An Evening for Families with Father Leo
PROVIDENCE — On Friday, Dec. 1, renowned Catholic priest, speaker and foodie Father Leo Patalinghug, leader of “Grace Before Meals,” a food, family, and faith movement to strengthen families at the dinner table, will be at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Tickets and special pricing for this family night at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.
Prayer Shawl Ministry to sponsor Mass of Anointing
JOHNSTON — The Prayer Shawl Ministry of St. Brigid’s Church, 1231 Plainfield St., will sponsor the quarterly Mass of Anointing on Saturday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. Anyone that is ill in body, mind, or spirit, may receive the sacrament. Prayer Shawls will be available for anyone who may wish to receive one for themselves, a family member or friends at no charge. Future Masses of Anointing will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, March 3 and June 2, 2018.
St. Augustin’s Christmas Bazaar
NEWPORT — St. Augustin Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar this year on Saturday, Dec. 2, in the parish hall from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
St. Thomas Church to host Christmas bazaar
PROVIDENCE — St. Thomas Church will host a Christmas bazaar, on December 2, from 9 am. – 6 p.m. in the church hall, 65 Fruit Hill Ave. The bazaar will feature specialty booths including handmade crafts, gift baskets, a penny social, children’s raffle, bake shop, games, a money raffle including main prize of $1,000 and more. Bring your own camera for pictures with Santa from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Prizes throughout the day. Kitchen Café open from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Main raffles at 6 p.m. To learn more, call 401-272-7118.
St. Ann Church Bazaar and silent auction scheduled
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The annual St. Ann Church Bazaar and Silent Auction will be held at the Dillion Council, Knights of Columbus Hall at 1675 Douglas Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Ample parking is available. The bazaar will feature baked goods and sweets, along with handcrafted gifts, children’s hats, scarves, dish cloths, baby rattles, personalized ornaments, outdoor holiday decorations and more than 40 silent auction items. All proceeds to benefit St. Ann Church in Providence.
St. John the Baptist Church to host bazaar
PAWTUCKET — St. John the Baptist Church, 69 Quincy Ave., will host a bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will include 50/50 raffle, basket raffles, and sale of new and used items, food and more. For more information, call 401-722-9054.
Christmas Bazaar to be held at St. Paul Church
FOSTER— St. Paul Church, 116A Danielson Pike, is having the annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3, from 9 a.m. – noon. In addition to the theme raffle baskets, handmade knit items, jewelry table, balsam wreaths, penny social table and Snack Shack, there is also a raffle including a $1,000 gift card tree, handmade Jewel Box Queen Quilt, Cuisinart 13-piece Cookware and a holiday dinner basket with a $250 Stop & Shop gift card.
St. Agnes Church Holiday Concert
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will host a special Holiday Concert on Saturday, Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the church. The evening is titled, “Preparing for the Nativity: An Evening of Sacred Music for Advent and Christmas.” Music will be provided by The R.I. College Chamber Singers, the Women’s Chorus and the parish choir. Admission is free and there will be a free will offering taken up during the program to benefit the supply closet for the needy in the area. A collation will follow in the church hall. All are invited to attend.
St. Mark Church to host Christmas Festival
JAMESTOWN — Begin the Christmas season by visiting the St. Mark Church Christmas Festival, 60 Narragansett Ave., on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. New to the festival this year will be a cookie walk, Advent wreaths, photographer, theme raffle baskets and children’s gift making. The festival will also include raffles, a $1,000 cash prize, PPAC tickets, $250 fuel voucher, as well as fresh greenery, jewelry, handmade items, toys, games and cafe serving homemade soups, sandwiches and pastries. Please contact 423-1421 for more information.
Saint Mary School hosting annual Christmas Shopping Boutique
CRANSTON — Saint Mary School, 46 Vallone Road, will host its 12th annual Christmas Shopping Boutique on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The boutique will feature more than 40 crafters and vendors throughout the school, basket raffles, straw raffles, a bake sale, children’s activity room with games, balloon animals and ceramics painting. The kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch featuring its famous fresh homemade omelets, pizzas, calzones, hot wieners, coffee, beverages and snacks. Please stop by for a day of shopping and fun. For more information, please call the school office at 401-944-4107.
Advent Parish Mission on inner healing
WARWICK — Father Paul Desmarais will present an Advent Parish Mission at Saints Rose and Clement Parish, 111 Long St., entitled “Inner Healing: What it Is and What it Isn’t,” on December 4, 5, 6, in the church, beginning with Mass at 7 p.m.
Theology on Tap scheduled
JOHNSTON — On Thursday, December 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., young adults, single or married, in their 20s and 30s are invited to Theology on Tap, at Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta, 46 Putnam Pike (Rt. 44). The topic will be “Might as Well Face it You’re Addicted to Love: Overcoming Addiction.” Learn about tools and wisdom to support people who struggle with addiction. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation and Q&A at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Michael R. Simone, S.J., Spiritual Director, Sullivan House Recovery Home, Jamaica Plain, Mass. There is no fee for this event. A free-will donation will be collected. Participants are welcome to purchase food and beverages. Must be 21 to order alcoholic beverages. Theology on Tap is sponsored by the Diocese of Providence Young Adult Ministry. For more information, visit www.discovercatholicfaith.org.
