Special Event Listings for 10.26.23


2023 Human Life Guild Day
PROVIDENCE — The 2023 Human Life Guild Day will take place on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, beginning with Holy Mass in the cathedral celebrated by Most Rev. Richard G. Henning, D.D., S.T.D., Bishop of Providence; with Rev. Ryan W. Connors, S.T.D., Dean of Men and Professor at Saint John’s Seminary, Boston, homilist. Mass will be followed by brunch and local Catholic speakers in the lower cathedral. Advance registration required by October 25. To register, visit

Open House at St. Mary Academy Bay View
RIVERSIDE — St. Mary Academy Bay View will hold an open house on Sunday, Oct. 29, at noon. Visitors can explore the campus and speak with students, faculty and coaches about the many academic programs and opportunities that make the St. Mary Academy Bay View experience extraordinary. Pre-register at

Holiday Bazaar at Our Lady of Czenstochowa Parish
COVENTRY — Our Lady of Czenstochowa Parish, 222 MacArthur Blvd., will host a Holiday Bazaar on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Breakfast will be served from 8:30 – 10 a.m., and Polish and American food will be served from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (or until sold out). The event will include raffles, children’s booths, crafts, theme baskets, bake shop and more. Frozen Polish food will also be available until sold out. For more information, call 401-821-7991, or visit

Concert at St. Jude to benefit food pantry
LINCOLN — A Benefit Concert for the Northern Rhode Island Food Pantry, with music by Diane Walsh and friends, will take place on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2 p.m. All proceeds go to support the pantry. The event will take place at St. Jude Church. If possible, please bring a canned good or non-perishable food item donation.

Parish Yard Sale
NORTH KINGSTOWN — St. Francis de Sales Parish, 381 School St., will hold its annual indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., rain or shine. Items include jewelry, housewares, toys, games, electronics, CDs, furniture, books and baked goods. The kitchen will be open for refreshments.

Mass for Recovery
PORTSMOUTH — The next Mass for Recovery at St. Barnabas, 1697 E. Main Road, will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m. These Masses, to which all are welcome, provide an opportunity for people to come together in faith, as we seek God’s mercy, kindness and grace, with special prayer intentions dedicated to those in recovery. If you or a loved one struggles with alcohol, drugs, addictions, mental distress, or you support folks who suffer from the effects of these issues, you are encouraged to attend. For more information about this Mass, upcoming Masses, or the work of the St. Matthias Ministry, please contact Deacon John,

Carion Wind Quintet: A RI Chamber Music Concert
PROVIDENCE — Carion Wind Quintet: A RI Chamber Music Concert will take place on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m., in McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way. The prize-winning Danish-Latvian ensemble brings a truly unique and innovative chamber music experience to audiences. For more information, visit

Rhode Island Catholic Women’s Conference
PROVIDENCE —The Rhode Island Catholic Women’s Conference will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, One Cathedral Square. The day will include prayer, fellowship, faith-inspiring talks by dynamic speakers, Holy Mass, confessions, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, live music ministry, vendors and a coffee an’ and lunch. Infants in arms are welcome. Registration required, visit,

Snowflake Bazaar
NORTH PROVIDENCE — The Snowflake Bazaar will take place at Mary Mother of Mankind Parish, 25 Fourth St., on Saturday, Nov. 4. from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. There will be a variety of items available, including raffles, crafts, theme baskets, wine and liquor baskets, jewelry, housewares, and electronics. Additionally, the kitchen will be open for food. For more information, call 401-231-3542.

Chesterton Academy Open House

WARWICK —Catholic identity, classical curriculum, family focus: Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope is a new Catholic high school that just opened its doors in the fall of 2023. Is Chesterton the right fit for your son or daughter? Enrollment is now underway for next year. Please join us on November 4 at 9 a.m. for our open house at 610 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick RI 02886 (the former Saint Francis parish and school). Contact: / 401-287-2280 /

Holly Berry Bazaar
WEST WARWICK —SS. John and James Parish and St. Mary Mission will hold their annual Holly Berry Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4 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 crafts, knit and sew, jewelry, gifts, raffles, lottery tree, 50/50 (Pot O’ Gold), baked goods, religious items and Santa from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. The kitchen will be serving breakfast sandwiches, pork pies, torpedoes, meatball sandwiches and more. For more information call 401-821-7661.

