Around the Diocese 01.29.15


Theology on Tap: Catholic Spirituality from Dating to Marriage

PROVIDENCE — On Thursday, February 12, the Diocese of Providence Young Adult Ministry will sponsor a Theology on Tap for young adults in their 20s and 30s at Costantino’s Venda Bar and Ristorante, 265 Atwells Ave. The event will begin with fellowship at 6 p.m., followed by a presentation at 7:30 p.m. by Keith and Lisa Kline, coordinators of Family Ministry at St. Philip Parish, Greenville, and coordinators of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015. This husband and wife team will give witness to how prayer practices can grow from dating to marriage, to prayer as a family. Practical ways to pray as a young adult and a Q & A session will be included. There is no charge for this event. Must be 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages. For more information contact Michael Aoyama, at or 278-4646. Diocese to join millions at 2016 World Youth Day in Poland PROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence will embark on the once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland July 23-August 4, 2016. WYD is unique opportunity to spend time celebrating the Catholic faith with Pope Francis and 3 million Catholic young people from all around the world. The pilgrimage is geared for ages 16-35, but all are welcome. To reserve a spot, a non-refundable deposit of $100 must be paid by February 28, 2015. If you are interested in joining the WYD pilgrimage, please contact the Office of Catholic Youth Ministry at 278-4626 or the Young Adult Ministry Office at 278-4646, or email Visit for more information. St. Thomas More Parish to host Irish Night NARRAGANSETT — Please join St. Thomas More Parish at the Village Inn, 1 Beach St., at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 6 to celebrate “Going Irish for the Orphans.” The fun night will include live Celtic music featuring seven seminarians, live and silent auctions and raffles. Dinner will be a buffet of Irish fare and other delicious foods with a cash bar. All proceeds will benefit our parish mission trip to the Dominican Republic in April. Seating is limited so reserve today. Call the parish at 789-7682 for tickets and information, or visit LAOH High School Tuition Scholarship 2015 NEWPORT — The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians will offer a tuition scholarship to benefit a female student who attends a Catholic High School. The scholarship is open to Newport County residents who are completing grade 9 and will enter their sophomore year in the fall of 2015. To be eligible, students must be related to a member in good standing of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians or the Dennis E. Collins, Division 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians, both in Newport. The finalist will receive a $1,000 award to be applied for the upcoming academic year tuition. Application packets will be available at area Catholic High Schools, at Creaney Cruise & Travel in Middletown, at Hibernian Hall on Wellington Avenue, Newport or at The deadline is April 2, 2015. For more information, call 662-9542. Taize Prayer Service WARWICK — All are invited to the World Day of Prayer for the Sick, to seek intercessions of Our Lady of Lourdes in a Taize Prayer Service, a blending of icons, candles, scripture, song and silence, on Wednesday, February 11, at Saints Rose and Clement Parish, 111 Long St., at 7 p.m. For more information, call 739-0212. St. Brigid Church to honor patroness JOHNSTON — Parishioners of St. Brigid Church, 1231 Plainfield St., will celebrate their Patronal Feast, the Solemnity of St. Brigid, on Saturday, January 31, at the 5 p.m. Mass and Sunday, February 1, at the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Masses. Pastor Father Robert Rochon, will bless and distribute butter after each Mass to emulate St. Brigid’s kindness to others by providing dairy products to the needy of her village. Confirmation candidates will be sponsoring a “Souper Bowl of Caring” by accepting donations for the Food Pantry of St. Vincent DePaul in Cranston. The parish social ministry will serve light refreshments after Sunday’s Masses in the church hall. For information, please call 942-0576. Mardi Gras Breakfast WARREN — Treat your family and yourself to a Mardi Gras Breakfast at St. Alexander Church, 221 Main St., on Sunday, February 8 from 10 a.m. – noon. The menu includes a waffle station, eggs, sausage, ham, homemade homefries, pastries and muffins, fruit, juice, and coffee. Tickets are available at the door or sold before or after Mass. For more information, call 245-6369. R.I. Catholic Hour listings PROVIDENCE — The Office of Life & Family and Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Providence will feature the following segments on R.I. Catholic Hour: R. I. Catholic Hour: Tuesday, February 3 at 9 a.m./9p.m.: “Life, Love and Family and the Defense of Religious Liberty,” with Father Roger Landry, Pastor of St. Bernadette’s Parish, Diocese of Fall River. Father Landry writes for many Catholic publications, he was an on-site commentator for EWTN’s coverage of the 2013 papal conclave that elected Pope Francis. This is the Life: Wednesday, February 4 at 9:30 a.m./9:30 p.m. featuring, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin’s homily and Sonia Aldana Morales testimony to “Life & Baby Angela.” This is the Life: Wednesday, February 11 at 9:30 a.m./9:30 p.m.: Human Life Guild Awards & “Letters to the Editor” with Rick A. Snizek: Editor of the Rhode Island Catholic. This is the Life: Wednesday, February 18 at 9:30 a.m./9:30 p.m.: “The Feminine Genius and the Redemption of the Family” with Father James T. Ruggieri, pastor of St. Patrick Church. This is the Life: Wednesday, February 25 at 9:30 a.m./9:30 p.m.: “End of Life Decisions - Physician Assisted Suicide” with Father Christopher M. Mahar, rector of Our Lady of Providence Seminary and Human Life Guild Chaplain. These programs can be viewed on Cox 14, Verizon 33, Full Channel 14. For more information, call 421-7833 ext. 218 or email Saints Rose and Clement to host steak fry WARWICK — Saints Rose and Clement Parish will host a steak fry on Saturday February 7, in the church hall, 111 Long St. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 pm. Dinner will be steak or chicken, baked potatoes, salad, string beans, bread and ice cream sundaes for dessert. Musical entertainment will be provided. For more information or to order tickets please call the parish office at 739-0212