Special Event Listings 09.21.17


Multicultural Ministry and Office of Black Catholics to host Day of Empowerment

PROVIDENCE — Diocese of Providence Multicultural Ministry and Office of Black Catholics to host “Rooted in Faith, Guided by Love” Day of Empowerment in St. Patrick’s Church Gym, 244 Smith St., on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The presenters include Sister Patricia Chappell and Anne-Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN, of Pax Christi, USA, and Therese Wilson Favors of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The focus of this day will provide information and education that will empower Black Catholics and all those in attendance to become more active in the work and mission of their respective parishes and the Church as a whole. The cost for the day is $15 per person and will include morning coffee, pastry and lunch.

Cathedral to be featured in behind the scenes festival that showcases Providence’s greatest treasures

PROVIDENCE — The Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul will be participating in the Doors Open RI Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23. The doors of the Cathedral will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. The Cathedral is one of 20 places across Providence that is participating. The Doors Open RI Festival is part of a movement of free, citywide “Doors Open” and “Open House” events that take place in over 50 cities around the world every year. For more information visit

Masses for the deaf, hard of hearing

PROVIDENCE — The Diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing has announced the following Masses: First Sunday of every month, 9 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Woonsocket; Every Sunday, 9 a.m. at St. Jean Baptiste Church in Warren; Second Sunday of every month, 11:35 a.m. at Christ the King Church in South Kingston; Third Sunday of every month, 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael Church in Providence, lower hall. For more information, call Irma at 401-278-4578.

Crafters and vendors needed for upcoming fair

WOONSOCKET — The Greater Woonsocket Catholic Regional School System is seeking crafters and vendors for a fair on October 21, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., held at Good Shepherd Catholic Regional School Gymnasium, 1210 Mendon Road. Table rental fees are $25 for an 8-foot table and $40 for two. Proceeds from the fair will be used to purchase Chromebooks for the students at Msgr. Gadoury and Good Shepherd Catholic Regional Schools. Contact Janice Cabana at 762-1095 or 996-6576 or Tammy Rae Kennedy at 749-8790 for more information or an application.

St. Augustine Church plans annual pilgrimage to Divine Mercy Shrine

PROVIDENCE — As part of the Year with Mary our Mother, all are invited on a pilgrimage to visit the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass., on Saturday, Oct. 7. Shrine activities include Mass, Adoration, Confession and Blessing with the Relic of St. Faustina. Bring a bag lunch and dine at the Publick House, Sturbridge on the way home. Cost is $68.00 per person and includes bus transportation and supper. Call the parish office at (401) 831-3503 for registration and further details.

St. Mark Church to host a pilgrimage to the Divine Mercy Shrine

CRANSTON — St. Mark Church invites individuals to travel to the National Shrine of Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, Mass. on Thursday, October 5. The fee of $40 includes comfortable coach bus travel, gratuity, snacks and water on the bus. The bus will depart from the Mother Cabrini Parish Center, 31 Poplar Dr., Cranston, at 7:30 a.m. and will return at approximately 6:30 p.m. You will need to bring a brown bag lunch and drink. Space is limited. Mail your check to the St. Mark Parish Office, 31 Poplar Dr., Cranston, R.I. 02920 by September 30; be sure to mark it Divine Mercy Trip. Please call 401-942-1616 to check on availability or for more information.

Girls Challenge Club

WEST WARWICK — Saints John and James Parish will host a Catholic Girls Club Open House on Friday, Sept. 29 and Oct. 13 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the lower church. Challenge Junior is for girls in grades 1-4 and Challenge for grades 5-12. Challenge is a leadership club for girls that supports the development of the total girl - her spiritual, social, intellectual and apostolic talents. Girls will experience a club meeting. For more information or to RSVP contact Deb at or 821-7661 ext. 12

St. Michael the Archangel Church to host ‘A Carnival of Cultures’

PROVIDENCE — St. Michael the Archangel Church, 239 Oxford St., to host the 42nd Annual International Festival “A Carnival of Cultures” on Sunday, Sept. 24, beginning with an international Mass at 10 a.m. followed by the festival from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The festival will feature ethnic food, games, raffle prizes, live music and dancing.

A Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the last apparition of Our Lady of Fatima

PROVIDENCE — The following events will be held at the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, 21 Traverse St., in honor of the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima. Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m., the film ‘The Miracle Our Lady of Fatima’ will be presented in the church hall. On Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., a concelebrated Mass (in English and Portuguese) will be celebrated in honor of Our Lady of Fatima followed by a candlelight procession. On Sunday, Oct. 15 at 11:30 a.m. a concelebrated Mass in Portuguese will be celebrated in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fátima with Bishop Edgar da Cunha presiding. For more information, call 421-5621.

Fatima 100th Anniversary Candlelight Rosary

WOONSOCKET — St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road, will hold an outdoor candlelight Rosary ceremony on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the parish field, in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. In the event of bad weather, the event will be held in the church. Candles will be provided. For more information, call 401-766-0626.

‘Father Pat’ to host healing service at Rhode Island Parish

WEST WARWICK — Father Andre Patenaude, M.S., “Father Pat” will be conducting a healing service at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Pleasant Street on Tuesday, Sept., 26 at 7 p.m. All are invited. For more information, call 401-821-8042.

Office of Life and Family to offer program for those divorced, separated at St. Pius X Church

WESTERLY — The Office of Life and Family to offer “Finding Hope” Program for those divorced or separated at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St. This eight part program is free and will meet each Wednesday evening, 7 – 8:30 p.m., October 11 through December 13, except for November 1 and 22. This support group embraces the teachings, grace, and love of our Catholic faith, provides a peaceful environment for healing, and provides time to share and discuss topics related to separation and divorce. For registration and additional information, please contact Peter A Magnotta, Office of Life and Family, at 421-7833, ext. 217.

Living in the Joy of the Lord

DIGHTON, Mass. — All are invited to attend a Day of Recollection on Saturday, Oct. 7, beginning with registration and coffee at 9:30 a.m. Conference begins at 10 a.m. and will include reflections on Joy, Eucharistic Adoration and concluding with Mass at 4 p.m. The event will be held at the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation, 3012 Elm St., Dighton, Mass. To register, please call Donna Costa. M.A., at 774-644-5878 or send an e-mail to Early registration is encouraged due to limited seating. The event is free and lunch is included.

St. Rita’s to host Autumn Bazaar

WARWICK — St. Rita’s to host Autumn Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the William Shields Post #43, 662 West Shore Road. The event will feature vendors with custom crafts, penny social, 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, baked goods and many handmade crafts. The kitchen will be open for snacks and lunch.

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

TIVERTON — Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents to offer one-day spiritual retreat at St. Theresa’s Parish on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 from 9:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. This spiritual retreat is designed for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, any cause. All are welcome. Donation: $25 Individuals; $40 Couples. Scholarships are available. For more information, call Barbara, mother of Melissa, at St. Theresa’s Parish 401-952-4476, or call Diane or Charley, Paul’s parents at (800) 919-9332. To register, complete the Registration Form at

Bingo with St. Benedict Circle Daughters of Isabella

WARWICK — St. Benedict Circle #423 Daughters of Isabella will hold their annual Bingo on September 23 at 12:30 p.m. in the church hall behind the church. Admission is $10 and includes 15 bingos, plus specials. Special raffles for wonderful prizes. Raffle tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Public is invited. For more information, call Shirley Mello chairperson 821-8461.

NET Ministries Retreat dates for Fall 2017 – Spring 2018

PROVIDENCE — NET Ministries is an international Catholic youth ministry that is committed to challenging young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. The organization’s acronym stands for National Evangelization Teams. NET offers training in youth evangelization and leads approximately 1,000 retreats annually. Each year, young adult volunteers are sent out in teams across the United States to conduct middle school and high school retreats for Catholic teens. Drama, music, games, small group discussions, and large group presentations are all used to present the Gospel in a dynamic way. There are several retreat dates still available for middle school or high school retreats in the 2017/2018 academic year within the Diocese of Providence (or Fall River). Available dates are: October 14, 2017, February 7 and 9, 2018 and March 27 and 28, 2018. Visit, contact, or call Diane Castro at 401-792-8684 to schedule a retreat for the youth in your parish or school communities. Multi-parish retreats can be scheduled as well.