Fish and Chips at St. Anthony's
WEST WARWICK — Saint Anthony’s Parish in West Warwick is having their bi-weekly Fish and Chips this Friday, November 3 from 11am to 6pm in the church hall.  Call ahead orders can be made by calling 401-823-5061.  Take-out or dine-in are both available.

Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair
WOONSOCKET — Holy Trinity Parish will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. – 4p.m., in the parish hall, 1371 Park Ave., which is handicap accessible. The event will feature many special raffles, vendors, homemade pastries and fudge, photos with Santa, children’s crafts. The kitchen will be open for lunch, serving dynamites, meatball sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, fries, onion rings and Venus de Milo Soup.

Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar
WEST WARWICK — The Church of Christ the King will host an Old Fashioned Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the church hall, 124 Legris Ave. The event will feature raffles, children’s booth, crafts, theme baskets, bake shop, wine and dine, lottery tree, grandma’s attic and more. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served. For more information, call 401-821-9228, or visit

Saint Francis of Assisi Bazaar
WAKEFIELD — Saint Francis of Assisi will hold their annual bazaar on November 18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., in Father Greenan Hall. This event includes more than 15 craft and vendors tables, silent auction, bake sale, and a cafe for drinks and a lunch menu.

Christmas Bazaar
WOONSOCKET— St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, 174 Harris Ave., will hold their Christmas Bazaar on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Polish food, dynamites and hotdogs will be available for take-out or eat-in. The event will also feature a pastry booth, boutique booth, raffles, games-of-chance, pick-a-straw, attic treasures and much more.

Six Black Catholics on the Road to Sainthood
PROVIDENCE — An evening with ValLimar Jansen will take place Monday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m., at St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St. Celebrate Black Catholic History month and the Feast of All Saints with accomplished Catholic speaker, artist and performer ValLimar Jansen, to learn about six black Catholics who are on the road to sainthood. Hosted by St. Patrick Church and the diocesan Office of Black Catholic Ministry.

The United States Visit of the Apostle of the Impossible
PROVIDENCE / WESTERLY — The Tour of the Relics of Saint Jude the Apostle is coming to the Diocese of Providence November 9-10. The Arm of St. Jude the Apostle will visit St. Augustine Church, 20 Old Road, Providence on Thursday, Nov. 9 and Immaculate Conception Church, 111 High St., Westerly on Fri., November 10. The schedule for each day includes Veneration of the relic from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and a Special Mass celebrated in honor of Saint Jude at 7 p.m. Details at

Fall Pasta Dinner
BARRINGTON — Holy Angels Church, 341 Maple Ave., will host a Fall Pasta Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 9 from 4-7 p.m., downstairs in the elevator-accessible hall. The meal features hearty minestrone soup, antipasto, pasta and meatballs, bread and butter, and soda or water, along with coffee and dessert. A smaller sized pasta dinner is available for children. For more information, and to purchase admission tickets, please call or text Judy at 401-465-8439 or Barbara at 401-249-1104. Ticket sales will close on Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. Take-out orders are welcome.

Knights plan Veterans Day Mass and Statue Rededication
WOONSOCKET — The Woonsocket Council #113 Knights of Columbus will host a Mass and a rededication of the St. Michael the Archangel Statue in front of St. Joseph Church, 1200 Mendon Road on Monday, Nov. 11. This statue was originally purchased by the Veterans of St. Joseph Parish in 1961. The service will take place approximately at 9 a.m., following a memorial Mass in the church at 8 a.m. All veteran groups are most welcome. Every Veterans Day the Woonsocket Knights of Columbus honor their past members of the council during this Mass.

St. Vincent de Paul Church to host Harvest Bazaar
COVENTRY — St. Vincent de Paul Church, 6 St. Vincent de Paul St., will host a Harvest Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The event will feature Madeleine’s Kitchen, basket raffle, crafts, baked goods, Grandma’s attic, raffles, grocery bingo, lottery tree, and balloon animals from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Christmas Bazaar at Sacred Heart
WEST WARWICK — The annual Sacred Heart Church Christmas Bazaar will be held at the church hall, 820 Providence St., on Friday, Nov. 10 from noon to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. The event will feature arts and crafts, penny social, jewelry, wine booth, roll-ups, basket raffle, home goods, and our famous homemade pastry. Our Mrs. Claus’ Attic is bigger than ever. Kitchen is open throughout the event. Friday night will feature chowder and clam cakes.

