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Special Event Listings for 10.13.22

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Bible Study at St. Agnes Church
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold its monthly Bible Study on Sunday, Oct.16, after the 9 a.m. Mass in the church hall. The session will examine the literary form of “myth” that is used in the Bible. All are welcome.
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 who 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: spxreslife@gmail.com or call the rectory at 401-596-2535 ext. 2.
Knights to host breakfast
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus will hold a breakfast at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Sunday, Oct.16, from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Professor to speak on Mary at St. Pius V
PROVIDENCE — On Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m., St. Pius V will welcome Dr. Daria Spezzano, associate professor of Theology at Providence College, to speak in Caffe Lepanto. Dr. Spezzano’s presentation is titled “Keeping the Word with Mary, the Mother of God.” All are welcome; refreshments will be provided. For more information, email Donna at dchristy1214@gmail.com.
Take-Out Thursday to benefit parish social outreach ministry
BARRINGTON — The original Take-Out Thursday, a charity food sale and popular East Bay attraction, will return to Holy Angels Church on October 20. A carryout menu offering options of kid’s mac and cheese, hearty minestrone soup, three-cheese lasagna and classic meat and cheese lasagna, as well as a slice of pumpkin swirl cake for dessert is available. 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, please call or text Judy at 401-465-8439 or Barbara at 401-249-1104 or visit HolyAngelsChurchRI.org.
Providence College to host fall Rev. Robert J. Randall Lecture
PROVIDENCE — Providence College will host the Rev. Robert J. Randall Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m. The program will be given by Friar Sixto J. Castro, O.P., a professor of aesthetics and theory of the arts at the University of Valladolid in Spain. The event, located in the Aquinas Hall lounge, is free and open to the public. Friar Castro’s lecture is entitled, “Is Duchamp’s Fountain Really a Work of Art?”
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 www.holyghostcc.org.
Knights car wash to benefit Special Olympics
CRANSTON — The Knights of Columbus Father Donnelly Council 322 will sponsor a car wash at the Thirsty Beaver Restaurant, 288 Atwood Ave., on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. The proceeds from the event will benefit the Cranston Cyclones of Special Olympics Rhode Island.
World Mission Sunday
PROVIDENCE — On Sunday, Oct. 23, join Catholics around the world for the celebration of World Mission Sunday. We are called to offer our prayers and financial help for the Church’s Missionary work in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and parts of Latin America and Europe. Please be generous in next week’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for the Missions. For more information, visit www.usccb.org/events/2022/world-mission-sunday.
Saint Jude Triduum
PROVIDENCE — Saint Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold its annual Novena in honor of Saint Jude on Sunday, Oct. 23; Monday, Oct. 24; and Tuesday, Oct. 25. Mass and Novena prayers will be offered at 6 p.m. The theme for this year’s St. Jude Triduum is “The Face of God.” All are welcome.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady of Fatima Church
CUMBERLAND — Our Lady of Fatima Church offers Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Friday. The schedule is as follows — 2 – 5 p.m.: Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament; 5 p.m.: Holy Hour; 6 p.m.: Mass; 6:30 – 9 p.m.: Adoration and Benediction. There is also Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament with evening prayer and praise and worship music on the following dates starting at 7:30 p.m. — October 29, November 19, and December 17.
Forum on Catholic recovery ministry
WOONSOCKET — The Social Justice Committee of Holy Trinity Parish will sponsor a forum on the St. Matthias Ministry: A Catholic Approach to Recovery, on Sunday, Oct. 30 from 9 – 10:15 a.m. The presentation will be led by Deacon John J.B. Silvia and Diocesan Social Worker Peter Magnotta, LICSW. St. Matthias Ministry is dedicated to reaching and supporting those struggling with drug or alcohol problems and their families. This Catholic recovery ministry believes that prayer, love, hope, and spiritual guidance, in addition to practical support with compassion, are vital for balanced healing and recovery. The forum will be held in the Parish Hospitality room, 1371 Park Ave. Refreshments will be served.
St. Francis de Sales Yard Sale
NORTH KINGSTOWN — St. Francis de Sales Parish, 381 School St., will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, Oct. 29 and Sunday, Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Items include jewelry, housewares, toys, games and more. The kitchen will be open for refreshments. For more information, call 401-887-2105.
St. Raymond’s annual Christmas Bazaar
PROVIDENCE — St. Raymond’s Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., in the church hall (lower level of church building) located at 1240 North Main St. The event will include raffles, crafts, knit items, baked goods, penny social, Christmas wreaths and greenery, hot food, drink and coffee. The parish will hold a Christmas Treasures event featuring gently used decorations and decor on November 19 and 20. For more information, please call the parish office, 401-351-4224.
Saint Francis of Assisi Church bazaar
WAKEFIELD — Saint Francis of Assisi Church, 114 High Street, will hold a bazaar on Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the Father Greenan Hall. This event includes more than 15 craft and vendor tables, a silent auction, bake sale, and a cafe for drinks and a lunch menu. Crafters include pottery, jewelry, cards, ornaments, small paintings, knitting, candles, coastal decorations and more.
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 date of the devotion is Saturday, Nov. 5. Holy Mass will begin at 8 a.m. The celebrant will be Rev. Ryan J. Simas, KHS. Immediately following the Holy Mass the Rosary with Scriptural meditation will be prayed. For more information, call 401-767-2950. The church is wheelchair accessible.
Holly Berry Bazaar
WEST WARWICK — SS. John and James Parish and St. Mary Mission will hold their annual Holly Berry Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. This event takes place in the cafeteria of the school building at 17 St. John St. The bazaar will feature baked goods, crafts, gifts, jewelry, knit and sew, a lottery tree, raffles, rollups, Santa (from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.). The kitchen will serve pork pies, torpedoes, pea soup and more. For more information, call 401-821-7661.
Gregorian Concert Choir seeking singers for new season
PROVIDENCE — The Gregorian Concert Choir is seeking singers for the 2022-2023 season. For further information please contact Msgr. Anthony Mancini at the Cathedral office at 401-331-2434.

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