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PROVIDENCE — Spring was in the air for the celebration of Older American’s Month this past Thursday at St. Martin de Porres Senior Center in Providence. In a service initiative led by The … more
PAWTUCKET — In its 39th year of honoring the nation’s most elite high school athletes, Gatorade announced Rory Sullivan of Saint Raphael Academy is the 2023-24 Gatorade Rhode Island Girls … more
Middle school students from Father John V. Doyle School, in Coventry, recently had an exciting visit from Dr. Heimer-McGinn and her team from Brain Waves Rhode Island. Students learned about the … more
Saint Augustine School, Providence, eighth-graders take on the school faculty in a fast-paced basketball game, ending in a win for the students. more
Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress INDIANAPOLIS — The Diocese of Providence Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana, is … more
On May 4, the Church marks the feast day of St. Florian, a third-century Christian martyr. Florian was a high-ranking officer in the army of the Roman Empire. One of his particular duties was to … more
The Catholic Church has dedicated numerous feast days throughout the year to events in the life of Mary and her various titles. The following are some of the feasts of Mary in the month of May: Feast … more
PROVIDENCE — It’s hard for a priest to know all his parishioners personally or to faithfully carry out his plateful of duties alone. To fill this gap, servant-leaders are often assigned … more
Occasionally, in anthologies of popular prayers, one might come across a series of petitions entitled “Mary Stewart’s Prayer,” or, correctly, “Mary Stewart’s … more
By Cole DeSantis Rhode Island Catholic Correspondent PROVIDENCE —St. Adalbert’s Parish in Providence celebrated the 100th anniversary of its founding, with Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop … more
WASHINGTON— On May 11-12, Catholics across the United States will have an opportunity to support the communications ministry of the Catholic Church, both locally and globally through the … more
Bishop John Baptist Jung Shin-chul, Bishop of Incheon, South Korea, visited St. Paul Parish, Cranston, home of the Korean Catholic Community of Rhode Island (KCCRI), on Sunday, April 14, to celebrate … more
GREENVILLE — “Every man needs Christian fellowship, not just good friends, but good Christian friends,” Don Turbitt, founding member of Men of St. Joseph International, strongly … more
Hundreds of daffodils brighten the lawn of St. Lucy Church, in Middletown, on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on April 21. Each spring, thousands of daffodils can be seen adorning lawns along Rte. 138 … more
VATICAN CITY—When Jesus called himself the “good shepherd,” he was telling people not only that he was their guide, but that they were important to him and “that he thinks of … more
Child sexual abuse poisons all segments of society - families, schools, churches, community organizations, and health and welfare institutions. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 1 in 7 … more
Are You Called to be a Deacon? RHODE ISLAND — Deacons are men who love God and love the Church; they feel called to serve in a more committed way. The role of the deacon is to be a helper of … more
PROVIDENCE — Bishop Richard G. Henning celebrated Mass and the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Dominic’s Chapel on the Providence College campus on Sunday, April 21. On a sunny morning, … more
MIDDLETOWN — One of the aims of Catholic education is to foster a deeper appreciation for the beauty of God’s creation. This is no more on display than at All Saints Academy in … more
We recently celebrated “Divine Mercy Sunday.” What look like rays of light, red and blue, symbolize blood and water: Eucharist and Baptism. This image brings us back to the Cross. The … more
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