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Catholics who have the opportunity of participating at Mass in various churches will certainly notice a variety in the vestments worn by the celebrants. An amice of plain cloth first may be placed … more
Let’s talk about the Sabbath. It’s “shabbat” in Hebrew. To my Jewish friends heading into Friday evenings, I am always happy to wish them “shabbat shalom,” which … more
Q: Why do Catholics pray for the souls in purgatory to lessen their sufferings? Is it possible that the souls already in purgatory would even go to hell, so our prayers for them would save them from … more
Celebrate the Ascension at the Shrine of the Little Flower NASONVILLE —The Shrine of the Little Flower will celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension on Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 p.m. Join us as … more
VATICAN CITY — Christians have no need to be afraid or hopeless because Jesus always tells the faithful where they are going and how to get there, Pope Francis said. “At times, especially … more
COVENTRY — In the Litany of Loreto, the Blessed Mother’s queenship is mentioned 13 times. Among her many titles, she is named as Queen of Angels, Queen of Saints and Queen of Families. … more
Even before his first official day as Bishop of Providence on Monday, May 1, 2023, Bishop Richard G. Henning has been busy getting to know the people of Rhode Island through his many visits to … more
WARWICK — On Monday, May 1, seven hours after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin, D.D., from the pastoral governance of the diocese, the eighth Bishop of … more
In his final public Mass as the eighth Bishop of Providence, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin officiated the Rite of Candidacy at St. John Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, for Diocese of Providence … more
WESTPORT, Mass. — Robert “Rocket” McCarthy, 78, of Westport, peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at Massachusetts General Hospital. He was the beloved husband of … more
PROVIDENCE — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has announced that on Saturday, May 13, the Most Reverend Richard G. Henning, S.T.D., will ordain Jairon Gabriel Olmos Rivera, 31, to the … more
May 1, 2023 I have fought the fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. (2 Tim 4:7) On this day dedicated to St. Joseph the Worker, and as we begin this month dedicated to our … more
May breakfast at St. Anthony Church NORTH PROVIDENCE — The Holy Name Society at St. Anthony Church will hold a May breakfast on Saturday, May 6 from 8 -11 a.m. and Sunday, May 7 from 8 a.m. … more
During the annual Priests Study Day at the Crowne Plaza, Warwick, held on May 1, Bishop Richard G. Henning honored the 2023 Reverend Jubilarians, with those in attendance pictured at top. 25 … more
WARWICK — Rhode Island Catholic staff were honored on Friday, April 28, at the Rhode Island Press Association’s annual awards banquet, which was held at Chelo’s on the Waterfront in … more
CRANSTON — Longtime Catholic Chaplaincy Coordinator for the Intake Center and the Adult Correctional Institute Martha Paone was honored in a special and lasting way as she retired after more … more
WARWICK — Christopher Sanders ‘23 has been named Bishop Hendricken High School’s 2023 Man of the Year, the highest honor bestowed on a student. Man of the Year is presented annually … more
PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth Abbey School is proud to present the artwork of Rhode Island abstract artist William Grosvenor Congdon (1912–1998) through an exhibition titled “A … more
The children of Saint Margaret School and Parish, Rumford, made their First Holy Communion on Sunday, April 30, with Father Jeremy J. Rodrigues, S.T.L., pastor. If your child made their first … more
I used to be spiritually allergic to Marian devotion. Even though I grew up saying the rosary with my family, I never really understood the idea of being devoted to Mary, specifically. Asking saints … more
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