Special Event Listings for 11.30.23


St. Augustin and St. Mary Christmas Bazaar
NEWPORT — Sister parishes St. Mary’s and St. Augustin’s will host their Christmas Extravaganza bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at St. Augustin’s Church Hall (basement of church, corner Carroll Ave. & Harrison Ave.). The event will feature craft and gift vendors, Kids Corner, photos with Santa, raffles, baked goods, lunch, and a silent auction. For more information, call 401-847-0475 or write

Knights to host Pasta Dinner
NORTH KINGSTOWN — The Knights of Columbus St. Francis Council 2011, Wickford, will hold a pasta dinner fundraiser for the Diocese of Providence’s ‘Keep the Heat On’ fuel assistance program at the at the council hall, 1265 Tower Hill Road, on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Surviving the Holidays GriefShare Seminar
WESTERLY — If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, getting through the Advent and Christmas seasons can be very hard. The Surviving the Holidays GriefShare seminar can help you find your way through the difficult emotions you may be experiencing this time of year. At this meeting you will watch a video, be part of a supportive discussion group, and receive a guidebook with daily encouragement and helpful practices for your journey. You will also join in prayer with others who share your faith in Christ. The seminar will be offered at two different times: Saturday, Dec. 2, 8:30-10:30 a.m., and Wednesday, Dec. 6, from 6-8 p.m., at St. Pius X Church, 44 Elm St. For more information or to register, please contact Linda Cunningham at 401-714-9824.

Advent Family Day
NORTH EASTON, Mass. — To help your family spiritually prepare for the Advent season and the true meaning of Christmas, please join us for a free Advent Family Day at the Museum of Family Prayer, 518 Washington St., on December 2, 11 a.m.. From cookie decorating to musician-led Christmas caroling, this event is the perfect way to spend your Saturday.

Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe
RHODE ISLAND — December 2 begins the Novena to Our Lady of Guadalupe. Bishop Richard G. Henning will be visiting nine different parishes in the Diocese of Providence during the Novena. Find the full schedule of dates and locations at For more information contact Celso Vera, Coordinator, diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry, 401-421-7833 ext.233 or

Catholic High School Placement Test
RHODE ISLAND — Are you ready to take the next step on your educational journey? Join us for the High School Placement Test on December 2! It’s your opportunity to explore the outstanding Catholic schools in our community. Eighth grade students are encouraged to take the Catholic High School Placement test at their first choice school. Please contact the individual school to confirm the test date/time. Follow this link for high schools contact info and codes,

Christmas Bingo
EAST PROVIDENCE — Sacred Heart School, 118 Taunton Ave., will host a Christmas Bingo to benefit student scholarships on Saturday, Dec. 2. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission cost includes 20 games of bingo. The kitchen will be open and will be selling cacoila (Portuguese pulled pork) and chourico sandwiches, malassadas (doughboys), hot dogs and French fries. There will also be raffles and a special bingo to end the night.

St. Thomas Church Christmas Bazaar
PROVIDENCE — St. Thomas Church Christmas Bazaar, 65 Fruit Hill Ave., will take place on Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. The bazaar will feature penny social, raffles, food and pastry booth, games, flea market, photos with Santa, Elsa and the Grinch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Door prizes every hour, first 50 guests receive a free gift.

St. John Baptist Christmas Bazaar
PAWTUCKET — St. John Baptist Church, 69 Quincy Ave., will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Breakfast will be available from 9 -11 a.m. each day. The bazaar will feature raffles, plants, personalized ornaments, t-shirts, Christmas decorations, pastries and more.

A Bit of Christmas Music
WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Ave., will soon welcome Gary James Farias performing a mixture of music including Christmas songs on December 9, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. There is a small admission fee which includes coffee, tea and pastry. The kitchen will be open selling sandwiches, favas and chourico, pizza, and soft drinks. If you prefer you may bring your own food and drinks. We ask you to bring a pastry to share if you can. There will be a silent auction, raffle, and 50/50. Come for a night of fellowship with friends to begin to prepare for the Christmas season.

