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Special Event Listings for 09.23.21

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Theology on Fire returns to the Shrine of the Little Flower
HARRISVILLE — On Sunday, Sept. 26, Theology on Fire returns to the Shrine of the Little Flower. The event begins at 4 p.m. in the outdoor chapel (weather permitting) with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and time for confessions, followed by Benediction. Afterwards, gather around a fire where Father Irenaeus Dunlevy, O.P., of Providence College will host an "Ask Father Anything" question time. There will also be time for snacks and socializing before our closing prayer. Theology on Fire is an evening of prayer, learning and fellowship geared toward high school upperclassmen and college students. Families are welcome to accompany their students. The Shrine is Located at 35 Dion Drive in the Harrisville section of Burrillville. Contact the Shrine office at 401-568-8280 with any questions.
Life in the Spirit Seminar
PROVIDENCE — A Life in the Spirit Seminar will be held at the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, 30 Fenner St. Hosted by Msgr. Anthony Mancini along with Diane Costantino, this seven-week course will take place on Wednesday evenings, September 29 - November 10, from 7 – 8:30 p.m. No registration is required and books are provided, as well as security and parking. For more information, please call Diane 533-7895.
St. Francis of Assisi Church to host a pasta dinner
WAKEFIELD — St. Francis of Assisi Church will host a pasta dinner on Friday. Oct. 1. The dinner will be held in Father Greenan Hall, 114 High St., from 5 – 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner will be sold at the door. The event will feature many themed baskets and the St. Francis Grand Raffle.
Celebrate the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux
HARRISVILLE — On Friday, Oct. 1, the Shrine of the Little Flower will celebrate the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The evening begins at 3 p.m. with the Way of the Cross followed by Vespers for St. Thérèse. At 4:45 p.m., there will be a light supper followed by a procession around the Church at 5:30 p.m. Holy Mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Pilgrims are invited to join for some or all of these devotions. The Shrine is Located at 35 Dion Drive in the Harrisville section of Burrillville. Contact the Shrine office at 401-568-8280 with any questions.
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi Events at St. Patrick's Church
PROVIDENCE — St. Clare of Assisi Secular Franciscan Fraternity, will host the Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Oct. 2, at 10 a.m., at St. Patrick's Church, Smith Street. All pets are welcome to come and receive an individual Franciscan blessing. Cats must be in carriers and dogs leashed. On Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., the Transitus, commemorating the passing of St. Francis of Assisi from his earthly life to eternal glory will be celebrated, joining Franciscans around the world in prayer and song. Refreshments will be served. Monday, Oct. 4, the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. For information on these events, email Jeanne Davis at earthmomjd@yahoo.com or call 401-489-1161.
Diocese to host Rosary Congress
PROVIDENCE — All are invited to participate in the upcoming second annual Rosary Congress taking place throughout the Diocese of Providence October 2 – 8. The Rosary Congress will consist of 7 days/nights of perpetual Eucharistic Adoration, the recitation of the Holy Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Locally, seven parishes in the diocese will host one day of Eucharistic Adoration each. Please consider spending an hour with our Lord. Please visit www.rosarycongressusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Poster-2021.pdf to view a schedule, and contact the parish for more information about reserving a time for prayer.
Holy Hour for the Unborn
GREENVILLE — The Respect Life Ministry at Saint Philip Church will host a Holy Hour for the unborn, on Thursday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m., at Saint Philip Parish, 622 Putnam Pike Greenville. Please join us as we pray together for the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. The holy hour will consist of adoration, prayers and the Rachel’s Rosary. For more information, contact Ashley Codding at 401-533-3455.
Public Square Rosary to take place in Arctic
WEST WARWICK — All are invited to join in a Public Square Rosary on Saturday, Oct. 16 at noon, rain or shine, at the Majestic Gazebo in Arctic. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by the America Needs Fatima organization in conjunction with the Legion of Mary of St. Anthony Parish, will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States. For further information, please contact Kathy Sawey at 330-6257. Covid safety protocols in place, please wear a mask if you are not vaccinated and keep a safe and respectful distance.
Women of Grace Study Program
EAST PROVIDENCE —St. Martha’s Church will host the Women of Grace Study Program, "Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life” starting on October 20. The group will meet once a month on Wednesday morning after the 9 a.m. Mass. Discover the gift of authentic femininity, holiness of life, and God's awesome purpose and mission for you in the world today. Join and find out how you can fulfill your call as a woman of grace in the world today. For more information, please contact Roberta Morency 401-245-6623 or email robertamar30@hotmail.com.
Magnificat Prayer Breakfast
GREENVILLE — Magnificat Women's Ministry invite all to a Prayer Breakfast at St. Philip's Parish Center, 622 Putnam Pike, on Saturday, Oct. 23, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. "For Such A Time As This"(Esther 4:15-16) theme will be presented by team members and music provided by John Polce. Registration is required for breakfast. Contact Linda Gatta, coordinator, at 401-864-7731
Museum of Family Prayer reopens
NORTH EASTON, Mass. — The Museum of Family Prayer provides an immersive, inspiring, educational and unique experience of prayer. Come for a few hours or the entire day and learn about the power of daily family prayer and be “The family that prays together stays together.” For more information, call 508-238-4095 or go to www.MuseumofFamilyPrayer.org.

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