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Special Event Listings 11.14.19

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St. Thomas More Parish to show ‘Unplanned’
NARRAGANSETT — A celebration for life including the showing of the hit movie, “Unplanned: The Abby Johnson Story” will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16 at St. Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Road, following the 4 p.m. Mass, with the movie beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free and snacks provided. Come, bring a friend to learn about the area pro-life resources, and see “Unplanned.” Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or have a signed permission slip. For more information or questions, please call the rectory at 401-789-7682.
St. Mary’s Fall Yard Sale
PROVIDENCE — St. Mary Church in Providence, 538 Broadway, will be holding a yard sale on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. All proceeds will go towards repairing the bell tower. Items will be sold for free-will donations, not individually priced.
St. James Church to host Bazaar, Flea Market
MANVILLE — St. James Church, 33 Division St. will hold its annual parish bazaar and giant flea market on Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in the Father Brindamour church hall, (bazaar and kitchen) and the Father Brouillette Center (flea market). Parish crafts such as wreaths, centerpieces, handmade ornaments, handcrafted jewelry, crochet and knit goods will be for sale as well as gifts for adults and children and baked goods, raffles, penny social, split-the-pot, gift certificates, and gift baskets. For more information, call St. James Church Rectory at (401) 766-1558.
Turkey Raffle at St. Brendan Parish
RIVERSIDE — St. Brendan Parish, 60 Turner Ave., will host a Turkey Raffle on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Kitchen opens following the 5 p.m. Mass, raffles begin at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the parish at 433-2600 or stbrendan@cox.net for more information.
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Holiday Bazaar
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, 500 Metacom Ave., will have its annual holiday bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The bazaar will feature a wide array of holiday items, the country store and the annual pie sale. The kitchen will be open to sell malassadas and other food.
Saints John and Paul Church Snowflake Bazaar
COVENTRY — Saints John and Paul Church, 341 South Main St., will host the 62nd Snowflake Bazaar on November 16, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. and November 17, from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Booths will feature handmade holiday crafts, homemade cookies, bingo, snack café, baked goods, children’s games and crafts, sports memorabilia, religious gifts, jewelry, raffles, gift baskets, a visit from Santa and more.
2019 Carmelite Monastery Benefit Concert
BARRINGTON — The Discalced Carmelite Nuns of Barrington will host the annual benefit concert of “Sacred and Seasonal Music,” on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019 at 3 p.m., performed by the Gregorian Concert Choir. The concert will take place at the Carmelite Monastery Chapel, 25 Watson Ave, Barrington. Tickets can be purchased (or are available with a free will donation) at the Monastery office, or at the chapel door before the concert. For more information, call the Carmelite Monastery at (401) 245-3421.
Hope and Cope support group to meet
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Matthias Ministry Hope and Cope Support Group will meet on Sunday, Nov. 17, 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 deaconjohn@jsilvia.com.
St. Mary of the Bay Turkey Roll
WARREN — St. Mary of the Bay, 645 Main St., will host the annual Turkey Roll on Sunday, Nov. 17, noon- 4 p.m. The event will include turkey raffles, many specialty raffles, lottery pull-tabs, children’s games, door prizes, French meat pies and more.
Coping with Grief during the Holidays
EAST PROVIDENCE —The Office of Life and Family will offer a special workshop, “Coping with Grief during the Holidays,” which will be held at Our Lady of Loreto Church, 346 Waterman Ave., on Monday, Nov. 18, 6:30 – 8 p.m., at the rectory (side door, downstairs). Coping with grief during the holidays can be a time of great sorrow and apprehension. Many struggle with pain, loss, and feelings of emptiness, as well as countless other difficult thoughts and emotions. This workshop is designed to help those who are grieving to begin to heal and establish healthy ways to cope during the holidays with meaning, love and purpose, all within the light of the Catholic faith. This workshop is free and for adults only. Pre-registration is required. Please contact: Peter A Magnotta, LICSW at 421-7833, ext. 217, or email at pmagnotta@dioceseofprovidence.org.
St. Cecilia to hold Open House
PAWTUCKET — St. Cecilia School will hold an open house on November 18 from 5-7 p.m. Come and meet the families, students, faculty and staff, and see what makes St. Cecilia School such a wonderful school. For more information, call 723-9463.
Daughters of Isabella meeting
WARWICK — St. Benedict Circle #423 Daughters of Isabella will hold their next meeting on November 18 at 7 p.m. in Father Lawless Hall. Please bring non-perishable food items and/or gift cards for Thanksgiving baskets. If interested in joining the organization, please call Regent Shirley Mello (401) 821-8461 with any questions.
