Special Event Listings for 02.08.18


Ancora helps local women choose life

PROVIDENCE — On the second and fourth Monday of each month, the Ancora, Rhode Island Right to Life’s Mobile Ultrasound Clinic, will visit St. Gabriel’s Call, the diocesan pregnancy outreach ministry, at One Cathedral Square. Ancora is able to provide basic women’s health services and ultrasounds which will encourage more women to view a sonogram of their baby and choose life. At the same time, St. Gabriel’s Call will service the material needs of the women who participate in the program. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call Lisa at 421-7833 ext. 225.

New support group for divorced and separated Catholics

CAROLINA — The Office of Life and Family is offering a new support group for divorced and separated Catholics at St. Mary Church, rectory (downstairs, side entrance), 437 Carolina Back Road. The group is ongoing and will be held on the first and third Wednesday of each month, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. There are no costs to attend. This support group embraces our Catholic faith and God’s grace, and provides a peaceful place for sharing, healing and for topics/discussions related to separation/divorce. Preregistration is required. For registration and further information, please contact: Peter A. Magnotta at 421-7833, ext. 217.

Free Income Tax Preparation

PROVIDENCE — Amos House, at 460 Pine St., will prepare free income tax returns for those who earned $55,000 or less in 2017. Appointments at this fully handicap-accessible site, which is open on Wednesdays and Fridays and will run through April 13, may be made by calling 401-272-0220. Other free tax sites in the state may be found at

Lenten Retreat Morning for Young Adults scheduled

GREENVILLE — Young Adults, single or married, in their 20s and 30s are invited to St. Philip Parish, 622 Putnam Pike, from 8 a.m. – noon on Saturday, Feb. 10, for a Retreat Morning in Preparation for Lent. Come join us for Mass, followed by the opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Coffee An’, a couple of talks, Adoration and Benediction. The day will be led by Rev. Ryan Simas, spiritual director for Young Adult Ministry and assistant pastor of St. Philip Parish. There is no fee for this event. A free-will donation will be collected. Sponsored by the Diocese of Providence Young Adult Ministry. For more information, visit

Catholic Underground event scheduled

PROVIDENCE — Catholic Underground will take place at St. Patrick Church on February 10, beginning at 8 p.m. with a Holy Hour with Evening Prayer. Praise and worship music will be provided by Revive Ministry, as well as a musical performance by Ryan Trembley and art exhibit by Keithworx Illustration.

Mardi Gras Comedy Night

PROVIDENCE — A Mardi Gras Comedy Night will be held at St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., on Saturday, Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. The show features Bob Gautreau, known as the “Italian Don Rickles” and John Perrotta, a member of the Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame. The $20 ticket includes an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner and the show. Tickets can be purchased before and after Mass.

Polish dinner to benefit Jamaican Mission Trip

TIVERTON — A Polish dinner will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, at St. Theresa parish hall, 265 Stafford Road. Appetizers will be served at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults; children 10 and under are free. After dinner music provided by Classic Rock Band “Noise In the Basement.” This dinner will benefit parish youth attending the Jamaican Mission Trip in June 2018 and is sponsored by the Catholic Faith Communities of St. Theresa and St. Christopher. Please call St. Theresa/St. Christopher office for tickets, 401-624-8746.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance to benefit local charities

BURRILLVILLE — A Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance will be held on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Bella Restaurant on Route 102 in Glendale. This event is co-sponsored by the Burrillville Lions Club and the Pascoag Council Knights of Columbus. A family-style chicken dinner will be served with music by the nostalgic Bel Aires, “Burrillville’s Own” since 1964. Seasonal gift baskets and other prizes will be raffled and an appearance by Cupid is expected. Tickets are $25 per person with all proceeds benefiting local charities. Additional information and tickets are available from members of either organization or by calling 401-568-0148.

Knights to sponsor Valentine’s Breakfast

NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a Valentine’s Breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Eggs, toast, home fries, sausage links, Belgian waffles, baked beans, chocolate dipped strawberries, hot and cold cereal, orange juice, coffee and tea will be served. The cost is $10, children 6 and under are free.

Mardi Gras Breakfast to be held at St. Alexander Church

WARREN — A Mardi Gras Breakfast will be held at St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. – noon. The menu includes a waffle station, eggs, sausage, ham, homemade home fries, pastries and muffins, fruit, juice and coffee. Adults $10; Children (12 and under) $7. Tickets are available at the door or sold before or after Mass.

