Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement support program
COVENTRY — The Diocese of Providence, Office of Life and Family, will offer a special Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support program for the loss of a spouse at Saints John and Paul Church (rectory building, lower level), 341 South Main St., on Thursday evenings 6:30 - 8 p.m., now until March 28, 2019. This support group provides a peaceful environment for people to heal and to share their thoughts and feelings about their loss with the spiritual comfort of our Catholic faith. There will also be a variety of discussion topics about grief. The group is most appropriate for adults at least three months beyond their loss. There is no cost to attend. For registration and information, contact: Peter A Magnotta, LICSW at 421-7833, ext. 217.
On the Calendar at McVinney Auditorium
PROVIDENCE — Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7 p.m.: Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour; Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m.: Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra Concert, featuring a world premier piece; Friday, March 15 at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 17 at 2:00 p.m.: St. Pius V School Drama Club Presents “The Wizard of Oz;” Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.: The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra in Concert featuring the 11th Annual Collegiate Vocal Competition Winners; Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.: The Italian Saxophone Quartet; Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.: The Horszowski Trio with Masumi Rostad; Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m.: ‘Miss R.I.’ & ‘Miss R.I.: Outstanding Teen’ Competitions; Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m.: Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra Concert; Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m.: Athenas en Concierto - Todo es Tuyo Tour. For more information or to purchase tickets to any of these events, visit www.mcvinneyauditorium.com or call the McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588.
NET Ministries Retreat dates available
PROVIDENCE — NET Ministries is an international Catholic youth ministry that is committed to challenging young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. The organization’s acronym stands for National Evangelization Teams. Based in St. Paul, Minnesota, NET offers training in youth evangelization and leads approximately 1,000 retreats annually. Each year, young adult volunteers are sent out in teams across the United States to conduct middle school and high school retreats for Catholic teens. If you are interested in scheduling a retreat date for middle school or high school students in your parish or school for the 2019/2020 academic year within the Diocese of Providence (or Fall River) visit www.netusa.org/retreats, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Diane Castro at 401-792-8684 to schedule a retreat for the youth in your parish or school communities. Multi-parish retreats can be scheduled as well.
Free Income Tax Preparation
PROVIDENCE — Amos House, 460 Pine St., a fully handicap-accessible agency, prepares free income tax returns for those who earned $55,000 or less in 2018. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening appointments may be made through April 12th by calling 401-272-0220. Amos House will also host Saturday walk-in-only sessions from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on February 9, March 9 and April 13. Other free tax sites in R.I. and M.A. may be found by calling the number 211.
Tea party and hat contest
BRISTOL — The St. Elizabeth’s Holy Rosary Sodality will sponsor their annual Tea Party on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 1-3 p.m., in the “Tea Room” located in the Parish Auditorium, 577 Wood St. Tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. For reservations, call Pauline at 253-7488. Many kinds of hot tea will be available for your choice, along with mini-sandwiches and tasteful sweets. There will be a hat contest. (Wearing hats is optional.) Prizes will be awarded for hats that are: Most Original; Most Beautiful and Most Likely to be seen at the Kentucky Derby.
‘Eucharistic Miracles of the World’ exhibit on display at St. Barnabas
PORTSMOUTH — The Vatican International Exhibition, “Eucharistic Miracles of the World” will be on display at St. Barnabas Parish, 1697 E Main Road, on February 16-17. The exhibition will be open on Saturday from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parish hall. The exhibition includes posters depicting 126 Eucharistic miracles from 17 countries around the world and another dozen posters of holy men and women whose lives were significantly impacted by the Eucharist. The exhibition also includes stories of saints and mystics of the Eucharist.
Hope and Cope support group to meet
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Matthias Ministry Hope and Cope Support Group will meet on Sunday, Feb. 17 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. No registration is required. A wonderful focus on Catholic Spirituality to support recovery. For more information, send an email to Deacon John Silvia at email@example.com.
Praise and Worship with Glorify
CUMBERLAND — Glorify will be held Sunday, Feb. 17, at St. Aidan Church, 1460 Diamond Hill Road. Each Glorify includes praise and worship music with Revive Ministry, a presentation, Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction, and an opportunity for reconciliation. The evening concludes with a social. For more information, visit glorifyprovidence.org or catholicyouthri.org.
St. Joseph Church to host a Bingo night
PASCOAG — St. Joseph Church, 183 Sayles Ave., will host Bingo on Friday, Feb. 22, 6-8:30 p.m., in the church hall. Gift cards and mystery prizes to be awarded. Food sales to include meatball sandwiches, hotdogs, chips, beverages and baked goods. Proceeds to help defray the cost of the youth of St. Joseph & St. Patrick parishes’ Religious Education Program participation in a summer youth conference. Handicapped accessible. For more information, call 401-568-2411.
St. Benedict Church to host indoor winter flea market
WARWICK— St. Benedict Church will host an indoor winter flea market on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the school directly behind the church at 135 Beach Ave, Warwick. There will be thousands of items. All bags are a donation. Kitchen open for light breakfast and lunch.
St. James Church to host pasta and meatball supper
MANVILLE — St. James Church, 33 Division St., will host an all-you-can-eat pasta and meatball supper on Saturday, Feb. 23, (snow date of Sunday, February 24) from 4 – 7 p.m., in Father Brindamour Hall. Tickets should be purchased in advance by calling the parish office at 766-1558. They will also be available at the door. The proceeds from this event will benefit the parish’s social ministry programs.
Knights of Columbus to hold Blood Drive
PROVIDENCE — In conjunction with the RI Blood Center, the St. Thomas the Apostle Knights of Columbus Council 11684 will be holding a Blood Drive on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the St. Thomas church hall at 65 Fruit Hill Ave. Refreshments will be provided. Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are not necessary.
St. Mary Church to host quarterly Mass for those in recovery
WEST WARWICK — On Sunday, Feb. 24, all are invited to attend a Mass for Those in Recovery in St. Mary Church, 68 Church St., at 5 p.m. This Mass includes the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. Anyone whose health is seriously threatened by sickness or old age may receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
Knights of Columbus Cigar Dinner fundraiser to benefit Mustard Seed
NARRAGANSETT — The Pope Pius XII Knights of Columbus Council 5295 will host a cigar dinner fundraising event on Monday, Feb. 25 to support the orphans of Mustard Seed Communities. This dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. at Arturo Joe’s, 140 Point Judith Road and will include a three-course meal, three premium cigars, raffles and more. Tickets are available for purchase at popepiusxii.org/upcoming-events or by calling Joe Vingi at 401-265-6918.
St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance
WEST WARWICK — St. Mary Church will host its annual St. Patrick’s Dinner-Dance on Saturday, March 9 in Father Gibson Church Hall, 68 Church St., following the 4 p.m. Mass. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. The menu includes traditional Irish corned beef and cabbage dinner with all the fixings along with Irish soda bread. Dessert includes pastries. An assortment of complimentary soft drinks will be available. Music will be supplied by the three-piece band, “The Three Amigos.” Call 821-5555 to purchase tickets.