Priests attend annual study day, honor jubilarians


Diocesan priests attended the annual Priest’s Study Day at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick on Monday, May 1, for prayer and fellowship and to listen to a presentation by Brian Roland Corbin, who has served as the Secretary of the National Board of Trustees for Catholic Charities of USA and chaired the National Advisory Council of the USCCB. Corbin discussed Catholic Charities as “a ministry of the Bishop that enables us to continue the work of the early apostles in caring for the widows, orphans and strangers among us.” Following evening prayer, priests celebrating jubilee anniversaries were recognized for their years of service to the diocese by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin.


Reverend jubilarians celebrating anniversaries

25 Years

Rev. Jay A. Finelli

Rev. John P. Soares

Rev. Gildardo Suarez

40 Years

Rev. Raymond J. Ferrick

Rev. Roger A. Houle

Rev. Kenneth J. Suibielski

Rev. Msgr. Paul D. Theroux

50 Years

Rev. Bertrand L. Theroux

Rev. Lawrence E. Toole

Rev. Msgr. Victor M. Vieira

55 Years

Rev. Gerald E. Beirne

Rev. Paul J. Bolton

Rev. Msgr. John C. Halloran

Rev. Msgr. Richard A. Walsh

Rev. John E. Watterson

Rev. Charles Zanoni, CS

60 Years

Rev. John R. Heaney

Rev. Czeslaw L. Kachel

Most Rev. Robert E. Mulvee, D.D., J.C.D.