Bible Study at St. Agnes Church
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold their next monthly bible study on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in the rectory. The topic will be “Infancy Narratives.” All are welcome to attend.
St. Anthony’s Chapel to Host Deanery Holy Hour
WEST WARWICK — St. Anthony’s Chapel, 17 Woodside Ave., will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour for Life on Monday, Nov. 18, at 5 p.m. The evening will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, homily, silent adoration and benediction. All are welcome. Bring a friend.
Office of Life and Family to offer the Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support program
JOHNSTON — The Office of Life and Family will offer the Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support program at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 1804 Atwood Ave., downstairs in lower church (not handicap accessible). The meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings 6:30 – 8 p.m., November 19, through January 21, 2020, except for the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s. This support group provides a peaceful place to share and learn about grief with the spiritual comfort of the Catholic faith. It is most appropriate for adults at least three months beyond their loss. There is no cost to attend. For registration/information, contact: Peter A. Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.
St. Joseph Church to show pro-life film ‘Unplanned’
PROVIDENCE — The showing of the hit movie “Unplanned: The Abby Johnson Story,” will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21, at St. Joseph Church, 92 Hope St. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served. Come and learn about the area pro-life resources, and see “Unplanned.” Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or have a signed permission slip. For more information or questions please call the rectory at 401-421-9137.
Christ the King to host annual concert
KINGSTON — Christ the King Church will host its 31st annual concert, featuring Tom Kendzia and the Christ the King Youth Choir — conducted by Heather Skidds — with special guest David Haas, on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m., at Christ the King Church, 180 Old North Road. Tickets are available after Mass or in the parish office during the week. A free will donation will be taken at the concert, with all proceeds to benefit parish outreach programs.
Christmas Bazaar at St. John Paul II Parish
PAWTUCKET — Games, raffles, food, shopping, and more will be enjoyed in Saint Cecilia Church Hall, 750 Central Ave., on Friday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be a silent auction, numerous vendors, books, crafts, tools, plants and much more. The big cash raffle features a $5,000 grand prize. For more information call 401-722-1220.
St. Teresa Church Bazaar
PAWTUCKET — St. Teresa Church, 358 Newport Ave., will host a bazaar on November 22, from 5 – 8 p.m., and November 23, from 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. The event will include raffles, thanksgiving baskets, entertainment basket, kitchen open both days, penny social, baked goods, wine cork game, outside vendors, children’s room, split-the-pot. All are welcome.
Christmas open house at Gabriel’s Trumpet Catholic Book & Gift Store
COVENTRY — Gabriel’s Trumpet Catholic Book and Gift Store, 477 Washington St., will host an open house on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. A large assortment of religious greeting cards, ornaments, books and children’s items will be available in addition to beautiful nativity sets, gift and Advent items. Children are welcome to participate in making a holiday craft. Free gift wrapping and refreshments will be provided. For more information please contact Donna Perry at 401-556-5424.
Thanksgiving Family Bingo
PROVIDENCE — St. Adalbert’s Parish at 866 Atwells Ave., will host a Thanksgiving Family Bingo on Saturday, Nov. 23. It will start at 6 p.m. The kitchen will open at 5:15 p.m., games will begin at 6 p.m. The event will also feature cash and basket raffles and delicious Polish and American foods with takeout available. For more information, please visit www.stadalberts.us or call 351 – 9306.
St. Augustin Parish to host Christmas Bazaar
NEWPORT — St. Augustin Parish, 2 Eastnor Road, will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the parish hall.
Holiday Bazaar and Quilt Raffle
HOPE VALLEY — A holiday bazaar and quilt raffle to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joseph Church, 1105 Main St., and other local charities, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the church hall. The bazaar will feature the children’s choir, free pictures with Santa, breakfast, silent auction, free children’s crafts, white elephant table, homemade pastries and handmade crafts by parishioners, lunch and lots of fun. Quilt raffle tickets will be sold all day; drawing is at 2 p.m. For more information call 539-2236.
St. Ann Church Christmas Bazaar and Silent Auction
PROVIDENCE — A Christmas bazaar and silent auction will be held at St. Ann Church, lower church hall, 2 Russo St., on Saturday, Nov. 23, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The auction will be held on noon on Sunday. The event will include baked goods, sweets, handcrafted gifts and decorations, knit and crochet items, personalized ornaments, stocking stuffers, raffles, food and more.
