Special Event listings 04.18.19


Seven Church Tour
PROVIDENCE — All are welcome to St. Pius V, 55 Elmhurst Ave., for the annual Holy Thursday Seven Church Tour on Thursday, April 18. Mass of the Lord’s Supper at St. Pius V will begin at 7 p.m. on Holy Thursday and then a bus will depart from the front of the church at 9 p.m. to visit seven churches in Providence. The bus will return to St. Pius V by 11 p.m. If you want to come on the bus, please reserve your seat by emailing Tyler Rowley at or calling 401-290-7201.

Take part in ‘Stations in the Streets’ on Good Friday
NARRAGANSETT— All are invited to join St. Thomas More Parish on Good Friday, April 19, at noon, at St. Thomas More Church, 53 Rockland St., as the cross of Jesus is carried through the streets of Narragansett as a re-enactment of Christ’s final journey to Calvary. Participants will walk on Ocean Road along the seawall and under the Narragansett Towers. This is a rain or shine event.

Hope and Cope support group to meet
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Matthias Ministry Hope and Cope Support Group will meet on Sunday, April 21, 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

St. Francis of Assisi offers Pizza and Bingo
WAKEFIELD — St. Francis of Assisi Parish will hold its fourth annual Pizza and Bingo Night Friday, April 26, from 5:30 - 8 p.m., in Father Greenan Hall on High Street. Local restaurants and merchants have donated food, gifts, certificates, toys, games and other items. Tickets are available at the door and include two pizza slices, salad, dessert, beverage and bingo cards.

Italian Night Dinner
CHEPACHET — Saint Eugene Parish will host an Italian Night Dinner beginning at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at 1251 Putnam Pike. Dinner entrees will include meatballs, sausage and peppers, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, pasta, and Italian cookies and assorted beverages. There will be live music, basket raffles and a surprise raffle. Call the rectory at (401) 568-5102 to purchase tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Fundraiser to benefit life and family programs
PAWTUCKET — The Office of Life and Family Ministry will sponsor a fundraiser dinner on Saturday, April 27, from 6 - 10 p.m., at St. John Paul II Church (St. Cecilia’s), 1253 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. The dinner is being held to support the diocesan pastoral care programs: St. Gabriel’s Call (pregnancy and beyond outreach and pre-natal diagnosis assistance and awareness), and Project Rachel/Rachel’s Vineyard (post-abortion ministry). The evening will begin with a social hour that includes a 50-50 raffle and a penny social. For more information and to purchase your tickets, please call Carol Owens at 278-2518 or e-mail:

Annual Divine Mercy Sunday Devotions
PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton Street, will celebrate The Feast of Divine Mercy throughout the afternoon of Sunday, April 28. Schedule: 2 p.m. — Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Praying the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary; 2 – 4:30 p.m. — Confessions and Veneration of a First Class Relic of St. Faustina; 3 p.m. — Chaplet of Divine Mercy and readings from St. Faustina’s Diary; 4:15 p.m. — Benediction; 4:30 p.m. — Holy Mass. For more information, call the parish office at 401-751-4871.

Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Pius V
PROVIDENCE — Come to St. Pius V to celebrate the feast of Divine Mercy on April 28. Adoration will be held from 2 - 4:15 p.m., during which time many priests will be available to hear confessions. The Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet will be prayed and a relic of St. Faustina will be present. Mass begins at 4:30 p.m. Contact Tyler Rowley at for more information.

Feast of Divine Mercy at St. Theresa Shrine
HARRISVILLE — St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church and Shrine, 35 Dion Drive, will celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 28. Schedule of devotions: 11:30 a.m – Holy Mass, Veneration of Relics of St. Faustina and St. John Paul II; 12:30 p.m. – Lunch; 1:30 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions; 3 p.m. – Solemn Chanting of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. The Shrine is located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 102. For more information, call 401-568-8280.

Divine Mercy Sunday at St. Martha’s Church
EAST PROVIDENCE — All are welcome to come and celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday April 28 at St. Martha Church, 2595 Pawtucket Ave. The schedule is as follow: 2 – 4:45 p.m. — Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; 2 – 3 p.m. — Confessions; 3 p.m. — Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be sung; 4 p.m. — Rosary and Benediction followed by Mass at 5 p.m.

Knights to host Portuguese Breakfast
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a Portuguese Breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, April 28, from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. The menu will include eggs, Portuguese-style potatoes, linguica, baked beans, massa (traditional Portuguese sweetbread), Portuguese breakfast pastries, orange juice, coffee and tea will be served.

