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PROVIDENCE – For more than 135 years, Assumption Church in the city’s West End has served as a beacon of hope to recent immigrants, fulfilling their spiritual and temporal needs. more
Rhode Island high schools have faced the grave problem of underage drinking in recent years as too many young people have died in tragic accidents as the result of drunk driving. Grief has grown into outrage as the problem has not subsided but seems only to be increasing among students of both our public and private schools. more
PROVIDENCE – Leaders of the state’s churches and faith communities have responded to Gov. Donald L. Carcieri’s recent call to increase community assistance in response to the looming budget crisis by telling the governor that while they are willing to work with state officials, there is just so much that they can do. The leaders have emphasized while both the religious sector and government share many values, each has different responsibilities. more
PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin today expressed his gratitude to an anonymous supporter of the “Keep the Heat On” campaign who has pledged $75,000 in matching grants to the heating assistance program. As a result of this matching gift, every dollar donated to “Keep the Heat On” up to $75,000 will be doubled. This gift pledge is the largest donated by an individual to the campaign. more
PROVIDENCE – The story is old news by now, Catholic school students were caught having a party, underage drinking was invovled, the local police were called and now the students must face the consequences of their decisions. more
On the second Sunday of Advent, the church presents John the Baptist as Jesus' precursor, who “prepares the way of the Lord” by demanding that those who come to him reform their lives because “the reign of God is at hand.” more
“Hello, Father Kiley? This is Peter Gilmore. My aunt said that I should call you about being a God-parent for my cousin Patrick’s baby. more
PROVIDENCE - More than 240 youth and adult leaders filled the lower level of the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on Dec. 1 for the 35th annual diocesan Youth Congress. more
Christmas concert PROVIDENCE — St. Mary Church, 538 Broadway, will host a Christmas concert, December 15, 6:30 p.m., in the church. The concert will be performed by members of the Voice Studio of John Cottone, Cumberland, and will include music from the Middle Ages through the present era. A free-will offering will be collected. For more information, call 274-3434. more
PROVIDENCE La Salle Academy, 612 Academy Ave, presents “Christmas at LaSalle,” a holiday celebration featuring the schools’ bands, choruses, Celtic Arts and dance clubs, December 16 at 2:00 p.m. in the LaSalle Auditorium. For more information call 351-7750, ext 183 or online at www.lasalle-academy.org more
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