Special Event Listings for 09.29.22


Novena for Life ongoing
EAST PROVIDENCE — A Novena for Life is running from now to November 12, at 8 a.m., at Sacred Heart Church, 118 Taunton Ave., followed by a Rosary outside Planned Parenthood, 175 Broad St., Providence. For more information, contact David Mitchell at
Meat Raffle planned
WOONSOCKET — A Meat Raffle will be held in Holy Trinity Parish center, 1409 Park Ave., on Friday, Sept. 30, 6:15 p.m., with free admission, a complimentary light supper, beverage and dessert, penny social, raffles and more. The parish center is handicap accessible. For more information call Estelle at 401-644-4308.
St. Pius V honoring the Blessed Mother
PROVIDENCE — St. Pius V Church, 240 Eaton St., will honor the Blessed Mother on Saturday, Oct. 1, during the 8 a.m. Mass, followed by Rosary and Morning Glory Consecration Prayer at 9 a.m. Video Talk and Discussion on “First Fridays and First Saturdays” in the church’s Caffe Lepanto. All are welcome. For more information, email Donna at
Mass for the loss of a child planned
GREENVILLE —The Respect Life Ministry at Saint Philip Church will host a Mass with prayers for healing for pregnancy and infant loss. Parents, grandparents, siblings and family who grieve the loss of children from the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion and early infant death are all welcome. The Mass will be celebrated by Father Phillip Dufour on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 6 p.m., at Saint Philip Parish, 622 Putnam Pike. For more information contact Ashley Codding at 401-533-3455.
Mass for the healing of addictions
CHARLESTOWN — The First Sunday of each month, beginning October 2, there will be a Mass for the healing of addictions at St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, at 1 p.m. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer and healing — spiritual, emotional, or physical — please join us. For more information please call the rectory at 401-364-7214.
An evening of hope
CHARLESTOWN — St. James Addiction Recovery Ministry (ARM) offers hope and support to anyone whose life has been impacted by the disease of addiction. Please join Father Paul Desmarais and the ARM team at Saint James Chapel, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., on the first Tuesday of the month for sharing, prayer, fellowship and refreshments.
Mass with prayers for healing planned
WESTERLY — On the Second Sunday of each month there will be a Mass with prayers for healing at St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm St., at 2 p.m. If you or someone you know is in need of prayer and healing — spiritual, emotional, or physical — please join us. For more information, please call the rectory at 401-596-2535 ext. 2. The next Mass will be October 9 with celebrant Father Michael Najim.
Masses interpreted in ASL for the deaf, hard of hearing
PROVIDENCE — The Diocesan Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing will offer Mass every Sunday at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., at 9:15 am. For more information, call Irma Rodriguez at 401-278-4578 or email at
Registrations are open for SPRED Communities
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence is searching for faith-filled, loving Catholics to share their faith and love with people with disabilities and their families. Take part in a contemplative experience, Symbolic Catechesis for people with disabilities of all ages, which includes preparation to receive the sacraments, weekly Mass, prayer and fellowship. For more information call Irma Rodríguez at 401-278-4578 or email at
Precious Blood Church to continue First Saturdays Devotion
WOONSOCKET — Precious Blood Church, 94 Carrington Ave., will continue to offer the First Saturdays devotion in unity with Pope Francis’ Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. The dates of the devotion are as follows: Saturday, Oct. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 5. Mass will begin at 8 a.m. The celebrant will be Father Andrew Beauregard, F.P.O. Immediately following Mass, the Rosary with scriptural meditation will be prayed. For more information, call the parish at 401-767-2950. The church is wheelchair accessible.
Blessing of the Animals and Transitus
PROVIDENCE — St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 10 a.m. A Franciscan Blessing of the Animals will be held in the church parking lot. All are welcome to bring your companion animals for prayer and an individual blessing. Dogs must be leashed, cats in a carrier. On Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., the Transitus will be observed at St. Patrick Church. The Transitus is the completion of Francis’ earthly life and his passage through death into eternal life. A solemn celebration will take place, with Franciscan prayer, song, scripture and relic veneration. Refreshments will be served and all are invited to learn about the Secular Franciscan Order of St. Clare of Assisi. On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the parish will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi at the 5:30 p.m. Mass. For information regarding these events or information on the Secular Franciscan Order, contact Jeanne Davis, O.F.S., 401-489-1161.
Blessings of Animals at Mary, Mother of Mankind
NORTH PROVIDENCE — Blessings of Animals will take place on October 9, 1 p.m., at Mary, Mother of Mankind Church parking lot, 25 Fourth St. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-231-3542.
The Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux
NASONVILLE — Our Lady of Good Help and St. Theresa’s Shrine, 35 Dion Drive, will celebrate the Feast of St. Therese of Lisieux on Saturday, Oct. 1. The day begins with Masses at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. Coffee an’ will be held in the church hall after the 8:30 a.m. Mass. Following the 10 a.m. Mass, pilgrims will process to the statue of St. Therese and there venerate her relics. A parish luncheon will be served, and at 1:30 p.m., Prof. Paul Shields of Thomas Aquinas College will present a talk titled, “The theology of St. Therese explained through her autobiography, ‘Story of a Soul.”’ The day ends with the Chaplet of Divine Mercy at 3 p.m. Call the parish office at 401-568-8280 for additional information.

Pet Blessing
CUMBERLAND — A Pet Blessing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2, 3 p.m., at St. Joan of Arc Parish, 3357 Mendon Road, in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis. There will be a 15-minute ceremony on the side of the church near the statue of Mary. Pets from all parishes are welcome. For more information, email or call 401-528-9681.
Giant Flea Market slated
CUMBERLAND — St. Joseph Parish will hold a Giant Flea Market in the parish hall, 1303 Mendon Road, on Saturday, Oct. 8, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The snack bar will be open.
St. Joseph Church, Knights of Columbus hosting ‘Ristorante San Giuseppe’
NORTH SCITUATE — St. Joseph’s Church and Feeney Council Knights of Columbus will host “Ristorante San Giuseppe,” a full pasta and meatball dinner, along with meatball sandwiches, pizza, cannoli and more in St. Joseph Church parish hall and in the outdoor tent October 9-10, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., during the Scituate Art Festival. Look for the tent at the corner of Rte. 116 and Danielson Pike.
Theology Uncorked
WARREN — Saint Mary of the Bay Church, 645 Main St., will host the next installment of its popular adult faith formation series, Theology Uncorked. The event on October 11 includes a free wine and cheese reception (other food and drink options available) with theological talk and discussion every second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., in the lower church hall. The presentation will be given by Daniel McQuillan of the Portsmouth Abbey School and is entitled “The Catholic Literary Imagination.” Visit or @warrencatholic on social media for more information.
Mother of Life Rose Sale
STATEWIDE — On October 15 and 16, roses will be sold after weekend Masses across the state to benefit the Mother of Life Pregnancy Center. To find out more, and help at your parish, contact Richard Lafond at or call 401-421-0820 during normal business hours.
Public Square Rosary Rally
WEST WARWICK — All are welcome to the join in a Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, Oct. 15, at noon (rain or shine) at the Majestic Gazebo, Main and Washington Streets. Sponsored by the America Needs Fatima organization, in conjunction with the Legion of Mary at St. Anthony Church, West Warwick, this Public Square Rosary will be one of more than 20,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States. The event will follow the state’s COVID guidelines for the safety of participants. If you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask. For more information, contact Donna Valliere at 401-241-2394.
Eucharistic Revival opens in the diocese
GREENVILLE — In celebration of the Eucharistic Revival taking place in the diocese and around the U.S., a Holy Hour will be held at Saint Philip Church on October 7 at 7 p.m. The evening will include prayer of the Rosary as well as Solemn Sung Vespers ending with Benediction. The National Eucharistic Revival is a movement to restore understanding and devotion to this great mystery. Jesus needs each one of us to be his hands and feet throughout this Eucharistic Revival. More at
Annual Walk for Life
WESTERLY — St. Pius X Church, 45 Elm St., will host its annual Walk for Life, “Witness to the powerful sanctity of human life,” on Sunday, Oct. 16, beginning at noon. Gather at St. Pius X Church for a one-mile walk, which will include a brief prayer service at the Tomb of the Unborn at St. Sebastian’s Cemetery. For those unable to walk and/or would prefer to pray in silence there will be Eucharistic Adoration at noon, ending with Benediction. A collation will be held outside (weather permitting). Children are most welcome to walk and pray. For more information, please email SPX Respect Life: or call the rectory at 401-596-2535 ext. 2.
Annual Harvest Festival
TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Catholic Church, 316 Judson St., will hold its annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Sunday, Oct. 23, from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. The festival includes a “Treats and Sweets” table, themed gift baskets, handmade items, raffles, books and CDs and a kitchen serving a variety of foods. For more information, visit
St. Francis Xavier Academy Homecoming
WARWICK — St. Francis Xavier Academy Alumnae Association will hold a homecoming on October 23, with 11 a.m. Mass at St. Timothy Church, followed immediately by lunch at the Crowne Plaza. Scholarships are announced during lunch. Alumnae may sponsor students for scholarships to Catholic High Schools. For more information contact Margaret Mathias 401-232-9006.
World Youth Day 2023
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence is organizing a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Lisbon from July 26 – August 7, 2023, led by Deacon Timothy Flanigan, M.D., and Father Joseph Brice. The pilgrimage will include two days in the Azores and two days at Fatima, joining Pope Francis for the celebration and sharing the faith. For more information, contact