Celebrating priestly service to the Church


Diocesan priests attended the annual Priest’s Study Day at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick on Monday, April 9, for prayer and fellowship and to listen to a presentation by Father Tadeusz Pacholczyk, Ph.D. Father Tad, as he is widely known, currently serves as the director of education at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia and directs the center’s National Catholic Certification program in Health Care Ethics. He is a priest of the Diocese of Fall River, Mass., and has given several hundred presentations, debates and roundtables on contemporary bioethics throughout the United States, Canada and Europe.

Jubilarians celebrating anniversaries

25 Years
Rev. Robert L. Bailey
Very Rev. William J. Ledoux
Rev. David C. Procaccini

40 Years
Rev. Stephen P. Amaral
Rev. Henry J. Bodah
Rev. Donald L. Depatie
Very Rev. Paul R. Grenon
Rev. Gerald W. Hussey
Rev. Timothy J. Lemlin
Rev. Msgr. Anthony Mancini
Rev. David W. Masello
Rev. Joseph R. Paquette
Rev. Pierre J. Plante
Rev. Roland L. Simoneau
Rev. James J. Verdelotti

50 Years
Rev. Joseph D. Creedon
Rev. Peter DiTullio, SdC
Rev. John W. Hunt
Rev. Raymond P. Luft
Rev. Thomas D. O’Neill
Rev. Peter P. Polo, CS

55 Years
Rev. Robert M. Beirne
Rev. Robert L. Blais
Rev. L. Bernard LaMontagne
Rev. Alfred C. Lonardo
Rev. Eugene J. McKenna
Rev. Edmond P. Prendiville
Rev. Joseph M. Protano, Jr.

60 Years
Rev. Kevin J. Brassil
Rev. John W. Gray
Rev. John G. Greaves
Rev. Joseph P. Henry

65 Years
Most Rev. Francis X. Roque, D.D.
Rev. Anthony D. Iwuc
Rev. Frederick V. Slota

70 Years
Rev. Matthew J. Strumski


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