Around the Diocese 10.15.15


Polish Food Faire and Bazaar
WOONSOCKET — St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, 174 Harris Ave, will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar and Polish Food Faire on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. in the parish center. The event includes delicious Polish food, games of chance, children’s entertainment, flea market, pastry, penny social more. All are welcome.

Parish Mission
PROVIDENCE — Holy Name of Jesus Church, 99 Camp St., will host a parish mission titled “The Triumph” presented by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception during the third week of November. Four talks will be given at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 15–18, on the coming triumph of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary as promised at Fatima in 1917. All are welcome. For more information, call the parish rectory at 272-4515.

Altar Server Appreciation Mass
GREENVILLE — On Saturday, Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. the Office of Vocations in conjunction with the Providence Serra Club will host an Altar Server Appreciation Mass at St. Philip’s Church in Greenville. The Mass is an opportunity for the diocese to recognize altar servers for their commitment and service in their vital role in liturgical celebrations. All servers and their families from around the diocese are invited to attend. We are asking anyone planning to attend to please RSVP by notifying Cynthia DeAngelis at 401-331-1316.

Upcoming Year of Divine Mercy Morning of Reflection
PROVIDENCE — On Saturday, Nov. 14, Sister Patricia McCarthy, CND, a columnist for the Rhode Island Catholic, will present a morning of reflection beginning after the 8 a.m. Mass and continuing until about noon, at St. Augustine Church, 20 Old Road. Reservations not necessary but helpful for planning purposes. For more information, call 831-3503.

Catholic apologist to speak at St. Pius V Church
PROVIDENCE — Patrick Madrid, nationally-known Catholic apologist, author, and radio talk-show host, will be speaking at St. Pius V Church, Eaton St., on Friday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. His presentation is entitled "Where is That in the Bible?" and will show that the Bible has the answers to common questions and challenges to the Catholic Church, its teachings and practices. Please register early through or by calling Kathy Lilla at 401-351-9784. They are also available at the door.

Faithful Departed to be honored at All Souls liturgy
WEST WARWICK — A Commemorative Mass in memory of all the faithful departed will be celebrated at SS. John and James Parish, 20 Washington St. on Monday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. Immediately following the liturgy, the faithful will gather in the cafeteria for light refreshments. All are welcome. For more information, call 821-7661 ext. 10.

Bazaar on Broadway
PROVIDENCE — The Church of St. Mary presents its annual Bazaar on Broadway on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The bazaar will be held in the lower level of the Paul Cuffee School which is located at 30 Barton St. directly behind the Church of St. Mary, 538 Broadway, Providence. Proceeds will benefit the ministries of St. Mary Church. Admission is free. The Bazaar will feature unique gifts and decorations including creative holiday greenery, personalized ornaments, home and hostess gifts, “upcycled” crafts, fine knitted fashions, handcrafted jewelry, stylish accessories and homemade confections. More bargains will be found in the gently used Christmas items and the children’s used book area. The Christmas Café will feature coffee, pastry, soup, chili and the specialty of the house, authentic Korean dishes prepared by parishioners. For more information, visit or call the parish office at 274-3434.

Silent retreat to be offered
PUTNAM, Conn. — Called By Name Ministry for Spiritual Life will offer a silent, directed retreat October 30 – November 1 at Immaculate Conception Spiritual Renewal Center in Putnam, Conn. Called By Name Ministry for Spiritual Life is a team of certified Spiritual Directors ministering through individual Spiritual Direction, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in everyday life and silent directed retreats. For more information, as well as cost of the retreat, call Deb Notarianni at 401-377-8031 or Rita Pratt at 401-323-6719. Or visit

Bishop Hendricken High School to offer Mass of Remembrance
WARWICK — A Mass of Remembrance for all deceased alumni and faculty of Bishop Hendricken High School will be held at 10 a.m. on November 1. Immediately following Mass, the blessing of the completed Memorial Prayer Garden behind Pepin Gymnasium will be held. The garden centerpiece is a statue of Jesus hugging a soldier by Canadian sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz entitled “Lest We Forget.” For further information, contact Richard J. “Dick” August, at 884-7826.

