Special Event Listings 10.03.19


St. Rita’s Autumn Bazaar
WARWICK — Enjoy a fun, fall day at the St. Rita’s Women’s Club Autumn Bazaar on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This event has moved to a more spacious location at St. Benedict’s parish hall, behind the church at 135 Beach Ave. (traffic light) in Warwick’s Conimicut Village. Shop, eat, visit the bake sale, try your luck and spend time with friends browsing the handcrafted items from local artisans, including 22 vendors featuring LuLaRoe clothing, Thirty-One Gifts, essential oils, soaps, bath salts, jewelry, Christmas ornaments, Usborne Books and more. Check out a great selection of handmade items and take a chance on winning one of the many themed gift baskets or the 35 items in the Plentiful Penny Social. There will also be a $500 cash raffle, 50/50 raffle and the Straw Booth. The kitchen will be open for goodies and light lunch fare, along with baked goods. Call 630-877-5675 with questions.
Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support Group to meet
PROVIDENCE — The Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support Group, offered by the Office of Life and Family, will be held at St. Pius V Rectory, 55 Elmhurst Ave., Saturday mornings 10 – 11:30 a.m., Oct. 5 through November 16. This seven-week support group provides a peaceful and healing environment for people to learn about grief and to share their experiences, thoughts and feelings, all with the spiritual comfort of our Catholic faith. This group will be facilitated by the St. Pius V Bereavement Ministry and is most appropriate for adults at least three months beyond their loss. This program is free, but pre-registration is required. Please call Pat Owen at 401- 274-3854.
Pet Blessing at St. Agnes Church
PROVIDENCE— St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold its annual Pet Blessing on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. in the church parking lot. Bring your family and furry companions.
Local Catholic author to sign debut book at Barnes & Noble
MIDDLETOWN — Local Catholic author and Rhode Island Catholic columnist William Patenaude will be signing his debut book at Barnes & Noble, 1311 W. Main Road, Middletown,on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 2 – 4 p.m. The novel, “A Printer’s Choice,” is a Catholic-themed sci-fi murder mystery examining faith, the future and the power of free will. Publisher’s Weekly calls “A Printer’s Choice” “a must-read” and Aleteia listed Patenaude’s novel as one of the Top 10 reads this summer. It makes the perfect gift for readers who may have strayed from the Catholic Church. Come meet Bill and get your personalized, signed copy of “A Printer’s Choice.”
A Mass for healing for all types of addictions to be celebrated
CHARLESTOWN — A Mass for healing for all types of addictions will be offered at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road., on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2 p.m. If you have an addiction, know someone who does, or have lost a loved one because of addiction, please come. The celebrant is Father Paul Desmarais, pastor of St. Mary/St. James Parish. For more information, phone the rectory at 401-364-7214 or visit
Open House at Saint Raphael Academy
PAWTUCKET — Saint Raphael Academy invites prospective students and their families to an Open House on Sunday, Oct. 6, from noon to 3 p.m. Registration will be in Alumni Hall, located at 194 Walcott St. Families of students who are interested in entering as freshmen in the fall 2020 and current high school students who are interested in transferring will take a student-led tour of the campus, meet with faculty and discover the variety of sports and extra-curricular activities the Academy has to offer. Students may also register for the free Catholic High School Entrance Exam Prep Class that will be held at Saint Raphael Academy on Saturday, Nov. 16. Seating for this class is limited. Registration for the class begins on Oct. 6 at the Open House. For more information, visit, or call the Admissions office at 401-723-8100.
October Devotions to Honor Mary
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will celebrate a special October Devotions on Monday, October 7 at 7 p.m. in the church. The evening will include the scriptural Rosary, music, homily and will conclude with Exposition and Benediction.
Daughters of Isabella, St. Benedict Circle schedule meeting
WARWICK — St. Benedict Circle #423, Daughters of Isabella will hold their meeting on Monday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. The time change is due to beginning the meeting in St. Benedict Church to say the rosary. The regular meeting follows in the Father Lawless Hall. For questions or information about how to join the organization, please contact Regent Shirley Mello at 401-821-8461.
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish to honor Our Lady of Fatima
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Parish will honor Our Lady of Fatima with a week of prayer each evening from Oct. 7-13 at 7 p.m. in the parish hall. All are invited to join in praying a bilingual rosary and song to celebrate the 102nd anniversary of Our Lady’s final apparition to the three children at Fatima.
‘Finding Hope’ support group for divorced or separated
MIDDLETOWN — The Office of Life and Family will offer the “Finding Hope” support group for those divorced or separated at St. Lucy Church, 909 W. Main Road, in the parish center. The support group will meet Thursdays (except Halloween/Thanksgiving), 7 - 8:30 p.m., Oct. 10 through Dec. 12. This free program provides a healing environment for sharing your thoughts and experiences and provides topics related to separation/divorce, all within the light of our Catholic faith. For information, contact Peter A. Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.
Public Square Rosary to take place in Arctic
WEST WARWICK — All are invited to join in a Public Square Rosary on Saturday, Oct. 12 at noon, rain or shine, at the Majestic Gazebo in Arctic. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by the America Needs Fatima organization in conjunction with the Legion of Mary of St. Anthony Parish, will be one of over 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States. For further information, please contact Kathy Sawey at 330-6257.
