Special Event Listings for 12.15.22


Take-Out Thursday to benefit Holy Angels Social Outreach Ministry
BARRINGTON — The original Take-Out Thursday, a charity food sale and popular East Bay attraction, will return to Holy Angels Church on December 15. A carryout menu offering options of Italian spinach pies, creamy stovetop polenta, and a chicken-spaghetti special 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.
Christmas Concert at St. Kevin
WARWICK — The annual Christmas Concert at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, will take place Friday Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., and feature the combined adult choirs of St. Kevin, St. Rita, and St. Timothy churches, the St. Kevin’s children’s choir, Bishop Hendricken Young Men’s Chorus, soloists, a surprise or two, and Santa. Admission is free.
‘Roses in Winter’ brings story of Our Lady of Guadalupe to the stage
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Sacred Heart Players of East Providence will present an original play, “Roses in Winter,” inspired by Our Lady of Guadalupe, on Saturday, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m., in the church hall, 118 Taunton Ave.
St. Joseph Parish to host Christmas Concert
WOONSOCKET — On Sunday, Dec. 18, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 1200 Mendon Road, will present a Christmas Concert featuring soloists, a quartet, the choir as well as special guests the Providence Youth Guitar Ensemble. This event is free and open to the public.

St. Pius V Christmas Confession Schedule

PROVIDENCE — It's never too late to go to confession. There will be extra priests for Confession during the week leading up to Christmas beginning on Monday, December 19 at St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton St. The schedule is as follows: Mon. 12/19, Wed. 12/21, and Fri. 12/23 at 11 a.m., Tues. 12/20 and Thurs. 12/22 at 7 p.m.

Birthday celebration for St. Therese of Lisieux at The Shrine of the Little Flower

NASONVILLE — As part of the Eucharistic Revival, The Shrine of the Little Flower will hold a celebration of the birthday of St. Therese of Lisieux on Sunday, January 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m. with Mass, followed by a brunch, a talk by Sr. Grace Coffey entitled “The Eucharistic Mystery of Christmas,” and Christmas caroling in the church hall. The event is free and open to the public. The Shrine is located at 35 Dion Drive in the Nasonville Section of Burrillville. For more information call the parish office at 401-568-8280.

Five First Devotions

PROVIDENCE — Please join the St. Augustine Council of the Knights of Columbus, Men of St. Joseph, and our friends at Relevant Radio for the Five First Devotions on Saturday, January 7, 2023 at St. Augustine Church, 639 Mt. Pleasant Ave. Beginning with Confessions at 3:45 p.m., continuing until 5p.m., the Rosary in music and song at 4 p.m., private meditation on the Mysteries of the Rosary at 4:30 p.m., and Holy Mass with reception of the Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m. This event will also be held on the following Saturdays: February 4, March 4, April 7, and May 6.

A Holy Mass In Thanksgiving for the Gift of Life
PROVIDENCE — The diocesan Office of Life and Family Ministry will sponsor a Holy Mass in thanksgiving for the gift of life, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2023 at 9 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, will be the main celebrant and Father J. Joseph Brice, will be the homilist. For more information, please contact Lisa Cooley, Coordinator, Office of Life and Family Ministry, 401-278-2518 or More information at

The Visitation of the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe
PROVIDENCE — The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be visiting the diocese in various parishes throughout Rhode Island from Saturday, Jan. 7, through Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. The image is an exact replica of the original image of Our Lady which She left on the Tilma of St. Juan Diego in December 1531. The Missionary Images are known to have been associated with many miracles and healings. The schedule and locations will be available beginning January 3 by contacting the diocesan Office of Life and Family Ministry at 401-278-2518,, and by visiting the diocesan website at

Webinar: The Eucharistic Gift: Christ Offering, Transforming, Remaining

VIRTUAL — Saint John's Seminary will host a webinar entitled “The Eucharistic Gift: Christ Offering, Transforming, Remaining,” on Friday, February 3, 7 p.m., presented by: Father Joseph Briody, professor of Sacred Scripture. This webinar reflects on aspects of the Eucharistic Mystery: The Mass as sacrifice; Christ’s real presence; the transformative graces flowing from the Eucharist (conversion and communion); and how powerfully the Incarnation reaches us in the Eucharist. To register visit,