2017-04-20 / Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD


The project is part of St. Mary’s Souls in Harmony campaign to raise $1.2 million to preserve the church building, choir loft, restore the organ, and expand the music program into the community. One interesting adjustment is that it went away with 17,000 pipes and returned with an additional 2,000. Organist Cody Mead said “I can’t wait to have it back. It will have a lot more bells and whistles,” he added, and predicted that playing it again after six months “will be like meeting an old friend.” The debut of the refurbished pipes will be Sunday, May 6, with fundraising concerts to follow. The project is part of St. Mary’s Souls in Harmony campaign to raise $1.2 million to preserve the church building, choir loft, restore the organ, and expand the music program into the community. One interesting adjustment is that it went away with 17,000 pipes and returned with an additional 2,000. Organist Cody Mead said “I can’t wait to have it back. It will have a lot more bells and whistles,” he added, and predicted that playing it again after six months “will be like meeting an old friend.” The debut of the refurbished pipes will be Sunday, May 6, with fundraising concerts to follow. St. Mary’s Closing Through May 5

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.

Quilt Show

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 haley.seller@yahoo.com.

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.

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