Special Event Listings for 05.02.24


Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress
INDIANAPOLIS — The Diocese of Providence Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, is scheduled for July 17-21, 2024. All are invited to attend. The diocesan trip includes transportation to and from Indianapolis, with local transportation to and from the congress, five nights at the hotel, and the cost of admission to each day of the congress. All registrations are first come, first served. For more information, visit www.dioceseofprovidence.org/eucharistic-congress.

Are You Called to be a Deacon?
RHODE ISLAND — Deacons are men who love God and love the Church; they feel called to serve in a more committed way. The role of the deacon is to be a helper of the bishops and priests and to proclaim by his life the Church’s call to serve the needs of others. What does it take to become a Permanent Deacon? Learn more! Register for an upcoming Information Session at: www.dioceseofprovidence.org/deacon-formation-program or www.dioceseofprovidence.org/programa-de-formacion-al-diaconado.

Take-Out Thursday
BARRINGTON — Take-Out Thursday, a charity food sale, and popular East Bay attraction, will resume at Holy Angels Church on May 2. A carryout menu offering options of veggie rice delight, chicken salad pita and classic meatball sub is available. Lemon-blueberry pound cakes and Nicola’s brownie squares will be sold for dessert. Ordering is open for a limited time, while supplies last, and proceeds will benefit the efforts of the Holy Angels Social Outreach Ministry, whose mission is to provide for those in need. For more information on Take-Out Thursday, and to order, please call or text Judy at 401-578-0090 or Barbara at 401-249-1104.

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.

Young Adult Holy Hour
PROVIDENCE — A Young Adult Holy Hour will be held on Friday, May 3 at 7 p.m., at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. If you are in your 20s or 30s, join us for First Friday devotion. The evening includes Eucharistic Holy Hour with recitation of the Holy Rosary and the sacrament of Confession is also available. Afterward, there will be an opportunity to enjoy Catholic trivia, food and fellowship in the lower cathedral. For more information call 401-278-4505 or email dsousa@dpvd.org.

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.

May Breakfast
WEST WARWICK — A May Breakfast will be held at St. Anthony Parish, 1 Sunset Ave., on May 4, from, 7:30 – 11 a.m. Children 10 and younger eat for free.

Spring Concert to be held St. Kevin Church
WARWICK — The West Bay Chorale will perform a spring concert on Sunday, May 5, 7 p.m. at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Sisters of the Cross and Passion celebrate 100 years in the Diocese
WICKFORD — All are welcome to join the Sisters of the Cross and Passion as they celebrate 100 years of mission and ministry in the United States, on May 5, 10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Bernard Church, 275 Tower Hill Road. Bishop Richard G. Henning will be the celebrant.

Watch Bishop Ruggieri’s Mass of Ordination and Installation
ONLINE — The Mass of Ordination and Installation for Bishop James T. Ruggieri will be live-streamed on Tuesday, May 7, at 2 p.m. Access the broadcast on the Diocese of Portland website at www.portlanddiocese.org; on the CatholicTV website at www.catholictv.org/watch-live.html; or On Demand or Live on CatholicTV (including via Smart TV apps): www.catholictv.org/ways-to-watch.html.

Candlelight Procession
CUMBERLAND — Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Drive, will hold a candlelight procession on May 13, from 6-8:30 p.m. The event will begin with bilingual Mass accompanied by the candlelight procession at the shrine, weather permitting. If the weather is inclement weather, it will be inside of the church at the same time. For more information, call 401-723-6719.

Holy Hour planned
CUMBERLAND — Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Drive, will hold a Holy Hour from 7:30 – 9 p.m., on May 18.

Spring breakfast
EAST PROVIDENCE — Our Lady of Loreto Church, 346 Waterman Ave., will host a breakfast on Sunday, May 19, serving from 9 a.m. – noon. The menu will include ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, baked beans, pancakes, breakfast pastries, coffee, tea and juice. There will also be multiple Raffles with a special “Split the Pot” to end the morning. To purchase tickets please call the office at 401-434-3535 Deadline to purchase advance tickets is May 14. Minimal number of tickets to be sold at the door.

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 Morin at st.j.reunion2024@gmail.com.

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.

Opportunities at Mother of Hope Camp for parishes, 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 www.motherofhopecamp.com or send an email to motherofhopecamp@dpvd.org.

Quo Vadis Days: Summer Retreat
PAXTON, Mass. — The Quo Vadis Days: Summer Retreat for Catholic men of high school age (13-18) will take place Thursday, June 20 - Sunday, June 23, at Anna Maria College, Paxton, Mass. This retreat is an opportunity for these men to deepen their faith, grow in virtue, learn more about all vocations, and better discern God’s call in their lives. For more information, please visit www.quovadisnewengland.com.