Around the Diocese

Around the Diocese 05.19.16


St. Timothy’s to host concert with Christian music artist Ryan Tremblay

WARWICK — St. Timothy’s Church, 1799 Warwick Ave, will host a concert with Ryan Tremblay on Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m. Ryan is a highly talented Christian musician with a style that appeals to all ages. The admission price is a free-will offering, and the church will also hold its annual big Split-the-Pot at this event. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the concert. To hear Ryan’s music, you can visit his website at

St. Eugene Church & St. Vincent de Paul Society to host breakfast

HARMONY — St. Eugene Church and the St. Vincent de Paul Society will host a breakfast at Chester’s Restaurant, 102 Putnam Pike (Rte. 44), on Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be on sale May 21 and 22. Your support makes it possible to help the needy in our community. All proceeds will go towards our food pantry.

St. Mark Church to observe Corpus Christi with solemn Mass

CRANSTON — All are invited to a celebration of Corpus Christi, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, at St. Mark Church, 9 Garden Court (in Garden City), on Sunday, May 29. The celebration will consist of Solemn Mass at 11 a.m. and a traditional Eucharistic Procession of song and prayer followed by Benediction and conclude with a light reception. The procession will travel the city block of the St. Mark grounds.

St. Charles Borromeo to hold talk on French-Canadian culture

WOONSOCKET — On May 22 at 3 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 190 North Main St., will host writer and historical reenactor Paul Bourget for an examination of the Sentinelle Affair, the local underground movement to preserve French Canadian culture that led to the excommunication of 61 congregants. The Movement Sentinelliste, one of the most divisive periods in Woonsocket’s history, caused battle lines to be drawn among French-Canadians in St. Ann’s Parish and throughout New England. Bourget will discuss the roots of the movement, its impact on the city, and the long-term ramifications of the members’ actions. The event will take place in the church hall, located on Daniels Street.

St. Gabriel’s Call to host workshop for current and future volunteers

JOHNSTON — St. Gabriel’s Call, a diocesan pastoral outreach program committed to offering assistance to women and families facing a crisis or unplanned pregnancy, will hold a workshop for current Gabriel team members and those interested in learning more about the ministry on Saturday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Rocco School, 937 Atwood Ave. Please pre-register by contacting Carol Owens in the Office of Life and Family Ministry at 401-421-7833 x 218 or emailing Coffee and pastry will be served.

Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish to host Deanery Holy Hour

WEST WARWICK — The Deanery IV Holy Hour for Life will be held on Monday evening, May 23, at 6:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, 60 Pleasant St. There will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, homily, prayers for Life, and Benediction. All are welcome. For more information, call Ray, 644-3699.

Little Sisters of the Poor indoor yard sale

PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor will host an indoor yard sale on Friday, June 10, and Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Jeanne Jugan Residence auditorium, 964 Main St. All are welcome, no early birds please.

Parish to host pasta dinner to benefit Station Fire Foundation

WARWICK — St. Benedict Church will be holding a Pasta Dinner on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m., in the parish hall, 70 Transit St. All of the profits to benefit the Station Memorial Foundation. Admission is a free will donation. Please call the Church at 737-9492 to reserve tickets.

Novena Service to be held Tuesdays in May

JOHNSTON — St. Rocco Church will honor the month of the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a Novena Service each Tuesday evening during May. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the church at 927 Atwood Ave., the service will include Rosary and Novena prayers and Benediction.

Jon Polce to perform at Magnificat event

PROVIDENCE — "Magnificat" Our Lady of Divine Providence, will host a breakfast on Saturday, June 4, from 8:30 a.m. - noon at the Providence Marriot. Jon Polce, vocalist and composer, will share his testimony of a dramatic conversion that led to his devotion of communicating the message of the Gospel of Jesus through song. Thousands of people have attended his live performances throughout the U.S. and abroad. All women are invited to share the faith with song and praise as empowered witnesses to God's love. Reservation is required. For further information, please contact Linda Gatta, coordinator at 864-7731.

The Roast of Father Joseph Paquette

WARWICK — The Delaney-St. Teresa’s Knights of Columbus Council #57 in association with the State Knights of Columbus and the St. Teresa of the Child Jesus Parish community are hosting the Roast of Father Joseph Paquette. The event will take place on Sunday, June 5 at the Crowne Plaza Event Center, 801 Greenwich Ave. The cocktail hour will begin at noon with the program and meal starting at 1 p.m. Tickets include a meal of seared chicken breast garnished with grapes and champagne sauce with a salad appetizer and desert. For more information, contact Council #57 Grand Knight, PJ Shea by e-mailing, by visiting the Council Facebook Page or by calling 401-475-6626. Deadline to purchase tickets or an ad is May 22. All proceeds go to benefit the St. Teresa’s School Roof Replacement Fund.

