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For more than 50 years, the Father Marot CYO Center has provided young Catholics in the northern part of the diocese with a place for faithful fellowship — a mission made possible by the … more
It is incredibly fitting that Mary Donnelly, 93, received a Lumen Gentium Award in Community Service and Charitable Outreach, as she has given back to her community her entire life.Donnelly’s … more
The Elmhurst Boys of St. Pius V Church, Providence, were honored with a Lumen Gentium Award in Community Service & Charitable Outreach.The Elmhurst Boys is a … more
When she was a senior at a public high school, one of Julia Ferreira’s teachers told her that churches were a place for the elderly, not the young.He had meant the comment to be dismissive. … more
As suggested by their title, the Lumen Gentium Awards are meant to acknowledge good works and lives of service which can serve as a “Light to the World” and an inspiration to others. The … more
At the beginning of every semester, Linda LaPlume works with her students in order to create a curriculum which reflects their interests. Recent topics have included Catholic environmental ethics and … more
It was early in the 1960s that a 20-year-old Robert Orabone first signed up to serve as an usher at the 10 a.m. Mass at St. Ann’s Church in Providence. More than half a century later, Orabone … more
PROVIDENCE — Megan O’Brien Crayne recalled a young student who in high school was trying to decide whether to attend Georgetown University or Brown University.“Multiple people told … more
In every Catholic parish throughout Rhode Island, the lay faithful are busy distributing Holy Communion to the homebound, lectoring, serving at the altar and teaching catechism, to name just a few … more
Margaret “Madge” Thombs remembers growing up when every single Catholic young man at some point was asked if he had ever thought of becoming a priest.“And every young woman asked … more
Most, if not all, of the 1,000 registered families at Our Lady of Fatima Church know Jack Costa on a first-name basis.“Our Lady of Fatima Church has basically been my second home,” said … more
Margherite Garrahy has been a longtime staunch advocate for the sanctity of all human life — from conception until natural death — through her support of a variety of pro-life initiatives … more
Former R.I. Gov. Donald Carcieri, who served from 2003-2011, and his late wife Suzanne, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 78, were honored with a Lumen Gentium Award for Public Service for their … more
Lillian McIntyre has been called a “crusader for all that is good in Catholic education.”For more than 50 years, McIntyre has worked tirelessly in service to children across the Diocese … more
Before she passed away on April 25, 2021, at the age of 94, Sister Mary Bernice Pikul, C.S.S.F., sat down with Rhode Island Catholic to reflect on her life of service as a Felician Sister in response … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin installed Father John Codega, at right, as pastor of the St. Lucy Parish in Middletown on Sunday, Sept. 12. “It is a very significant moment for the priest himself and … more
COLLEGE OF CONSULTORSBishop Tobin has appointed the following priests of the Diocese of Providence to serve as members of the Diocesan College of Consultors for a five year term effective September … more
As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, our participation in the Mass reminds us that the world is still much in need of healing. We are in need of healing from hatred, anger, rage, … more
The Gospel accounts of Ss. Matthew, Mark and Luke each relate three occasions during Jesus’ public life when he offered ominous predictions of his Passion, Death and Resurrection. This coming … more
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