11.15.07 Around the Diocese


Blackfriars Dance Concert

PROVIDENCE — Providence College’s Department of Theatre, Dance and Film will present the Blackfriars Dance Concert, November 30, 8 p.m.; December 1, 2 p.m., in the Angell Blackfriars Theatre, Smith Center for the Arts. Tickets may be obtained from the theatre box office located in the Smith Center for the Arts, Monday-Friday, 1:30-5 p.m., and one hour prior to performances. For more information, call 865-2218.

Penitents to host Advent Recollection Day

TIVERTON — The Confraternity of Penitents will host an “Advent Day of Recollection,” December 1, at Holy Ghost Church, Judson Street. The event will be presented by the Father Friars of the immaculate and will include registration and recitation of the rosary, 8:30 a.m.; Mass, 9 a.m.; followed by conferences, the sacrament of reconciliation, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and Stations of the Crib. Participants should bring a bag lunch; beverages will be provided. A free-will offering will be collected. For more information, call 849-5421, or e-mail bspenance@hotmail.com.

St. Luke alumni gathering

BARRINGTON — St. Luke School, Waldron Avenue, will hold “A Celebration of Thanks” for alumni, parents, friends and benefactors, November 24, 6-9 p.m. The event will begin with a Celebration?Mass, 5 p.m., in the parish church, followed by a cocktail reception and presentation by St. Luke Principal Maureen Jannetta in the school gymnasium. To RSVP, call 246-0990.

Cathedral to host organ recital

PROVIDENCE — The Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, One Cathedral Square, will host an organ recital performed by Donald Dame, Nov. 18, 3 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 331-2434.

Holy Name concert

PROVIDENCE — Holy Name of Jesus Church, 99 Camp St., will host a concert of American Sacred Music, November 18, 3 p.m. For more information, call 272-4515.

RI Civic Chorale and Orchestra

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra will perform a “Holiday Concert,” November 24, 7:30 p.m., at Blessed Sacrament Church, 239 Regent Ave. The concert will feature a performance by world-renowned soprano Maria Spacagna of the New York Metropolitan Opera. For more information, call 392-3458. Tickets are also available through www.ArtTixRI.com.

Masses for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

PROVIDENCE — The diocesan Apostolate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has announced the following Masses: November 18, St. Jean Church, 324 Main St., Warren, interpreted Mass, 9 a.m.; St. Michael the Archangel Church, 329 Oxford St., Providence, interpreted Mass, 9:30 a.m.; St. Ann Church, 280 Hawkins St., Providence, interpreted Mass, 10 a.m.; St. Rita Church, 722 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick, interpreted Mass, 11 a.m.; St. Paul Church, One St. Paul Place, Cranston, signed Mass, 11:30 a.m.; November 25, St. Jean Church, 324 Main St., Warren, interpreted Mass, 9 a.m.; St. Michael the Archangel Church, 329 Oxford St., Providence, interpreted Mass, 9:30 a.m.; St. Ann Church, 280 Hawkins St., Providence, interpreted Mass, 10 a.m.; Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha Mission, 84 Exeter Road, Exeter, signed Mass, 10 a.m., followed by a coffee and doughnut social in the parish hall. For more information, call 278-4630.

‘Theology on Tap’

SMITHFIELD — The diocesan Young Adult Ministry will host “Theology on Tap,” November 27, arrival, 7 p.m.; speaker, 7:30 p.m., at Uno Chicago Grill, 371 Putnam Pike. The speaker will be Dr. Sandra Keating, associate professor of theology, Providence College, and consultor to the Vatican Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims, who will offer a talk entitled “Understanding Muslim and Catholic Relations.” For more information, call 278-4646.

Loreto Scripture study

EAST PROVIDENCE — Our Lady of Loreto Parish, 346 Waterman Ave., will hold a Scripture study, November 20, 7-8 p.m., in the parish meeting room, adjacent to the church. Timothy Reid, who holds a master’s degree in theology from Providence College, will present an overview of the Old Testament Book of Psalms. Participants are asked to bring a Bible. There is no fee for the session. For directions and to register, call 434-3535.

‘Christmas Open House’

COVENTRY — Gabriel’s Trumpet Catholic Book and Gift Store, 477 Washington St., will hold a “Christmas Open House,” November 17, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The volunteer-operated store features books, gifts, nativity sets and boxed Christmas cards. Proceeds benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Health Ministry in Providence. For more information, call 823-4884.

Thanksgiving ecumenical service

CUMBERLAND — St. Joseph Church, 1303 Mendon Road, will host a Thanksgiving ecumenical service, November 21, 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Fred Jeffery, pastor of the Community Methodist Church. Following the service, refreshments will be served in the parish hall. For more information, call 333-4013.