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Special Event Listings 07.11.19

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to host Feast Celebration
BRISTOL — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church will hold its feast celebration July 11-14 on the Bristol Town Common across from the church. The feast will feature Italian food, live music, children’s activities and inflatables, raffles, games and more. Admission and parking are free. Rain or shine. Visit www.olmcbristol.org for more information.

Feast of the Family
PROVIDENCE — St. Edward Church will host the annual Feast of the Family in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel on the church grounds, 997 Branch Ave. on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. Mass on Saturday will begin at 5 p.m., followed by music and dancing until 11 p.m. On Sunday, July 14 a procession will begin at 10 a.m., followed by bilingual Mass at 10:30 a.m., blessing of vehicles at 11:30 a.m. The feast will feature food and raffles with cash prizes (tickets available after Masses), face painting, water games, dances, bingo and live music. Festivities will take place until 7 p.m.

Divine Mercy Parish Mission
SEEKONK, Mass — A Divine Mercy Parish mission will take place Sunday, July 14 – Tuesday, July 16 at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Ave., Seekonk, Mass. For more information and for a full schedule of the day’s events including speakers and topics, contact 508-233-3312 or visit. www.thedivinemercy.org/events.

St. Kevin Parish to host Marian Evening
WARWICK — St. Kevin Parish, 333 Sandy Lane, will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour for Life on the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Tuesday, July 16. The Holy Hour will be from 6-7 p.m., followed by a Mass in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. All are welcome. Bring a friend. For more information, call Ray at 644-3699.

Youth and the Church
CRANSTON— It is often said that young people are the future of the Church, but Pope Francis reminds young people in Christus Vivit that they are the Now of God and of the Church. What does young people being the Now of the Church look like? This was discussed at the 2018 Synod of Bishops in Rome along with the topics of the Faith and Vocational Discernment. Former St. Paul Cranston parishioner and current staff member at the Catholic Apostolate Center in Washington D.C. joins us on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. to discuss the process of the Synod, what led up to it, and what has happened since. He will talk about the formal synod process, his experience in Rome during the Synod itself, and his recent experience as a US delegate at the Post-Synodal Forum on Young People that was held in June.

Patronal feast of St. Anthony
WEST WARWICK — The parish will celebrate the Feast of St. Anthony on Friday, July 19, from 11 a.m. -10 p.m.; Saturday, July 20, from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, July 21, from noon to 10 p.m., on the church parking lot, 10 Sunset Ave. The event will feature games, raffles and more. Portuguese and American food will be available including caçoila, chouriço, bifanas (pork steak), favas, torpedo meat, hot dogs, French fries, malassadas, fish and chips and chowder on Friday, and barbequed chicken Saturday and Sunday. Musical entertainment will include Greg Laboissonniere on Friday night, Arlindo Andrade on Saturday night, and Capoitalistas on Sunday night. The procession will commence at 2 p.m. on Sunday followed by a band concert. For more information, call 401-821-8342 or visit Facebook: St. Anthony Church of West Warwick.

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick offered within Mass at  St. Bartholomew
PROVIDENCE — The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be offered within Mass at St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave., on Saturday July 20, at 11 a.m. by Father Joseph Pranzo, Parochial Vicar of St. Bartholomew Parish. Those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age may receive the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick within Mass. This Mass will be offered every third Saturday every other month. For more information, call 401-944-4466. Prayer shawls will be available free of charge. Donations are appreciated. All are welcome.

Bazaar at the Star
NARRAGANSETT — St. Mary Star of the Sea Church will hold its annual “Bazaar at the Star” on Saturday, July 20, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and after all Masses on the weekend. The bazaar will feature gift basket raffles, handcrafted wooden items, knitted items, artwork, baked goods, food tables, lunch, refreshments and much more.

Hope and Cope support group to meet
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Matthias Ministry Hope and Cope Support Group will meet on Sunday, July 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 deaconjohn@jsilvia.com.

Knights to host blood drive
WARREN — The Knights of Columbus Council 379 will host a blood drive at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church in Warren from 8 a.m. - noon on July 21. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Ocean State Pops Orchestra to perform at St. Kevin Church
WARWICK — The Ocean State Pops Orchestra will visit St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, on Sunday July 21 at 7 p.m. The sixty member ensemble will perform a program of audience favorites, including selections from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserable, the Sound of Music, the William Tell Overture and many other exciting selections from opera and musical theatre. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more information visit OceanStatePops.org.

Vacation Bible School: Around the World in 5 Days
PROVIDENCE — St. Sebastian Church will host a five-day Vacation Bible School experience, with the theme “Growing with the Saints,” July 22 - 26, from 8:30 a.m. – noon. The Vacation Bible School will include music, crafts, snacks, games, and more for children aged 3 to 12. There is no cost. Contact Mr. Bob at ssricgs@gmail.com for more information.

Saint Theresa Parish Summer Dinner
TIVERTON — Saint Theresa Parish will host a Parish Summer Dinner event on Saturday, July 27, 5 p.m. at St. Theresa Church Hall, 265 Stafford Road. The menu will include appetizer, chowder, fresh salad, steak tips, seafood casserole, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner rolls, dessert, water, soda, coffee. Entertainment provided by “Noise in The Basement.” For tickets visit sstandctiverton.org or contact Karen by email at kjlucas@cox.net or call 624-8172.

Masses for Recovery
PORTSMOUTH — The next Mass for Recovery will be offered on Sunday, July 28, 5 p.m., at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Rd. 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. Mathias Ministry, please contact Deacon John, deaconjohn@jsilvia.com.

St. Xavier Alumnae to celebrate 50-year class
WARWICK — St. Xavier Academy Alumnae Association will celebrate the 50-year class of 1969 on October 20, 2019. A Mass at St. Timothy Church will begin at 11 a.m. and the celebration continues with a lunch at Quidnessett Country Club, North Kingstown immediately after Mass. All graduates are invited. Classes ending in 4’s and 9’s are also honored at this event. Look for registration forms in the September newsletter or call 401-232-9006 if you have questions.