AROUND THE DIOCESE

Around the diocese 5.30.2013

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Parish to host Santo Cristo Feast

BRISTOL — St. Elizabeth Church, 577 Wood St., will host the feast of Santo Cristo de Milgares on May 31, and June 1-2. A feast Mass will be celebrated by the Father Luis Dutra at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, followed by a solemn procession that will begin at 3 p.m. The weekend will also include good music and great food. For more information, call 253-8366.

New ‘Angel Help Line’ is 24/7 source for post-abortive women

PROVIDENCE — The Office of Life and Family Ministry has announced the availability of an important resource for women and families. The “Angel Help Line,” is a 24-hour, 7 day a week resource, staffed by volunteers, that will assist callers in need of support and fulfill the needs of post-abortive women and men seeking healing and forgiveness. The Angels hope to engage the caller and then provide information on post-abortion ministries that promotes emotional and spiritual healing. Angels will also provide a lifeline to women and families calling for assistance through the diocesan Gabriel Project reaching out to women during and beyond pregnancy. The volunteers are trained in active listening techniques. The “Help Line” telephone number is 278-4508. For more information about volunteering, please call Carol Owens at 421-7833 x 218.

Bring NET Ministries to your parish

PROVIDENCE — For 31 years, NET Ministries has trained more than 2,000 young adults in how to share their Catholic faith across the country through personal witness to junior high and high school youth through retreats. The teams encourage local Catholic youth to take a more active role in their faith though inspiring witness talks, small groups and funny skits. A NET Ministry team will be present in the Diocese of Providence from October 24-30. Dates are still available for retreats. Contact scheduling@netusa.org or call (651) 450-6833 to schedule a retreat for the youth in your parish. To learn more about NET Ministries, visit www.netusa.org.

‘Theology on Tap’ to feature discussion on Mystery of Suffering

JOHNSTON — On Thursday, May 30, Young Adult Ministry will host “Theology on Tap” at Cancun Mexican Restaurant, 175 Putnam Pike. Lisa M. Gulino, director of the Diocesan Office of Religious Education and Val Monteiro will speak on “The Mystery of Suffering.” The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a meet and greet and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m. A free-will donation will be collected to support Diocesan Young Adult Ministry. Participants are welcome to purchase food and beverages. For more information, contact Michelle Donovan at mdonovan@dioceseofprovidence.org or visit www.discovercatholicfaith.org.

Pasta dinner fundraiser to benefit Boston bombing victims

WARWICK — Join the parish community at St. Peter Church, 350 Fair St., for a pasta dinner fundraiser on Saturday, June 1, from 4 – 8 p.m. to benefit Celeste and Sydney Corcoran, a Massachusetts mother and daughter who were badly injured in the blasts at the Boston Marathon on April 15. Sydney suffered severe injuries and Celeste has lost both her legs below her knees. The fundraiser efforts are to help relieve some of the financial burden related to medical care. The event will feature a silent auction and other raffles, and the dinner will include pasta, meatballs, salad, fresh bread, butter, hot and cold beverages and dessert. All proceeds directly benefit the Celeste and Sydney Recovery Fund. Tickets available in advance and children 6 and under are free. To learn more about Celeste and Syndey, visit the "Celeste & Sydney Corcoran Support Page" on Facebook. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Lisa Kiernan at 578-4522 or send an email to lisam.k@verizon.net.

St. Kevin’s Bingo Night

WARWICK — St. Kevin Parish, 333 Sandy Lane, will host its next monthly Bingo on Saturday, June 1. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the games beginning at 6 p.m. For additional information, call 737-2638.

Offering help for the bereaved

WARWICK — The Office of Life and Family is pleased to offer the Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support Program at St. Catherine Church, 3252 Post Road. This support group offers a peaceful place for adults who have experienced the death of a loved one to learn about grief, and to share their experiences and feelings about loss with the spiritual support and comfort offered through our Catholic faith. The group is most appropriate for those who are at least three months beyond their loss. The group will be offered each Thursday (except July 4) 7 - 8:30 p.m., June 6 through August 1. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Peter A. Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.