Public Square Rosary in honor of 100th Fatima Anniversary

WARWICK — All are invited to join St. Timothy and St. Rita Parishes for a Public Square Rosary on Saturday, Oct. 14, from noon -1 p.m., on the front lawn of St. Timothy Church, 1799 Warwick Ave., rain or shine. Bring a chair if needed. For more information, please contact Helen at 323-1923 (St Timothy’s) or Terri (St Rita’s) at 737-5090. This event is being facilitated by the Legion of Mary and is in conjunction with the America Needs Fatima organization

Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust

PROVIDENCE — McVinney hosts Immaculée Ilibagiza for one night, as she shares her personal story of tragic events during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Ilibagiza tells how she grew up in a country she loved, surrounded by a family she cherished, but in 1994 her idyllic world was ripped apart as Rwanda descended into a bloody genocide. Hear first-hand the triumphant story of this remarkable young woman’s journey through the darkness of genocide. This intimate evening will inspire anyone whose life has been touched by fear, suffering, and loss. Tuesday, Oct. 10 beginning at 7 p.m. at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Tickets This event is sponsored by St. Patrick’s Academy, Providence.

R.I. Chamber Music Concerts presents Attacca Quartet with Irina Nuzova, piano

PROVIDENCE — First in their 2017-18 season, the R.I. Chamber Music Concerts announces the Attacca Quartet with Irina Nuzova, piano performing at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. The internationally acclaimed Attacca Quartet has become one of America’s premier young performing ensembles. From 2011-2013 they served as the Juilliard Graduate Resident String Quartet, and for the 2014-2015 season they were selected as the Quartet in Residence by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. For tickets and more information visit

SVET, the Electro Hip-Hop Violinist from NBC’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ at McVinney

PROVIDENCE — SVET, the Electro Hip Hop Violinist from “America’s Got Talent” performs for one night only at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence, Friday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. This special concert will also feature the instrumental talents of the students from two Providence schools – the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts (TAPA) and LaSalle Academy. For tickets and more information visit Presented by McVinney Auditorium and Advanced Production & Design and funded in part by Navigant Credit Union.

Season Opener of the Narragansett Bay Symphony

PROVIDENCE — Come see the exciting season opener of a hidden gem of the Rhode Island music scene, the Narragansett Bay Symphony on Sunday, Oct. 29, beginning at 3 p.m. at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Kevin Owen, Principal Horn of the Rhode Island and Boston Philharmonic for 25 years, joins the orchestra for an unforgettable rendition of Strauss’ “Horn Concerto no. 1” and more. For tickets and more information visit

Crafters and vendors needed for St. Eugene Car show

CHEPACHET — St. Eugene Church is seeking crafters and vendors for their 8th annual classic car show October 8, at Field of Dreams, 1180 Money Hill Road, Chepachet. Contact 401-568-5102 for more information or application or visit

St. Brendan Church to host a dinner, auction to benefit Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen

RIVERSIDE — St. Brendan Church will host a dinner and auction to benefit Good Neighbors Soup Kitchen, Food Pantry and Day Shelter. The event will be held in St. Brendan Church Hall, 55 Turner Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is being provided by The 1149 Restaurant, and tickets are $40 person. Tickets can be obtained by calling 433-0045, or from the website. All proceeds will benefit the work of Good Neighbors.

Noon Masses and Spirituality Series

PROVIDENCE - St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave. will celebrate noon Masses every week on Mondays and Fridays. The parish will also begin tohost a monthly Bible Study and Adult Spirituality Series on the last Monday of the month in the Church Hall from 7 - 8:15 p.m. The series will begin September 25. All are welcome.