AROUND THE DIOCESE

Around the diocese 10.27.2011

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St. Charles Borromeo to honor namesake

PROVIDENCE – St. Charles Borromeo Church, 178 Dexter St., will honor its patron saint with a bilingual Mass in Spanish and English, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. Following Mass, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue until Sunday, Nov. 6, concluding with a bilingual Mass, 11 a.m., followed by a procession with the Blessed Sacrament through the neighborhood streets. A novena will be prayed individually from Oct. 27 to Nov. 4. For more information, call 421-6441.

Villa plans November open houses

NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Villa at St. Antoine, 400 Mendon Road, will sponsor a series of open houses, Nov. 4, 11, 18 and 25, 2 p.m. The Villa offers quality assisted living, innovative memory loss care and a campus where continuum of care is available. For more information, call 767-2574.

St. Brendan Parish plans fundraiser

EAST PROVIDENCE – The parishioners of St. Brendan Church will host a dinner to benefit Mike Palumbo, a longtime member of the parish who suffers from lung cancer. The event will be held Nov. 5, 6 p.m., in the parish hall, 60 Turner Ave., and will include a buffet dinner, entertainment, raffles and children’s activities. Proceeds from the event will help defray the cost of Palumbo’s medical bills and prescriptions. For more information or tickets, call 433-2680; to donate food items or raffle prizes, call 437-1557.

Columbiettes seek new members

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Columbiettes of Bishop Hickey Council, No. 3623, Knights of Columbus, invite all interested Catholic women age 18 and older to join the organization. The Columbiettes are a unified group of Catholic women who work with the Knights and share spiritual, moral, educational and social benefits that promote faith, hope and charity. The Columbiettes share a special devotion to the Blessed Mother, St. Theresa of Liseaux, and St. Joan of Arc. For more information, call 437-0738.

World Apostolate of Fatima to offer program, book signing

GREENVILLE – The Rhode Island division of the World Apostolate of Fatima will present Father Andrew Apostoli, a world renowned Fatima authority, Nov.4-5, at St. Philip Church, 622 Putnam Pike. Father Apostoli, a frequent television presenter, is the vice postulator for the Beatification of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheehan, and the author of the new book “Fatima for Today: An Urgent Message of Hope.” The program will begin on Nov. 4, with a Holy Hour, 6 p.m., followed by Mass, 7 p.m., and a presentation by Father Apostoli and book signing. On Nov. 5, there will be a Holy Hour, 1 p.m., followed by a presentation and book signing at 2 p.m., confession, 3-3:45 p.m., and Mass, 4 p.m. For more information, call 949-1500.

Knights to hold ‘Family Rosary’

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Knights of Columbus, East Providence Council No. 1528, will hold a “Family Rosary For Life,” Nov. 5, 10 a.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 3200 Pawtucket Ave. Activities for young children will be provided; refreshments will be served. For more information, call (617) 721-8874.

St. Charles Borromeo honors patron saint with dinner

WOONSOCKET – St. Charles Borromeo Church will host a dinner in honor of the parish’s patron saint, Nov. 5, 5 p.m., in the church hall, corner of North Main and Daniels streets. The menu will include pasta and meatballs, salad, rolls and butter, coffee or tea and a homemade dessert. For more information, call 766-0176.

‘March of the Surviving Youth’

PROVIDENCE – The diocesan Office of Life and Family Ministry will hold the “March of Surviving Youth,” Oct. 29, beginning at 8:30 a.m., at Our Lady of Rosary Church, 21 Traverse St. The march concludes the 40 Days for Life campaign; participants will march to the abortion clinic on Point Street, where they will hold a prayerful vigil. For more information, call 421-7833, ext. 218.

Holy Ghost Church plans parish reunion

PROVIDENCE -Holy Ghost Church, One Knight St., will hold its 77th annual parish reunion, Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., at the West Valley Inn, 4 Blossom St., West Warwick. For more information or tickets, call 421-3551.

Our Lady of Loreto plans fall breakfast

EAST PROVIDENCE – The Social Ministry of Our Lady of Loreto Church, 346 Waterman Ave., will sponsor a fall breakfast, Nov. 6, 9-11:30 a.m., in the parish hall. The menu will include scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, hash browns, beans, pancakes, fruit cup, juice, breakfast pastries, hot cider, coffee and tea. The event will include a 50-50 raffle; a door prize will be awarded. For more information or tickets, call 434-3535.

All Soul’s Day Mass in the Extraordinary Form

WOONSOCKET — St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, is to offer a Requiem Mass in the Extraordinary Form on All Soul’s Day, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. The Mass is to be celebrated by Father Michael Woolley and is to conclude with the traditional Absolution of the Dead over a catalfalque. Music is to be provided by Henri St, Louis and members of the Schola SanctaeCaeciliae; English-Latin booklets will be provided. For more information, call 766-0626.

Interpreted Masses for deaf, hard of hearing

PROVIDENCE – The diocesan Apostolate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has announced the following interpreted Masses: St. Ann Church, 280 Hawkins St., Providence, Nov. 5 and 19, 4 p.m. For more information, call 861-5111; St. Rita Church, 722 Oakland Beach Ave., Warwick, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. For more information, call 738-1800; St Jean Church, 324 Main St., Warren, every Sunday, 9 a.m. For more information, call 245-7000; St. Michael the Archangel Church, 239 Oxford St., Providence, Nov. 6, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 781-7210; Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Road, Kingston, Nov. 6, 11:35 a.m. For more information, call 783-7459.

Pastoral Care office seeks volunteers

NORTH PROVIDENCE – The Dept. of Pastoral Care of Our Lady of Fatima Hospital is seeking individuals to serve as extraordinary ministers of holy Communion. For more information, call 456-3507.

‘Be Not Afraid’ ministry training

PROVIDENCE – “Be Not Afraid” is a program and a network of concerned clergy, parents and professionals who have individuals within their parish communities who have experienced a poor prenatal diagnosis (PPD). Training for this new ministry in the diocese will be provided through the Office of Life and Family Ministry. The first training session will be held on Friday, Nov. 4 from 1-2:30 p.m. for clergy only. The second session will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for laity. Both sessions will be held at the Diocese of Providence office building located at One Cathedral Square, Providence. The presenter is Sandy Buck of the “Be Not Afraid” ministry. She will help clergy learn ways to approach this delicate issue and peer ministers will learn how to understand and reach out to parents with sensitivity who are experiencing a PPD and help them to learn affirmations to encourage them to carry to full term. The training will also provide basic bereavement information. Registration is necessary for both sessions. For more information, call 421-7833, ext. 218.