‘Light of Education Foundation’ Night
FISKDALE, Mass. — “Light of Education Foundation” Night, an introduction, discussion and video of a day in the life of a child in Haiti, will be held on July 12, at 6:30 p.m., at St. Anne-St Patrick Parish, St. Joachim Chapel, 16 Church St., Fiskdale, Mass. Guest speaker will be Magalie Olivier, Foundation Director. The Light of Education Foundation, begun in 2016 in the Malden, Mass. area, is a non-profit organization founded and headed by Father Stanley Rousseau of Haiti. It strives to provide education and personal development for the underprivileged children of Savanne du Bois, Margiot, Haiti through the building of a fledgling school. Admission is free.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church to hold annual Feast celebration
BRISTOL — Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church will hold its annual Feast celebration July 12-15 on the Bristol Town Common (across from the church). The Feast, in its 120th year, features wonderful Italian food (Thurs-Sun) and live music (Fri - Sun), children’s activities, raffles, games and more. Back by popular demand: Bingo! Plinko! Coin Toss! Raffles for Cash and Prizes! Children’s Special on Sunday (4-6 p.m.) with two-for-one priced children’s activities. Admission and parking are free. Rain or shine. Visit www.olmcbristol.org or call (401) 253-9449 for more information.
Holy Angels Parish to host Barbecue Chicken Dinner
BARRINGTON — Holy Angels Parish welcomes the public to a Barbecue Chicken Dinner on Thursday, July 12 downstairs in the air-conditioned, fully-accessible church hall, 341 Maple Ave. Seating will begin at 6 p.m. Pre-ordered take-out, ready for pick-up at 5 p.m., is available. The $15.00 meal consists of half a grilled chicken, tossed salad, corn-on-the-cob, potato salad, dinner roll, watermelon, dessert and coffee. A one-quarter chicken dinner, offered for children 12 and younger, costs $8.00. Advance tickets for the dinner, where great prizes will be raffled, are necessary. For more information, please visit www.holyangelsevent.com or call Barbara at 245-4707.
Annual Festival of the Family at St. Edward Church
PROVIDENCE — St. Edward Church will host the 13th Annual Festival of the Family in honor of our Lady of Mt. Carmel on Saturday and Sunday, July 14 and 15. Celebration will start after the 6 p.m. Spanish Mass on Saturday and will include plenty of traditional Spanish food and dancing. Sunday will start with a procession and rosary at 10 a.m. followed by a bilingual Mass at 10:30 a.m., with blessing of cars after Mass. There will be live music, dancing, face painting, games, raffles, cookout and a folk dancing presentation. The Grand Raffle will be drawn at 7 p.m.
Pondering the Future of Faith
BOSTON, Mass. —The 18th annual Evelyn Underhill Lecture in Christian Spirituality will be held on Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m., at Robsham Theater Arts Center, Chestnut Hill Campus, Boston College. The future of faith and the prospects of the Church can seem bleak. Is there room for hope? If so, what shape would hope take? This lecture explores a hope for the future that holds together trust in God, self-criticism, and openness to the unexpected. The presenter will be Father Richard Lennan, STM professor of systematic theology and professor ordinaries. Lecture is free, please register at www.bc.edu/stmreg.
Immaculate Conception Church feast and festival
WESTERLY — The 90th annual celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel will take place at the church at 111 High St. On Saturday, July 14: Italian Street Festival, from noon until 9 p.m., featuring favorite food specialties such as fried eggplant, sausage grinders, pasta and meatballs, pizza, clams, baked goods and more. Live and recorded music, games for children, basket raffles and special item raffles. On Sunday, July 15, the 11 a.m. Mass will honor Our Lady of Mount Carmel, followed by a neighborhood procession, concluding with Benediction. For more information call 596-2130.
Children and teens invited to 2018 Summer Bible Camp
COVENTRY — Children and teens are invited to join the parishes of Our Lady of Czenstochowa and Saint Vincent de Paul for this year’s Summer Bible Camp, from July 16 – 22, 9 a.m. – noon daily, at the school building at Our Lady of Czenstochowa, 445 Washington St. The theme this year is “Jesus Is My Superhero.” All children are welcome to join us for an exciting week of games, crafts, and snacks. Attendees do not need to be a parishioner of either parish. This year students will have fun while learning about Jesus and the Sacraments. To sign up or for any questions please call 821-8719 or 821-7991. The fee is $10 per child.
St. Kevin Parish to host Marian Holy Hour and Mass
WARWICK — St. Kevin Parish, 333 Sandy Lane, will host the Deanery Holy Hour for Life on the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Monday, July 16, at 6 p.m. The evening will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, reflections, silent adoration, Litany of Loreto and Benediction. At 7 p.m. there will be a Mass in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. All are welcome. Bring a friend.
Seven Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease: Free community presentation at the Villa at Saint Antoine
NORTH SMITHFIELD — On Wednesday, July 18 at noon, the Villa at Saint Antoine in collaboration with DC Putnam Consulting will be offering a free community presentation about seven stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing more about what to expect may help someone caring for a person with dementia to better understand the condition and offer support. Please call 401-767-2574 to register. Light lunch will be served. Seating is limited. The Villa at Saint Antoine is located at 400 Mendon Road in North Smithfield.
