Mass for Veterans Day
CRANSTON — Mass for Veterans Day will be celebrated on Friday, Nov. 11, at 12:05 p.m., at Saint Paul Church, One Saint Paul Place. The Mass, celebrated by Father Thomas Woodhouse, will feature enhanced musical selections played by Music Director Jason Hervieux. Everyone, especially all veterans, is invited and encouraged to attend. Please consider inviting a veteran you know to come to Mass along with you.
Saint Rose of Lima School to present Little Mermaid Jr.
WARWICK — Voyage under the sea with the students of Saint Rose of Lima School as they present “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.,” at Warwick Veterans Middle School, 2401 West Shore Road. Shows are at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, and at 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 14. Tickets may be purchased in advance by visiting https://saintroseoflimaschool.ticketleap.com/thelittlemermaidjr/or at the door. This theatre program is produced in partnership with Rhode Island Youth Theatre.
Little Sisters hosting annual Turkey Drop
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor humbly request donations during their annual Turkey Drop at Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St. Each day, from Nov. 13-19, between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Sisters will gratefully accept your generous offering of frozen turkeys which will be prepared for Thanksgiving Dinner and for resident meals throughout the year. For more information, or to make special delivery arrangements, please call 401-723-4314.
Parish Bazaar and Giant Flea Market
MANVILLE — St. James Church, 45 Division St., will hold a Parish Bazaar and Giant Flea Market on Saturday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Fr. Brindamour Church Hall and the St. James School Building. Items include crafts, wreaths, centerpieces, handmade ornaments, jewelry, crochet and knit goods, baked goods, raffles, gift baskets and more. The kitchen will be open all day. For more information, call St. James Church Rectory at 401-766-1558
JOHNSTON — A fundraising Holiday Bazaar featuring food, a straw game, raffles, a silent auction, and many vendor tables will be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1804 Atwood Ave., on Saturday, Nov., 12, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and from 6-7:30 p.m. Proceeds to benefit St. Robert's Food Shelf and Outreach Ministries. For general information, contact Sandy at 401-946-3262 or Terry at 401-331-7075.
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Warren will host a Harvest Dance on November 12, 5:30-8:30 p.m., in the church hall. Entertainment will be provided by 4'S Country. The kitchen will be open selling sandwiches, pizza, favas and chourico, and soft drinks, or you may bring your own food and drinks. There will be a silent auction, raffle, and 50/50. Admission includes coffee, tea and pastry. For more information, call 401-263-3594.
COVENTRY — St. Vincent De Paul Church will host a Harvest Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., at 6 Saint Vincent de Paul St. The event will feature Madeleine's Kitchen, raffles, crafts, baked goods, games, and more. Ron Sargent of Balloon Creations Galore will be available to make balloon animals from 10 a.m.-noon.
Christmas Bazaar and Polish Food Fair
CENTRAL FALLS — St. Joseph’s Church, 391 High St., will hold a Christmas Bazaar and Polish Food Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., in the Parish Center across from the church rectory. The event will feature Polish food, pastry, raffles, prizes, children’s books, toys, games, jewelry, and flea market items. Admission is free. For more information, call 401-723-5427 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or visit facebook.com/stjosephpolishchurchcf.
EAST PROVIDENCE — Our Lady of Loreto Church, 346 Waterman Ave., will host a Harvest Breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. - noon. The menu will include: ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, baked beans, pancakes, breakfast pastries, coffee, tea and juice. There will also be multiple raffles with a special “Split the Pot” to end the morning. To purchase tickets please call the office at 401-434-3535 and leave your name and telephone number. The deadline to purchase advance tickets is November 6, with a minimal number of tickets to be sold at the door.
Why Mary is so important to Catholics
PROVIDENCE — Learn why Mary is so important to Catholics and why so many people have been devoted to her over the centuries. Dr. Brant Pitre examines what Scripture, the life of Christ, and the early Church Fathers reveal about Mary. This discussion will take place Wednesdays, Nov. 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7, 12:45 p.m., following the noon Mass, in Caffe Lepanto, in the church hall of St. Pius V. For more information, contact Dan O’Grady at 401-871-7381.
St. Augustine Knights of Columbus to present video on ‘Laudato Si’
PROVIDENCE — The St. Augustine Knights of Columbus will present a video called “The Letter” about Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si.” The encyclical deals with climate change, migration/refugees, and those on the periphery of society. The video will be shown on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m., in the Sheriden Room in the church basement, 630 Mt. Pleasant Ave., with parking on-street or behind the church and school. This is an opportunity to reflect on faith and science for a pressing contemporary issue. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BARRINGTON — The Original Take-Out Thursday, a charity food sale and popular East Bay attraction, will return to Holy Angels Church on November 17. A carryout menu offering options of pasta e fagioli (pasta and beans), Italian sausage and peppers sandwiches, and classic eggplant parmigiana sandwiches, as well as baked almond slices will be available. Ordering is open for a limited time, while supplies last, and proceeds will benefit the efforts of the Holy Angels Social Outreach Ministry, whose mission is to provide for those in need. For more information, please call or text Judy at 401-465-8439 or Barbara at 401-249-1104.
