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Special Event Listings 01.11.18

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St. Thomas Church to host pasta and meatball dinner

PROVIDENCE — There will be a pasta and meatball dinner held in the St. Thomas Church hall, 65 Fruit Hill Ave., on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Dinner will include pasta and meatballs, salad and desserts. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for purchase. Cost for the dinner is $10 a person. Proceeds will benefit a local family in need. For more information, call Steve Diel 401-287-1766, or email Sdiel1992@yahoo.com.

Knights of Columbus to host breakfast

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will host a breakfast at the Council Hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, January 14, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The menu will include eggs, bacon, toast, homefries, baked beans, pancakes, hot and cold cereal, orange juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $10, children 6 and under are free.

Learn about ‘Financial Peace’ at St. Raymond Church

PROVIDENCE — St. Raymond Church, 1240 North Main St., will offer Financial Peace University on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. starting January 15. This 9-week class teaches God’s ways of handling money and focuses on budgeting, paying off debt, living within your means and being generous with the gifts God has given you. For more information, contact the rectory at 401-351-4224.

‘Meeting Jesus’ faith formation program scheduled

RIVERSIDE — All are invited to take part in a one session faith formation program entitled “Meeting Jesus,” on Monday, Jan. 15, from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the school basement of St. Brendan’s. It will be a practical exploration of how we can get to know Jesus through the scriptures, the sacraments and the saints. It is great for those who have been away from the faith or have never believed in Christ. Light refreshments will be served. Bring a friend and spread the word. For questions, contact Philip at philipatstbrendan@gmail.com.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

PAWTUCKET — A Week of Prayer for Christian Unity will begin January 18, January 19, January 23, January 24, and January 25 at 9 a.m., at St. Joseph Church, 195 Walcott St.

American Heritage Girls to host open registration

SEEKONK, Mass. — The American Heritage Girls will hold open registration on January 18, from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m., at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Ave. (Rte. 44) Seekonk, Mass. Parents and daughters are welcome to join us to learn about AHG and enjoy some faith, service and fun. AHG is a faith-based character development program for girls’ ages 5 – 18 dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. For more information, contact Troop Coordinator Liz Day at (774)-991-0729 or visit www.americanheritagegirls.org.

Knights of Columbus to host Blood Drive

RIVERSIDE — The Knights of Columbus Council 1528 in East Providence, working with the Rhode Island Blood Center, will host a Blood Drive on Sunday, Jan. 21, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at 3200 Pawtucket Ave. All presenting donors will receive a Dunkin Donuts gift card. Donors are asked to be certain they eat a good meal and stay hydrated before donating, as well as to bring identification. Appointments are strongly encouraged. Please contact Joe at Ltuta1@aol.com or 781-910-7415.

Diocesan Bereavement Support Program scheduled at St. Lucy Church

MIDDLETOWN— The Office of Life and Family of the Diocese of Providence will offer the Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support Program at St. Lucy Church, 909 West Main Road, in the parish center, each Thursday evening 7 -8:30 p.m., February 1 through March 22. This support group provides topics about grief and healing, the spiritual comforts of the Catholic Faith and a peaceful environment for adults to share about their grief after the loss of a loved one. The group is most appropriate for persons at least three months beyond their loss. There is no cost to attend! For registration or for more information, contact Peter A. Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.

Catholic Underground, ‘Stand’ film screening to take place at St. Patrick Church

PROVIDENCE — Catholic Underground will be held at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., on January 13, beginning with holy hour at 8 p.m. Vespers and worship music provided by Revive Ministry. Afterwards, all are invited to view the prolife documentary ‘Stand’ by Rayberg City Films in association with Rhode Island Right to Life, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers.

Join Servants of Christ for Life on March for Life Bus Trip

WARWICK — Join Servants of Christ for Life on a charter bus to D.C. for the annual March for Life. Stay overnight on Thursday, Jan. 18 in a Knights of Columbus hall and join the March on Friday. Pickup points on Thursday morning in Warwick and Westerly. Trip includes: Bus ride, dinner and breakfast, lodging, speaker, rides to Mass. Cost: $100. Contact: Tyler Rowley at 401-290-7201, t3rowley@gmail.com.

‘Love and Peace in the Beloved Community:’ A celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

PROVIDENCE — All are invited to an evening of prayer and song in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, on Monday, Jan. 22, 7 p.m., at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. This event is sponsored by the Office of Black Catholic Ministry for the Diocese of Providence and St. Patrick Church. Refreshments will be served following the program. For more information, contact the Office of Black Catholic Ministry at 401-278-4552.

Men’s Movie Night at McVinney to feature ‘Courageous’

PROVIDENCE — Recapture the strength that comes with being true to your vocation as a husband, father, son, priest or single man of faith. Come and view “Courageous.” Men, Confirmation age and older, are invited to this free Lenten movie night at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence, on Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Men of St. Joseph International and The Knights of Columbus. Register at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.

Rhode Island Right to Life annual pro-life rally

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Right to Life will sponsor a statewide pro-life rally, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 3-4 p.m., in the Statehouse rotunda. Individual participants, and school, church and other organizations are encouraged to bring a sign or banner showing their support for life. For more information, call 521-1860 or email info@rirtl.org.

McVinney welcomes PBS star Ethan Bortnick in concert

PROVIDENCE — Sixteen year-old international music sensation, singer, songwriter, pianist, composer, actor, philanthropist and PBS star Ethan Bortnick, will be in concert at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, for just one night, Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m., with his newest special, Generations of Music. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.