Faith-Based Prevention Tool Kit available for Newport County
PORTSMOUTH —Newport County Prevention Coalition along with local parishes invite communities to attend a gathering of local faith and prevention leaders to receive copies of the newly designed Faith-Based Prevention Tool Kit for Newport County. Gatherings will be Wednesday, July 18, 12:30 – 2 p.m. at St. Barnabas Church, Portsmouth. Hosted by Deacon John Silvia. Light lunch provided. Friday, July 27, 8:30 – 10 a.m., at Holy Trinity Church, Tiverton. Hosted by Father John Higginbotham. Breakfast refreshments provided. Faith Leaders are welcome to attend either of the two meetings based on convenience. The toolkit which has been in the works for several months, is the result of collaboration between local faith and prevention leaders and is meant to be a valuable resource for faith leaders across the county, providing practical information on substance abuse prevention in their communities as well as lists of local treatment and recovery resources. Please RSVP to Rebecca Elwell at email@example.com.
Local author Genevieve Kineke to speak on #MeToo movement
PROVIDENCE — Local author and speaker, Genevieve Kineke, will give a talk titled “#MeToo: Sex in the City (of Man)” at St. Pius V on Thursday, July 19 at 8 p.m. She will explore the recent explosion of sexual harassment charges in popular culture and around the country while offering an authentic Catholic approach to understanding human sexuality. This event is free and everyone is welcome. St. Pius V is located at 55 Elmhurst Ave. in Providence. Contact Tyler Rowley with any questions, 401- 290-7201, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rhode Island Catholic Mom’s Group to host Preschool Story Hour
PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Catholic Mom’s Group will host Preschool Story Hour at Holy Ghost Church, 472 Atwells Ave. The Preschool Story hour will begin on Thursday, July 19 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. The program will take place in the church hall located in the basement. The program is geared towards 3 to 4 year olds, but all ages are welcome to attend with a parent and/or guardian. There will be arts and crafts and other theme related activities. The first classes are: July 19, July 26, August 2 and August 16. For more information, please call the church office: (401) 421-3551.
Knights of Columbus to host Steak Fry
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a Steak Fry at the Council Hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on July 21, from 5:30- 7 p.m. Steak, baked potatoes, summer vegetables, salad, coffee and tea will be served. The cost is: $13.00 per person. Please call 295-0507 for reservations by Thursday, July 19.
Msgr. Sabourin Vacation Bible Camp for People with Disabilities
PROVIDENCE — The Office of the Apostolate for People with Disabilities and St. Patrick Church, will offer the first Msgr. Sabourin Vacation Bible Camp for People with Disabilities. Camp will take place at St. Patrick Church on Smith Street from 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., from July 23- 27. Children and teenagers ages 6-17 years-old are welcome to attend. The cost per person $30.00. Limited space. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch. Registration form at dioceseofprovidence.org/apostolate-for-people-with-disabilities. Bilingual and Wheelchair Accessible. Registration Deadline: All registration forms are due July 13 with payment. Camp is also seeking faith filled and enthusiastic adult volunteers. Hosted by the Office of the Apostolate for People with Disabilities and St. Patrick Church.
All you can eat chowder and clam cakes fundraiser
NORTH SMITHFIELD — The Villa at Saint Antoine will host its second annual “All You Can Eat Chowder & Clam Cakes fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 3 from 3:30 - 7p.m. in its courtyard, 400 Mendon Road in North Smithfield. Chef Cindy’s famous red, clear and white chowders will be featured as well as her delicious clam cakes. Take out will also will be available. $10 for advanced tickets or $12 at the door. There will also be beer, wine, soda, bottled water, ice cream, fresh baked brownies and cookies available for purchase. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 401-767-2574. Rain date is Saturday, August 4, same time. Proceeds to benefit the residents of the Villa at Saint Antoine, a not-for-profit health care ministry of the Diocese of Providence.
Peter Kreeft to speak at St. Pius V Church
PROVIDENCE — In celebration of the 100th Anniversary Year of St. Pius V Parish, 240 Eaton St., Peter Kreeft will speak at the church on Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. His topic will be “Unconscious Atheism: the Dangers of Living a Nominal Catholic Life.” Suggested offering of $20.00.Pre-registration is requested by calling 401-351-9784 or 401-489-6757.
Knights of Columbus council plans trip to Foxwoods
MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — On Sunday, August 12, St. Thomas the Apostle Knights Council 11684 will host a trip to Foxwoods Casino. The cost is only $25 which includes a free buffet, or $10 off a restaurant of your choice and $15 free tokens. Contact Bob Evangelista at 374-3090 for reservations.
Father Larry Richards is coming to McVinney Auditorium
PROVIDENCE — Father Larry Richards, a popular speaker and pastor from Erie, Pennyslvania, will visit McVinney Auditorium, Thursday, August 16, at 6 p.m. Father Larry is the founder of “The Reason for Our Hope Foundation” and has many media presentations as well as EWTN Radio “The Reason for Our Hope,” “Fathers Know Best,” and “Open Line.” At all his presentations, Father Larry promises two things: one, you will never be bored and two, your life will be changed forever. Come and experience this truth for yourself. Sponsored by Diocesan Office of Faith Formation and Relevant Radio. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com or the McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588.
