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Both St. Mark and St. Matthew reveal a curious characteristic of Jesus’s mission in their Gospel narrations. On several occasions, Jesus warns those he heals to keep quiet. For instance, after … more
When Bishop Tobin kicked off the beginning of this year’s “Keep the Heat On” challenge, which he initiated almost 18 years ago upon coming to Providence, he encouraged the students … more
PROVIDENCE — On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the day before Thanksgiving, the faithful of the diocese got their first glimpse of the shepherd who will eventually succeed the eighth Bishop of Providence, … more
PROVIDENCE —As the Season of Advent began this past week, so did the 18th season of Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s “Keep the Heat On” program, which continues to offer great hope … more
On Sunday, Nov. 20, Father Albert Ranallo was officially installed by Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans as the pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish. Several former pastors of the parish were in … more
PROVIDENCE — Rev. Deacon John E. Croy died in Providence on November 18, 2022.Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1936, he was the first child of the late Theodore W. Croy and Katherine (Bell) Croy.Deacon … more
More than 40 guests shared a Thanksgiving meal at the diocesan Emmanuel House Shelter. Staff and volunteers served a traditional meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, and … more
PROVIDENCE — On Monday, Nov. 21, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin signed a canonical decree approving the establishment of the Chesterton Academy of Our Lady of Hope, a new Catholic high school for the … more
‘A Bit of Christmas Music’ event plannedWARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church will host Gary James Farias’ “A Bit of Christmas Music” on December 3, from 5:30 - … more
It is very appropriate that we gather today, on the day before Thanksgiving – the day when we pause to recall and to thank Almighty God for all of the gifts and blessings which he has given us. … more
PROVIDENCE — As Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s “Keep the Heat On” fuel program begins its 18th season, Msgr. Anthony Mancini is planning to hold another Christmas concert to raise … more
Mary, under the title of the Immaculate Conception, was named the patroness of the United States by the bishops of our country in the mid-1800s. That was unquestionably a providential action, … more
The Advent and Christmas seasons can be especially difficult for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. The pain of their loss is exacerbated by the festive atmosphere that surrounds the … more
Advent is customarily a season of hope for the ultimate fulfillment of God’s promises and Scripture’s prophecies. The four weeks before Christmas are filled with prophecies and … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin offers his Thanksgiving blessings during a special visit to Saint Antoine Community in North Smithfield on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The bishop celebrated Holy Mass, assisted by Deacon … more
During a prayer service for diocesan employees at the Chancery in Providence, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin blesses the traditional wreath to commemorate the beginning of Advent. The bishop wished everyone … more
PAWTUCKET — It will soon be a familiar and festive scene at the Jeanne Jugan Residence where the Little Sisters of the Poor care for the elderly. The aromas of the holiday will fill the … more
St. Teresa of Calcutta said, “Be thankful for small things, it is in them that your strength lies.” The St. Augustine student council put together 26 baskets, including all of the … more
VATICAN CITY — The Nativity scene that will sit under a 98-foot-tall silver fir tree in the middle of St. Peter’s Square this year will feature 19 life-sized figures carved in cedar by … more
Students at The Prout School in Wakefield raised $1,000 to benefit the Diocese of Providence’s support for Hurricane Ian relief efforts. The strong Category 4 storm ravaged Florida’s … more
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