Learn about the Knights at Autumnfest
WOONSOCKET — On Monday, Oct. 14, the Knights of Columbus Woonsocket Council will host an informational booth during Woonsocket Autumnfest located on Social St. Woonsocket from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. All are welcome to stop by and learn about the charitable works that the Knights of Columbus do for the city of Woonsocket, the State of Rhode Island, the United States and throughout the world.
Sacred Heart Parish to host Deanery Holy Hour
WEST WARWICK — Sacred Heart Parish, 820 Providence St., West Warwick, will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour for Life on Tuesday evening, Oct. 15, at 7 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, homily, Litany of Loreto and Benediction will take place. All are welcome. Bring a friend.
Seasons of Hope Grief Support Group
WESTERLY — Seasons of Hope will offer a six-week support group for those searching for comfort, hope and peace after losing a loved one. Each meeting includes prayer, Scripture reading and reflection, a video and discussion. Meetings will be Saturdays Oct. 19 – Nov. 23, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., Westerly. For more information, please contact the St. Pius X rectory at 401-596-2535.
Hope and Cope support group to meet
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Matthias Ministry Hope and Cope Support Group will meet on Sunday, Oct. 20, 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
St. Francis de Sales Parish Yard Sale
NORTH KINGSTOWN — St. Francis de Sales Parish, 381 School St., will hold its annual indoor yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 19, and Sunday, Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Items include jewelry, housewares, toys, games, electronics, CD’s, furniture, books and baked goods. The kitchen will be open for refreshments.
Autumn Angel Bazaar
WEST WARWICK — St. Mary Church, 70 Church St., will hold the Autumn Angel Bazaar, Oct. 26, from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. Breakfast and lunch will be served, with plenty of parking and handicap accessibility. The event will include raffles, themed baskets, lottery tree, roll-ups, penny social and handmade crafts.
Space available for Fall Flea Market
JOHNSTON — Reserve a space now for St. Rocco Church Flea Market on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in church back lot. Call Jeanne at 401-943-2717 or the church office at 401-942-5203 for an application. This event is sponsored by the St. Rocco Women’s Guild.
Indoor Flea Market
CUMBERLAND — Saint Joseph Church, 1303 Mendon Road, will hold an indoor Flea Market October 19, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. A refreshment stand will be available. Drop off items at the Parish Center starting Tuesday, October 15. No shoes or clothes except new please. For table information, call Maureen at 401-658-4449.
Care for Creation Series: The Catholic Church and Ecology
PROVIDENCE — Care for Creation Series: The Catholic Church and Ecology will begin on Saturday, Oct. 19 with a talk entitled “Addressing the Throw-away Culture” from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Providence College – Aquinas Hall. The following talks will take place, Tuesday, Oct. 22: “Consumer Habits,” from 6:30 – 9 p.m. in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Cathedral Hall; Thursday, Oct. 24: “Energy Use and Climate Change,” from 6:30 – 9 p.m., at the Community Preparatory School. Admission is free, but pre-registration is required, by visiting or calling 401-278-4646.
St. Pius X Church Annual Walk for Life
WESTERLY — St. Pius X Church Hall, 45 Elm St., will host the annual Walk for Life on Sunday, Oct. 20, beginning at noon. Gather at St. Pius X Church for a one-mile walk which will include a brief prayer service at the Tomb of the Unborn at St. Sebastian’s Cemetery. For those unable to walk there will be 2 hours of Eucharistic Adoration from noon — 2 p.m., ending with Benediction. Following Benediction, a collation outside (weather permitting) will be held. For further information, please contact Christy Eiva, 377-2782 or Deb Carey, 596-2535.
Day of Recollection
BRISTOL — On Saturday, Oct. 26, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Nocturnal Adoration Society will host a Day of Recollection from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The topic will be “Our Lady and The Eucharist” and it will be led by Father Matthias M. Sasko, Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. It will begin in church at the 9 a.m. Mass and continue in the Msgr. Lolio hall. A light breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, including ticket prices, contact the rectory at 253-9449.
St. Anthony Church to celebrate 75th Anniversary
NORTH PROVIDENCE — St. Anthony Church will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 27. There will be an 11:30 a.m. celebratory Mass at the church, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave. It will be followed by a dinner from 1 – 5 p.m. at the Kirkbrae Country Club, 197 Old River Road, Lincoln. There will be music by Joe Vono featuring Toby Andrews. Tickets will be sold after all Masses at both St. Anthony Church and the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or by telephoning John Bonaventura at 401-353-3588 or Nina Celona 401-353-1004. The deadline for ticket sales will be Oct. 13.
St. Vincent De Paul’s Harvest Bazaar Festival taking pork pie pre-orders
COVENTRY — St. Vincent De Paul Parish is now accepting pre-orders for their Harvest Bazaar Festival’s pork pies, which can be picked up during the Harvest Bazaar Festival, Nov. 9 and 10. Contact Jackie 401-829-1665 for prices and to obtain your pork pie pre-order form. Order early for your holiday parties. Pork pie orders should be returned by Oct.15.
October Devotions at St. Margaret Church
RUMFORD — St. Margaret Parish, 1098 Pawtucket Ave., will honor Mary, the Mother of God, during the month of October. Recitation of the rosary and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will be held every Thursday at 7 p.m. during October. All are welcome to join in prayer and reflection.
Catholic Underground
PROVIDENCE — Catholic Underground will be held at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning with Holy Hour at 7:30 p.m. in the church followed by a performance by Ryan Tremblay at 9 p.m.