St. Thomas Church plans Christmas Bazaar
PROVIDENCE — St. Thomas Church, will hold a Christmas Bazaar in the church hall, 65 Fruit Hill Ave., on November 23, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The event will feature specialty booths, handmade crafts, jewelry, gift baskets, penny social, children’s raffle, pastry booth, baked goods, games for kids, refreshments and more. Pictures with Santa will take place 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (bring your own camera/cell phone.) Door prizes throughout the day. Kitchen Café open all day. Main Raffles at 6 p.m. Mastercard and VISA accepted. For more information, call 401-272-7118.
Christmas Bazaar Christ the King Church
WEST WARWICK — Christ the King Church, 124 Legris Ave., will host a Christmas bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 24, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The event will include many booths, baked goods, breakfast and lunch, visit and take photos with Santa, crafts, jewelry, pick-a-straw, raffles, lottery tree and more.
Woonsocket area Ecumenical Thanksgiving observance
WOONSOCKET — The annual Woonsocket area Ecumenical Thanksgiving observance will be held on Sunday, Nov. 24, at 3 p.m., at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 190 North Main St. Free will offerings at this service will benefit the Harvest Community Church Men’s Shelter on North Main Street, Woonsocket. The public is invited. A reception will be held in the lower church after the ceremony.
Mass for Recovery St. Kevin
WARWICK — The next Mass for Recovery will be offered on Sunday, Nov. 24 , 5 p.m., at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane. These Masses, to which all are welcome, provide an opportunity for people to come together in faith to seek God’s loving kindness and grace with special prayer intentions dedicated for those in recovery. If you or loved ones struggle with alcohol, drugs, addictions, mental distress, or support folks who suffer from the effects of these issues, you are encouraged to attend. For more information about this Mass, upcoming Masses, or the work of the St. Mathias Ministry, please contact Deacon John, deaconjohn@jsilvia.com.
Celebrating Deacon Lapierre’s 25th anniversary of diaconate ordination
MAPLEVILLE — On Saturday, Nov. 30 at 4:30 p.m. there will be a special Mass at Our Lady of Good Help, 1063 Victory Highway, for Deacon Richard Lapierre as he celebrates his 25th anniversary of Diaconate Ordination. A dinner will be hosted following the Mass at Bella’s Restaurant. For ticket information, please contact Cindy Manning at 401-568-8280.
Advent Meditation Harp Concert
JAMESTOWN — An Advent Meditation Harp Concert featuring Grace Cloutier and Katherine O’Neill will take place on Thursday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at St. Mark Church, 60 Narragansett Ave. Following the performances guests are invited to the lower level of the church to meet the artists. Light refreshments will be served and CDs will be available for purchase. Free admission. Donations accepted. For more information, call 401-423-1421.
Saint John the Baptist to host Christmas Bazaar
PAWTUCKET — Saint John the Baptist Church, 69 Quincy Ave., will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will feature a money raffle, gift baskets, raffles, baked goods and food for purchase. New and used items will also be sold.
St. John Paul II Parish to show pro-life film ‘Unplanned’
PAWTUCKET — A celebration for life including the showing of the hit movie, “Unplanned: The Abby Johnson Story” will take place on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., in St. John Paul Parish / St. Cecilia Church, 1253 Newport Ave. Doors will open following the 4:30 p.m. Mass and the movie starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free and includes light refreshments. Bring a friend to learn about the area pro-life resources, and see “Unplanned.” Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or have a signed permission slip. For more information or questions, call 401-474-2285. This event is sponsored by St. John Paul II Pro Life Committee and St. John Paul II Knights of Columbus Council #12613.
Christmas Bingo at Sacred Heart Church
EAST PROVIDENCE — There will be a Christmas Bingo on Saturday, Dec. 7 in the Sacred Heart Church Hall, 118 Taunton Ave. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and games will begin at 6:30 p.m. There will be 21 games of Bingo. Participants will play 20 regular games for a chance to win $50 gift cards from area businesses. There will be a Grand Prize Game for a chance to win a 50 inch flat screen TV. There will also be a penny social with lots of prizes which will be drawn between games and at half-time break. Under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Surviving the Holidays GriefShare Seminar
WESTERLY — A GriefShare Seminar will be offered on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m., at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St., for those mourning the loss of a loved one. The GriefShare seminar can help through the difficult emotions you may be experiencing this time of year. At this meeting participants will watch a video, be part of a supportive discussion group and receive a survival guide with daily encouragement and helpful exercises for the days ahead. For more information or to register, contact the St. Pius X rectory at 401-596-2535.