Special Event Listings for 02.01.24


Healing Mass for Addictions
CHARLESTOWN — Healing Mass for Addictions will take place at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, on the first Sunday of each month (October – June), 1 p.m. If you or someone you know needs prayer and healing — spiritual, emotional, or physical — please join us. For more information, please call the rectory 401-364-7214. The celebrant will be Father Paul Desmarais
Young Adult Holy Hour
PROVIDENCE — A Young Adult Holy Hour will be held on Friday, Feb. 2, 7 p.m. in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. If you are in your 20s or 30s, join us for First Friday devotion. The evening includes a Eucharistic Holy Hour with recitation of the Holy Rosary and the sacrament of Confession is also available. Food and fellowship will follow in the lower cathedral. More at

Blood Drive Celebrating Black History Month
LINCOLN — The Knights of Columbus are holding a Blood Drive in honor of Black History Month, as diversity in our blood supply means better outcomes. The event will take place on Monday, Feb. 5, 2 - 7 p.m., at the Bloodmobile, 171 Jenckes Hill Road. To make an appointment visit, sponsor code 3225. Walk-ins are welcome.
St. Pius V to hold Bible Timeline Series
PROVIDENCE — “The Bible Timeline Series” with Jeff Cavins will take place at Saint Pius V Church, following noon Mass in Caffe Lepanto located in the church hall, on Tuesdays on the following dates: February 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5, 12, and 19. The “Bible Timeline” will teach you how to read and understand the Bible and introduce you to the wonderful narrative of the Bible in a way that will transform your life.
Someone Special Sweetheart Dance
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Barnabas Respect Life Ministry is sponsoring a “Someone Special Sweetheart Dance,” on Friday, Feb. 9, 6 – 8 p.m., in the St. Barnabas Church hall, 1697 East Main Road. Children aged 3-14 are invited to bring a special adult in their lives for a fun evening of dancing, dinner, and raffles. For donation suggestions or to RSVP to Caroline at to confirm your tickets by Friday, Feb. 3.
Confronting the Lies
PROVIDENCE — On February 10, 5 p.m., St. Mary Church, 538 Broadway, will host Katie Anderson who will offer a presentation entitled, “Confronting the Lies: My Struggle with Gender Dysphoria.” For more information, contact Tyler Rowley at 401-290-7201.
Mardi Gras Party
PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton Street will host a Mardi Gras Party on Saturday, Feb. 10, 6:30 – 10 p.m. Ticket proceeds to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society. For more information, call 401-751-4871.
Young Adult Lenten Retreat
PROVIDENCE — A Young Adult Lenten Retreat will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m., in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. We invite you to join us as we prepare our hearts and minds to enter the sacred and penitential season of Lent. Register online at

Frassati: A discernment group for young men ages 17-28
PROVIDENCE — Are you discerning the priesthood? Or do you know a young man discerning the priesthood? The Vocations Office hosts “Frassati,” a discernment group for young men ages 17-28 every second Tuesday of the month. The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Providence Seminary, 485 Mt. Pleasant Ave. This is an evening of prayer and fraternity for high school and college-aged men who are discerning God’s will. More at

Enjoy a Beer with the Bishop
PROVIDENCE — All are welcome to attend an evening with Bishop Richard G. Henning, beginning with an informal talk followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and engage in conversation. The event will take place on Fat Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m., at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Beer and wine available for purchase, Mardi Gras themed snacks will be provided. Free admission. Register at

Mardi Gras Cavati and Polenta Dinner
CRANSTON — The Ladies Guild of Saint Bartholomew Parish will host a Mardi Gras Cavati and Polenta Dinner on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at Santa Maria Di Prata Hall, 29 Walnut Grove Ave. No tickets will be sold at the door, and there will be no take-out orders. For information or for ticket information, call the rectory office at 944-4466.
St. Francis of Assisi Church plans Lenten Mission
WAKEFIELD — St. Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High St., will offer a Lenten Mission with Deacon Art Miller, February 19-21 at 6:30 p.m. The theme will be “Love Heals the Wounds That Time Cannot.”
A Spiritual Toolkit: 5 Psychological Keys for Growing in Freedom and Love
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — On Saturday, Feb. 24, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., LaSalette Retreat Center, 947 Park St., will host a one-day retreat designed to help participants learn some useful psychological principles which are applicable to greatest life challenge: growing in our capacity to receive love, and love others more effectively. Christine Rubinstein, retired Christian psychotherapist and convert to the Catholic Church will present. For ticket cost or to register visit or call 508-222-8530.

Dr. John Bruchalski to speak at St. Pius X
WESTERLY — Dr. John Bruchalski, author of “Two Patients,” will speak at St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm St., on Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. Two Patients is the story of how a physician who practiced abortion came to question the medical status quo and to pioneer an approach to reproductive medicine that respects female fertility, honors the dignity of unborn children, and offers care to patients regardless of their financial situation. Such health care, writes Dr. John Bruchalski, is merciful medicine, and his memoir gives a glimpse of just how merciful the relationship between a doctor and his two patients - mother and child - can be. There will be a free-will offering at this event. For more information, email Valerie at or visit

Women’s Retreat with Danielle Bean planned
WESTERLY — St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm St., will host Women’s Retreat with Danielle Bean, on Saturday, March 9, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The day will include Holy Mass, confessions, and talks. Preregistration is required. Visit to register by March 1. For more information, contact Debra Carey at 401 596-2535 x3 or

Little Flower Home seeks volunteers
PROVIDENCE —Do you have the heart and the home to host a homeless pregnant woman in your home? Learn more about being a volunteer host by calling Lee at 401-524-6004.