Masses for Recovery
PORTSMOUTH — The next Mass for Recovery will be offered on Sunday, April 28, 5 p.m., at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East 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 or upcoming Masses, the work of the St. Mathias Ministry, please contact Deacon John,

Theology on Tap
JOHNSTON — On Thursday, May 2, 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 “What is the Trinity,” led by Dr. Robert Barry, Associate Professor of Theology, Providence College. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation and Q&A at 7 p.m. There is no fee for this event. A free-will donation will be collected. Participants are welcome to purchase food and drinks, but must be 21 to order alcoholic beverages. Theology on Tap is sponsored by the Diocese of Providence Young Adult Ministry. For more information, visit

Holy Name Society to host May Breakfast
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The Holy Name Society of St. Anthony Church and the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will hold its annual May Breakfast on Saturday, May 4, from 8 – 11 p.m., in the parish center, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave. The breakfast will feature scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sliced ham, baked beans, breakfast pastries, orange juice, coffee and tea. Children 7 years old and under eat for free. Tickets will be sold at the door or by contacting: Paul Capracotta, 724-1035 or John Baxter, 258-6602.

Annual Parish Dinner Dance at St. Bartholomew
CRANSTON— St. Bartholomew Church will hold its annual Parish Dinner Dance on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m., at the Alpine Country Club in Cranston. Music will be provided by “Ambrosiani.” A Silent Auction will also be held that evening for those who wish to participate and bid on the many great items. For tickets or more information, please call the rectory at 944-4466.

Mass for healing offered
PROVIDENCE — The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be offered within Mass at St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave., on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m., by Father Joseph Pranzo, parochial vicar of St. Bartholomew Parish. This Mass will be offered every third Saturday every other month, except this month due to a scheduled holy Communion celebration the third Saturday of May. The usual schedule will resume in two months. Those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age may receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick within Mass. For more information, call 401-944-4466. Prayer Shawls will be available free of charge. Donations are appreciated. All are welcome.

Little Sisters celebrating 150 years in America with anniversary Mass
PROVIDENCE — The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence of Pawtucket will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the congregation’s arrival in the United States with a special anniversary Mass on Saturday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m., at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. All are invited to take part in this special celebration of the sisters’ mission of service to the elderly poor. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will serve as principal celebrant. A reception will follow in the cathedral hall. For more information or to RSVP, please visit or contact the home at 401-723-4314.

May Breakfast at St. Alexander Church
WARREN — A May Breakfast will be held at St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., on Sunday, May 5, from 10 a.m. – noon. The menu will include eggs, sausage, ham, homemade homefries, waffle station, breads and muffins, fruit, juice, coffee and other items. Tickets are available at the door.

St. Mary Church to celebrate 175th anniversary
WEST WARWICK — St. Mary Church will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee on Sunday, May 5. The Solemn 175th Anniversary concelebrated Mass of Thanksgiving will begin at noon with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin serving as principal celebrant and homilist. The blessing of the new outdoor statue of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will be blessed by the bishop immediately following the Mass. The Anniversary Dinner-Dance will take place at the Cranston Country Club, 69 Burlingame Road, Cranston, with hors d’oeuvres served beginning at 3 p.m., with dinner at 5 p.m. Dinner choices are family style chicken dinner or pasta primavera. Music will be supplied by the “Three Amigos.” Tickets may be purchased by calling the rectory at 821-5555. Tickets for the dinner dance must be purchased prior to Monday, April 22. Please call the rectory for more information.

St. Ann Church presents a night of comedy
SMITHFIELD — St. Ann Church will host a night of comedy, food and fun on Monday, May 20, 5:30 p.m., at Twelve Acres, 445 Douglas Pike, featuring Steve DeNuccio, Brian Vincent and Jerry Caruso, door prizes and raffles. For tickets or more information, call St. Ann Church, 401-861-5111.

Catholic Poland Pilgrimage
COVENTRY — A Catholic Poland Pilgrimage is planned for September 22-29, 2019. The trip will feature round trip airfare on Air France and Royal Dutch Airlines, breakfast and dinner per itinerary, specially selected hotel accommodations, air-conditioned motor coach and full-time tour manager. For information or reservations contact, Father Jacek Ploch, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul and Our Lady of Czenstochowa Parishes, at 401-821-8719 or email