First Five Saturdays at Mount Carmel
BRISTOL — The Knights of Columbus and the Faith group at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish’s morning Masses are following the Blessed Mother’s direction (at Fatima) regarding the first five Saturdays devotion. This includes going to confession, receiving Holy Communion, praying the Rosary and meditating on or around the Saturday of five consecutive months in order to receive additional graces necessary for salvation.
Grief support group for those who have lost a spouse
WESTERLY — If you are searching for hope and peace after the death of your spouse, St. Pius X Church invites you to participate in the Season of Hope support group. This is a safe and nurturing place for you to join with others who share your faith in Christ to give voice to your unique journey of grief, and to find comfort and spiritual renewal. The group meets on Saturdays May 7 - June 11, 8:30-10 a.m., at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St. For more information or to register, please contact Linda Cunningham at 401-714-9824.
Bereavement Support meetings scheduled
PROVIDENCE —The Office of Life and Family ministry for the Diocese of Providence will offer the Our Lady of Sorrows Bereavement Support group at St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton St. Our Lady of Sorrows will be offered over eight consecutive Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m., May 12 through June 30. The group will be facilitated by the St. Pius V Bereavement Ministry, which will provide a peaceful place to share your thoughts, feelings and experiences, while discussing topics about loss, grief, the healing process, and about the spiritual comfort of our Catholic faith. This group is most appropriate for adults at least three months beyond their loss. There is no cost to attend. Preregistration is required. Please contact Pat Owen at 401-274-3854.
Father Patrick Magee to speak on Spiritual Warfare
PROVIDENCE —Father Patrick Magee, FLHF, will visit St. Charles Church, 178 Dexter St., to offer a talk on spiritual warfare and conclude with prayers for healing, on Saturday, May 13, 1 p.m. This is a bilingual event.
OLMC Bingo Night
BRISTOL — Our Lady of Mount Carmel School is hosting a Bingo Night fundraiser on Friday, May 13 at the Msgr. Lolio Parish Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. The event is 18+. All cash prizes. Refreshments are available for purchase. Call the school to reserve your BINGO book early, 401-253-8455.
Knights to host breakfast
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, May 15, from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m. Children 6 and under are free.
EAST PROVIDENCE — Our Lady of Loreto Church, 346 Waterman Ave., will host a Spring Breakfast on Sunday, May 15, from 9 a.m. – noon. The menu will include scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, pancakes, home fries, beans, fruit cups, breakfast pastries, juice, coffee/tea. Please contact the parish office at 401-434-3535 to purchase advance tickets. A minimal number of tickets will be sold at the door.
A World Without Nuclear Weapons
VIRTUAL EVENT — “A World Without Nuclear Weapons: The Humanitarian and Moral Imperative” is a virtual event sponsored by Sacred Heart/Our Lady Help of Christians Collaborative in Newton, Mass., on May 15, 7:30 -9 p.m. It is open to everyone. The featured speaker is Ira Helfand, M.D., a leader of two Nobel Peace Prize-winning organizations: the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (1985) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (2017). Joining him is John C. Wester, Archbishop of Santa Fe, NM, who in January issued a pastoral letter, “Living in the Light of Christ’s Peace: A Conversation Toward Nuclear Disarmament.” To register for the free Zoom event, visit tinyurl.com/396zh7wp.
Eucharistic Adoration at St. Luke’s Church
BARRINGTON — Effective Monday, May 16, St. Luke’s Church, 108 Washington Road, will extend its hours of Eucharistic Adoration until 7 p.m. every Monday (currently runs from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.), excluding federal holidays. All are welcome to spend quality time in the Real Presence of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If your schedule allows, we invite you to become one of our “adorers” who pledge to attend Eucharistic Adoration at a specific hour each Monday; e.g., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. It will help us to ensure that we have dedicated adorers to respectfully cover each of the available hours. Willing to help? Please contact the rectory at 401-246-1212.
St. Gabriel’s Call comes to Holy Trinity
WOONSOCKET — Holy Trinity Parish, 1409 Park Ave., will open the doors of its St. Gabriel’s Call program on May 17. This diocesan program reaches out to assist women in crisis pregnancies and helps them say ‘Yes’ to life by providing them with material, emotional, counseling and spiritual support. If you know of a woman in a crisis pregnancy, you can call or refer her to 401-762-2849. If you’d like to volunteer to organize a parish baby shower for donated materials, sort and clean donated materials, serve as a mentor (or professional counselor), assist with intake, or lend your support through prayer or spiritual direction, please contact committee members Bruce Daigle (email@example.com) or Nancy Benoit (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Diocesan Office of Social Services will open an office at Holy Trinity Parish
WOONSOCKET — On Tuesday, May 17, the Diocesan Office of Social Services will open an office at Holy Trinity Parish, 1409 Park Ave. The office will be open two days a week, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 9- 2 p.m. (St. Gabriel’s Call will also be open Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.) This office will offer the following services for all those in need: Keep The Heat On Fund – Heating assistance; SNAP (RI Food Stamps program) – Application help; referrals to food pantries and meal sites; utility, rental, and prescription assistance; furniture bank referrals; St. Gabriel’s Call. Also, people will have access to the following diocesan programs through this office: Immigration & Citizenship Services; CareBreaks Program – Apply for respite breaks for caregivers; Cabrini Fund – Apply for childcare assistance. For more information, call 401-762-2849.
