The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed Most Reverend Richard G. Henning, S.T.D. as Coadjutor Bishop of Providence with right of succession and has accepted the resignation of Most Reverend Robert C. Evans, J.C.L as Auxiliary Bishop of Providence.
Rev. Mr. John E. Croy, 86, a deacon of the Diocese of Providence, died in Providence, RI on Friday, November 18, 2022. Visitation will be held in St. Lucy's Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, from 10:00am to 11:00am. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00pm. Burial will take place in St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Please pray for Deacon John and his family. Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Click for his obituary and services.
From December 5-7, the Diocesan Eucharistic Revival will be hosting a Eucharistic Advent Mission offered by Father David Mary Engo, a Franciscan friar and national preacher. This one-night mission will be offered at different parishes in the diocese each night; the same presentation will be offered each night during a Holy Hour. Click below for more.
One of the endearing qualities of Catholics is that we have great reverence and affection for our loved ones who have died. This is true throughout the year but especially in November, the month devoted to the faithful departed.
“It would be a day to help communities and each of the baptized to reflect on how poverty is at the very heart of the Gospel and that, as long as Lazarus lies at the door of our homes (cf. Lk 16:19-21), there can be no justice or social peace. This Day will also represent a genuine form of new evangelization (cf. Mt 11:5) which can renew the face of the Church as She perseveres in her perennial activity of pastoral conversion and witness to mercy.” - Pope Francis
PROVIDENCE — St. Sebastian Parish welcomed its new pastor, Father Edward Sousa on Sunday, Oct. 16. Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans celebrated Holy Mass at the church and officially installed Father Sousa as pastor.
“Simply put: No priest, no Eucharist,” said Father Christopher Murphy, the rector of Our Lady of Providence Seminary. “Christ established the priesthood and the Eucharist at the same time on Holy Thursday; they are inextricably linked.”
Something to think about: Parents whose children have abandoned the faith shouldn’t blame themselves, but rather just continue to give good example and pray patiently for the wandering sheep of their family. In the end, it’s all in God’s hands.