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PROVIDENCE — While churches throughout the world celebrated the Solemnity of Christ the King on Sunday, November 21, a very special afternoon Mass at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul honored … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin visited the diocesan Emmanuel House homeless shelter on Thanksgiving to lead a short prayer service where he offered a blessing before helping to serve a traditional turkey … more
PROVIDENCE —The Diocese of Providence will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection Dec. 11-12. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office … more
Along with the prophets of the Old Testament, particularly Isaiah, and with our Blessed Mother, the Virgin Mary, one of the lead characters of the Advent Season is John the Baptist. In the liturgy of … more
Understanding Advent: Learning the O AntiphonsWEST WARWICK — St. Mary’s Mission Church will host special talks on Advent, the season of preparation. Advent, liturgically, offers a rich … more
PROVIDENCE — Laura Dos Santos has been named director of operations of the Diocese of Providence’s newly developed HealthCare Facilities Management Office. In this new role, Dos Santos … more
PROVIDENCE — After having to cancel last year’s Rhode Island Catholic Women’s Conference event due to the burgeoning pandemic, Michelle Donovan, assistant director of the diocesan … more
At a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin a man drove his SUV through the crowd killing six and injuring dozens more. The driver was a repeat offender who had just been released on bail for … more
At the peak of the Great Depression President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered these well-known words at his inauguration on March 4, 1933: “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that … more
A recent article in the New York Times by Gina Kolata chronicles the remarkable story of a patient who for many years suffered from type 1 diabetes. After receiving a newly-developed form of … more
Although I had a very typical Catholic education for someone growing up in the mid-last century, the Advent wreath was simply not part of my youth. The Sisters of Mercy never lit an Advent wreath at … more
I never knew my paternal grandfather Louie, who died when my father was only 20.And my dad rarely spoke of his father, who was 51 when my dad was born, and was often away from home because of his … more
St. Ephrem’s poetry is a treasure during Advent, when we turn anew to Mary in reflection and prayer. If our words seem to fall short, he draws us into the wonder, awe, faith and gratitude … more
PROVIDENCE — Barbara Papitto wears two gold crosses around her neck — one for her deep faith in Christ, while the second, on a longer chain which places it closer to her heart, belonged … more
BALTIMORE (CNS) — The U.S. bishops approved their statement on the Eucharist with 222 “yes” votes Nov. 17, the second of two days of public sessions during their Nov. 15-18 fall … more
PASTORReverend Mark A. Sauriol, from Administrator, St. Mary Parish, Pawtucket, to Pastor, St. Mary Parish, Newport, and St. Augustin Parish, Newport, effective November 20, 2021.Reverend Brian M. … more
If you’re into classical music at all, you’re already familiar with Boléro, the one-movement symphonic piece written by the French composer, Maurice Ravel (1875-1937). It’s a … more
Christmas Star FestivalPROVIDENCE — St. Agnes Church, 351 Branch Ave., will hold its annual Christmas Star Festival in the church hall on Saturday, Nov. 27 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. On … more
PROVIDENCE — In conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Providence, the Gregorian Concert Choir and Festival Orchestra will perform the “The Sounds of the … more
As the Diocese of Providence celebrates its 150th anniversary through June 26, 2022, Rhode Island Catholic will feature monthly profiles of the eight men who have served as diocesan shepherds through … more
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