Special Event Listings 12.07.14


Theology on Tap scheduled

JOHNSTON — On Thursday, December 7, from 6 – 8:30 p.m., young adults, single or married, in their 20s and 30s are invited to Theology on Tap, at Uncle Tony’s Pizza & Pasta, 46 Putnam Pike (Rt. 44). The topic will be “Might as Well Face it You’re Addicted to Love: Overcoming Addiction.” Learn about tools and wisdom to support people who struggle with addiction. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by a presentation and Q&A at 7 p.m. The speaker will be Rev. Michael R. Simone, S.J., Spiritual Director, Sullivan House Recovery Home, Jamaica Plain, Mass. There is no fee for this event. A free-will donation will be collected. Participants are welcome to purchase food and beverages. Must be 21 to order alcoholic beverages. Theology on Tap is sponsored by the Diocese of Providence Young Adult Ministry. For more information, visit

Are you ready for the best Advent ever?

WARWICK — Called By Name, Ministry for Spiritual Life will offer Advent Reflection Evenings on December 7 and December 14, from 7 – 8:30 p.m., at St. Catherine’s Church, 3252 Post Road. Coffee ‘An beginning at 6:30 p.m. Register online or contact, Deb Notarianni at 401-742-7637, Rita Pratt at 401-323-6719 or email

SS. Peter and Paul Parish to host Marian Holy Hour

WEST WARWICK — SS. Peter and Paul Parish, 48 Highland St., will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour on the Vigil of the Immaculate Conception, Thursday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m., beginning with exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, rosary, homily, litany, silent adoration and Benediction. All are welcome. Bring a friend. For more information, contact Ray at 644-3699.

St. Kevin to host Christmas concert featuring very special guests

WARWICK — St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, will present a Christmas concert on Friday, December 8 at 7 p.m. The St. Kevin Choir will team up with the choir of St. Rita for an outstanding Christmas concert with special guests Harmony Heritage (an all-women’s barber shop chorus), talented soloists singing selections from the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, three very special guests you’re sure to enjoy, and even Santa all the way from the North Pole. Please join us for this free concert. For more information contact the Church rectory at (401) 732-8386.

Holy Ghost Church to celebrate Rorate Mass

TIVERTON — On December 9, at 6 a.m. Holy Ghost, 316 Judson St., is pleased to offer a Rorate Mass. This is an ancient Advent tradition of offering a Votive Mass in honor of Our Lady by candlelight. The Mass is timed so that participants will greet the rising sun as the Mass comes to the conclusion. Tapers and booklets will be provided. For more information, visit or call 401-624-8131.

Little Sisters to host Turkey Drop

PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St., will host their annual Turkey Drop on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please stop by with a donation of a frozen turkey which will be used for future meals for residents and support the mission to care for the elderly. For more information, please call 401-723-4314.

Stonehill Collegiate Chorale to perform at St. Anthony

NORTH PROVIDENCE — The Stonehill Collegiate Chorale under the direction of Krishan Oberoi will present a Concert on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. in Saint Anthony Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave. The Chorale will present an eclectic performance of chorale music with music from Mozart to South African folksong to Dolly Parton. A free will offering of a new unwrapped toy is requested. For more information, call 401-353-3120.

Knights to host breakfast

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a Breakfast at the Council Hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, Dec. 10, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. The cost is $10.00, children 6 and under are free.

Saint Eugene Church to host wine tasting dinner

CHEPACHET — Saint Eugene Church to host wine tasting dinner on December 10, 4 p.m. at Harmony Lodge. Advanced tickets available for $40 and includes five course meals and six wines. To learn more, call 401-568-5102.

‘Blind Faith’ to perform at St. Patrick Church

PROVIDENCE — On Monday, Dec. 11 at 6:30 p.m. the musical group “Blind Faith” will perform at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. Each performer in this local group has been blind since birth and they do not charge for their performances. Refreshments will follow this memorable hour of music.

