FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Due to the magnitude of the St. Mary’s organ reconstruction, St. Mary’s Church will be closed through May 5. Daily and weekend Mass and funerals will be celebrated at St. Augustin’s Church. The schedule will remain the same, with both parishes sharing the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
Newport Music Festival Concert
Pianist Tim Carey will perform on Friday, April 21 at St. Matthew’s Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. A reception will be held at 6 p.m., with the concert to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. For information, call St. Matthew’s at 401- 423-1762 or contact the Newport Music Festival box office at 401-849- 0700 or newportmusic.org.
Family Movie Night
Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., will screen “It’s the Easter Beagle, Charlie Brown,” on Friday, April 21, at 6 p.m. For information, call 401-847-0675.
More than 100 quilts made by the Quilters by the Sea Quilt Guild will be on display from April 22-23, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Portsmouth Middle School, 125 Jepson Lane. Admission is $8. No charge for children under 12. Two quilts, made in collaboration with the Advocacy Project Quilts, represent an international collaboration with women refugees from the Middle East who have sought refuge in Amman, Jordan, under the auspices of the Advocacy Project. The artists produced the embroidery with support from the Collateral Repair Project, an organization that assists refugees and other victims of war and conflict in Amman. For information, visit quiltersbytheseari.com.
Feeding Children in Haiti
A fundraiser to help feed the children of the Haiti Mountain School who were devastated by Hurricane Matthew will be held on Sunday, April 23, from 4:30-7 p.m. at The Fifth Element. A $25 donation will provide lunches for 100 students. In addition, Middletown High School senior Haley Sellar is collecting school supplies to be sent to Haiti. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Evensong and Benediction
St. John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., will offer a special evensong and benediction on Sunday, April 23, at 4 p.m. Evensong will be incense free; the brief Eucharistic devotion known as Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will feature incense. Several choirs will perform, as well as the Rhode Island College Brass Quintet, which will play before, during and after the service. The service will include a special ceremony of investiture. A free-will offering will be received, and a reception will follow in the Guild Hall. For information, call 401-848-2561.