Special Events for 05.11.23


Celebrate the Ascension at the Shrine of the Little Flower
NASONVILLE —The Shrine of the Little Flower will celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Join us as Bishop Richard G. Henning kicks off the celebrations for the Shrine’s 100th Anniversary with a Mass, a very exciting announcement and a reception in the church hall afterwards. The Shrine is located at 35 Dion Drive in the Nasonville Section of Burrillville.
May Breakfast
EAST PROVIDENCE — Our Lady of Loreto Church, 346 Waterman Ave., will host a May Breakfast on Sunday, May 21, 9 a.m. – noon. The menu will include ham, sausage, eggs, home fries, baked beans, pancakes, breakfast pastries, coffee, tea and juice. The event will also feature raffles with special “Split the Pot” to end the morning. To purchase tickets please call the office at 401-434-3535 and leave your name and telephone number. The deadline to purchase advance tickets is May 14. A minimal number of tickets will be sold at the door.
Knights to hold annual Kandi Drive
PORTSMOUTH — The local Council 3618 of the Knights of Columbus will host their annual Kandi (Tootsie Roll) Drive on Friday, May 19 from noon – 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 20, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., in front of Clement’s Market, 2575 East Main Road. All proceeds to benefit the James L. Maher Center in Middletown, Rhode Island which fosters independence, opportunity, employment and social engagement for people with developmental and other disabilities through customized programs designed to meet their individual needs.
St. John Paul II Parish to hold an International Festival Night
PAWTUCKET — St. John Paul II Parish, 745 Central Ave., will host an International Festival on Saturday, May 20 starting at 6 p.m. The evening will feature tastings of various delicacies from around the globe as well as International Folklore Dance entertainment. For tickets and more information please call the parish office at 401-722-1220 or visit
Mary Mother of Mankind Church plans Blue Mass
NORTH PROVIDENCE — Mary Mother of Mankind Church, 25 Fourth St., will host a Blue Mass, on Sunday, May 21, 10:30 a.m., in honor of first responders and those who have fallen in the line of duty. For more information, visit
Eileen George Memorial Mass
TIVERTON — Holy Ghost Church, 316 Judson St., will host the sixth annual Memorial for Eileen George, on May 21, 3 p.m. Following Mass there will be a prayer for Eileen’s cause, prayer and blessing for healing with a relic followed by a reception in the parish hall. For information, visit
A Catholic Understanding of Death and Dying Versus the Euthanasia Mindset
BARRINGTON — The St. Luke’s Church Respect Life Ministry will host an informative evening for Catholics and those interested in the Catholic teachings on the end of life, on Monday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. Dr. Pete Colosi, professor of Philosophy at Salve Regina University, will present the Catholic ethos and moral teachings on caring for vulnerable, sick and dying loved ones. Dr. Deacon Timothy Flanigan will speak from his perspective both as physician and permanent deacon. He’ll discuss the dignity of human life, the challenges we face as we approach dying, and share stories about graces present during those times. RSVP encouraged by May 21, however, walk-ins are welcome. The presentation will take place in Reverend Robert Hawkins church hall, in the basement of the church, 108 Washington Road. Light refreshments will be available. The event is free, however, free will offerings are accepted. To register, contact Jean at 651-216-7559 or and please type “RSVP Respect Life” in Subject Line when replying.
An Evening to Honor Our Lady
PROVIDENCE — The Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul will host an Evening to Honor Our Lady on Monday, May 22, 7 p.m. The evening will include adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, recitation of the Holy Rosary, evening prayer, homily and benediction.
Magnificat Breakfast
GREENVILLE — Magnificat “Our Lady of Divine Providence,” an International Women’s Ministry will hold its next breakfast on Saturday, June 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Philip Parish Center. The guest speaker will be Barbara Goodier. Please join as we gather together for an experience of faith, sharing, prayer and spirit-filled music with Jon Polce. To register or for more information, contact Linda Gatta 401-864-7731.
Roman Catholic counselors needed
RHODE ISLAND — A growing number of Catholics are asking for counseling that reflects Catholic values and spirituality in addition to their needs or concerns. To meet this important need, the Diocese of Providence is hoping to add to its referral list of Catholic-oriented counselors. Counselors who are interested in being on the referral list should be a practicing Catholic, embrace the teachings of the Catholic Church, and have a valid license to practice counseling. For information about our referral list, please contact Peter A. Magnotta, MSW, LICSW, Office of Life and Family Ministry, Diocese of Providence at 401-278-2517.
Take-Out Thursday to benefit social outreach
BARRINGTON — The original Take-Out Thursday, a charity food sale and popular East Bay attraction, will be held at Holy Angels Church on May 25. The carryout menu includes baked stuffed peppers, chicken salad pitas, a vodka penne and sausage special, and tapioca pudding. 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 on Take-Out Thursday, please call or text Judy at 401-465-8439 or Barbara at 401-249-1104.
Community Forum: Driver Privilege Cards for All
PROVIDENCE —The Diocese of Providence Office of Hispanic Ministry and Secretariat for Charities and Social Ministry, in partnership with the Fuerza Laboral organization and the Consulates of Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico, are holding a forum on driver’s licenses for immigrants. During the forum these organizations will be sharing important information on how to apply for tax IDs, identification cards, and other relevant documents that are needed to obtain driver’s licenses. All are welcome. More information at