Around the diocese 4.8.2010


St. Pius X hosts ‘Day of Prayer’

WESTERLY — St. Pius X Church, Elm Street, will host a “Day of Prayer,” May 1, beginning with Mass, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m. The program will be led by Mother Nadine Brown, foundress, Intercessors of the Lamb. Music will be provided by Marty Rotella. Lunch is included in the program fee. For more information or to register, call 332-1138; or e-mail:

St. Charles Borromeo sponsors lecture

WOONSOCKET — St. Charles Borromeo Church, 190 North Main St., will sponsor a free lecture entitled “The Liturgical Reform: Looking Toward 50 Years,” April 18, 3 p.m., in the church. The talk will be presented by Jesuit Father John F. Baldovin, professor of historical and liturgical theology at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. The talk will inform Catholics where they stand in the church on the most important topic of their public prayer life. For more information, call 766-0176.

Holy Rosary Sodality plans card party

BRISTOL — The Holy Rosary Sodality of St. Elizabeth Church, 577 Wood St., will hold its 38th annual card party, April 19, 7 p.m., in the parish hall. Prizes will be offered, and a variety of refreshments will be available for sale. Those attending should bring playing cards and board games. For more information or tickets, call 254-2697.

Holy Spirit Parish holds giant flea market

CENTRAL FALLS — Holy Spirit Parish, 1030 Dexter St., will hold a giant flea market, April 10, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m., in the church hall. Sale items will include jewelry, toys, plants, arts and crafts, gently used household items, fabric and more. Vendor space is available. For more information or to rent a table, call 722-3717.

St. Pius V hosts sessions for inactive Catholics

PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V Church, 55 Elmhurst Ave., will continue its series entitled “Catholics Returning Home,” Tuesday evenings, 7:30 p.m., in the church hall. These sessions are planned for inactive Catholics who seek answers about returning to the Catholic Church. The sessions will include opportunities to share and to learn more about the Catholic faith. For more information, call 751-2200, ext. 108, and leave a message. A member of the program committee will return the call.

Masses announced for deaf, hard of hearing

PROVIDENCE —?The diocesan Apostolate for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has announced the following Masses: April 11, the Feast of Divine Mercy: St. Jean the Baptist Church, 324 Main St., Warren, confession, 8:15-8:45 a.m.; Mass, signed and voiced in English by Jesuit Father Joseph Bruce, 9 a.m.; followed by a coffee and donut social in the church hall; St. Michael the Archangel Church, 239 Oxford St., Providence, interpreted Mass, 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 278-4639.

Regina Coeli Society sponsors concert

CRANSTON — The Regina Coeli Society of St. Mary Church, 1525 Cranston St., will sponsor a concert featuring the West Bay Chorale, April 25, 3 p.m., in the parish center. The performance will include selections from Broadway, jazz, Gospel and popular music. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call 463-9529.

Warren parishes celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday

WARREN — Sts. Jean the Baptiste and Mary of the Bay churches, will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, April 11, confession and eucharistic adoration, 1-2 p.m.; Mass, 2:30 p.m.; recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, 3 p.m. For more information, call 245-7000.

Holy Family Church offers Mass, healing service

PAWTUCKET — Holy Family Church, 195 Walcott St., Pawtucket, will hold a Mass and healing service, April 18, beginning with the recitation of the rosary, 1:15; Mass and healing service, 1:45 p.m. Father Robert Perron will be the celebrant. The church is accessible by elevator. For more information, call 724-9190.

St. Margaret Church sponsors Anointing of the Sick Mass

RUMFORD — The Pastoral Council of St. Margaret Church will be sponsor a Mass of Anointing of the Sick on Saturday, April 10, at 11 a.m. This celebration, offered during the Octave of Easter, is for any and all people who are chronically ill, elderly or those undergoing medical treatment or testing. Assistance will be provided for those needing help. The church is handicap-accessible. For more information, call 438-3230.