Fish and Chips available at St. Theresa of the Child Jesus throughout Lent

HARRISVILLE — St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, 35 Dion Drive, will sell Fish and Chips every Friday during Lent except Good Friday, March 30. Meals will be available February 16, 23, March 2, 9, 16 and 23 from noon until 7 p.m. Grapenut pudding and baked fish are also available. For takeout order, please call 568-3057.For other event information, please call 568-8280.

Saint Patrick Church to offer Lenten Retreat

PROVIDENCE — Saint Patrick Church to offer Lenten Retreat from February 17-20. Father Robert Perron, pastor of Saint Michael’s Church, will offer the homily at all English speaking Masses, and teaching at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. In addition to the teachings there will be a renewal of baptismal promises on Sunday. Confessions will be available on Monday and a Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday. The building is handicap accessible by elevator at rear of parking lot. For more information, call 401-421-7070.

SS Rose and Clement Parish to Host Deanery IV Holy Hour

WARWICK — SS Rose and Clement Parish, 111 Long St., will host the Deanery IV Holy Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. The Holy Hour will include exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary, Consecration to the Immaculate, prayer for life, Litany of Loreto and Benediction. All are welcome. Bring a friend.

Lenten Series to be held at Jeanne Jugan Residence

PROVIDENCE — A Lenten Series will be held at the Jeanne Jugan Residence, the home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, 964 Main St., in the coffee shop of the home. Come to restore, refresh and renew your love for Jesus and Mary. Held Tuesday evenings beginning February 13, ending Tuesday, April 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. Attendees will pray and study the scriptures with the Fiat Rosary and the movie Jesus of Nazareth. There is no need for registration and no fee, though a goodwill offering will be much appreciated. For more information contact Madeleine and Jim Porter at 401-723-8803 or

Ladies Guild of Saint Bartholomew to host Mardi Gras Cavati and Polenta Buffet

PROVIDENCE — The Ladies Guild of Saint Bartholomew Parish will host a Mardi Gras Cavati and Polenta Buffet on Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30 p.m., in the church hall, 311 Laurel Hill Ave. Donation for this event is $20 for adults, children 6-12 will be $10. No tickets will be sold at the door. For information, please call the rectory office at 944-4466.

Catholic Mom’s Group to meet

PROVIDENCE — The Catholic Mom’s Group will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, February 13, at 6 p.m., at Holy Ghost Church, in the church hall located in the basement. The group is intended to provide support, friendship and the affirmation of the role as 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 at

Mass for Health and Healing

WARREN — On Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m., St. Mary of the Bay, 645 Main St., will celebrate their monthly Mass for Health and Healing at this new location. This Mass takes place on the second Tuesday evening of each month. All who are experiencing emotional, physical or spiritual challenges are encouraged to receive our Church’s Sacrament of the Sick and be prayed with. Following the Mass for Health and Healing the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available. All are welcome.

Young adult talk on Lent, fasting, and saints who lived solely on the Eucharist

PROVIDENCE — Join the St. Pius V Young Adults on Thursday, Feb. 15 for a talk by Father Patrick Briscoe, O.P. on Lent, fasting, and saints who lived solely on the Eucharist. St. Pius V Young Adults is a Catholic community open to anyone in their 20’s and 30’s. Participants meet every Thursday at St. Pius V Church in Providence for Adoration, 7 p.m., a speaker or group discussion (8 p.m.), and fellowship at a local pub, 9 p.m. For more information, please email

Brown-RISD Catholic Community and Thomistic Institute to host lecture by Dr. Gregory Vall

PROVIDENCE - The Brown-RISD Catholic Community in partnership with the Thomistic Institute are hosting a lecture by Dr. Gregory Vall, professor of Sacred Scripture at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans. He will deliver a lecture entitled "The Tetragrammaton (YHWH) and the God of the Old Testament" on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Petteruti Lounge of the Robert Campus Center, 75 Waterman St., Providence. All are welcome to attend. For more information, visit or call 401-863-7438.

Monthly General Grief Support Group meeting at the Villa at Saint Antoine

NORTH SMITHFIELD — Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island is offering off-site monthly general grief support group meetings at the Villa at Saint Antoine, 400 Mendon Road, open to any person experiencing the profound effects of loss and grief. Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of every month, including February 21 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Center for Hope & Healing support groups are facilitated as mutual support groups and participants do not have to have lost a loved one while in the care of Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island. The support group is being offered at no cost and for more information or to register, please call the Center for Hope & Healing at 401-415-4300.

