Special Event Listings for 07.27.23


Father Tetrault’s paintings on exhibit
PROVIDENCE — The late Father Raymond Tetrault’s paintings will be on exhibit at the Sprout Gallery, 166 Valley St., Building 6M, Suite 103, through July 28. 

The Sons of Encouragement  welcomes Mike Cutone

PORTSMOUTH — The Sons of Encouragement  (St. Barnabas men's group) will be having a special guest speaker, Mike Cutone, who was an excellent speaker at the men's forum recently held at the Diocese. He has an exciting message for Catholic men, and will be sharing it with us at the meeting on Saturday, August 19. The meeting begins with Mass at 7:30, followed by breakfast and his presentation.  There is no charge for the event, Please RSVP (so we have enough food) to

Celebrate the Centennial of the Shrine of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus
HARRISVILLE — On August 4, 6:30 p.m., lecture on St. Therese, presented by Bishop Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, Mass.; August 20, noon, jubilee Mass and dedication of the new Rosary Walk, with main celebrant Bishop Robert C. Evans; October 1, noon, celebrations for the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux. For more information, visit or email

Blessed McGivney Feast Day Raffle
CRANSTON — Rev. Richard A. Donnelly, Council No. 322 of the Knights of Columbus, is conducting a $5,000 Raffle in honor of the Feast of Blessed McGivney. Enter for your chance to win. Only 150 tickets will be sold. Those interested in purchasing a ticket can find the flyer online at The drawing will be held on August 13, 2023, at St. Mark Church, 9 Garden Court.
Masses Interpreted in ASL for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing
PROVIDENCE — The Diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will host Masses each Sunday, 9:15 a.m., at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. For more information, call Irma Rodriguez at 401-278-4578 or email at

Share your lifetime of experience through Ignatian Volunteer Corps
PROVIDENCE — Ignatian Volunteer Corps is an opportunity for adult men and women “50 and better” to offer their skills, wisdom, and life experience in service to those in need. In return for a commitment of 1 or 2 days a week with a local service opportunity, the IVC program provides monthly spiritual guidance for personal reflection, prayerful conversations with fellow IVC members, and occasional retreats. Together, we hope to see the face of Christ in those we serve. IVC serves schools and a variety of nonprofits throughout the New England area. For more information on IVC, contact Dave Hinchen, New England Regional Director, visit or email

Request for prayers
CRANSTON — Inmates of the Rhode Island Department of Corrections ask for your prayers. If you, your parish or your prayer group wish to be assigned an individual person (or more) to pray for, please contact the Catholic Chaplain’s office via email at
St. Bartholomew Church plans Summer Festival
PROVIDENCE — St. Bartholomew Church, 297 Laurel Hill Ave., will hold its 55th annual Summer Festival, on church grounds, on August 4, 5, and 6, from 5 – 10 p.m. Italian, American and Spanish foods will be available for purchase, as well as children’s rides and games by Okees Amusements. Nightly musical entertainment will be offered, with the Gemini Band performing on Saturday night from 6 – 10 p.m. For more information, please call 401-944-4466 or visit
Join the Christian Brothers at their Sunset Soiree
NARRAGANSETT — Calling all LaSalle, St. Raphael, De La Salle Academy graduates and friends of Christian Brothers Center. Join the Brothers for their annual Sunset Soiree on Saturday, August 12, 5 – 8 p.m., at 635 Ocean Road, Narragansett in the Brothers’ Courtyard. The evening will include beer, wine, cocktails, and a scrumptious soiree menu, door prizes and more. For more information, please contact Cheryl at or 401-789-0244 X 102.

Young Adult Summer Series: Theology on Fire

GREENVILLE — St. Philip Church, will host Theology on Fire Fridays 7-9:30 p.m.: July 28 (with speaker Father Scott Carpentier) , August 25 and September 22. Young adults, ages 18-29, are invited to casual evenings by the fire with social time, a talk and refreshments. Join for Adoration in Our Lady’s Chapel at 6:30 p.m., then head to the back of the property to our St. John Paul 2 Grotto/Fire Pit area. In the case of rain, meet in the St. Philip School Library which is behind the playground.

The Mass of "God the Father"

JOHNSTON — The Mass of "God the Father" will take place this year in Our Lady of Grace Church, George Waterman Road, on Sunday, August 6 at 3 p.m.  This year marks the 18th Mass for God the Father in the Diocese of Providence.  All are welcome to participate.  

Little Sisters of the Poor to hold Summer Soirée

PAWTUCKET – The Little Sisters of the Poor of Pawtucket will hold a Summer Soirée on Wednesday, August 23, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St., Pawtucket. Tickets are $50 per person and include wine and craft beer as well as small bites from area restaurants. The event will take place outdoors in the residence’s garden. Mystery wine bags will also be available for purchase, with all proceeds supporting the Little Sisters’ mission of caring for the elderly poor. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available online at For more information on the Summer Soirée, email or call 401-305-4001.