St. Augustine School Alumni Mass
PROVIDENCE — A St. Augustine School Alumni Mass will be held Saturday, May 21, at 5 p.m. at St. Augustine Church, 635 Mount Pleasant Ave., in celebration of the school’s 70th Anniversary. A Wine and Cheese Social in conjunction with the school’s art show will follow in the school cafeteria. All alumni are welcome. Please email email@example.com for more info.
Gabriel’s Trumpet to host book signing for local author
COVENTRY — Paul F. Caranci will visit Gabriel’s Trumpet Catholic Bookstore on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. “Before the End of the Age;” “I am the Immaculate Conception;” “The Promise of Fatima;” and “Heavenly Portrait” are among some of the books Paul has written and will be featured at the signing. Come in and meet the author. Gabriel’s Trumpet is at 477 Washington St. For more information, call 401-823-4884.
Masses for Recovery St. James Chapel
CHARLESTOWN — Ongoing monthly Masses for Recovery will be offered on the first Sunday of each month, now through June, 2 p.m. at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck School House Road. These Masses, to which all are welcome, provide an opportunity for people to come together in faith to seek God’s loving kindness and grace with special prayer intentions dedicated for those in recovery. If you or loved ones struggle with alcohol, drugs, addictions, mental distress, or support folks who suffer from the effects of these issues, you are encouraged to attend. For more information call Father Paul Desmarais at 401-364-7214 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org,or Deacon John Silvia at email@example.com.
Discussion series for Catholic singles
PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V announces a series for Catholic singles above the age of 30 on nurturing the faith while embracing the single vocation. We invite you to come to Caffe Lepanto in the church hall (entrance located on Roslyn Ave.) on May 18 and May 25 from 7 - 8 p.m. to view a presentation on cultivating holiness and prayerfulness followed by enlightened conversation and fellowship.
Hope and Cope at St. Barnabas Church
PORTSMOUTH — The St. Matthias Ministry Hope and Cope Support Group will meet on Sunday, May 15, from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Chapel Meeting Room, under the small Chapel, at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 E. Main Road. If you know someone who is supporting a loved one or friend in need of recovery or currently in recovery yourself, then this group is for you. This program is free and provides a wonderful focus on Catholic spirituality to support recovery. No registration is required. For more information, email Deacon John Silvia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saints Rose and Clement Parish Fundraiser
WARWICK — Saints Rose and Clement Parish, 111 Long St., will hold a comedy night fundraiser presented by Funny4Fund$ on Saturday, May 21. Doors open at 6 p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m. This adult only (18+) event will feature Church-appropriate comedy, raffles, 50/50, and the drawing of the Grand Raffle winners. Tickets for this event can be purchased online at funny4funds.com/events (event #812).
Bristol Knights to pray Rosary in honor of Our Lady of Fatima
WARREN — The Bristol Knights of Columbus invite to community to pray the Rosary with them on Saturday, May 21 at noon, rain or shine, at Saint Thomas the Apostle Church. The Rosary is in honor of Our Lady of Fatima.
St. John Neumann Church to host family festival
FREETOWN, Mass. — St. John Neumann Church will hold a family festival. May 27-30. Hours of operation: Friday: 6-11 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: noon – 11 p.m., and Monday: noon – 5 p.m. There will be a huge barn sale; amusement rides; car show on Sunday; entertainment; great selection of home baked goods; assorted food booths; games of skill and grand raffle. For more information visit http://www.sjnfreetown.org/lakeside-family-festival.
Knights plan Penny Social
CENTRAL FALLS — The Knights of Columbus Sullivan Council 2700 will host a penny social at the council hall, 20 Claremont St., on May 22 from 2 – 5 p.m. It will be a fun afternoon with prizes, coffee and donuts. For more information call John Crowley at 401-332-3596.
Reunion for Our Lady of Fatima High School Class of 1982
WARREN — A 40th reunion will be celebrated for the Our Lady of Fatima High School Class of 1982, on Sunday, May 29, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m., at Palmer River Grille, 382 Market St. For details including cost, contact Francine (Sousa) Desilets, 401-573-2276 or email@example.com.
Knights to hold annual ‘Kandi Drive’
PORTSMOUTH — The local Council 3618 of the Knight of Columbus will hold their annual Kandi (Tootsie Roll) Drive on Friday, June 3 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 4, from 9-3 p.m. in front of Clement’s Market, 2575 East Main Road. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event go to the James L. Maher Center in Middletown, which fosters independence, opportunity, employment and social engagement for people with developmental and other disabilities through customized programs designed to meet their individual needs.
Magnificat to host breakfast
GREENVILLE — The Magnificat R.I. Chapter will welcome Lisa Cooley, coordinator of the Providence Diocese Office of Life and Family, as guest speaker on Saturday, June 18, at St. Philip Parish Center, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Reservation required. For further information, call 401-864-7731.
St. Theresa Parish to host Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents
TIVERTON — The Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents, a ministry to assist parents whose children of any age have died of any cause in their healing, will offer a One Day Spiritual Retreat on Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. at St. Theresa Church, 265 Stafford Road, Tiverton, R.I. For more information call Barbara, Mother of Melissa, at St. Theresa Church at 401-200-1314, or Diane or Charley, parents of Paul, at 800-919-9332. For online registration please visit www.emfgp.org.
Sacred Heart Church to host Golf Tournament
WARWICK — Sacred Heart Church will hold a golf tournament on Monday, June 27, at Valley Country Club, beginning with a putting contest at 11 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will consist of hot dogs, hamburgers (all grilled outside), chips, soda, and water. Shotgun start will be at 12:30 p.m. followed by a family style Italian dinner at 6:00 p.m. To participate, call the rectory at 401-821-4184 or Edward Ursillo at 401-578-6877.
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