Men’s Movie Night at McVinney to feature ‘Courageous’

PROVIDENCE — Recapture the strength that comes with being true to your vocation as a husband, father, son, priest or single man of faith. Come and view “Courageous.” Men, Confirmation age and older, are invited to this free Lenten movie night at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence, on Thursday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Men of St. Joseph International and The Knights of Columbus. Register at

St. Benedict Parish planning annual indoor flea market

WARWICK — St. Benedict Parish will host its annual indoor flea market on Saturday, Feb. 24 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. at St. Benedict School, 70 Transit St. The event will feature something for everyone with thousands of items to browse. The kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch and will feature the event’s famous Hot Wieners.

Day of Recollection to be held at St. Sebastian Church

PROVIDENCE — St. Sebastian Church on 67 Cole Ave., will host “Called to be Transfigured in the Christ,” a day of recollection on Saturday, March 3, beginning at 11:30 a.m. and concluding before the 5 p.m. Mass. The day will begin with a penance service and will feature Eucharistic adoration, an opportunity for confession, the Way of the Cross, and two conferences by Father Ray Tetrault. Father Tetrault was given a Lumen Gentium award for evangelization in 2016 and is a revered teacher of prayer and contemplation and a gentle advocate for peace. Refreshments will be served at noon. There is no cost.

Enjoy the Narragansett Bay Symphony’s first concert of 2018

PROVIDENCE — Come and enjoy soaring overtures and beautiful arias. Verdi and Wagner overtures will be paired with Dvorak’s stunning “Song to the Moon” sung by the magnificent Ilana Goldstein, and arias from Offenbach’s “Tales of Hoffmann” sung by the incomparable Toby Andrews. Narragansett Bay Symphony’s “Opera Afternoon” will be at McVinney Auditorium Sunday, March 4 at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at

Lenten Taize Prayer Service scheduled

CRANSTON — Holy Apostles Church, 800 Pippin Orchard Road, will offer a Lenten Taize Prayer Service on Thursday, March 8, at 6:30 p.m. The service includes readings from scripture, communal and silent prayer and songs composed by the Taize brothers. Come experience the gift of Jesus’ peace and love.

‘The Presentation of the Way of the Cross’

PROVIDENCE — Pretty Amazing Grace Productions is proud to present a Father Matthew Powell, O.P. Production, ‘The Way of the Cross,’ a dramatic performance with music, presented throughout the Diocese of Providence this Lenten season. All are invited to walk with Christ and spend a short time in personal reflection and prayer. The performance will last approximately 45 minutes and admission is free. All are invited to these special Lenten performances: Friday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m., at Our Lady of Grace, Johnston; Friday, Feb. 23, 6 p.m., at St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, Pawtucket; Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m., St. Mary’s, Cranston; Monday, March 5, 7 p.m., St. Rocco’s, Johnston; Sunday, March 11, 6:15 p.m., Mary, Mother of Mankind, North Providence; Friday, March 16, 1:30 p.m., St. Pius V, Providence; Tuesday, March 27, 7 p.m., St. George’s, Cranston; Wednesday, March 28, 7 p.m., at Saint John and Paul, Coventry. The complete schedule of performances can be found online at

Allison Gingras to speak at upcoming Magnificat Women’s Breakfast

PROVIDENCE — Magnificat, an International Women’s Ministry, will hold its next breakfast, Saturday, March 17, from 8 a.m. – noon, at the Providence Marriot, Orms Street. Allison Gingras, a renowned Roman Catholic blogger, author, retreat leader, inspirational speaker and Catholic radio host will speak. In 2009, she founded, “Reconciled to You Ministries” ( All are invited to this dynamic spirit-filled morning of prayer, praise, and personal witness. Please bring along a friend. Cost is $25. For more information and reservations, contact Linda at 401-864-7731.

Dr. Scott Hahn to speak at McVinney Auditorium

PROVIDENCE — Dr. Scott Hahn will visit McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, on Saturday, April 7 beginning at 9 a.m. for a morning discussing the importance of our Catholic faith. Come learn just how important it is to know, understand and live your faith in the world today. Register at Sponsored by the St. Paul Center and hosted by the Diocese of Providence’s Office of Faith Formation and McVinney Auditorium.

McVinney welcomes PBS star Ethan Bortnick in concert

PROVIDENCE — Sixteen year-old international music sensation, singer, songwriter, pianist, composer, actor, philanthropist and PBS star Ethan Bortnick will be in concert at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, for just one night, Saturday, April 28 at 7 p.m., with his newest special, Generations of Music. Tickets are available at