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CUMBERLAND — On Saturday, Sept. 10, the annual Diocesan Youth Day was held at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Cumberland. The event was attended by approximately 150 high school and college-aged … more
PROVIDENCE — For years after parish and other assignments, priests in the Diocese of Providence continue to serve Christ and the faithful through many selfless efforts. Many may not realize … more
PROVIDENCE — In its continuing mission to strengthen financial accountability throughout its operations, the Diocese of Providence provides a means for anyone who suspects financial misconduct … more
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on Sept. 10, during which the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Word community received two new novices, while four … more
Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed. As you know, some of the words of the Mass change frequently, depending on the … more
Traveling Rosary CongressPROVIDENCE — The Diocese of Providence will host the Traveling Rosary Congress from October 1- 7. The Rosary Congress is a weeklong period of intense, around the clock … more
The Diocesan Office of Life and Family Ministry held a gathering of prayer on Sept. 10 at the Guardian Angel statue in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Riverside, to commemorate National Day of Remembrance. … more
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola RetreatWEST WARWICK — Called by Name Ministry is offering “The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola — A Retreat in Daily … more
PROVIDENCE — Our Lady of Providence Seminary marked the opening of its new academic year on Sept. 6 with Holy Mass celebrated by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, followed by a dinner with the … more
NARRAGANSETT — Father Joseph Creedon, a senior priest in the Diocese of Providence known around the country for his writings and public speaking, has published a devotional book titled … more
EAST PROVIDENCE — Just before the pandemic, Karen Nerney, a fourth grade teacher at Sacred Heart School and director of the Sacred Heart Players, felt called to write a play about St. Teresa of … more
On September 8, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin celebrated the Opening of School Mass at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick. “With faith as our guide, we look forward to a productive, safe, and … more
The Old Testament Book of Tobit is a fanciful tale of Jewish life about two hundred years before Christ. Prayers, psalms, and aphorisms blend a chilling narrative about persecution with a charming … more
Robert Browning, John Lennon and Pope Francis. What could a Victorian-era poet, a 20th century rock star and a 21st century pope possibly have in common? Well, I recently discovered something – … more
The world mourned the death of Queen Elizabeth II alongside her subjects this past September 8. Providentially, Her Majesty died on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our Heavenly … more
Mourners attentive to the Church’s funeral rites will often hear these words from the Book of Ecclesiastes: “There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under … more
BURRILLVILLE — St. Theresa Catholic Church and Shrine recently marked the 99th anniversary of its founding.St. Theresa Parish, one of the earliest shrines dedicated to St. Theresa of Lisieux, … more
PROVIDENCE — Louise “Duce” Dussault, Director of Catholic Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Providence, has announced her plans to retire at the end of December 2022.For more than … more
Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans celebrated his 75th birthday last week with a pair of events to mark the occasion. On his birthday, Friday, Sept. 2, Bishop Evans was the principal celebrant at a … more
Perhaps prompted by the beginning of a new school year, recently I’ve been remembering my elementary school days, and some of the routines we had and the things we learned. And one of them was … more
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