Christian Mens group to sponsor Day of Recollection
PROVIDENCE — The Christian Men's Breakfast MTG Group will sponsor its 27th Annual Day of Recollection on November 7 at the Davinci Community Center, 470 Charles St. Father John Kiley, columnist for the Rhode Island Catholic will be the principal speaker addressing Challenges to The Family in a Secular Society. In addition to the talks, the day will include continental breakfast, lunch, confession and the opportunity to attend Mass at 4 p.m. at St. Ann Church. For more information, call 333-6139 or 826-8685.

St. Luke’s School to host Open House
BARRINGTON — St. Luke’s School, 10 Waldron Ave., will hold an Open House for mid-year transfers and for the 2016-2017 school year on Sunday, Nov. 1 from 12:30 – 2 p.m. For more information, contact Neil Kiely, 401-246-0990 or Holy Family Parish to host annual Bazaar PAWTUCKET — Holy Family Parish will hold its Annual Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 7, at St. Joseph Church, 195 Walcott St. The Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and features a major money raffle, a High Roller raffle and a giant Penny Social, as well as the following booths: Crafts, Christmas, Treasure Chest, Baked Goods, Irish Booth, full Kitchen and much more. For more information, call 724-9190.

Magnificat Breakfast for Women
PROVIDENCE — Magnificat is a women to women's Catholic ministry inspired by "The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth," in the Gospel of Luke. The women gather together to share the faith and a meal, to praise and sing and to become fully alive in the Lord as empowered witnesses of God's love. All are welcome to attend an upcoming breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 7, 8:30 a.m. -noon at the Providence Marriott. Darlene Walsh, former principal of St. Philip's School, will share her personal testimony of the extraordinary presence of God's unfailing love and mercy in her faith filled life. Reservation is required. For further information, call Linda Gatta at 864-7731.

Saint Raphael Academy to Host Open House
PAWTUCKET — Saint Raphael Academy will be hosting an Open House on Sunday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Alumni Hall. Families of students who are interested in entering as freshmen in the fall 2016 and current high school students who are interested in transferring are invited to tour the campus, meet with faculty, and discover the variety of sports and extra-curricular activities the Academy offers. For more information, visit, or call 401-723-8100 ext. 134.

Harvest Bazaar to be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church
COVENTRY — A Harvest Bazaar will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6 St. Vincent De Paul St., on November 7 and 8, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Bazaar will feature handmade items, Grandma’s Attic, jewelry, baked goods, raffles, kid’s games and much more. Breakfast and lunch will also be offered. For more information, call 821-8719. Jesus Saviour Church to host Penny Social NEWPORT — Jesus Saviour Church, 1 Vernon Ave., will host a Penny Social, sponsored by the Rosary Sodality, on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1 – 5 p.m. A wide variety of prizes, donated by parishioners and generous area merchants, will be displayed on tables. There will be free refreshments. For information, call 846-4095.

Saint Jude Triduum
PROVIDENCE — Saint Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold a Novena for three evenings in honor of Saint Jude, on Sunday, Oct. 25, Monday, Oct. 26, and Tuesday, Oct. 27. Mass and Novena prayers will be offered at 6 p.m. A reception and raffle drawing will follow Mass on the last evening of the St. Jude Triduum. St. Benedict Church Italian Festival WARWICK — St. Benedict Church, 70 Transit St., will host an Italian Festival in the parish center on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 – 10 p.m. Tickets include an Italian buffet dinner including but not limited to salad, chicken Parmigiana, pasta, meatballs, bread and butter, coffee and dessert. Beer and wine will be available. The Rich Life Duo will provide music. To purchase tickets, call 737-9492.

Chris Padgett to speak in Providence
PROVIDENCE — Chris Padgett, Catholic speaker and musician popular from Steubenville Youth Conferences, will perform at three events in November sponsored by the Office for Catholic Youth Ministry, at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul The high school mission evening will take place on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 7–8:30 p.m., the middle school will take place on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and the combined middle and high school mission will take place on Sunday, Nov. 15 from 6–7:45 p.m. For more information or to register, please contact the Office for Catholic Youth Ministry at 278-4626 or