Little Sisters of the Poor to host PawSox Family Fun Day at McCoy Stadium
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor will host their annual PawSox Family Fun Day at McCoy Stadium on Sunday, August 19. The 13th annual outing begins at 11:30 a.m. with a pre-game summertime BBQ. Fans can cheer for a Little Sister who will throw a ceremonial pitch and later enjoy the angelic voice of Sister Elizabeth singing God Bless America. After the game everyone may join the Little Sisters on the field to run the bases. For more information or to purchase tickets call 401-305-4001 or visit www.littlesistersofthepoorpawtucket.org.
Da’ T.R.U.T.H.: the Nostalgia Tour
PROVIDENCE — Saturday, August 25, Christian rapper Da’ T.R.U.T.H. will be in concert at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way Da’ T.R.U.T.H. is an urban missionary who is decorated with honors and accolades in music, an educated teacher of the Word and a continually evolving entity with an enthralling desire to impact a generation with the truth and he is bringing his Nostalgia Tour to McVinney. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com or the McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588.
Tolton: From Slave to Priest coming to McVinney Auditorium
PROVIDENCE — “Tolton: From Slave to Priest” is a new live theater production based on the life of Father Augustus Tolton, the first African American Catholic priest. Experience Tolton: persevering in his deep desire to become a Catholic priest, overcoming slavery, hardships and persecution, including the rejection of every seminary in the United States. This live, one-man multimedia drama is currently on a national tour, and McVinney Auditorium is the only Rhode Island performance. Sunday, September 9, at 3 p.m. in McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com or the McVinney Box Office 401.278.4588. This family-friendly production is recommended for ages 10+. Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry.
Bishop Shelton J. Fabre to speak on racism
PROVIDENCE — The Most Rev. Shelton J. Fabre, Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and Chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Ad-Hoc Committee Against Racism, chair of the USCCB Subcommittee on African American Affairs, and member of the Committee on Cultural Diversity in the Church, will speak at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, on Monday, September 17 at 7 p.m. He will discuss and report on the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s work against racism in the United States. For more information, email email@example.com, visit www.mcvinneyauditorium.com or call the McVinney Box Office 401.278.4588. Sponsored by the diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry.
Audrey Assad in Concert: Instruments of Peace
PROVIDENCE — Just announced, ‘Instruments of Peace’ is a night of praise and worship with Audrey Assad, an American singer-songwriter and contemporary Christian music artist. This intimate evening will feature spiritually-nourishing songs from Audrey’s’ new album, ‘Evergreen,’ on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, sponsored by St. Patrick’s Academy, Providence. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.
Narragansett Bay Chorus presents American A Cappella, featuring “The Interstate Rivals”
PROVIDENCE — “The Interstate Rivals,” the 1987 Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Champions, are the special guests at the American A Cappella annual concert on Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 p.m. in McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com or the McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588.
Martinu String Quartet in Concert
PROVIDENCE — The brilliant Martinu Quartet was founded in 1967 by four students at the Prague Conservatory, since then the group has become internationally acclaimed for their benchmark performances. Presented by Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts, this performance will feature pieces by Mozart, Schulhoff, Weinberg and Dvorak. At McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, on Thursday Oct. 4 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.
Walden Chamber Players in Concert
PROVIDENCE — The Boston-based Walden Chamber Players has garnered a reputation for being one of the most exciting and versatile chamber groups performing today. Presented by Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts, this performance will feature nonets for strings and winds by Martinu, Spohr and Nielsen. At McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are available at www.mcvinneyauditorium.com.
Interested in going to World Youth Day 2019?
PROVIDENCE — The diocesan pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Panama is January 21-28, 2019. For more information, see the flyer, brochure and registration form online at www.discovercatholicfaith.org/world-youth-day-2019. For more information please contact Michael Aoyama at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New support group for divorced and separated Catholics
CAROLINA — The Office of Life and Family is offering a new support group for divorced and separated Catholics at St. Mary Church, rectory (downstairs, side entrance), 437 Carolina Back Road. The group is ongoing and will be held on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. There are no costs to attend. This support group embraces our Catholic faith and God’s grace, and provides a peaceful place for sharing, healing and for topics/discussions related to separation/divorce. Preregistration is required. For registration and further information, please contact Peter A. Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.
Parish communities help offer meals, clothing to neighboring communities
WARWICK —Saints Rose and Clement’s Mother Teresa group has been providing free delicious meals, including desserts, and an assortment of free, gently-worn clothing in an assortment of sizes, to neighboring communities. The locations have been made possible through the kindness of the First Congregational Church of Warwick, at 715 Oakland Beach Ave., and Saints John and James, at 20 Washington St., in West Warwick. Their parish halls are alive with food and fellowship at our 5 p.m. meals held on the second Tuesday and the fourth Friday of the month. Mother Teresa Outreach Ministry is on Facebook.