Special Event Listings for 02.15.24


Fish and Chips dinners at Church of the Holy Ghost
TIVERTON — On Fridays in Lent, the Church of the Holy Ghost, 316 Judson St., will host Fish and Chip dinners in Holy Family Hall, from noon–7 p.m. The menu will feature baked or fried fish with veggies, mashed potatoes, French fries, bread and butter, drinks and desserts. Eat in or take out. For more information, call 401-624-8131.
Our Lady of the Rosary Fish Fry Fridays
On Fridays in Lent, Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse St., will host a fish fry, from 5–8 p.m., in the church hall. The menu will feature fish and chips with coleslaw, tartar sauce and smelts with potatoes. There will be a cash bar for beverages. For more information, call 401-440-3253.
Lenten Fish Fry at the Shrine of the Little Flower
NASONVILLE — On Fridays in Lent, the Shrine of the Little Flower, 35 Dion Drive, will hold their annual Lenten fish fry from 4-7 p.m. The menu will feature fish and chips, coleslaw and tartar sauce, and grapenut pudding will be available for dine-in or take out. Call 401-568-3057 to place your orders beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Knights plan Lenten Fish Dinners
PORTSMOUTH — The Knights of Columbus Council 3618 will offer baked fish dinners for Lent, in the St. Barnabas Social Hall on Fridays starting on February 23 and continuing on March 1, 8 and 15, starting at 5 p.m. The menu includes New England clam chowder, baked Atlantic cod, coleslaw, rice or mashed potatoes, roll with butter, dessert, water, soda, coffee or tea. In addition, a lobster salad dinner will also be offered. Children under 6 eat for free. Take-out will be available. Ticket sales are in advance only and will be sold up to 2 p.m. on the Thursday before each dinner. Tickets can be purchased at St. Barnabas and St. Anthony’s parish offices, and after all Masses. In addition, the Portsmouth Senior Center will be selling tickets for this event. For additional information, call 317-432-6227.
Fish and Chips at St. Theresa Church
NASONVILLE — St. Theresa Church, 35 Dion Drive, will hold their annual fish and chips dinners on the Fridays of Lent from 4-7 p.m. Dine-in or take-out, baked fish and grapenut pudding will be available also. For more information, call 401-568-8280, Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. call 401-568-3057.
Global Rosary for World Peace Prayer event
NORTH EASTON, Mass. — Congregation of Holy Cross will offer a live Global Rosary for World Peace Prayer event on Friday, Feb. 16. This digital prayer event will begin live from Rome at 10 a.m. E.T., in collaboration with Holy Cross Family Ministries. Join in-person at the chapel at Father Peyton Center at 518 Washington St., N. Easton, Mass., from your parish, or from the comfort of your own home. For more information about this live online prayer event visit

Monthly SoulCore session
TIVERTON — The next SoulCore will take place on Feb. 17, 9 a.m., at Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St. For full details visit or contact Joy at

St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance
PAWTUCKET — St. John Paul II Knights of Columbus Council #12613 will hold a St. Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 17, 6 p.m., at St. John Paul II Parish in the church hall, 745 Central Ave. A cash bar will be available and live music performed by Dynamite Rhythm. For tickets and more information please contact Al Nunes 401-723-2307 or Bruce Guindon 401-474-0371.
Lenten Taize Service
EAST FREETOWN, Mass. — St. John Neumann Church invites all to their Lenten themed Taize Service on Sunday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. The theme is “Walking Toward Emmaus.” This service is a combination of songs, reflections and readings. The church is located on Route 18 at 157 Middleboro Road. Take Chace Road exit off Route 140.
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, Feb. 19-21 at 6:30 p.m. The theme will be “Love Heals the Wounds That Time Cannot.”
St. James Church Pasta Supper
MANVILLE — St. James Church, 33 Division St., will host an all-you-can-eat pasta and meatball supper on Saturday, Feb. 24, (snow date of Sunday, Feb. 25) from 4:30 – 7 p.m., in Father Brindamour Hall. Dine-in or take out. Tickets will be available at the door. The proceeds from this event will benefit the parish’s social ministry programs. For more information, please contact the church rectory at 401-766-1558.
Lenten mission at St. Veronica Chapel
NARRAGANSETT — On March 3, 4 and 5, St. Thomas More Parish welcomes Father James Sullivan, O.P., and Father Jonah Teller, O.P., to present the parish mission titled, “Lent Matters.” All three evenings will begin at 6 p.m. at St. Veronica Chapel, 1035 Boston Neck Road. All are welcome to join in-person or via Livestream from Choose “Watch Live/St. Veronica Chapel Special Events.”
2024 Providence Catholicism & Culture Symposium
PROVIDENCE — “Pax Romana: Vatican Diplomacy in an Age of War” will be held on March 5, 5:30 p.m., at the University Club, 219 Benefit St. Panelists include Father Roger Landry, former attaché to the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations; Lucas Koach, director, Office of International Justice & Peace, USCCB; Father Benedict Kiely, founder of, and personal ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham. For more information and to register visit Seating is limited. Registration required. This event is sponsored by the Portsmouth Institute for Faith and Culture and the Brown-RISD Catholic Community.
St. Pius V Next Chapter Faith Sharing Group
PROVIDENCE — On Wednesday, March 6, 7 p.m., St. Pius V Parish will hold a talk in Caffe Lepanto, St. Pius V Church Hall, entitled, “Sanctity of Life,” addressing the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life, with particular attention to contemporary societal issues, including abortion, euthanasia, in vitro fertilization and artificial contraception. The speaker will be Father Anthony VanBerkum, O.P., J.C.L., parochial vicar, St. Pius V Parish, and judge, diocesan tribunal.
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. Pre-registration is required. Visit to register by March 1. For more information, contact Debra Carey at 401-596-2535 x3 or

Little Sisters of the Poor plan 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Fundraiser
SEEKONK, Mass. — The Little Sisters of the Poor Jeanne Jugan Residence of Pawtucket will hold its 16th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Fundraiser at The Old Grist Mill Tavern on Monday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This annual event supports the Little Sisters’ mission of serving the elderly poor and will include a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner along with a “Pot of Gold” drawing and homemade scones for sale. Dine-In or Carry-Out. Tickets are limited and must be purchased by March 1st at or by calling 401-723-4314. The Old Grist Mill Tavern is located at 390 Fall River Avenue in Seekonk, Mass.
Bring a NET Ministries Retreat to your parish
RHODE ISLAND — NET Ministries, a national evangelization organization that ministers to teens through powerful retreats, will be coming to the Diocese of Providence in the Fall of 2024. Any Catholic school or parish interested in scheduling a retreat during this time period can contact Diane Castro at Multi-parish retreats are encouraged as well. For more information on NET retreats, visit