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AROUND THE DIOCESE
Around the Diocese 05.21.15

St. Mary’s hosting Clam Cake & Clam Chowder Dinner

WEST WARWICK — St. Mary's Church, 70 Church St., is hosting an All You Can Eat Clam Cake and Clam Chowder on Friday, May 29 from 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. in Father Gibson Church Hall. The meal includes complimentary beverage and dessert. Tickets are $11.00 for adults, $5 for children, kids 5 and under eat free. Tickets will be sold at the door on the day of the event. There is ample parking available. The hall is handicapped accessible. For more information call the rectory at 821-5555.

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