Free Income Tax Preparation
PROVIDENCE — Amos House, 460 Pine St., a fully handicap-accessible agency, prepares free income tax returns for those who earned $55,000 or less in 2018. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening appointments may be made through April 12 by calling 401-272-0220. Amos House will also host Saturday walk-in-only sessions on April 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Other free tax sites in R.I. and Mass. may be found by calling the number 211.
Lenten Chowder and Clam Cakes Supper
WEST WARWICK — St. Mary Church will host its annual Lenten Chowder and Clam Cakes Supper on Friday, April 12, in Father Gibson Church Hall, 68 Church St. from 5 – 7 p.m.. Dinner includes beverage and dessert. For more information, call the rectory at (401) 821-5555.
PAWTUCKET — The St. John Paul II Conference of St. Vincent De Paul will sponsor a Lenten Dinner, featuring Portuguese-style fish filets, rice, salad, bread and dessert, on Friday, April 12, 6:30 p.m., following the Stations of the Cross, in St. Cecilia Church Hall, 745 Central Ave. For tickets, call Al Nunes at 508-725-1419. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Giant Yard Sale
PAWTUCKET — On Saturday, April 13, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., Woodlawn Catholic Regional School will host a giant outdoor yard sale at 61 Hope St. in Pawtucket. In the event of rain, the yard sale will be held on Saturday, April 20. Items available to purchase will include small furniture, books, music, toys, Christmas items, tools, lots of household items and much more. Vendors are welcome to rent space to sell their personal items. Anyone interested should call 965-4312. If you have any unwanted “useable” items that you wish to donate to the Woodlawn tables, please call to make an arrangement for delivery or pick up.
Spaghetti Dinner in support of man in need of kidney
COVENTRY — All are invited to attend a spaghetti dinner in support of Eric Thatcher, a young man in advanced kidney failure and a SS. John and Paul parishioner. The event will take place on Saturday, April 13, 5 - 8 p.m., at Manchester Hall, 585 Washington St. There will be great food and raffle prizes. For ticket information, or to choose a preferred meal time, call (401) 249-0769.
Easter hams and candy for Jeanne Jugan Residence
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor will collect Easter hams and candy on Saturday, April 13, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St. Each year, the Sisters, residents and volunteers look forward to greeting visitors and accepting generous contributions of hams which will fill their refrigerators with future meals for their residents. Easter candy is also appreciated and will help to fill Easter baskets for the Jeanne Jugan family. For more information or to make special delivery arrangements, please call 401-723-4314.
PROVIDENCE — Catholic Underground will be held at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., Saturday, April 13, beginning with Holy Hour with Vespers at 7:30 p.m. in the church. A performance by The Holy Apostles Life Teen Band and Choir to follow, downstairs at 9 p.m.
Mass for healing offered at St. James Chapel
CHARLESTOWN — A Mass for healing will be offered at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd., on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m. by Father Paul Desmarais, pastor of St. Mary/St. James Parish. Those whose health is seriously impaired by sickness or old age may receive the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick within Mass. This Mass will be offered the second Sunday of each month through June 2019. For more information, call 401-364-7214 or visit stmjparish.org.
St. Joseph Church to offer interactive musical presentation on the Passion
NORTH SCITUATE — St. Joseph Church in North Scituate will present an interactive musical presentation that reenacts the Passion in a dramatic format, presented at 7 p.m. on April 17 in the parish, 144 Danielson Pike.
Regina Coeli Society of St. Mary’s Church to hold meeting
CRANSTON — The next meeting of the Regina Coeli Society of St. Mary’s Church, will be held on April 17, at 7 p.m. Deacon Eric Silva, son of Regina member Terry Silva, will serve as the guest speaker.
St. Mary Church to offer Concert of Sacred Music
WEST WARWICK — St. Mary Church will offer a Concert of Sacred Music, which also includes readings from Holy Scripture, on Wednesday, April 17, in the church, 68 Church St. This event celebrates the annual observance of Tenebrae, a dramatic rendering of the night which recalls Judas Iscariot’s treachery, his betrayal of Our Lord for 30 pieces of silver. Because of periods of darkness and intermittent loud, thunderous sounds; this service is not intended for young children. There will be a simple reception in Father Gibson Hall immediately following. A good will offering will be taken up at this service. For more information, call the rectory at (401) 821-5555.
Hope and Cope support group to meet
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Matthias Ministry Hope and Cope Support Group will meet on Sunday, April 21, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the Calendar at McVinney Auditorium
PROVIDENCE — Tuesday, April 23 at 10 a.m. and noon: A Special Shakespeare’s Birthday Celebration; Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m.: The Horszowski Trio with Masumi Rostad; Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m.: Miss RI and Miss RI: Outstanding Teen Competitions; Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m.: Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra Season Finale Concert; Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m.: Athenas en Concierto - Todo es Tuyo Tour, presentado por Saint Patrick Church. For more information or to purchase tickets to any of these events, visit www.mcvinneyauditorium.com or call the McVinney Box Office 401-278-4588.