Festival to be held in honor of patron saint

WARWICK — St. Kevin Parish, 333 Sandy Lane, will host a festival and carnival on Friday June 7, from 6 -11p.m., Saturday, June 8, from 12 - 11p.m.,and Sunday, June 9, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The festival will feature Bingo on Friday and Saturday with special prizes, a 50-50 raffle drawing on Sunday, carnival rides, games, live music tent, a food and bake sale, and gift and liquor baskets. The public is also invited to attend a special parish Mass, Sunday at 10 a.m., in honor of St. Kevin. The event will be held rain or shine. For additional information, call 737-2638.

Sacred Heart Church to host annual feast, procession

EAST PROVIDENCE — Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Ave., will hold their patronal feast on June 7-9. The event will include food and bazaar booths, musical entertainment, raffles, Mass with the sacrament of the sick, and a procession with the Blessed Sacrament and Sacred Heart statue. For more information and a full schedule of events, call 434-0326.

Knights to serve ham and bean supper

CENTRAL FALLS —The members of Sullivan Council Knights of Columbus will host a “Ham and Bean Supper” at their council home, 20 Claremont St., on Friday, June 7 from 5 – 7 p.m., featuring a penny social and raffles. Children under 5 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the door. For more information, call Leo Larivee at 641-3980, or John Crowley at 572-2346.

Annual yard sale at St. Theresa Church

TIVERTON —The St. Theresa Yard Sale will take place Friday, June 7 from 5 - 8 p.m., Saturday, June 8 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 9 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m., on the church grounds, 265 Stafford Road. Many items will be available for sale, including books, small appliances, toys, household goods, jewelry, records, DVDs, holiday decorations and more. The kitchen will be open Saturday and Sunday. For more information, visit www.sstandctiverton.org

Holy Hour planned in prayer for priests

TIVERTON — A Holy Hour will be held to celebrate World Day of Prayer for Priests on Friday June 7 at 7 p.m. at St. Theresa Church, 265 Stafford Road. The hour will include adoration, rosary prayer, time for silent reflection and a homily by Deacon Dr. Tim Flanigan. For more information, visit www.serraprovidence.org

Giant parish yard sale to feature items of interest

JOHNSTON — St Brigid’s Church, 1231 Plainfield St., will host an annual giant yard sale on Saturday, June 8 and June 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the church hall. Toys, books, household items, jewelry and clothing will be available for purchase. Admission is free. For more information, call 944-2232.

Something for everyone at summer yard sale

BARRINGTON — Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Ave., will offer a summer yard sale and white elephant sale on Saturday, July 13 at 8 a.m. The sale will feature home goods, garden tools, children’s corner, books, CD’s and more. Hot dogs and beverages available for purchase. For more information, call 245-7743.

Date changed for Knights of Columbus business meeting

WOONSOCKET — The next monthly business meeting of the Knights of Columbus Woonsocket Council will be held on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. at All Saints Church, 23 Rathbun St., due to the election of officers. The monthly social will be held at the end of the month. For more information, call 356-1024.

Enjoy home-cooked Italian food at festival

WARREN — St. Alexander Church's 42nd Annual Italian Festival will be held Friday, June 21 from 6 - 10 p.m. and Saturday, June 22 from 5 - 10 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, June 23 from 4 - 8 p.m.) on the parish grounds, 221 Main St. The menu will feature chowder, clam cakes, hot dogs, doughboys, strawberry shortcake, pastries, as well as home-cooked Italian food including meatballs, ziti, eggplant sandwiches and sausage and peppers. Admission is free. For more information, call 245-6369.

Our Lady of Czenstochowa Church sets Polish festival

COVENTRY — Our Lady of Czenstochowa Church will hold its annual Polish Festival, June 28 and 29, 5 – 10 p.m.; and June 30, 12 – 4 p.m., on the school grounds, 222 MacArthur Blvd. The festival will include games, raffles, cow chip bingo, polka bands, dancing and traditional Polish and American food. Takeout is available. For more information, call 821-7991.

St. Mary Parish to host Day With Mary

WEST WARWICK — St. Mary Parish, 70 Church St., will host ‘A Day with Mary’ on Saturday, June 8. The day, conducted by the Franciscans of the Immaculate, begins at 10 a.m. with a Fatima video in the church hall. The event will also include a procession of Our Lady, Angelus, Crowning Ceremony, sung Litany, Rosary, exposition and procession of the Blessed Sacrament, adoration, sermon on Our Lady, meditations on Our Lord's Passion, Divine Mercy chaplet, Benediction and Vigil Mass with enrollment in the Brown Scapular and conferment of Miraculous Medal. Confessions will be available all day. For more information, call 644-3699.