and guide, Steve Marino, on the following Sundays at 1 p.m.: September 11 and 25, October 9 and 30. There is no fee charged, but reservations are requested. Come learn about this site, the “birthplace” of Rhode Island’s first Catholic parish. The site was restored by the Museum of Newport Irish History in 1998-99, and the cemetery was rededicated in March 1999 by Bishop Robert Mulvee. For more information and to rsvp, visit the “Events” page at or phone Ann at 401-841-5493.
Polish Family Festival
CENTRAL FALLS — The Polish Family Festival at 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 raffles, a pastry booth, a 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 the parish facebook page at
Holy Hour for Our Nation
EAST PROVIDENCE — A Holy Hour for Our Nation will be held on Monday, Sept. 12, in remembrance of the events of 9/11, at St. Martha’s Church, 2595 Pawtucket Ave., 6:30 p.m. The reflection will be “A Catholic Response to American Wokeness,” and include prayer of the Rosary; Chaplet of Divine Mercy; Prayer for the USA; Benediction; and Enrollment in Brown Scapular. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be offered. For more information, call Brother Leo at 401-644-3699.
Holy Angels to host charity food sale
BARRINGTON — Take-Out Thursday, a charity food sale and popular East Bay attraction, will return to Holy Angels Church on September 15. A delicious carryout menu offering options of veggie pockets, meatball sub sandwiches, and pasta salad are available. Ordering is open for a limited time. For more information, please call or text Judy at 401-465-8439 or Barbara at 401-249-1104.
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 Sept. 14, 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.
Bereavement Ministry
PROVIDENCE — The Bereavement Ministry of St. Pius V. parish will sponsor an eight-week support group for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one. The group will give participants a safe and sacred space in which to learn about grief and to share their grief experiences. Meetings will be held at St. Pius V. Church on Thursdays, from September 8 through October 27, from 7-8 p.m. There is no fee but pre-registration is required. If you or someone you know would like to attend, please contact Dr. Guy Alba at
West Bay Chorale welcomes new singers for the 2022-2023 concert season
WARWICK — The West Bay Chorale welcomes new singers for the 2022-2023 concert season. The multi-generational group performs music from the renaissance to contemporary. Rehearsals and performances are held at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, Warwick. Open rehearsals begin Monday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Director Eric W. Van Dervort 401-751-1525 or visit the Facebook page.
Sacred Heart School Players to present Jewel of India
EAST PROVIDENCE — Sacred Heart School Players to present Jewel of India, an original script about St. Teresa of Calcutta, in the church hall, 118 Taunton Ave., on September 16 and 17 at 6 p.m., and September 18 at 1 p.m. This original play was written and directed by faculty member Karen Nerney. This performance is free for SHS students. To purchase tickets, call the school at 401-434-1080 or email
Italian ‘Knight’
COVENTRY — Msgr. Peter E. Blessing Council #5273 Coventry is holding an Italian ‘Knight’ to benefit Knights of Columbus charities, on Friday, Sept. 23, doors open at 6:30 p.m., and dinner at 7 p.m., in the Our Lady of Czenstochowa gym, 445 Washington St. The menu will include pasta, meatballs, sausage, salad, bread, assorted desserts, coffee, soda and water. Rsvp encouraged by September 16, but walk-ins welcome. For more information, contact Neil Fidler at 401-632-7922;
Wine Tasting event to benefit parish repairs
NORTH PROVIDENCE —Mary Mother of Mankind Church will host a wine tasting event to benefit the church parking lot restoration, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m. The event include heavy hors d’oeuvres and a variety of specially selected wines. For tickets, call the parish at 401-231-3542.
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 at St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton St., Providence on the following Saturdays: September 24, October 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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 All inquiries confidential.