Diocesan Mass scheduled for Our Lady of Guadalupe
PROVIDENCE — The diocesan Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, with Bishop Richard G. Henning as celebrant and homilist. Prior to Mass, the evening begins at 5:30 p.m. with the Holy Rosary, Confession, and a serenade to the Virgin. For more information visit; contact Celso Vera, Coordinator, diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry, 401-421-7833 ext.233 or All are welcome.

Christmas Open House
COVENTRY —Gabriel’s Trumpet, 477 Washington St., will host a Christmas open house, Saturday, Dec. 2 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. There will be mystery discounts, refreshments served, and a door prize to be given away. For additional information, call Gabriel’s at 401-823-4884.

Bristol County Chorus to perform at St. Mary’s Church
BRISTOL — The Bristol County Chorus will present their 42nd annual Christmas concert on Saturday, Dec. 9, St. Mary’s Church, 330 Wood St., at 7 p.m. The chorus, accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra, will be conducted by Director of Music Nicholas Rocha. Presenting, “HARK” – the program features festive, colorful holiday music and Dan Forrest’s arrangement of The Huron Carol. Tickets are available online, at the door, and are available locally at the George Hail Library in Warren, at Paper Packaging and Panache in Bristol, and online through Visit

St. Agnes Church Advent Concert
PROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold its annual Advent Concert with the RIC Chorus and parish music ministry on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m., in the church. A reception will follow in the church hall.

Advent Taize Service
EAST FREETOWN, Mass. — St. John Neumann Church invites all to their Advent themed Sunday Taize Service, on Sunday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m. The theme is “Finding Messiah in our midst: Where would Jesus be today?” This service is a combination of songs, reflections and readings. The Church is located on Route 18 – 157 Middleboro Road in East Freetown, Mass.

Our Lady of Loreto Church plans patronal feast
EAST PROVIDENCE — Our Lady of Loreto Church, 346 Waterman Ave., will celebrate their patronal feast on Thursday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m., with a Vigil Mass for the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, celebrated by Bishop Richard G. Henning, followed by a reception in the parish hall.

St. Augustine Knights to host book sale
PROVIDENCE — The St. Augustine Chapter of the Knights of Columbus will hold a book sale at the parish, 639 Mount Pleasant Ave., on the weekend of December 9 and 10. Author Paul Caranci will have several of his titles available including his new release, “In The Shadows of Vietnam: The Gallant Life of Fr. Phil Salois.” The sale will take place following the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, and all Sunday Masses at 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Christmas Boutique at Holy Ghost Church
PROVIDENCE — Holy Ghost Church, 472 Atwells Ave., will host a Christmas Boutique Sale on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will include gifts, Christmas items, raffles and fun games for kids. The kitchen will be open.

The West Bay Chorale Winter Concert
WARWICK — West Bay Chorale presents Noël, Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m., at St. Kevin Church, 333 Sandy Lane, a celebration of peace, hope and love. Traditional carols and music of the winter season will be presented. Readings for solstice and advent will be included. Joining the chorale is soprano soloist and former West Bay Chorale artistic director Amanda Santo. Please check out the West Bay Chorale Facebook page or for further information including ticket cost.

Living Nativity
WAKEFIELD — The Christmas story comes to life at Monsignor Clarke School on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6-8 p.m. Drive thru nativity tickets and reservation information can be found at

The Sounds of the Season Concert
PROVIDENCE — The Gregorian Concert Choir and Festival Orchestra will present a Concert entitled “The Sounds of the Season” at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. The Concert, featuring the music of Advent and Christmas, will benefit the Diocese of Providence’s “Keep the Heat On” fund, which assists poor and low income families with utility expenses. Tickets for the Concert may be purchased by calling the Cathedral office at 401-331-2434. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the Concert.

‘Las Mañanitas’ to Our Lady of Guadalupe with Bishop Henning
PROVIDENCE — All are invited to gather in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, on Tuesday, Dec. 12 beginning at 7 a.m. to sing the Mañanitas (“little mornings” in Spanish) to Our Lady of Guadalupe with Bishop Richard G. Henning. For more information visit; contact Celso Vera, Coordinator, diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry, 401-421-7833 ext.233 or