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Special Event Listings for 10.21.21

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Haunted Labyrinth to benefit Rejoice in Hope Youth Center
CRANSTON — The Haunted Labyrinth, located at the Rejoice in Hope Youth Center, 804 Dyer Ave., will take place from 7 - 10 p.m. on the following dates: 22-24; and 29-31. For more information, visit hauntedlabyrinth.com. All proceeds to benefit Rejoice in Hope Youth Center.
New Store Hours at Gabriel’s Trumpet Book & Gift shop
COVENTRY — Gabriel’s Trumpet Book & Gift shop, 477 Washington St., will have new hours effective November 1, 2021. The store will be open Thursday 12 – 5 p.m.; Friday 12 – 5 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. For more information, call 401-823-4884.
Pro-Life Mass
SLATERSVILLE — A Pro-Life Mass to pray for those who have experienced abortion will take place on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist Church, 63 Church St. This Mass will be offered for anyone wanting to show respect for life and receive healing. All men and women who are suffering from terminal illness, or have experienced a miscarriage, abortion or the loss of a child are welcome.
Annual Snowflake Bazaar planned
COVENTRY — Saints John and Paul Parish will hold its 64th annual Snowflake Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 24, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., in the parish center, 341 South Main St. The event will include a variety of holiday booths featuring gifts, jewelry, knitted items, religious items, sports memorabilia and more. The event will also feature many raffles and themed baskets. Children may also have their photo taken with Santa, make arts and crafts and play games. The kitchen will also be open for breakfast and lunch.
Magnificat Prayer Breakfast
GREENVILLE — The Magnificat Women's Ministry invites 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. The theme "For Such a Time As This"(Esther 4:15-16) 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.
Immigration presentation
WOONSOCKET — The Social Justice Committee of Holy Trinity Parish will sponsor a presentation and discussion on immigration on Sunday, Oct. 24, from 9 - 10:15 a.m. The presentation will be led by Genesis Flores, a parishioner at Holy Trinity and an Immigration Case Worker in the Diocesan Office of Immigration and Refugee Services. The presentation will be held in the parish Hospitality Room. Also on the weekend of October 23/24, the Social Justice Committee is collecting kitchen and cooking items to help Afghan evacuees who are settling in Rhode Island.
Join the Woonsocket Council Knights of Columbus
WOONSOCKET — The Woonsocket Council Knights of Columbus will hold its Business Meeting on October 25, 7 p.m., in the new meeting location of St. Joseph’s Parish, 1200 Mendon Road. Interested members should come by between 6:30 - 7 p.m. to sign up. Free Membership through December 31, 2021.
Saint Jude Triduum
PROVIDENCE — Saint Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold a Novena for three evenings in honor of Saint Jude on Sunday, Oct. 24; Monday, Oct. 25; and Tuesday, Oct. 26. Mass and Novena prayers will be offered at 6 p.m. The theme of the St. Jude Triduum is “The Law of Prayer is the Law of Belief.” The raffle drawings will follow Mass on the last evening of the St. Jude Triduum.
Spiritual warfare in the 21st century
WAKEFIELD — Father Paul Desmarais will speak at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High Street, in Helen Bouchard Hall, on the lower level of the church, on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. Father will discuss spiritual warfare in the 21st century. Father Desmarais’ healing and deliverance ministries have helped many in the Diocese of Providence to be freed from demonic influences. Come join us as he shares some of his personal experiences with evil, its influence in our lives and what to do about it.
Saint Joseph's Church to hold indoor Flea Market
CUMBERLAND — Saint Joseph's Church, 1303 Mendon Road, will hold an indoor Flea Market on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the parish center. A refreshment stand will be available. Drop off for items at the parish center will be on Monday, Oct. 25. No shoes or clothing, except new. For table information, please contact the office at 401-333-4013
St. Robert Bellarmine Church to host Trunk or Treat event
JOHNSTON — St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1804 Atwood Ave., will host a Trunk or Treat on Oct. 30, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., with free admission. The event will include food, music, games and prizes for the most creative costume, funniest costume, best saint costume and best decorated trunk. To enter your decorated car, contact Dina Veiga at srbccd2020@comcast.net, by Oct. 27.
