9.27.07 Around the diocese


Masses for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired

PROVIDENCE — The diocesan Apostolate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has announced the following Masses: September 30, 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.; Sts. Rose and Clement Church, 111 Long St., Warwick, signed Mass, 10:30 a.m.; October 7, 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. Charles Borromeo Church, 190 North?Main St., Woonsocket, signed Mass, 10 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. Joseph flea market

CUMBERLAND — St. Joseph Church, 1303 Mendon Road, will hold a giant flea market and craft fair, October 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., in the parish center. Refreshments will be available. For table information, call 658-4013 or 333-4013.

Daughters of Isabella

WARWICK — The Daughters of Isabella, St. Benedict Circle No. 423, will hold a meeting October 1, 7 p.m., in the former St. Benedict School library, Transit Street. Following the meeting, members and guests will recite the Living Rosary. For more information, 822-3333

Harvest Bazaar at Precious Blood Church

WOONSOCKET — Precious Blood Church, 94 Carrington Ave., will hold its annual Harvest Bazaar and Craft Sale, October 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; and October 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., in the church hall. The event will include split the pot, games, raffles, used books and videos, homemade pastry and fudge. The kitchen will serve international specialties, including dynamites and French meat pies. For more information, call 762-0326.

Jean Cotter concert

WARWICK — St. Gregory the Great Parish, 360 Cowesett Road, will present a concert featuring Jean Cotter, an internationally renowned vocalist, musician and composer, October 19, 7:30 p.m. For tickets or more information, call 278-4586.

Men of St. Joseph

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Men of St. Joseph will hold a “Day of Prayer for Men,” October 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, One Cathedral Square. The event will include Mass, guest speakers, music, time for discussion and reflection and lunch. Archbishop George H. Pearce will be the main celebrant of the Mass; Father John C. Codega, pastor, Christ the King Parish, West Warwick, will serve as homilist. To register, call Father Codega at 821-9228; or visit the Web site www.rimosj.org.

Rosary talk, workshop

TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Church, Judson Street, will host a rosary workshop and talk, October 6, 1-3:30 p.m., in the parish center. Gary Willits, co-founder of the Rosary Army, will present a talk “The Power of the Rosary,” and conduct a workshop on how to make twine rosaries. For more information, call 624-8131.

“Walk for Life”

WESTERLY — St. Pius X Parish, 44 Elm St., will sponsor their annual “Walk for Life,” October 21, following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. The three-mile walk will start and finish at the church, and includes a brief prayer service at the Tomb of the Unborn in St. Sebastian Cemetery. Refreshments will be served following the walk. Proceeds will benefit local community ministries such as Project Gabriel and Rachel’s Vineyard. For more information or to sponsor a walker, call 348-1827.

Fatima celebration

PROVIDENCE — Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse St., will hold a special celebration, Oct. 12, 7 p.m., in honor of the 90 year-anniversary of Our Lady of the Rosary’s last apparition at Fatima, Portugal. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the main concelebrant and homilist at the anniversary Mass. Following Mass, there will be a candlelight procession, followed by a reception in the parish hall. For more information, call 421-5621.

Annulment information seminars

PROVIDENCE — The Tribunal Office of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence will be offering informational seminars regarding the process of petitioning for a declaration of nullity of a former marriage, also known as annulment. A presentation by the Tribunal staff will include a basic overview and explanation of the process. All sessions are at 7 p.m.:

Tuesday, October 2 — St. Mark Church, 9 Garden Court, Cranston; 942-1616

Wednesday, October 3 — St. Joan of Arc Church, 3357 Mendon Road, Cumberland; 658-2084

Thursday, October 9 — St. Anthony Church, 5 Gibbs Street, North Providence; 353-3120

Tuesday, October 16 — St. Martha Church, 2595 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence; 434-4060

Tuesday, October 30 — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 141 State Street, Bristol; (253-5687

Tuesday, November 6 — St. Clement Church, 111 Long Street, Warwick; 739-0212.