Parish Advent Mission at St. Joseph Church
WOONSOCKET — St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, will host an Advent Parish Mission, from Monday, Dec. 4 - Thursday, Dec. 7, at 6:30 p.m., with a Mass and mission talk scheduled for each evening. The Franciscans of the Primitive Observance will preach the mission, entitled, “The Assisi Option: Living the Spirit of St. Francis.” For more info, call 401-766-0626 or go to www.saintjosephwoonsocket.org for the titles of each night’s talks.
Are you ready for the best Advent ever?
WARWICK — Called By Name, Ministry for Spiritual Life will offer Advent Reflection Evenings on November 30, December 7 and December 14, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., at St. Catherine’s Church, 3252 Post Road. Coffee ‘An beginning at 6:30 p.m. Register online or contact, Deb Notarianni at 401-742-7637, Rita Pratt at 401-323-6719 or email email@example.com.
SS. Peter and Paul Parish to Host Marian Holy Hour
WEST WARWICK — SS. Peter and Paul Parish, 48 Highland St., will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour on the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., beginning with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, homily, litany, silent adoration and Benediction. All are welcome. Bring a friend. For more information, contact Ray at 644-3699.
Holy Ghost Church to celebrate Rorate Mass
TIVERTON — On December 9, at 6 a.m. Holy Ghost, 316 Judson St., is pleased to offer a Rorate Mass. This is an ancient Advent tradition of offering a Votive Mass in honor of Our Lady by candlelight. The Mass is so timed so that participants will greet the rising sun as the Mass comes to the conclusion. Tapers and booklets will be provided. For more information, visit HolyGhostCC.org or call 401-624-8131.
Little Sisters to host Turkey Drop
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St., will host their annual Turkey Drop on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please stop by with a donation of a frozen turkey which will be used for future meals for residents and support the mission to care for the elderly. For more information, please call 401-723-4314.
Stonehill Collegiate Chorale to perform at St. Anthony
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The Stonehill Collegiate Chorale under the direction of Krishan Oberoi will present a Concert on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in Saint Anthony Church 1413 Mineral Spring Ave. The Chorale will present an eclectic performance of chorale music with music from Mozart to South African folksong to Dolly Parton. A free will offering of a new unwrapped toy is requested. For more information, call 401-353-3120.
Saint Eugene Church to host wine tasting dinner
CHEPACHET — Saint Eugene Church to host wine tasting dinner on December 10, 4 p.m. at Harmony Lodge. Advanced tickets available for $40 and includes five course meals and six wines. To learn more, call 401-568-5102.
‘Blind Faith’ to perform at St. Patrick
PROVIDENCE — On Monday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. the musical group “Blind Faith” will perform at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. Each performer in this local group has been blind since birth and they do not charge for their performances. Refreshments will follow this memorable hour of music.
Catholic Mom’s Group Meeting Scheduled
PROVIDENCE — The Catholic Mom’s Group will host the next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m. at Holy Ghost Church, in the church hall basement. The group is intended to provide support, friendship and the affirmation to Catholic mothers. Fathers and children are also welcome to attend the group meetings. Attendance is free, but those interested in joining the group meeting must register in advance to attend. Children must also be registered online in advance. Registration can be done online: https://catholicmomridec17.eventbrite.com or http://catholicmomri.com/events.
Caroling and praying for ‘Peace in the Womb’
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence Office of Life and Family Ministry and Rhode Island Right to Life invite all to attend a time for caroling and praying for “Peace in the Womb,” on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Planned Parenthood, 175 Broad St. If you are unable to attend, but would like to support these peaceful efforts, please pray that through the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel there will be a change of hearts and minds of all people that work directly and indirectly in the abortion industry. This peaceful event is being held in conjunction with the Pro-Life Action League. To RSVP call 401-421-7833 ext. 218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
An evening of Christmas Music and Carols at St. Bartholomew Church
PROVIDENCE — The choir of St. Bartholomew Church will host an evening of Christmas music and carols on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., in the church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave. Refreshments will be served in the church basement immediately following the performance.
Sacred Heart Church to host Cabaret Night
WOONSOCKET — On Friday, December 15, Sacred Heart Church,415 Olo St., will be having a Cabaret Night in the Parish Center from 7-9 p.m. “Two of Hearts” will be performing and the program will incorporate Christmas favorites. Wine, beer, soda and water will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own snacks to enjoy during the show. Complimentary coffee and dessert will be served during intermission. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Sacred Heart Rectory Monday thru Wednesday from 9-2 p.m.; after the 9:15 a.m. Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart Church; at “A Special Place” during regular business hours; or by calling Kathy or Bob Robbio at 508-883-8761.