Special Event Listings 08.23.18


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 or the McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588.

Yard Sale to be held at Church of the Holy Name of Jesus

PROVIDENCE — A Yard Sale will be held in the Rectory of the Church of the Holy Name of Jesus, 99 Camp St. following all Sunday Masses August 25 and 26. The sale includes many well-loved religious items and some beautifully framed prints. There are also some other items of ceramic, glass and metal manufacture for the home. All funds are to benefit the re-pointing of the Church tower and chimney. For more information, call 272-4515.

Business meeting scheduled for Knights of Columbus Council 113

WOONSOCKET — Knights of Columbus Council 113 will hold their Business Meeting/Admission Degree on August 27 at 7 p.m. at All Saints Parish Hall, 323 Rathbun St.

Special Day of Adoration

TIVERTON — Join Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St., for a Day of Adoration for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on September 2, with a special Holy Hour in Reparation for the Sins of Clergy and for their Sanctification. The schedule is as follows: Adoration at 11:30 a.m., the Holy Hour at 3 p.m., and Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament at 8 p.m. All are invited. For more information, visit or 401-624-8131.

St. Joseph’s Church to celebrate Polish Festival

CENTRAL FALLS — St. Joseph’s Church, 391 High St., will hold its annual Polish Festival Friday, Sept. 7, from 6 p.m. – midnight; Saturday, Sept. 8, from 6 p.m. – midnight; and Sunday, Sept. 9, noon to 6 p.m. The festival will include delicious Polish and American food, games of chance, children’s entertainment, and music by Stop Band & DJ by Michael. Admission is free. All are welcome.

St. Ambrose Church to host annual clambake

ALBION — St. Ambrose Church, 191 School St., will hold its annual clambake on Sunday, Sept. 9, on the church grounds from noon – 5 p.m. There will be clam cakes and chowder, hamburgers, hot dogs, dynamites, doughboys, home-baked goods and more. The event will also feature games for children and adults, music and raffles. Free admission. For more information, call the parish office at 401-333-1568.

Tolton: From Slave to Priest

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 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.

Holy Name of Jesus Gospel Choir to celebrate 20th anniversary with music, fellowship

PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, Sept. 9, the Holy Name of Jesus Gospel Choir will celebrate their 20th anniversary. This event will take place at 3 p.m. at Holy Name Church, 99 Camp St. Holy Name’s own African Catholic Community Choir and Saint Ambrose Schola Cantorum will be participating in this event as well. The gospel choir has also invited several choirs from churches in the community to join in the festivities including Beneficent Congregational Church, Bethel AME and Olney Street Baptist. A free will offering will be taken. Refreshments will be served on the church grounds after the program. It will be an afternoon of music, faith and fellowship.

Explore the basics of the Christian faith at an upcoming Alpha Course at Christ

the King Church

KINGSTON — Alpha will meet on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 11 in the parish hall at Christ the King in Kingston. Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith and is for anyone, including those who may be searching, curious, or just desire a “faith tune-up.” It is based on welcome and hospitality, sharing and prayer. Each session includes a meal, a talk and small group discussion, where no question is too simple and no answer is pre-packaged. Topics include, “Is there More to Life than This;” “Who Is Jesus;” and “How Does God Guide Us?” For more information or to register, please visit, email, or call Laureen at 401-932-1943.

SS. Peter and Paul Parish to Host Deanery Holy Hour

WEST WARWICK — SS. Peter and Paul Parish, 48 Highland St., West Warwick, will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour for Life on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. The evening will feature Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, scripture readings, homily, silent adoration, Litany of Loreto and benediction. All are welcome. Bring a friend.

Father John V. Doyle School to host fourth annual car show

COVENTRY — Father John V. Doyle School, 343 South Main St., will hold the fourth annual car show on September 15, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the school parking lot. The event will feature a variety of classic to modern cars, prizes, raffles, bake sale, gently used book sale, local authors, a variety of vendors and more. Car registration is only $15 and admission is free.

