Special Event Listings for 12.07.23


40 Hours Devotion of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
WESTERLY —40 Hours of Devotion of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at Immaculate Conception Church, will take place from December 6 to December 8 at 7 p.m. There will be Triduum Masses to prepare and celebrate the Feast with three guest priests, Msgr. Albert Kenney, Father Nathan Ricci and Father Alfred Ricci, to lead us in prayer.

St. Eugene’s Christmas Bazaar
CHEPACHET —  St. Eugene’s Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9, in the church hall, 1251 Putnam Pike. The event will include baked goods, penny social, gift baskets, straw games, jewelry, crafts, white elephant and more.

Bristol County Chorus to perform at St. Mary’s
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

‘Day at The Bay’
RIVERSIDE —St. Mary Academy – Bay View invites 8th graders to stop by for a “Day at the Bay.” Register at to spend a day with current Upper School students and experience the extraordinary things that happen at Bay View. Tours for girls and their families to visit the campus and meet with some administrators. The High School Placement Test will be administered at Bay View Saturday, Dec. 9, at 8:30 a.m. Register for the test at After this date, applicants may schedule a test with the Admissions office to take the exam by contacting our Admissions Associate, Shannon Kelly Richer ‘02, at 401-434-0113 x189 or

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

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.

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. Can’t join us in person? Watch the live stream beginning at 7 p.m. on diocesan YouTube channel,

Sounds of the Season
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

Opus Dei Priests Day of Recollection
WESTERLY — The Opus Dei Priests Day of Recollection will take place on December 14, noon. The event will include Adoration of Blessed Sacrament, two meditations by Father David Cavanaugh, confessions, benediction and priests Luncheon immediately following at Immaculate Conception Church. Please RSVP at 401-596-2130.

Bingo night at Mary Mother of Mankind Church
NORTH PROVIDENCE — Mary Mother of Mankind Church, 25 Fourth St., will host our second bingo night to benefit the religious education program on Friday, Dec. 15. The kitchen will be open at 5 p.m., and bingo will be at 6 p.m. All are welcome to participate. For more information, contact the rectory at 401-231-3542.

Sweet Spirit of Christmas
BRISTOL — The 15th Annual Sweet Spirit of Christmas, sponsored by the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Rosary/Altar Society will be held on Saturday, Dec. 16, from 4 – 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 17, from 8 a.m. - noon in the Monsignor Lolio Parish Center, 127 State St. The event will feature festive trays of homemade assorted cookies, and holiday candies for sale. Quarts of delicious homemade pasta sauce will also be sold. Don’t be late, these sell out quickly. Also, for sale will be tickets for The Annual Christmas Raffle, with the top prize of $1,000.00 which will be drawn on December 17.

Christmas Concert
WOONSOCKET — St. Joseph’s Church, 1200 Mendon Road, will present a free Christmas Concert for all ages on December 17, 3 p.m. The concert will feature The French Ritual for Blessing an Organ, the Sunday Quartet, the Choir, as well as the Providence Youth Guitar Ensemble. A goodwill offering for music education will be gratefully accepted.

Little Flower Home seeks volunteers
PROVIDENCE —“When I was a stranger you welcomed me…” Do you have the heart and the home to host a homeless pregnant woman in your home? If Jesus calls you to welcome Him this way, you can learn more about being a volunteer host by calling Lee at 401-524-6004.

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

Lessons and Carols
WARWICK — All are invited to celebrate the anticipation of Our Lord’s Nativity. On Wednesday, Dec. 20, 6:30 p.m. in St. Francis Chapel, 610 Jefferson Boulevard, hear the Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope choir sing The Festival of Lessons and Carols, a beautiful and festive tradition that began in the 19th century. Through scripture readings (or “lessons”), hymns, carols, and prayers, the Festival tells the story of the Fall, the Messianic promise, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission.

Diocese of Providence Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress
INDIANAPOLIS — Join the Diocese of Providence as we journey to the first Eucharistic Congress in 83 years. Parishes from every corner in our nation will gather at the feet of Jesus, boldly anticipating a new Pentecost at the 10th National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis. All are invited to attend July 17-21, 2024 at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. The Diocese of Providence trip includes transportation to and from Indianapolis, with local transportation to and from the Congress, 5 nights at the hotel, and the cost of admission to each day of the Congress. Registration and details at Registrations are first come, first served.

Vocations College Retreat
PROVIDENCE —This retreat is for high school seniors, college, and post-college age men interested in or curious about the priesthood. The retreat will be held Friday-Saturday, January 12-13, 2024 at the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence, 485 Mount Pleasant Ave. Pre-registration required. To recommend a man for this retreat or if interested for yourself, please contact Father Ryan J. Simas, Director of Vocations, at 401-331-1316 or