Around the diocese 12.25.08

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Villa plans January open houses with tours

NORTH SMITHFIELD — The Villa at St. Antoine, 400 Mendon Road, will host a series of January open houses of the facility every Friday afternoon in January 2009, 2 p.m. Tours of the facility and suites as well as refreshments and Entertainment will be offered. The Villa is a 76 unit assisted living facility located on the grounds of the St. Antoine Community. Sponsored by the Diocese of Providence, The Villa is a welcoming residence with a range of supportive services. For more information, call 767-2574.

Dr. Martin Luther King Prayer Service

PROVIDENCE —The diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry, in cooperation with Holy Name of Jesus Church, will sponsor a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. prayer service and celebration, January 11, 2009, 6 p.m., in the church, located at 99 Camp Street. The event, themed“ Marching On With the Dream,” will include prayer and reflection, music and a celebration of Dr. King’s life and his work for peace and justice. For more information, call 278-4552.

Day program accepting new participants

NORTH PROVIDENCE—Fruit Hill Day Services, 399 Fruit Hill Avenue, is accepting new participants. The center offers varied activities, and serves a continental breakfast in the morning and a hot lunch at noon. There is a full-time nurse on staff to address participants’ medical needs. For more information, to arrange a tour or to speak with the admissions coordinator, call 353-5805.