Italian Night Dinner
CHEPACHET — Saint Eugene Parish will host an Italian Night Dinner beginning at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 at 1251 Putnam Pike. Dinner entrees will include meatballs, sausage and peppers, chicken marsala, shrimp scampi, pasta, and Italian cookies and assorted beverages. There will be live music, basket raffles and a surprise raffle. Call the rectory at (401)568-5102 to purchase tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
Pastoral Care Fundraiser to benefit life and family programs
PAWTUCKET — The Office of Life and Family Ministry will sponsor a fundraiser-dinner on Saturday, April 27 from 6 - 10 p.m. at St. John Paul II Church (St. Cecilia’s), 1253 Newport Ave., Pawtucket. The dinner is being held to support the diocesan pastoral care programs: St. Gabriel’s Call (pregnancy and beyond outreach and pre-natal diagnosis assistance and awareness), and Project Rachel/Rachel’s Vineyard (post-abortion ministry). The evening will begin with a social hour that includes a 50-50 raffle and a penny social. For more information and to purchase your tickets, please call Carol Owens at 278-2518 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Annual Divine Mercy Sunday Devotions
PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton Street, will celebrate The Feast of Divine Mercy throughout the afternoon of Sunday, April 28. Schedule: 2 p.m. — Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament and Praying the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary, 2 – 4:30 p.m. — Confessions and Veneration of a First Class Relic of St. Faustina, 3 p.m. — Chaplet of Divine Mercy and readings from St. Faustina’s Diary, 4:15 p.m. — Benediction, 4:30 p.m. — Holy Mass. For more information, call the parish office at 401-751-4871.
The Feast of Divine Mercy at St. Theresa Shrine
HARRISVILLE — St. Theresa of the Child Jesus Church and Shrine, 35 Dion Drive, will celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 28. Schedule of devotions: 11:30 a.m – Holy Mass, Veneration of Relics of St. Faustina and St. John Paul II; 12:30 p.m. – Lunch; 1:30 p.m. – Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Confessions; 3 p.m. – Solemn Chanting of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy. The Shrine is located at the intersection of Routes 7 and 102. For more information, call 401-568-8280.
Theology on Tap: What is the Trinity?
JOHNSTON — On Thursday, May 2, 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 “What is the Trinity,” led by Dr. Robert Barry, Associate Professor of Theology, Providence College. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation and Q&A at 7 p.m. There is no fee for this event. A free-will donation will be collected. Participants are welcome to purchase food and drinks, but must be 21 to order alcoholic beverages. Theology on Tap is sponsored by the Diocese of Providence Young Adult Ministry. For more information, visit www.discovercatholicfaith.org.
Holy Name Society to host May Breakfast
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The Holy Name Society of St. Anthony Church and the Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary will hold its annual May Breakfast on Saturday, May 4, from 8 – 11 p.m. in the parish center, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave. The breakfast will feature scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, sliced ham, baked beans, breakfast pastries, orange juice, coffee and tea. Children 7 years old and under eat for free. Tickets will be sold at the door or by contacting: Paul Capracotta, (401) 724-1035 or John Baxter, (401) 258-6602.
St. Mary Church to celebrate 175th anniversary
WEST WARWICK — St. Mary Church, will celebrate its Diamond Jubilee on Sunday, May 5. The Solemn 175th Anniversary concelebrated Mass of Thanksgiving will begin at noon with Bishop Thomas J. Tobin serving as principal celebrant and homilist. The blessing of the new outdoor statue of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will be blessed by the bishop immediately following the Mass. The Anniversary Dinner-Dance will take place at the Cranston Country Club, 69 Burlingame Road, Cranston, with hors d’oeuvres served beginning at 3 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. Dinner choices are family style chicken dinner or pasta primavera. Music will be supplied by the “Three Amigos.” Tickets may be purchased by calling the rectory at 821-5555. Tickets for the dinner-dance must be purchased prior to Monday, April 22. Please call the rectory for more information.
St. Ann Church presents a night of Comedy, Food and Fun
SMITHFIELD — St. Ann Church will host a night of comedy, food and fun on Monday, May 20, 5:30 p.m. at Twelve Acres, 445 Douglas Pike, featuring Steve DeNuccio, Brian Vincent and Jerry Caruso, door prizes and raffles. For tickets or more information, call St. Ann Church, 401-861-5111.
Catholic Poland Pilgrimage
COVENTRY — A Catholic Poland Pilgrimage is planned for September 22-29, 2019. The trip will feature round trip airfare on Air France and Royal Dutch Airlines, breakfast and dinner per itinerary, specially selected hotel accommodations, air-conditioned motor coach and full-time tour manager. For information or reservations contact, Father Jacek Ploch, pastor of St. Vincent de Paul and Our Lady of Czenstochowa Parishes, at 401-821-8719 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.