January 6, 2016
Many individuals and groups throughout the Diocese of Providence work tirelessly in support of the work of the Church in their parishes. Often, they do so without compensation or acclaim, yet because of their devotion to the Church, they ‘toil in the vineyard’ in service to the Lord and those in greatest need.
To formally recognize these dedicated individuals and groups, Bishop Tobin in 2013 established the Lumen Gentium Awards – to be presented in 10 specific categories to recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding service to the church in their parish, the Diocese of Providence and/or the local community-at-large. A committee, under the leadership of the Vicar General/Moderator of the Curia, was established to solicit nominees from across the Diocese. All nominees are reviewed by the committee and final recommendations submitted to Bishop Tobin for approval.
To make a nomination, sponsor, register, or learn more,
Deadline for all nominations is Friday, February 12, 2016. Deadline for ads is Friday, April 15, 2016.
Save the Date!
This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Twin River in Lincoln, RI. The proceeds from the Lumen Gentium 2016 Dinner will be distributed to the St. Martin de Porres Center (
) and Adult Day Care of Franciscan Missionaries of Mary (