Family Healing Mass scheduled

NORTH EASTON, Mass. — A prayerful afternoon for families will take place on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2 p.m., at the St. Joseph Chapel near The Father Peyton Center, 500 Washington Street, North Easton, Mass. The afternoon will include Adoration, Reconciliation, Rosary, ending with Mass and an Anointing will unify your family. This event is free, family-friendly, handicap accessible and open to the public. For more information, call Family Rosary at 508-238-4095.

Bishop Shelton J. Fabre speaks on Racism

PROVIDENCE — The Most Rev. Shelton J. Fabre, Bishop of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux and Chair of the US 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, Providence, on Monday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. He will discuss and report on the U.S. Catholic Bishop’s work against racism in the United States. More information: email Reserved seating required, visit or call the McVinney Box Office 401.278.4588. This free event is sponsored by the Diocese of Providence, Archdiocese of Boston, Archdiocese of Hartford, Diocese of Bridgeport, Diocese of Worcester and Providence College.

Office of Life and Family to offer “To Love and To Cherish” program for Catholic marriages

WARWICK — Office of Life and Family for the Diocese of Providence to offer the “To Love and To Cherish” program for Catholic marriages. The program embraces the Catholic Church’s teachings on marriage and provides topics and discussions designed to enrich and strengthen the sacramental journey of marriage in a sharing group environment. It will be held on Tuesday evenings, September 18 - October 16, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Saint Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Ln., Warwick, school side entrance of the church. Please note, this program is not for marriage counseling. The program and all materials are free. For information and registration, please contact: Peter Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.

Shrine to host Italian Cultural Festival honoring Padre Pio

ATTLEBORO, Mass. — The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette, 947 Park Street, Attleboro, will host an Italian Cultural Festival honoring Padre Pio, on Saturday, Sept. 22, from noon – 7 p.m. The festival will feature tours, food, music, speakers and the day will end with a Rosary procession and Solemn Mass in honor of Padre Pio. To register for a ticket, make a donation, volunteer, become a sponsor and for more information, please visit Sponsorships and donations to support Tufts Medical Center Floating Hospital for Children.

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

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 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

Relevant Radio to offer one-day retreat to National Shrine of Divine Mercy

STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. — Join Relevant Radio on a one-day retreat to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Massachusetts on the Feast of St. Maria Faustina, Friday, Oct. 5. The day includes a talk on St. Faustina, Eucharistic Adoration, confession, the Rosary for Life, Mass, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy and Veneration of a First Class Relic of St. Faustina. The day will conclude with a family style dinner at Wrights Farm Restaurant in Harrisville. Silver Fox Coach will pick up and drop off at McVinney Auditorium in Providence and Our Lady Queen of Martyrs in Woonsocket. For details and to register, visit and select RI or call Lise Doyle 401-309-2561.

Rosary Coast to Coast

TIVERTON — Join Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St., and thousands throughout the U.S. as they pray the Rosary together for the nation, on October 7, 3:30 p.m. The schedule is as follows: Exposition, readings, prayers, and Homily, Rosary beginning at 4 p.m., followed by Solemn Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. For more information, visit or 401-624-8131.

St. Xavier Academy Class of 1968 to celebrate reunion

WARWICK — St. Xavier Academy Class of 1968 will hold a 50th reunion luncheon on Sunday, Oct. 21 at Quidnessett Country Club, 950 N Quidnessett Road, North Kingstown, preceded by 11 a.m. Mass at St. Timothy Church in 1799 Warwick Ave, Warwick. All alumnae are welcomed to attend, especially those classes ending in 8 and 3. For more information, call 401-232-9006.

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

Opportunity to take part in Catechetical Certificate Program

BRAINTREE, Massachusetts — If you would like to learn more about the Catholic faith, please consider attending the Catechetical Certificate Program from The Theological Institute of Saint John’s Seminary, located in Braintree, Massachusetts. The program runs one Saturday a month from September until May. Experts will teach the truths of the faith from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. The cost is $450 if you wish to receive a certificate and $350 if you wish to audit. To register, please visit or call 617-779-3623.