2015-04-30 / Faith Community


Deanery Potluck

The Aquidneck Episcopal Deanery is hosting a potluck dinner on Wednesday, May 6, at St. Matthew's, 87 Narragansett Ave. in Jamestown, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The purpose of the Deanery is to foster cooperation among the Episcopal congregations and other Episcopal organizations of Newport County through joint liturgical celebrations, fellowship opportunities, coordinated outreach, and other collaborative ministry initiatives. All members of deanery congregations and Episcopal organizations are welcome to attend. RSVP to the St. Matthew's parish office at st.matt@necoxmail.com or 401- 423-1762.

Landscape Tour of St. Mary's

During What’s Out There Weekend, the Cultural Landscape Foundation is hosting free expert-led tours of more than a dozen sites in Newport County, including St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, on Saturday, May 9, at 2 p.m. Visit tclf.org for the program and to register.

Rabbi to be Honored by Diocese

Rabbi Marc S. Jagolinzer, spiritual leader of Temple Shalom of Middletown for the past 40 years, will be recognized by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin at the Diocese of Providence’s Third Annual Lumen Gentium Awards Dinner on May 20 at the Twin River Event Center.

The Rabbi will be honored as a Friend of the Diocese. He has always been a supporter of the local Catholic parishes, and he has worked very closely with the Diocesan Office of Social Ministry on a number of events and projects. For the past 13 years he has actively participated on the Diocesan Advisory Board for the Protection of Children and Young People. In addition to being a celebration, the Lumen Gentium Awards Dinner is a fundraising event to help support families of all faiths seeking a Catholic school education. The public is welcome. For further information or to make a reservation go to cvent.com/d/f4q66w or call Andrea Krupp at 401-278-4615.

Centering Prayer

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth, offers silent contemplative prayer on Fridays at 9 a.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. For more information, email ppdavis44@gmail.com.

Rosary at St. Mary’s

The Rosary will be recited Monday through Friday at 7:10 a.m. during the month of May at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Spring Street.

Film Noir Series

The Learning Center at Channing Memorial Church will offer a series on “The Many Moods of Film Noir: Four Weeks of Darkness, Desire and Desperation,” Thursday evenings in May, beginning May 7. Film aficionado Sam Jernigan will host and all programs begin at 7 p.m. in the parish hall behind the church at 135 Pelham St. Jernigan will screen films from the classic noir period (early 40s-late 50s) and assess their influence on current cinema. Popcorn will be provided. Outside beverages permitted. Registration donation is $10 and includes all four films. For more information, call 401-846-0643.

Piano Concert

Pianist Manabu Takasawa, professor of music at the University of Rhode Island, will perform at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave. in Jamestown on Sunday, May 10, at 2 p.m. He will play “Toccata in D Major” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Serpent’s Kiss” from The Garden of Eden by William Bolcom, and two waltzes by Alfonso Rendano. The concert is free.

National Day of Prayer

Thursday, May 7

Houses of worship are welcome to send information about upcoming events by emailing news@newportthisweek.net.

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