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Special Event Listings 09.06.18

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Mass in ASL for Deaf, Hard of Hearing parishioners

PROVIDENCE — ASL interpreted Masses will be celebrated at St. Patrick Church on Sundays from now until September 30, at the 9 a.m. English Mass. Updated schedules will be posted on the Diocesan website and in St. Patrick Church’s bulletin and website. St. Patrick Sunday Masses are live streamed and available to watch at https://saintpatrickchurch.net/multimedia. For more information contact Irma I. Rodríguez at irodriguez@dioceseofprovidence.org, call the Office of the Apostolate for the Deaf at 401-278-4578 or visit saintpatrickchurch.net/parish-life and dioceseofprovidence.org/ministry-for-the-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing. ASL interpreted Masses will also be celebrated every Sunday at St. Mary of the Bay, Warren, at 8 a.m. For more information, call 401-278-4578.

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. Agatha Church to host yard sale

WOONSOCKET — St. Agatha Church, 34 Joffre Ave., will host a yard sale on Saturday, Sept., 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information call, 767-2950.

Knights of Columbus to host breakfast

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Scrambled or fried eggs, sausage, toast, home fries, baked beans, pancakes, breakfast pastries, orange juice, coffee and tea will be served. The cost is $10.00, children 6 and under are free.

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 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.

Explore the basics of the Christian faith at a 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 www.ctkri.org/alpha, email alphacommittee.ctk@gmail.com, or call Laureen at 401-932-1943.

Serra Providence to host gathering to pray for vocations

PROVIDENCE — Serra Providence will host a gathering on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Providence Seminary, 485 Mt. Pleasant Ave. The mission of Serra Providence is to foster, affirm and promote vocations to the priesthood and religious life in the Diocese of Providence through prayer, activities and events. Serra works closely with the diocesan Office of Vocations.

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.

Women’s prayer apostolate to offer prayers for priests, seminarians and vocations

PROVIDENCE — The Mary Mother of Priests Apostolate (MMOP) is a women’s prayer apostolate offering prayers for priests, seminarians and vocations. The next meeting will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Our Lady of Providence Seminary, beginning with Mass at 9 a.m., followed by adoration, prayer and fellowship. MMOP sponsors the Adopt-a-Priest project with the Serra Club and will meet again Saturday, Oct. 6. All women are welcome to join.

Clam Cake and Chowder Dinner at Our Lady of Good Counsel

WEST WARWICK - Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 62 Pleasant St., will host their last clam cakes and chowder and chicken tender with fries event for the summer on Friday, Sept. 14, from 5-7 p.m. on the church grounds. Food is provided by Mickey G’s Clam Shack. Adults: $10.00 and children 5 – 12: $5.00. For more information, please call 822-1869.

Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents to offer one-day spiritual retreat

TIVERTON — The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents will sponsor a one-day retreat on October 6, from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., at St. Theresa’s Parish, 265 Stafford Road. Emmaus is a ministry for parents whose children of any age have died by any cause no matter how long ago. For more information, call Barbara, Mother of Melissa, 401-200-1314; or Denise, Mother of Nicholas, at 401-480-3330. For online registration, visit www.emfgp.org

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 pjanuary@dioceseofprovidence.org. Reserved seating required, visit www.mcvinneyauditorium.com 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, Diocese of New Haven 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 will 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.

Calling all Woodlawn Catholic Regional School Alumni

PAWTUCKET — Woodlawn Catholic Regional School Alumni are invited to a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Catholic Regional School, 61 Hope St. Refreshments to be served. Please rsvp to wcrsalumni@gmail.com.

St. Raymond’s Church to host Financial Peace University

PROVIDENCE — St. Raymond’s Church will offer Financial Peace University on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. starting September 19. This 9-week class teaches God’s ways of handling money and focuses on budgeting, paying off debt, living within your means and being generous with the gifts God has given you. Single, married, old or young - it’s never too late to take control of your finances. Makes an excellent gift for engaged or newly married couples. For more information, contact the parish office at 401-351-4224.