Holiday Bazaar
JOHNSTON — A fundraising Holiday Bazaar featuring food, a straw game, raffles, a silent auction, and many vendor tables will be held at St. Robert Bellarmine Church Hall, 1804 Atwood Ave., on Saturday, Nov. 11 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit St. Robert's Food Shelf and Outreach Ministries. Join us for fun and fellowship while helping our neighbors. For general information, contact Sandy at 946-3262 or Terry at 331-7075.  

Saint Kevin Church's Christmas Bazaar

WARWICK — Saint Kevin Church's annual Christmas Bazaar will be held on November 11, at Bishop Hendricken High School, 2615 Warwick Ave., from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This is an old fashion bazaar with more than 300 chances to win. Booths include a Christmas raffle with 3 cash prizes, a penny social, a straw Raffle, liquor baskets, wine cork pull, white elephant, school children's raffle and a vender raffle area. There will also be a Christmas décor table and a craft area where you will find adorable handmade critters, crocheted and handmade items.

St. Anthony Christmas Bazaar

WEST WARWICK — St. Anthony Church, 1 Sunset Ave., will host a Christmas Bazaar on November 11, from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. & November 12 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. The event will feature Portuguese food, baked goods, malassadas, raffles, bingo and much more.

Holy Name of Jesus Parish Brunch and Fellowship
PAWTUCKET — Holy Name of Jesus Parish on Camp Street will host their annual gathering for delicious brunch and joyful fellowship at Le Foyer Restaurant, 151 Fountain St., on Sunday, Nov. 12, noon. All are invited, especially former Holy Name parishioners and alumni, neighbors and friends. For tickets, please call the rectory at 401-272-4515. Come to Mass before brunch. View Mass times at

Little Sisters of the Poor to hold Annual Turkey Drop
PAWTUCKET — The Little Sisters of the Poor humbly request donations during their Annual Turkey Drop at Jeanne Jugan Residence, 964 Main St. Each day from November 12-18 between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., the Sisters will gratefully accept generous offerings of frozen turkeys which will be prepared for Thanksgiving Dinner and for resident meals throughout the year. For more information or to make special delivery arrangements, please call 401-723-4314.

Day of Recollection for men and women religious
NARRAGANSETT — The Office for Religious will host a Day of Recollection for all men and women religious in the diocese, on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Christian Brothers Residence, 635 Ocean Road. Please rsvp by November 10. For more information please contact Sister Elizabeth Castro, HMSP, at 401-278-4633 or

Black Catholic History Month Celebration
PROVIDENCE — Holy Name of Jesus Church, 99 Camp St., will host special workshops in honor of Black Catholic History Month, on Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. The schedule for “From Surviving to Thriving” workshops – Spiritually, Family, Parish, Financially, are as follows: 9 -9:45 a.m. Morning Gathering, registration and light refreshments; 10-10:30 a.m. Praise and worship with the Holy Name Gospel Choir; 10:30 -11:15 a.m. Keynote speaker Father Jean Joseph Brice; 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. Morning workshop; 12 – 12:45 p.m. Lunch; 1-1:45 p.m. Afternoon workshop; 2-2:45 p.m. Group Discussion; 3 p.m. Confessions and meditation; and 4 p.m. Mass. Call 401-272-4515 to register and for additional information.

Magnificat Breakfast
GREENVILLE — Magnificat “Our Lady of Divine Providence” An International Women’s Ministry will hold its next breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 25, from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., at St. Philip Parish Center, 622 Putnam Pike. The guest speaker will be Father James Sullivan, O.P. with music with Jon Polce. To register or for more information, contact Linda Gatta 401-864-7731, or visit

Healing Mass for Addictions
CHARLESTOWN — Healing Mass for Addictions will be celebrated at 1 p.m. in St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck Schoolhouse Road, on the first Sunday of each month (October – June). Father Paul Desmarais will serve as the celebrant. If you or someone you know needs prayer and healing - spiritual, emotional, or physical please join us. For more information, please call the Rectory at 401-364-7214.