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On a late, cold Saturday afternoon in February, faithful from the surrounding neighborhoods begin to gather at St. Michael’s Parish, in the large, neo-gothic church that stands out in the midst … more
  Most Catholics will never know what those at the Vatican look for in a future bishop, but for some, the virtues demonstrated by some priests make it clear that they were destined for a … more
Everyone needs a role model. Having had the privilege of living and serving with Bishop-elect Ruggieri for almost four years while co-ministering to the parishioners of St. Patrick and St. Michael … more
Travelers through Eastern Europe have often observed primitive huts constructed from corn stalks or sunflower shoots large enough to shelter a farm laborer overnight. Harvesters know that the time … more
PROVIDENCE — Boxes of tissues were passed around the St. Patrick Academy auditorium at the end of the school day as students, faculty and alumni offered their tearful thanks and emotional … more
  PROVIDENCE — The Cathedral of SS. Peter and Peter Paul was overflowing with more than 1,000 faithful participating in a bilingual, Farewell Mass for Bishop-elect James T. Ruggieri … more
Afternoon of music at St. Thomas the Apostle Church WARREN — St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 500 Metacom Ave., will begin its first of a series of free afternoons of music on April 21. Gary … more
Last week, the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul was packed to overflowing for a Mass of Thanksgiving and farewell with Bishop-elect James Ruggieri. At the reception after the Mass, people waited … more
PROVIDENCE — Last month, a client named “Joanne” called the Diocese of Providence’s Keep the Heat On program for help in getting some oil delivered to heat her home after … more
  The Little Sisters of the Poor of Pawtucket held their annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner at the Old Grist Mill Tavern on Monday, March 18. More than 1,000 supporters enjoyed a meal of … more
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. As we raise awareness around the protection of young people, I would like to share with you my own experiences both here in the Diocese of Providence … more
Praise & Worship WAKEFIELD — St. Francis of Assisi Charismatic Prayer Group will host a morning of Praise and Worship on Saturday, April 13, from 9 – 11:30 a.m., in St. Francis of … more
NARRAGANSETT — During Mass in the Easter Season, it is not uncommon to read passages from Acts of the Apostles, which describe the ministry of the early Church. Such readings often emphasize … more
PAWTUCKET — On Thursday, April 4, students and families at Saint Teresa School in Pawtucket gathered for the school’s annual International Night. Organized by the International Club, the … more
Amid turmoil and trials, pain and suffering, war and violence, poverty and disease, our world needs a reminder of the hope of the Resurrection, which we just celebrated with exultant joy this Easter. … more
Easter is truly the most important time of the liturgical year. As Saint John Paul II said, “We are an Easter people and alleluia is our song.” Easter lasts 50 days, from the first … more
Although St. Peter made himself scarce during the hours of Christ’s passion and death, he soon became keenly and sadly aware of the humiliation and suffering that Jesus experienced during his … more
PROVIDENCE — Children are a gift to be treasured and cared for, treated with dignity and raised morally. Unfortunately, the reality is that far too many children around the world suffer abuse … more
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul- Easter Vigil On Saturday, March 30, Catholics gathered at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence for the Easter Vigil Mass celebrated by Bishop … more
WARWICK — The Arts at Bishop Hendricken will proudly present The Outsiders as its 2024 spring play from April 5-7, 2024 in the Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater on campus. “At its core, The … more
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