Assignments 06.14.18


In conformity with the Code of Canon Law and the Priest Personnel Policy of the Diocese of Providence, the Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin is pleased to appoint the following pastors to a new six year term effective July 1, 2018:

Reverend John E. Abreu, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Warren

Reverend Norman W. Bourdon, St. Joan of Arc Parish, Cumberland

Very Reverend Edward S. Cardente, St. Anthony Parish, North Providence and St. Edward Parish, Providence

Reverend Angelo N. Carusi, St. Rocco Parish, Johnston

Reverend Jared J. Costanza, Christ the King Parish, Kingston

Reverend Raymond J. Ferrick, Holy Angels Parish, Barrington

Reverend Barry J. Gamache, St. Mary Parish, Bristol

Reverend Daniel J. Gray, St. Anthony Parish, Portsmouth

Very Reverend Bernard A. Healey, Our Lady of Mercy Parish, East Greenwich

Reverend Marek S. Kupka, St. Adalbert Parish, Providence

Reverend John G. LaPointe, St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Johnston

Reverend Bernard C. Lavin, St. Jude Parish, Lincoln

Reverend Michael J. Leckie, St. Joseph Parish, Hope Valley (for one year as Administrator)

Reverend Paul R. Lemoi, Our Lady of Good Counsel, West Warwick

Reverend Robert L. Marciano, St. Kevin Parish, Warwick

Very Reverend Francis A. O’Loughlin, Jesus Saviour Parish, Newport

Reverend Edward L. Pieroni, St. Raymond Parish, Providence

Reverend Alfred V. Ricci, St. Gregory the Great Parish, Warwick

Reverend Victor T. Silva, St. Anthony Parish, West Warwick

Reverend Monsignor Ronald P. Simeone, St. Anthony Parish, Woonsocket

Reverend Douglas J. Spina, St. Mary Parish, West Warwick

Reverend Gildardo Suarez, Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Providence

Reverend Richard A. Valentine, St. Michael Parish, Georgiaville

Reverend Marinaldo Aparecido Batista, CSP, to Pastor, St. Elizabeth Parish, Bristol, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Daniel J. Sweet, from Pastor, Our Lady, Queen of Martyrs Parish, Woonsocket, and Administrator, Sacred Heart and Holy Family Parishes, Woonsocket, to Pastor of the newly erected Holy Trinity Parish, Woonsocket, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Jordan Kelly, OP, to Administrator, St. Sebastian Parish, Providence, effective July 1, 2018.

Reverend Nathan J. Ricci, from Advanced Studies in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy, to part-time Assistant Chancellor, Diocese of Providence, and part-time Assistant Pastor, St. Francis Xavier Parish, East Providence, effective July 1, 2018.

Bishop Tobin has accepted the resignation of the Reverend Richard A. Narciso as Pastor of St. Elizabeth Parish, Bristol, effective July 1, 2018. At the request of Father Narciso, he has also been granted a temporary leave of absence from the active ministry for reasons of health, effective July 1, 2018.


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