April 30, 2016
By Laura Kilgus, Assistant Editor, 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. 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 — The Honorable Matthew J. Smith served as Speaker of the R.I. House of Representatives from 1980-1988 and always brought his unwavering Catholic faith to the State House, said Father Bernard Healey, who nominated the Speaker for a Lumen Gentium Award in Public Service.