TODAY, Tues., May 31 - Stand with us at anytime from 3 to 6 p.m. at the RI Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on taxpayer-funded abortion-on-demand, at the Rhode Island State House, Room 313. Please wear blue.
Today we celebrate the 17th anniversary of Bishop Tobin's installation, on this day in 2005, as the eighth Bishop of Providence in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul! It was one of the last American appointments made by Saint John Paul II.
Holy Masses will be celebrated simultaneously in cemetery chapels across the Diocese of Providence on the morning of Memorial Day at 10 a.m., for the repose of the souls of those who have given their lives in the service of their nation. Join us in prayer at any one of the locations. Click for details.
The Chancery Office Building, located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed Thursday in observance of the Ascension of the Lord which is a Holy Day of Obligation. Additionally, we will be closed Friday. We are also closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. We will re-open 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Tell the members of the General Assembly you don't want to foot the bill for someone else’s abortion. Currently pending House bill 7442 and Senate bill 2549 propose using your tax dollars to fund abortions for state workers and people on Medicaid. Click for contact information...
Rev. Mr. Joseph Braga, 92, of North Providence, a deacon of the Diocese of Providence, died on Monday, May 16, 2022. Visiting hours will be held Sunday, May 22, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Woodlawn Funeral Home, 600 Pontiac Ave., Cranston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, May 23, at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 178 Dexter St., Providence (Please go directly to church Monday morning). Military honors and burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery. Please pray for Deacon Joe and his family.
Rev. Mr. Raphael Joseph "Ray" Castaldi, 67, of Westerly, a deacon of the Diocese of Providence, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Visiting hours will be held in St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck School House Rd, Charlestown, RI, on Friday, May 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Chapel on Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. Please pray for Deacon Ray and his family.
The festival is an outdoor Performing Arts Showcase Concert with Catholic School students from across the Diocese of Providence. This special day will feature the World Premiere of combined chorus piece by Tom Kendzia, liturgical musician and composer. Each performance will celebrate the 150th Anniversary theme, "The Lord has done great things for us, we are filled with joy." (Psalm 126:1).
What is the choice? Is it to kill or not to kill an innocent, defenseless human being? A majority of elected RI representatives and senators have already passed a radical New York pro-abortion law which forces the state to deny legal protection to unborn children throughout all nine months. The 2019 law codified and expanded abortion rights in Rhode Island, making it easier for women to obtain late-term abortions for virtually any reason. To add insult to injury, these same anti-life politicians now intend to force taxpayers to fund the killing of the unborn, treating them as disposable objects.
Throughout the month of May, the Diocese of Providence honors the extraordinary efforts of essential workers. We are immensely grateful for their lifesaving and lifegiving work. To give thanks to God for all essential workers, the Office of Health Care Ministry is holding the Second Annual Mass of Prayer and Thanksgiving for Essential Workers on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 8:45 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse Street, Providence, RI. Click for more.