Holy Angels Parish to host ham and bean dinner

BARRINGTON — Holy Angels Parish welcomes the public to a traditional ham and bean dinner, on Thursday, Sept. 20, in the church hall at 341 Maple Ave. The menu consists of hand-carved ham, baked beans, sautéed broccoli, coleslaw, mac and cheese, cornbread, dessert and coffee. Seating will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Pre-ordered meals-to-go, ready for pickup at 4 p.m., will be offered. Dinner admission tickets, on sale through Monday, Sept. 17. Adults/teens: $12, children 6 to 12: $8, ages 5 and younger: free.

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 www.italianculturalfestival.org. Sponsorships and donations to support Tufts Medical Center Floating Hospital for Children.

Fall Money Bingo Fundraiser hosted by Daughters of Isabella

WARWICK — St. Benedict Circle #423, Daughters of Isabella will sponsor the Fall Money Bingo Fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 12:30 p.m. (Doors open at 11:30 am) at St. Benedict Church in Father Lawless Hall, 135 Beach Ave. Admission is $10.00 and includes 15 bingos; package of 3 “Special Bingos for $5.00. Free punch, coffee and refreshments. The event will also include raffles, penny social and special raffles with gift cards and baskets for prizes. Proceeds are used to support various charities throughout the year. For more information, contact Shirley A. Mello, Regent or Co-Chairpersons, Sandra and Elizabeth Mello 401-821-8461.

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.

Flame of Love Movement coordinator to speak in Westerly

WESTERLY — Patti Schwartz, the New York State coordinator for the Flame Of Love Movement, will be at Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St. on September 30 from 12 – 2 p.m. Come to learn about this church approved devotion. Light refreshments to follow. Contact Roberta Vacca for more information 401-596-9408 or visit www.flameoflove.us.

St. Alexander to host 68th annual Macaroni Dinner

WARREN — St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., will serve the local community a tasty dinner on Sunday, Sept. 23, from noon to 6 p.m. The menu includes antipasto, soup, macaroni (all you can eat) meatballs, bread and butter and coffee. Wonderful homemade pastries will also be sold along with soft drinks, beer and wine. The cost for adults is $10 and children $7 (12 and under). Take out is available; bring your own containers.

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.

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 relevantradio.com 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 HolyGhostCC.org 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.

HUMAN LIFE GUILD EVENTS

A Day of Remembrance

RIVERSIDE — The Office of Life and Family Ministry invites the community to gather at the Guardian Angel – Baby Land area of the Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 550 Wampanoag Trail, on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 10 – 11 a.m. This special prayerful event is dedicated to all babies that have died from an abortion, a miscarriage, stillbirth and early infant death. It will include reflections, the Rosary and other prayers for all the babies. This event is being held simultaneously with the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign to begin

PROVIDENCE — The prayer vigils begin on Wednesday, Sept, 26 however, the actual kick-off will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 8 a.m. Participants will meditate on the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary of Our Lady. Please share one hour of your time during the campaign to pray outside of Planned Parenthood. The diocesan Office of Life & Family Ministry is also asking those who are not able to join in the public prayer vigils to consider pledging a Rosary for 40 Days to end abortion.

14th Annual Human Life Guild Day

PROVIDENCE — This year’s Human Life Guild Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the main celebrant and homilist for the 9 a.m. Mass. Following Mass, there will be a reception with the bishop in the cathedral hall with presentations covering “Humanae Vitae - 50 Years Later,” “The Modern Debate – Understanding Transgenderism from a Catholic Perspective,” “Hope for the Future,” and “Being a Pro-Life Feminist.” All are invited to attend the Mass, but pre-registration is required for the conference that will follow. The cost is $25.00 per person. Deadline to register is September 21.

Respect Life Month begins with Life Chain Sunday

PROVIDENCE — The first Sunday in October is traditionally the beginning of Respect Life Month. During October, faithful call to mind, through prayer and peaceful vigils, all the innocent lives that are lost each day because of abortion. Join or host a Life Chain on Sunday, October 7. Participation is encouraged between 2 – 3pm in front of your parish or a visible area. Reserve one hour to pray to end abortion.

For more information regarding any of these events, contact Carol Owens at 421-7833 ext. 218 or email: cowens@dioceseofprovidence.org.