April 1, 2016
By Lauren Clem, Staff Reporter, RI Catholic
Over the next several weeks, Rhode Island Catholic will feature profiles of the 15 winners in the 10 categories of the diocese’s 2016 Lumen Gentium Awards, which formally recognize those who ‘toil in the vineyard’ in service to the Lord, and minister to those in greatest need in their parish or community. The honorees will be awarded during a dinner at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln on Wednesday, May 18. Guests wishing to purchase tickets to the dinner — whose proceeds will benefit St. Martin de Porres Multi-Purpose Center and Fruit Hill Day Care for Seniors — are asked to register online at www.dioceseofprovidence.org/lumen-gentium-awards. For any questions about the event, please call 401-277-2121.
PROVIDENCE — In May, Father Raymond Tetrault, retired former pastor of St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Providence, will receive a Lumen Gentium Award in Evangelization for his work in establishing and growing Latino and Hispanic ministry in the Diocese of Providence. Ordained in 1960, the Rhode Island native has devoted much of his life to serving the liturgical and spiritual needs of the state’s growing Spanish-speaking population.