Catholic Youth Mission Evening with Steve Angrisano
CRANSTON — The Diocese of Providence Catholic Youth Ministry will hold a Catholic Youth Mission Evening for youth in grades 7 through college. The theme will be “Thank God, Ahead of Time” led by Steve Angrisano on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 7-8:30 p.m., at Holy Apostles Church, 800 Pippin Orchard Road. For more information or to register, call 278-4626 or email YouthMinistry@dioceseofprovidence.org.
Holly Berry Bazaar
WEST WARWICK — SS. John and James Parish and St. Mary Mission will hold the annual Holly Berry Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., in the cafeteria of the school building at 17 St. John St. West Warwick. The bazaar will feature crafts, knit and sew, jewelry, roll-ups, gifts, raffles, a Lottery Tree, baked goods, Santa and more. For more information, call 821-7661.
St. Francis de Sales Parish Yard Sale
NORTH KINGSTOWN — St. Francis de Sales Parish, 381 School St., will hold its annual indoor yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 6 and Sunday, Nov. 7 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Items include jewelry, housewares, toys, games, electronics, CDs, furniture, books and baked goods. The kitchen will be open for refreshments. For more information, please call the office at 401-884-2105.
Our Lady of Czenstochowa Parish to host Holiday Bazaar
COVENTRY — Our Lady of Czenstochowa Parish, 222 MacArthur Blvd., will hold their Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Polish and America food will be served from 11 a.m. until sold out. The event will feature raffles, children’s games, crafts, theme baskets, baked goods, cookie bingo and more. Frozen polish food will also be available from 9 a.m. until sold out. For more information, call 821-7991 or visit olcsvp.org.
Holy Trinity Parish Christmas Bazaar
WOONSOCKET — Holy Trinity Parish will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Msgr. Gadoury School Hall, 1371 Park Ave., which is handicap accessible. The event will feature photos with Santa, gift certificates, themed baskets, special raffles, “Split the Pot,” and vendors with hand knitted items, jewelry, crafts, Christmas decorations, homemade fudge and baked goods and much more. The kitchen will be open for continental breakfast and lunch.
St. Kevin Parish to hold Christmas Bazaar
WARWICK — St. Kevin Parish will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Bishop Hendricken High School, 2615 Warwick Ave. Booths will include baked goods and sweets, handcrafted gifts and decorations, knit and crochet, “new to you,” Christmas décor and more. The event will feature many raffles including a cash prize raffle. Drinks and snacks will be available in the cafeteria. For more information, call the church at 401-737-2638.
Confirmation students collecting donations of winter items for Spirit of Giving Drive
CUMBERLAND — Confirmation students at the historic St. Joseph’s Church, 1303 Mendon Road, will be collecting donations of new coats, hats, gloves, mittens, scarves and boots in all sizes from infants to teens for the Children’s Friend Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive on Sunday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Children’s Friend provides services and support for Rhode’s Island’s most vulnerable youth and their families. For more information, please contact the parish office at 401-333-4013.
Harvest Festival at Holy Ghost Catholic Church
TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Catholic Church on Judson Street will hold a Harvest Festival on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 14, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The festival will feature holiday and handmade items, books, themed gift baskets, an assortment of raffles, a Children’s Corner with games and face painting, a café serving food and much more. Purchase raffle tickets for a grand prize of $2,000, second prize of $750 and third prize of $500 at the festival or by calling the parish office at 624-8131 or visiting the parish website: www.holyghostcc.org.
Mother of Life Pregnancy Center to host annual Rose Gala
RIVERSIDE — Mother of Life Pregnancy Center will host its biggest annual fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 19, 6–10 p.m., at the scenic Squantum Association, 947 Veterans Memorial Parkway. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, sit-down dinner, silent auction, paddle raise and brief, moving presentations by special guests sharing their pro-life stories. Tickets may be purchased online at motheroflife.org (Rose Gala tab) or by phoning 401-421-0820.
An Afternoon to Honor Mary and Jesus
PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Legion of Mary in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul at 1 p.m. on November 21. All are welcome. The Legion of Mary was founded by Frank Duff and devoted lay people in Dublin, Ireland, on Sept. 8, 1921, the Birthday of Mary. The celebration of the centenary will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and a Holy Hour of Adoration and Benediction. A collation will follow. For more information on this event visit thelegionofmaryri.com.

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