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PROVIDENCE — Bishop Thomas J. Tobin celebrated the Rite of Candidacy, admitting three diocesan seminarians to continue their formation for Ordination to the Priesthood, during Evening Prayer at … more
Overbook Academy Class of 2022The Overbrook Academy Class of 2022 smiles outside of their school in Greenville. Overbrook Academy is a private international Catholic boarding school for young ladies … more
Jesus Saviour Church to hold summer bazaar NEWPORT — Jesus Saviour Church will hold its annual summer bazaar on the Vernon Avenue grounds Thursday, July 28, Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July … more
By Julie AsherCatholic News ServiceWASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman said it is “deeply disturbing and tragic” that President Joe Biden has chosen to use his … more
RETIRING FROM ACTIVE MINISTRYReverend David W. Masello, from Administrator, St. Alexander Parish, Warren, to Senior Priest Status, Diocese of Providence, effective immediatelyPASTORReverend Scott J. … more
WESTERLY — Reverend Wilfrid G. Gregoire, 90, Pastor Emeritus of Immaculate Conception Parish, Westerly, died Tuesday, July 5, 2022.Born in West Warwick, Rhode Island, son of the late Ernest L. … more
PROVIDENCE — Reverend Alfred C. Lonardo, 85, a Senior Priest of the Diocese of Providence, died Saturday, July 9, 2022.Born in Providence, Rhode Island, a son of the late Serafino and Palmarosa … more
WARWICK — James Patrick Petrone, the light of his mother’s world, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Monday, July 4, 2022 after battling cancer on and off for decades. Born on July … more
Having been recently ordained a priest this past June 4, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “what is it like being a priest now?” Borrowing the words of one of my … more
According to the First Official Directory and Information Guide for the Diocese of Providence (1953), the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary (PM) staffed St. Ambrose school in Albion, St. Vincent … more
The Little Sisters of the Poor attended the Solemn Mass for the closing of the Diocese of Providence’s 150th anniversary year and had a special opportunity to meet and visit with His Excellency … more
Brothers and Sisters, In preparing for my homily today, I’ve been thinking about an observation that was made by one of the great philosophers, one of the astute commentators of our time … more
Msgr. William McCaffrey to observe 50th Anniversary of Ordination with Mass of ThanksgivingRUMFORD — Rev. Msgr. William J. McCaffrey, pastor-emeritus of St. Margaret’s Parish, will offer … more
June 24, 2022, was an unusual day in the liturgical calendar. Typically, on that day, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Nativity of John the Baptist. Yet, on the Friday following Trinity … more
Our Constitution enumerates two important principles: First, that a citizen has the freedom to exercise his or her religion. Second, that the government may not establish, impose, or favor any one … more
Josef Ratzinger, later known to the world as Pope Benedict XVI, was born at 4:30am on Holy Saturday, April 28, 1927. Later that same morning, at 8:30am, the future pontiff’s father took the … more
On Wednesday, June 15, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin welcomed members of the Virgen de la Altagracia committee to his office at the Chancery. During the gathering, individuals from the group explained to … more
WASHINGTON — In a 5-4 decision June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned its nearly 50-year-old decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion in this country. The court’s 213-page … more
PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence’s observance of its 150th anniversary has drawn to a close and the consensus among the hundreds of faithful participating in Sunday’s glorious … more
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