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All Saints Parish, Woonsocket, merges into neighboring St. Joseph parish; All Saints church building to close permanently

PROVIDENCE — Due to a steady decline in the number of parishioners and sacramental activity resulting in a lack of parish community life; in response to the request of the pastor/administrator, …

Mass for Life: An Invitation to Pray for All Human Life

The annual Mass for Life: “An Invitation to Pray for All Human Life” was celebrated on Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence. Bishop J. Tobin was the …

Beloved Mount Saint Charles hockey coach Bill Belisle dies at 92

WOONSOCKET — Mount St. Charles Academy hockey coach Bill Belisle, class of ‘48, passed away on January 13 at the age of 92. Belisle began coaching at Mount St. Charles Academy in 1975 and …

Fourth grader plans clothing drive to help those in need this winter

WEST WARWICK — Fourth grader Chase Pinheiro, 10, was on his way to baseball practice when he noticed a woman near the road. She looked cold and was asking drivers for food and money. The …

Parishioner of Our Lady of Good Counsel celebrates 100th Birthday

Exactly 100 years after her baptism at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in West Warwick, Marie Helen Jeannete LaFramboise, on January 8, 2022, attended Mass at the very same church with her beloved …
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The Unity of the Eucharist

In my nearly forty-nine years as a priest, I have celebrated Holy Mass thousands of times. And even though it has become a very familiar part of my routine, sometimes in saying Holy Mass new …

SCHOOLS & SPORTS

Providence College receives research grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

PROVIDENCE — Providence College (PC) announced today that Eric Sung, Dr. Tuba Agartan, and Dr. Nicholas Longo are the recipients of the College’s first National Endowment for the Arts …

Students take part in Air Force's Cyberpatriot Program

St. Pius V School in Providence is taking part in a 4-month course using the Air Force Association’s Cyberpatriot program. Under the leadership of CW3 Johan Calderon (MS, Cyber Security, MS, IT …

Bishop Hendricken to host Booster, Vaccination Clinic

WARWICK — Bishop Hendricken High School will host a COVID-19 Booster and Vaccination Clinic for students, faculty, staff, families, alumni and the general public on Wednesday, Jan. 26, from …
OPINION

The benefit of Catholic schools

“A lot,” my mom said. “A whole lot.” And she went back to washing the dishes.I shrugged and laughed, and pressed her for an actual answer.“Honestly, I don’t know, …
AROUND THE DIOCESE
Special Event Listing for 01.20.22

Free Income Tax Preparation (VITA)PROVIDENCE — IRS-certified volunteers at Amos House, a fully handicap-accessible agency at 460 Pine Street in Providence, prepare free income tax returns for …

GUEST EDITORIAL
Catholic educator leaves a lasting impact on all those who knew her and graced her stage Christine Kavanagh was treasure to the school community of St. Mary Academy Bay View. A faith-filled educator, she inspired so many with her passion for the arts and a personal commitment to …
EDITORIAL
One Sided Environmental Policies Hurt the Poor Forty-one members of Congress recently sent a letter to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking it to exercise its “power to influence retail rates for natural gas and …