Special Event Listings for 03.30.23


Updated Cemetery Mass for Holy Week
PAWTUCKET — A Mass for Holy Week has been updated by the Office of Catholic Cemeteries. Mass will be celebrated for Saint Francis Cemetery on Wednesday, April 5, at 7:30 a.m., by Father Brendan J. Rowley, at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church, 291 High St. For more information, visit
Eucharistic Revival Lenten Mission by Bishop Henning
RHODE ISLAND — A Eucharistic Revival Lenten Mission will be presented by Bishop Richard G. Henning on Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish, 244 Smith St., Providence, in Spanish. For more information, contact Rev. Phillip J. Dufour, Coordinator, Eucharistic Revival, 401-949-1500, or visit

2023 Rev. Robert J. Randall Conference
PROVIDENCE — The Spring 2023 Rev. Robert J. Randall Conference entitled “The Sacramental Imagination in Film” will be held on Saturday, April 1, in the Ruane Great Room on the Providence College campus. The conference is free and open to the public. Father Kenneth Gumbert, O.P., professor of Film Studies in the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Film, will deliver the lecture “The Sacramental Imagination in Classic Hollywood Cinema: John Ford’s Fort Apache vs. Howard Hawk’s Red River.” Mary Pat Kelly, author of Martin Scorsese: A Journey, will present “Outward Signs: Catholic Images in Mean Streets and The Irishman.” And Friar Sixto J. Castro, O.P., Rev. Robert J. Randall professor in Christian Culture, will speak about “The Sacramental Imagination in Malick’s The Thin Red Line.”
Palm Sunday Breakfast
WOONSOCKET — The Woonsocket Knights of Columbus will host a Palm Sunday Breakfast on April 2, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., in the Good Shepherd School gym (St. Joseph’s Church) 1200 Mendon Road. The Knights will serve scrambled eggs, home fries, French toast, sausages, baked beans and coffee, tea and juice. Children under 5 eat for free. Tickets may be purchased through any council Knight, St. Joseph’s parish office and also will be sold at the door. All proceeds from this breakfast will benefit Knights of Columbus charities.
Pentecost Sunday Taize’ Service
EAST FREETOWN, Mass. — St. John Neumann Church invites all to their Pentecost Sunday Taize’ Service. The theme is “For whom are you looking?” This service is a combination of songs, reflections and readings. It takes place Sunday, April 2, at 7 p.m. The Church is located on Route 18 – 157 Middleboro Road in East Freetown, Mass. Take Chace Road exit off Route 140.
‘40 Cans for Lent’
BRISTOL — Knights of Columbus Bristol Council #379 is holding a “40 Cans for Lent” program for families, from now through April 9. All donations can be placed in the large chest in the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 141 State St., entryway.
Pasta Supper at St. Alexander Church
WARREN — St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., will serve a community dinner on Saturday, April 15 from 4 – 8 p.m. Eat in or take out (containers provided). The menu includes antipasto, all you can eat pasta, meatballs, Italian bread and coffee. Extras available for purchase are soft drinks, wine, extra meatballs and desserts. Children 5 and under eat for free. Take a chance on some raffles too. For tickets, contact Pat Dugan at 401-245-3134.
Knights of Columbus to host Pilgrimage
NARRAGANSETT — The Knights of Columbus and St. Thomas More Parish will host a pilgrimage to St. Mary’s Church, New Haven, and the Blessed Michael McGivney Pilgrimage Center on April 15. Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary’s along with veneration at the tomb of Father Michael McGivney. Lunch and tour of the Pilgrimage Center will follow. Father Marcel Taillon will be the spiritual leader for the pilgrimage. Join us and learn about the young parish priest who initiated the Knights of Columbus and pray for his intercession. Details and ticketing information can be found at
Divine Mercy at the Cathedral
PROVIDENCE — The Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul will offer the following schedule for Divine Mercy Sunday, April 16: 2 p.m. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; 2:15- 5:45 p.m. Confessions; 3 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet; 4 p.m. Recitation of the Holy Rosary; 5 p.m. Vespers; 5:45 p.m. Benediction and 6 p.m. Solemn Mass.
St. Pius V Next Chapter Faith Sharing Group
PROVIDENCE — Come and learn about Divine Mercy and how to benefit from it, especially through the upcoming Feast of Divine Mercy, April 16. A talk and discussion will be led by Father Thomas F. Bouton, of the Archdiocese of Boston, on April 12, 7 – 9 p.m. in Caffe Lepanto (St. Pius V Church Hall). Use Roslyn Street ramp entrance.
Divine Mercy at St. Martha Church
EAST PROVIDENCE — All are welcome to come and celebrate the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 16 at St. Martha Church, 2595 Pawtucket Ave. The schedule is: 2 - 4:30 p.m. Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament; 2 – 5 p.m. Confessions; 3 p.m. Chaplet of Divine Mercy in song; 4 p.m. Rosary and Benediction, followed by Mass at 5 p.m.
Lenten Mission at Sacred Heart
EAST PROVIDENCE — April 4-5, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Ave., will provide two evening Lenten Missions preached and presided by Father Paul Desmarais, pastor of St. Mary Parish in Carolina. The first evening’s theme, “Spiritual warfare and what the devil does to distract us from getting closer to our Lord.” And the second evening’s theme is, “What we can do to get closer to our Lord” – followed by Holy Mass and with prayers for healing. Donations are appreciated to help Father Paul’s mission.