Catholic Mom’s Group Meeting Scheduled

PROVIDENCE — The Catholic Mom’s Group will host the next meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 6 p.m. at Holy Ghost Church, in the church hall basement. The group is intended to provide support, friendship and the affirmation to Catholic mothers. Fathers and children are also welcome to attend the group meetings. Attendance is free, but those interested in joining the group meeting must register in advance to attend. Children must also be registered online in advance. Registration can be done online: or

The ‘Promise of Light’ Christmas musical to be held at St. Joseph Church

NORTH SCITUATE - St. Joseph Church, 144 Danielson Pike, will present a 45-minute Christmas musical in the church on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7 p.m. The “Promise of Light” is an inspiring celebration of God’s gift of eternal light. Traditional Christmas carols are masterfully blended with original music to tell the timeless story of the birth of Christ - the light of the world. There is a scripture-based narration throughout and simple performance with a reflection by Deacon Paul Ullucci.

Healing service to be held at St. Sebastian Church

PROVIDENCE — Those seeking wholeness in body and soul are encouraged to attend a healing service on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at St. Sebastian Church at 67 Cole Ave. Come at 6:30 p.m. for music, teaching, Eucharistic Adoration, the anointing of the sick, and prayer. Monsignor Carlo Montecalvo will host and hear confessions. Retreat director Barbara Wright will present a conference on the nearness, mercy, and tenderness of God in this time of spiritual preparation and worldly stress.

Day of Confession

TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St., is pleased to offer a whole day of Confession in preparation for Christmas, on December 15, from 7:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Adoration and Confessions will be in the Church. The day will close with Benediction of the Most Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome.

An evening of Christmas Music and Carols at St. Bartholomew Church

PROVIDENCE — The choir of St. Bartholomew Church will host an evening of Christmas music and carols on Friday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m., in the church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave. Refreshments will be served in the church basement immediately following the performance.

Sacred Heart Church to host Cabaret Night

WOONSOCKET — On Friday, December 15, Sacred Heart Church, 415 Olo St., will be having a Cabaret Night in the Parish Center from 7-9 p.m. “Two of Hearts” will be performing and the program will incorporate Christmas favorites. Wine, beer, soda and water will be available for purchase. Guests may bring their own snacks to enjoy during the show. Complimentary coffee and dessert will be served during intermission. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at Sacred Heart Rectory, Monday thru Wednesday from 9-2 p.m.; after the 9:15 a.m. Sunday Mass at Sacred Heart Church; at “A Special Place” during regular business hours; or by calling Kathy or Bob Robbio at 508-883-8761.

Caroling and praying for ‘Peace in the Womb’

PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence Office of Life and Family Ministry and Rhode Island Right to Life invite all to attend a time for caroling and praying for “Peace in the Womb,” on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at Planned Parenthood, 175 Broad St. If you are unable to attend, but would like to support these peaceful efforts, please pray that through the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel there will be a change of hearts and minds of all people that work directly and indirectly in the abortion industry. This peaceful event is being held in conjunction with the Pro-Life Action League. To RSVP call 401-421-7833 ext. 218 or email

Christmas Concert at St. Margaret Church

RUMFORD — St. Margaret Church, 1098 Pawtucket Ave., will host a Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. Come and enjoy the outstanding choir and instrumentalists performing the season’s favorite music.

Christmas choir and band concert at Our Lady of the Rosary Church

PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, Dec. 17 at 3 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse St., will present its annual concert by the parish choir and the Holy Rosary Band in the church. The concert will feature selections of religious and Christmas music. Following the concert, there will be refreshments in the church hall. All are welcome to attend.

Holy Angels Church to host Lessons and Carols

BARRINGTON — The parish choir of Holy Angels Church, at 341 Maple Ave., will present Lessons and Carols, an evening of word and song, on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. The public is invited to this special performance which will offer an opportunity to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. In lieu of admission, non-perishable food donations for the less fortunate will be accepted at the doors of the church before the concert. Complimentary refreshments will follow. Holy Angels is fully-accessible.

St. Charles Borromeo Church to present a Christmas Concert

WOONSOCKET— On Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, 190 North Main St. will present a Christmas Concert featuring the adult choir, with special guests the Providence Youth Guitar Ensemble. Free and open to the public.

St. Xavier Academy Class of 1968 to hold 50th Reunion

WARWICK — St. Xavier Academy Class of 1968 to hold a 50th Reunion Luncheon on Sunday, October 21, 2018, at Quidnessett Country Club preceded by 11 a.m. Mass remembering deceased alumnae at St. Timothy Church Warwick. All alumnae in classes ending in 8 and 3 are welcome to honor the 50th class. Reservations will be posted in the Association’s annual Alumnae Newsletter, available September at For more information, call 401-232-9006.