Special Event Listings for 09.15.22


The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola Retreat
WEST WARWICK — Called by Name Ministry is offering “The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola — A Retreat in Daily Life.” This is a lived experience of praying, meditating and reflecting on Scripture in order to grow in union with God and to discern God’s will. The retreat is offered Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., from now until May 10, 2023, at St. Anthony’s parish center, 17 Woodside Ave. If you are interested in joining the Spiritual Exercises, please contact Deborah Notarianni at 401-742-7637 or Sue Geraghty 508-479-3841.
Regina Coeli Society to meet
CRANSTON — The Regina Coeli Society of St. Mary’s Church will gather on September 21 beginning with Mass at 6 p.m., in the upper church, followed by the monthly meeting at 7 p.m. in the parish center. All interested Catholic women are invited.
Dinner at Italian ‘Knight’
COVENTRY — Msgr. Peter E. Blessing Council #5273 Coventry is holding an Italian ‘Knight’ to benefit Knights of Columbus charities, on Friday, Sept. 23, doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m., in the Our Lady of Czenstochowa gym, 445 Washington St. The menu will include pasta, meatballs, sausage, salad, bread, assorted desserts, coffee, soda and water. RSVP encouraged by September 16, but walk-ins welcome. For more information, contact Neil Fidler at 401-632-7922;
Wine Tasting event to benefit parish repairs
NORTH PROVIDENCE — Mary Mother of Mankind Church will host a wine tasting event to benefit the church parking lot restoration fund, on Saturday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m. The event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and a variety of specially selected wines. For tickets, call the parish at 401-231-3542.
Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat ‘Hope and Healing’ Support Group
PROVIDENCE — The Office of Life and Family Ministry of the Diocese of Providence is offering a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat ‘Hope and Healing’ Support Group at St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton St., Providence on the following Saturdays: September 24 and October 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This support group is specifically designed for women who have gone through a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat. For more information and/or to sign up, please contact Lisa Cooley at 401-278-2518 or email All inquiries confidential.
Fall Tours of historic Newport cemetery
NEWPORT — The public is invited to take a tour of the Saint Joseph Cemetery, the final resting place of many of Newport’s early Irish immigrants and the site of Rhode Island’s first Catholic church. The tours of approximately 30 minutes in length, plus time for Q&A, will be given, weather permitting, by local historian and guide, Steve Marino, on the following Sundays at 1 p.m.: September 25, October 9 and 30. There is no fee charged, but reservations are requested. Come learn about this site, the “birthplace” of Rhode Island’s first Catholic parish. The site was restored by the Museum of Newport Irish History in 1998-99, and the cemetery was rededicated in March 1999 by Bishop Robert Mulvee. For more information and to RSVP, visit the “Events” page at or phone Ann at 401-841-5493.
Afternoon of Music
WARREN — On Sunday, Sept. 25, St. Thomas the Apostle Church will host its final outdoor afternoon of music. Gary James Farias will be performing from 1 – 4 p.m. The kitchen will be open. You may also bring your own food if you choose to. There will be a raffle and split the pot tickets available for purchase. Bring a lounge chair or use one of ours. Starting October 22, the music will move indoors with the Goat Roper Band performing at 5:30 p.m.
Meat Raffle planned
WOONSOCKET — A Meat Raffle will be held in Holy Trinity Parish center, 1409 Park Ave., on Friday, Sept. 30, 6:15 p.m. Free admission, complimentary light supper, beverage and dessert, penny social, raffles and more. The parish center is handicap accessible. For more information call Estelle at 401-644-4308.
Mass for healing of Addictions
CHARLESTOWN — The First Sunday of each month beginning October 2 there will be a Healing Mass for Addictions at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, at 1 p.m. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer and healing — spiritual, emotional, or physical — please join us. For more information please call the rectory at 401-364-7214.
An evening of hope
CHARLESTOWN — St. James Addiction Recovery Ministry (ARM) offers hope and support to anyone whose life has been impacted by the disease of addiction. Please join Father Paul Desmarais and the ARM team at Saint James Chapel, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on the first Tuesday of the month for sharing, prayer, fellowship and refreshments.
A Mass with prayers for healing
WESTERLY — On the Second Sunday of each month there will be a Mass with prayers for healing at St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm St., at 2 p.m. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer and healing — spiritual, emotional, or physical — please join us. For more information, please call the rectory at 401-596-2535 ext. 2. The next Mass will be October 9 with celebrant Father Michael Najim.
Masses Interpreted in ASL for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing
PROVIDENCE — The Diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will offer Mass every Sunday at St. Patrick Church 244 Smith St., at 9:15 am. For more information, call Irma at 401-278-4578 or email at
Registrations are Open for SPRED Communities
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence is searching for faith-filled, loving Catholics to share their faith and love with people with disabilities and their families. Take part in a contemplative experience, Catechesis for people with disabilities of all ages, which includes preparation to receive the sacraments, weekly Mass, prayer and fellowship. For more information call Irma Rodríguez at 401-278-4578 or email at
Precious Blood Church to continue First Saturdays Devotion
WOONSOCKET — Precious Blood Church, 94 Carrington Ave., will continue to offer the First Saturdays devotion in unity with Pope Francis’ Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The dates of the devotion are as follows: Saturday, Oct. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 5. Mass will begin at 8 a.m. The celebrant will be Father Andrew Beauregard, F.P.O. Immediately following Mass, the Rosary with scriptural meditation will be prayed. For more information, call the parish at 401-767-2950. The church is wheelchair accessible.
Pet Blessing
CUMBERLAND — A Pet blessing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m., at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 3357 Mendon Road, in celebration of the feast St. Francis. There will be a 15-minute ceremony on the side of the church near the statue of Mary. Pets from all parishes are welcome. For more information, email or call 401-528-9681.
Giant Flea Market
CUMBERLAND — St. Joseph Parish will hold a Giant Flea Market in the parish hall, 1303 Mendon Road, on Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 1303 Mendon Road. The snack bar will be open.
Wedding Anniversary Celebration
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence will hold its annual Wedding Anniversary Celebration for those celebrating 25, 40, 50 or more than 50 years of marriage, on Sunday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m., in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul. The celebration will include: Mass, renewal of wedding vows, a personalized certificate and a reception for you and your guests. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will be the main celebrant and homilist. Please contact your parish to have the registration form mailed or emailed by September 23 to: Office of Marriage Preparation & Enrichment, One Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903.
Annual Walk for Life
WESTERLY — St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm St., will host its annual Walk for Life, “Witness to the powerful sanctity of human life,” on Sunday, Oct. 16, beginning at noon. Gather at St. Pius X Church with a one-mile walk to include a brief prayer service at the Tomb of the Unborn at St. Sebastian’s Cemetery. For those unable to walk and/or would prefer to pray in silence there will be Eucharistic Adoration at noon ending with Benediction. A collation will be held outside (weather permitting). Children are most welcome to walk and pray. For more information, please email SPX Respect Life: or call the rectory at 596-2535 ext. 2.
Annual Harvest Festival
TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 316 Judson St., will hold its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The festival includes a “Treats and Sweets” table, themed gift baskets, handmade items, raffles, books and CDs and a kitchen serving a variety of foods. For more information, visit
World Youth Day 2023
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence is organizing a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Lisbon from July 26 – August 7, 2023, led by Deacon Timothy Flanigan, M.D., and Father Joseph Brice. The pilgrimage will include two days in the Azores and two days at Fatima and joining Pope Francis for prayer, celebration, Mass and sharing the faith. For more information, contact


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