Special Event Listings for 09.17.20


Bristol Knights to host blood drive
BRISTOL — In partnership with the Bristol Knights of Columbus, The Rhode Island Blood Center and Council 379 will host a blood drive at St. Elizabeth’s Church, 577 Wood St., on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 8 a.m. – noon in the school gym. Donations are by appointment only. Please visit

First Saturday Devotions
PROVIDENCE — The St. Augustine Council Knights of Columbus, the Men of St. Joseph and Relevant Radio will sponsor the next First Saturday Devotions to Our Lady of Fatima (in music and song) on October 3, at St. Augustine Church, 20 Old Road, beginning with the Sacrament of Reconciliation from 3:45 p.m. until 5 p.m.; Rosary in music and song at 4 p.m., private meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary at 4:30 p.m. and Mass at 5 p.m. All are invited.

Walk for Life at St. Pius X Church
WESTERLY — St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm St., will host a Walk for Life on Sunday, Oct. 18, from noon – 3 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration will be at noon in the church for anyone not able to walk. The walk will end with Benediction. The walk will start at St. Pius X Church and walk directly to St. Sebastian Cemetery to the Tomb of the Unborn for a brief prayer service (approximate total of 2 miles). All are welcome. Social distancing and face coverings will be enforced. Donations are graciously accepted with a check made payable to St. Pius X Church. For more information or questions call the rectory at 401-596-2535 ext. 2, or email

Father Tad to speak at St. Pius X
WESTERLY — St. Pius X Church Respect Life Committee will host an evening with Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D, director of Education for the National Catholic Bioethics Center on Friday, Nov. 13, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at the parish, 45 Elm St. The topics to be discussed include: New Ethical Challenges in the Midst of Covid; Vaccines, Ventilators, and other Ethical Challenges of Covid-19. All are invited to this free and informative session. Donations are gratefully accepted. Due to Covid-19, space is limited and pre-registration is required. Social distancing and face coverings will be enforced. Register online at For more information or questions call the rectory at 401-596-2535 ext. 2, or email

Weekly Holy Hour
FALL RIVER, Mass. — St. Anthony of Padua Parish, 48 Sixteenth St., will offer an English Holy Hour on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. The evening will include prayer, music and reflection. All Covid-19 rules and guidelines will be followed.

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