Special Event Listings for 11.25.21


Christmas Star Festival
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold its annual Christmas Star Festival in the church hall on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 28, the parish will host a Holiday Breakfast from 10 – 11:30 a.m. The bazaar will feature a penny social, grab bags, bake table, pot of gold 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 861-7265 for further information.
St. Thomas More Parish to offer Solemn Sung Vespers
NARRAGANSETT — St. Thomas More Parish, 53 Rockland St., will host Solemn Sung Vespers on the First Sunday of Advent, Nov. 28, at 5 p.m. in the church.
Pro-life speaker to visit St. Patrick Church
PROVIDENCE — Internationally proclaimed pro-life speaker, activist, strategist and author of Target Africa Obianuju Ekeocha will speak at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., on Nov. 29, 7 p.m. She will speak on African values of life, beauty of marriage, blessings of motherhood and the dignity of family.
Talk on Blessed Charles de Foucauld
PROVIDENCE — Saint Sebastian Church will host a talk presented by Bob Short about Blessed Charles de Foucauld in the parish hall, on Tuesday, November 30, at 7 p.m. Brother Charles was a contemplative and missionary who lived among the Muslims of the Sahara until his death in 1916. He will be canonized in May 2022. For more information, email
St. Pius V Next Chapter Faith Sharing Group
PROVIDENCE — Father Humbert Kilanowski, O.P., Ph.D., Prof., Math Dept., Providence College will offer a talk entitled, “Sanctifying Time: How to ‘Pray Always’ through the Hours and Seasons,” on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., in Caffe Lepanto, in the St. Pius V Church hall.
Understanding Advent: Learning the O Antiphons
WEST WARWICK — St. Mary’s Mission Church will host special talks on Advent, the season of preparation. Advent, liturgically, offers a rich explanation of the truths of the faith. Come and discover the great wealth of the tradition on Thursdays, December 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale
HARRISVILLE — The annual Wonder of Christmas Holiday Bazaar and Craft Sale will take place Friday, Dec. 3, from 4 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., at two locations: St. Theresa Shrine, 35 Dion Drive, and St. Patrick Church, Main Street. The event will feature hand-made holiday crafts, decorations, gifts, fresh-made food, snacks and sweets, prize raffles, money raffles, slightly used household items at bargain prices. For more information visit or call 568-8280.
Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair
NASONVILLE —The Wonder of Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair will take place at the Shrine of the Little Flower in the church hall, 35 Dion Drive, on Dec. 3 from 4 – 7 p.m.; Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.; and Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get all your holiday shopping done while supporting your churches and local artisans. Your shopping dollar stays in the community and helps fund the devotional, educational, and cultural mission of the Shrine. The Shrine kitchen will bring back its famous clam cakes and chowder on Friday along with new and old favorites throughout the weekend. There will be lots of opportunities to win great prizes and gifts for the cost of a raffle ticket, including some abundant baskets and cash raffle. For more information, call the parish office at 401-568-8280.
Sacred Heart to host Christmas Bingo
EAST PROVIDENCE — Sacred Heart School will have a Christmas Bingo on Saturday, Dec. 4, in the Sacred Heart church hall, 118 Taunton Ave. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Participants will play 20 regular games for a chance to win $50 gift cards from area businesses. There will be a Grand Prize Game for a chance to win a 50-inch flat-screen TV. There will also be a Penny Social with lots of prizes drawn between games and at the half-time break. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. There will be food and drinks available for purchase. For admission cost please contact the school at 434-1080.
Surviving the Holidays GriefShare Seminar
WESTERLY — If you are mourning 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 at this time of year. At this meeting you will watch a video, be part of a supportive discussion group, and receive a Survival Guide with daily encouragement and helpful exercises for the days ahead. You will also join in prayer with others who share your faith in Christ. The seminar will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 6-8 p.m., at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St. For more information or to register, please contact Linda Cunningham at 401-714-9824.
Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction
PROVIDENCE — St. Ann’s Church, 280 Hawkins St., will hold a Christmas bazaar and silent auction on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All raffles and auctions will be awarded at noon on Dec. 5. The event will feature fresh baked goods, homemade items, penny social, silent auction, North Pole Novelties and much more. Bazaar is located in the lower church hall.
Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School Open House
WOONSOCKET — Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School, 1210 Mendon Road, will hold an Open House on Sunday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., by appointment only. Families interested in enrolling their child for the 2022-2023 school year in the Pre-K Three-Year-Old Program through Grade 8 are welcome to tour the facility and learn more. Application and informational packets will be provided. Please call 762-1095 for more information and to schedule an appointment.
Bristol County Chorus to perform at St. Mary’s Church
BRISTOL — The Bristol County Chorus will present their 40th annual Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 5, at St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood St., 3 p.m. The Chorus, accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra, will be conducted by Director of Music Nicholas Rocha. This year’s offering, “A Wreath of Carols,” is a celebration of holiday memories and performed in honor of the chorus founder Joan Roth. Due to the realities of COVID, the chorus is requesting that the audience be masked for the event. Tickets are available online at
Mass with Prayers for Healing to be offered
CHARLESTOWN —The First Sunday of each month (except July & August) there will be a Healing Mass at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuk School House Road. The next Healing Mass will be December 5, 2 p.m. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer and healing — spiritual, emotional, physical please join us. There will be social time afterwards. For more information please call the rectory at 401-596-2535 ext. 2. Healing Mass for Addictions and Recovery schedule is as follows: Dec. 5; Jan. 2; Feb. 6; Mar. 6; Apr. 3; May 1 and June 5. On Tuesdays following the Sunday Healing Mass there will be a gathering for those who desire to come for additional prayer and support at St. James Chapel, beginning with a social hour at 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Prayer and share time will be from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Lessons, Carols and Benediction
CRANSTON — The Knights of Columbus Rev. Richard A. Donnelly Council #322 will host Lessons, Carols and Benediction on Thursday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. in St. Mark Church, 9 Garden Court. Come and join Council 322’s ongoing monthly Holy Hour program for its special Advent celebration before the most Blessed Sacrament. The celebration of Lessons and Carols is a service of scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century. This celebration is specially geared to families. Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson’s message and a brief prayer. The celebration will conclude with a brief homily and solemn benediction of the most Blessed Sacrament. Hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be provided. All are welcome.
Christmas Pageant at Our Lady of Mercy Parish
EAST GREENWICH — Our Lady of Mercy Parish and school will hold their Christmas pageant on Thursday, Dec. 9, 6 p.m. in the parish, 65 Third St.
Mass in honor of the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
PROVIDENCE — The annual diocesan Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be celebrated on Dec. 11, in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence. The sacrament of reconciliation and prayers of the Rosary will be offered at 9 a.m. and a solemn bilingual Mass with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, accompanied by priests and deacons who serve in our parish communities, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. This Mass is sponsored by the Office of Hispanic Ministry and the diocesan Guadalupe Committee. For more information call Silvio Cuellar, coordinator of the diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry, 401 -421-7833, ext. 233 or email
An evening of Christmas music and dancing
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Ave., will host an evening of Christmas music and dancing on December 11. Music will be provided by Gary James Farias 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. You may bring your own food and drinks or purchase something from the kitchen. We will be offering limited sandwiches, pizza, favas and chourico along with soft drinks. Coffee, tea, and pastry is included in the price of admission. The event will feature a raffle, 50/50 split the pot and silent auction.


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