PROVIDENCE — St. Bartholomew Parish will host its Turkey Trot on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. The event will take place in the church hall, 311 Laurel Hill Ave., 6 p.m. There will be plenty of prizes, turkey giveaways and free refreshments. There will also be a menu of food items available for purchase from the kitchen and a cash bar. Admission is free. For more information, please contact the rectory at 401-944-4466.
Christmas Bazaar at Sacred Heart, West Warwick
WEST WARWICK — Sacred Heart Church, 820 Providence St., will host a Christmas Bazaar on Friday, Nov. 18, from noon to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event will feature arts and crafts, a penny social, raffles, and much more. The kitchen will be open throughout with a variety of hot and cold sandwiches. Friday night will feature chowder and clam cakes.
St. John Paul II Parish plans bazaar
PAWTUCKET — St. John Paul II Parish, 755 Central Ave., will host a bazaar on Friday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 19, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will include breakfast, lunch and dinner, crafts, books, penny social, plants, tools, baked goods, pro-life silent auction, and many vendors.
St. Thomas the Apostle to host annual bazaar
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle will host its annual bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 20 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the parish hall. The event will feature holiday items, homemade pies and the country store. Sandwiches, beverages and malassadas will also be available. For more information call 401-245-4469.
Surviving the Holidays GriefShare Seminar
WESTERLY — If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, getting through the Advent and Christmas seasons can be very hard. The Surviving the Holidays GriefShare seminar can help you find your way through the difficult emotions you may be experiencing this time of year. At this meeting you will watch a video, be part of a supportive discussion group, and receive a guidebook with daily encouragement and helpful practices for your journey. You will also join in prayer with others who share your faith in Christ. This seminar will be offered at two different times and invite you to join us for the one that works best with your schedule: Tuesday November 22, 6-8pm and Saturday 12/3 8:30-10:30 a.m. at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St. To register, please contact Linda Cunningham at 401-714-9824.
Woonsocket Knights of Columbus Annual Toy Drive
WOONSOCKET —The family of the late Ron Auger, Woonsocket Police Department and Knights of Columbus Council 113, will host a toy drive at St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Drop off an unwrapped toy for ages newborn to 12, or make a donation. All proceeds will be donated to children living in the Woonsocket area. For more information, call Jeff at 401-338-1581.
St. Agnes Church Christmas Star Festival
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold its annual Christmas Star Festival in the Church Hall on Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 28, the parish will hold a Holiday Breakfast from 10 – 11:30 a.m. The bazaar will feature a penny social, bake table, 50/50 pot of gold, Christmas table, book table, media center, jewelry and raffles. The kitchen will be open all day Saturday. The penny social tickets and raffles will be drawn on Sunday during the breakfast. Please contact the Rectory at 401-861-7265 for further information.
Stump the Theologian
RIVERSIDE — A wine and cheese event featuring Stump the Theologian with special guest Dr. Paul Gondreau of Providence College will take place in the St. Brendan’s School cafeteria, 60 Turner Ave., on Nov. 26, 7-9 p.m.. Guests must be 21+. To register, visit https://stbrendan14.flocknote.com/signup/103155.
St. Pius V to host talk on Dignity of the Human Person
PROVIDENCE — On Monday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m., Alma S. Espartinez, Ph.D., visiting faculty of the Department of Philosophy, Providence College will speak on, “St. John Paul II and the Dignity of the Human Person,” at St. Pius V Church.
PC students to perform classic scenes from children’s literature for local Catholic schools
PROVIDENCE — Providence College students in the Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop will take the stage on Friday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m., performing for more than 100 local Catholic school students. All of the scenes from this performance come from operas or musicals that have a source in children’s literature (“Peter Pan,” “Hansel and Gretel”, “A Year with Frog and Toad, etc.). This performance is exclusively for third and fourth grade students from three local Catholic schools that participate in the FriarServe program — Bishop McVinney, St. Augustine and St. Pius. The performance is 45 minutes long and takes place at Ryan Concert Hall at the Smith Center, Providence College Campus.
The Wonder of Christmas Bazaar and Crafts Fair
NASONVILLE —The Wonder of Christmas Bazaar and Crafts Fair will return to the Shrine of the Little Flower, 35 Dion Drive, on Friday, Dec. 2, from noon - 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. This event features gourmet sweets and treats, toasty handmade knits and winter gear, festive decor and gifts for the whole family, along with various raffles and prizes. For more information contact the parish office at 401-568-8280.
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