Special Event Listings 01.16.20


The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe to visit the diocese
PROVIDENCE — The Office of Life and Family Ministry for the Diocese of Providence has announced the itinerary for the Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The visits will take place in parishes throughout Rhode Island from now until February 2. For a detailed list please visit For more information, call 278-2518 or email:
Former Gov. Carcieri to be honored at Immaculate Conception Respect Life Dinner
WESTERLY — Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., will host its Annual Respect Life Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 18, honoring former Governor Donald L. Carcieri with its Defender of Life award. The event will take place in the church hall, beginning at 5 p.m. with a social hour with light appetizers, followed by a pasta and meatball dinner and dessert at 6 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Deborah K. Fallacaro Pregnancy Center of Westerly.
Rhode Island State Council Pro-life Dinner
PAWTUCKET — The annual Rhode Island State Council Pro-life Dinner will be Saturday, Jan. 18, at St. John Paul II Parish, 697 Central Ave., beginning with Mass at 4:30 p.m.; reception at 5:30 p.m.; and dinner at 6:30 p.m. There will be raffles and donations for the raffles will be appreciated. Proceeds will benefit five different pro-life organizations: Mother of Life Center, St. Gabriel’s Call, Rhode Island Right to Life, Little Flower Home, and Pro-life Across America. Reservations may be made by calling PSD Jim Gilcreast, at 401-232 0048 or email him at
Respect Life Mass
PROVIDENCE — The annual Respect for Life Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will serve as the main celebrant and Father Nathan J. Ricci, J.C.L., Assistant Chancellor, will serve as the homilist for the Mass. A reception and refreshments will follow the Mass in Cathedral Hall. The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will be on the altar for veneration during Mass. All are invited to attend but it would be helpful to know who will be attending for the reception following the Mass. Call 278-2518 or email: or visit
Hope and Cope support group to meet
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Matthias Ministry Hope and Cope Support Group will meet on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 5 - 6 p.m. in the chapel meeting room, under the chapel, at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 E. Main Road. If you know someone who is supporting a loved one or friend in need of recovery or currently in recovery yourself, then this group is for you. This program is free and provides a wonderful focus on Catholic Spirituality to support recovery. No registration is required. For more information, send an email to Deacon John Silvia at
Notice of Parish Finance Council Orientations
NORTH PROVIDENCE / NORTH KINGSTON — Newly appointed or reappointed Parish Finance Council members are invited to attend an Orientation Session that will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., at Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Road, Kingston. RSVP to the Diocese of Providence Office of Planning & Financial Services by calling 401-278-4540 or emailing
Special screening of new Dorothy Day film
WARWICK — Alumni and filmmaker Martin Doblmeier will bring a special showing of his new film: Revolution of the Heart: The Dorothy Day Story to Bishop Hendricken on Thursday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m., in Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater. The film is being co-sponsored by St. Mary Academy-Bay View and will be open to the public. The 55-minute film includes rare archival photographs and film footage, plus interviews with actor/activist Martin Sheen, public theologian Cornel West, popular author Joan Chittister, Jim Wallis of Sojourners and many others.
Missionary Image to visit St. Mark Church
CRANSTON — The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe will visit St. Mark Church, 9 Garden Court, on Thursday, Jan. 23, from 3-5:30 p.m. The visit will begin with recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet, followed by praying of the rosary at 4:15 p.m. At 4:40 p.m., there will be a presentation about the Guadalupe Miracles. Veneration of the image will begin at 5 p.m., followed by Benediction at 5:15 p.m. The Missionary Image is the actual color and size replica of the original Miraculous Image of Our Lady which she left on Saint Juan Diego’s Tilma. This is one of four that travels the world. It was blessed at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico by the rector, Msgr. Diego Monroy, to bring conversions, reverence for life, sanctity of the family and solidarity of the Church in America.
Masses for Recovery
PORTSMOUTH — The next Mass for Recovery will be offered on Sunday, Jan. 26, 5 p.m., in the chapel meeting room, under the chapel, at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 E. Main Road. These Masses, to which all are welcome, provide an opportunity for people to come together in faith to seek God’s loving kindness and grace with special prayer intentions dedicated for those in recovery. If you or loved ones struggle with alcohol, drugs, addictions, mental distress, or support folks who suffer from the effects of these issues, you are encouraged to attend. For more information about this Mass, upcoming Masses, or the work of the St. Matthias Ministry, please contact Deacon John,
Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional to host Open House
WOONSOCKET — Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School will hold an Open House, for Pre-K 3 – Grade 8, on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School, 1210 Mendon Road. For more information, call 401-762-1095 or visit
Knights of Columbus to host blood drive
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence Knights of Columbus, Council 1528, in cooperation with the Rhode Island Blood Center, will host a blood drive on Sunday, Jan. 26, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the Columbus Club Hall, 3200 Pawtucket Ave. Each donation can save three lives. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are encouraged. Visit the Rhode Island Blood Center website ( or call (800) 283-8385 for more information. Light refreshments will be provided.
First Saturday Devotions to Our Lady
PROVIDENCE — Please join Relevant Radio, the St. Augustine Council of the Knights of Columbus and the Men of St. Joseph for the First Saturday Devotions to Our Lady of Fatima at St. Augustine Church. First Saturday Devotions (in song) on Saturday, Feb. 1 and continue on the first Saturday of each successive month through May. Devotions begin with the Sacrament of Reconciliation 3:45 p.m.-5 p.m., Holy Rosary in song at 4 p.m., private meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary at 4:30 p.m., and Mass beginning at 5 p.m.
Mental Illness support group to take place at Holy Family Church
PAWTUCKET — Faith Based National Alliance on Mental Illness R.I. support group will begin meeting at Holy Family Church, 195 Walcott St. The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m., in St. Joseph’s Church Hall, and will continue on the second Wednesday of each month. This is a confidential and safe support group for adults living with mental illness. NAMI is the nation’s largest mental health organization.
New Special Religious Education Class looking for catechists, sponsors
PROVIDENCE — A new Special Religious Education (SPRED) community will take place at St. Benedict Warwick at Diocesan SPRED Center in January 2020. Four children with special needs, ages 9-13 are waiting to be prepared for the sacraments. Please consider sharing your gifts and help these children enjoy fully their baptismal rights as members of the Catholic Church. Free training will be provided prior to start. For more information about being a catechist, a helper, a sponsor or for a person with disabilities please call Irma at 401-278-4578 or email at
Masses for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing in ASL
PROVIDENCE / WARREN — The Diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing invites the community to take part in the following Masses: Every Sunday at 9 a.m., at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., Providence; and every Sunday, at 8 a.m., at St. Mary of the Bay, Warren. For more information, call Irma at 401-278-4578 or email at