SPECIAL SERVICES & EVENTS
On Saturday, May 25, from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., the annual Point Association Plant Sale gets under way at St. John’s. Be sure to stop by the St. John’s parking lot off Willow Street. Selling annuals, perennials, herbs and garden items at great prices. Handmade items from Point artists/craftspeople will also be available for purchase. Support the Point Association and beautify your garden and yard!
Wednesday, May 29, at 5:45 p.m., the Sidney Webster Memorial Requiem will be celebrated in the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament. The chapel, designed by Ralph Adams Cram, was given in Sidney Webster’s memory. Sarah Morris Fish Webster gave the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament in memory of her beloved husband, Sidney Webster. He was an expert on constitutional law and the sometime private secretary to President Franklin Pierce.
Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m. at Emmanuel Church, Newport, Choral Eucharist for Ascension Day with the St. John’s Adult Choir, Emmanuel Church Choir, and Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County. A supper catered by Becky’s BBQ will follow this annual collaborative service. Fr. Humphrey will preside at the Eucharist and Mother Anita Schell, rector of Emmanuel Church, will be the preacher. Free parking is available in the church parking lot across from the church on Dearborn Street.
Friday, May 31, at 6:30 p.m., Solemn Mass for the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary with a reception following will be celebrated at St. John’s with the people and clergy of our sister parish, Saint Stephen’s, Providence, in attendance.
On Saturday, June 22, at 11 a.m., St. John’s is pleased to be hosting the Annual Meeting and Mass of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament in observance of the Feast of Corpus Christi. The Mass will feature an outdoor procession (weather permitting) and Benediction, and it will be followed by a luncheon. All are welcome. The service will feature the Professional Choristers of The Choir School of Newport County and the St. John’s Adult Choir, with exquisite organ music by Peter Stoltzfus Berton. Further details will be forthcoming, but to RSVP for the luncheon, please email parish administrator Melanie Ventura at email@example.com. We hope to see you there!