Acclaimed composer to perform at local church

NORTH EASTON, Mass. — Eric Genuis, a composer and virtuoso pianist will perform on Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m., at St. Joseph’s Chapel, 500 Washington St. Genuis will be joined by Chelsea Coyne, noted classical operatic vocalist and cellist Bing Wei. The concert is free and open to the public and is handicap accessible. For information, call Family Rosary at 508-238-4095 or

Lay Dominican meeting to take place at St. Pius V Church

PROVIDENCE — The Lay Fraternity Our Lady of Providence and St. Thomas Aquinas chapter is hosting a regional Lay Dominican meeting at St. Pius Church on Saturday, June 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mass will be celebrated by the Most Rev. Bishop Robert Evans at St. Pius Church at 11 a.m.

Interfaith Walk for Justice

WARWICK — People of Faith United for Justice and Peace invite the community to join in a Walk for Justice and Peace on Sunday, May 29, at 1 p.m., starting at St. Timothy’s Church, 1799 Warwick Ave and Lake Shore Drive, to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 111 West Shore Road, to Pilgrim Lutheran, 1817 Warwick Ave. Refreshments will be served at Pilgrim Lutheran concluding our walk. All ages are welcome to join. People of Faith United for Justice and Peace consists of St. Timothy’s Catholic Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Pilgrim Lutheran Church and the West Bay Community Jewish Center.

The Providence Diocese St. Matthias Ministry announces upcoming events

WEST WARWICK — The next Masses for the intentions of recovery, open to everyone, will be on the West Bay on Sunday, May 22, at St. Mary’s Church, 70 Church St., at 5 p.m. This Mass also includes the opportunity for Anointing of the Sick. Immediately following Mass, at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall – in cooperation with the St. Matthias Ministry for Recovery, F.I.R.E. (Faith Infused Recovery Efforts), ATTC (Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network) and RI-Cares, the video “Addressing Addiction and Supporting Recovery Through Faith” will be featured. Faith leaders will be present to lead discussion and take questions including: Rev. Douglas Spina, Rev. David Martins (RICares), Dcn. John Silvia, Dcn. Paul St. Laurent, Dcn. Cy Cote, and Michelle McKenzie (Lifespan). The West Bay Hope and Cope group meets each month on the last Wednesday of the month at the West Warwick Senior Center. Contact Deacon John Silvia at if you have any questions.

St. Joseph Church to celebrate Mass with healing service

WEST WARWICK — St. Joseph Church, 854 Providence St., will celebrate a Mass and healing service on Sunday, May 22 at 2 p.m. The church is handicap accessible. All are welcome.

Office of Vocations organizing Vocations Race Team

PROVIDENCE — The Office of Vocations is organizing a race team for The Gaspee Days, 51st Allan & Edna W. Brown 5K Memorial Foot Race at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 11. The team is composed of priests, seminarians, and lay faithful who will wear team t-shirts that witness to our faith and invite spectators and race participants to pray for vocations. If you are interested in joining the team and its cause of promoting vocation awareness in our diocese, please contact Fr. Christopher Murphy at by Monday, May 23rd. The more runners, the more powerful our witness.

Bishop Athanasius Schneider to offer talk, vespers, and pontifical Mass

TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St., will host Bishop Athanasius Schneider, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Mary Most Holy in Kazakhstan and author of “Dominus Est — It Is the Lord!” on June 28. Bishop Schneider will give a talk entitled “The immutability of the Catholic Faith and the crisis of the Faith in the world today” followed by solemn pontifical vespers and a reception in the church hall (ticket required); June 29, Solemn Pontifical Mass at the Faldstool. Clergy and seminarians are invited to attend vespers and Mass in choir dress. For tickets and more information, visit or call 624-8131.

Sacred Heart Parish to hold patronal feast

EAST PROVIDENCE — Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Ave., will hold their patronal feast on June 3, 4, and 5. The schedule is as follows, Friday: food and all booths open 6 – 10 p.m., music by DJ; Saturday: regular vigil Mass 5 p.m., all booths open 6 – 10 p.m., auction 7:30 p.m., music by DJ; Sunday: coffee and malassadas available after all Masses; procession with Blessed Sacrament and the Statue of the Sacred Heart following 11:30 a.m. Mass., concluding with Benediction in front of Church. All booths open 12:30-8 p.m., grand raffle drawing at 8 p.m. For more information, call 434-0326.