Special Event Listings for 04.18.24


Afternoon of music at St. Thomas the Apostle Church
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Ave., will begin its first of a series of free afternoons of music on April 21. Gary James Farias will play outside on the lawn from 1-4 p.m. Bring your own chair or one will be provided for you. Feel free to bring snacks and drinks for the afternoon. There will be an opportunity to purchase tickets for a 50/50 split the pot, and raffle. If the weather is inclement, the event will move inside to the hall.

New England Regional Council of Ignatian Volunteer Corps to Host Fundraiser, Awards
BOSTON — The New England Regional Council of the Ignatian Volunteer Corps (IVC) will host its annual Madonna Della Strada Award Ceremony and Fundraiser on Sunday, April 21, from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at Boston College High School. Each year at the Madonna Della Strada ceremony, IVC New England celebrates members of the IVC community who have shown exceptional concern for those struggling with poverty, injustice, and isolation in their communities. This year’s honorees are Father Jonathan Slavinskas of Worcester, Sister Christine Kavanagh of Providence, and IVC New England Board Chair Michael McGonagle of Boston. The event is open to anyone interested in supporting or learning more about IVC New England. For more information or to RSVP, visit

Candlelight: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
PROVIDENCE — Candlelight: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons will present two shows on Friday, April 26, 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., at McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before. For tickets and information visit,

Parish Dinner Dance
CRANSTON — St. Bartholomew Parish will celebrate their annual Parish Dinner Dance on Saturday, April 27, 7 p.m., at the Santa Maria DiPrata Society Hall. Dinner will be a choice of baked scrod or chicken piccata. For tickets, cost or additional information, please contact the rectory at 401-944-4466.

First Friday Holy Hour at Chesterton Academy
WARWICK — Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope will host an hour of prayer and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, May 3, at 5 p.m., in the chapel, 610 Jefferson Blvd. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 401-287-2280.

May Breakfast
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The Holy Name Society of St. Anthony Parish will hold its annual May Breakfast on Saturday, May 4, from 8 – 11 a.m., and Sunday, May 5, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the parish center, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave. The breakfast will feature scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, ham, baked beans, pancakes, breakfast pastries, orange juice, coffee and tea. Children 10 years old or younger will be admitted free. Tickets will be sold at the door or by contacting one of the following: Rolando Perez at 401-724-1408 or John Baxter at 401-258-6602.

Saint James School Reunion
MANVILLE — A reunion will be held on Sunday, May 19, for all who attended Saint James School. The event will begin with the celebration of Mass at 10 a.m., for the deceased alumni, followed by a gathering and hot buffet in Father Brindamour Hall, 33 Division St. For more information, contact Joan at

Opportunities at Mother of Hope Camp for parishes and schools
CHEPACHET —Mother of Hope Camp is currently booking parish and school events, including field days, challenge course programs and the 2024 summer camp. For additional materials or information, visit or send an email to