Under bright blue skies Saturday about 225 students from 15 Catholic elementary and high schools across the diocese stretched out on the lawn at St. Philomena School of the Sacred Heart to celebrate the arts and to make some music history. The Catholic School Arts Festival was a signature event in the Diocese of Providence’s yearlong celebration of its 150th anniversary.
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).
Blauvelt Dominicans can be seen in this photo from 1968 at St. Pius V School in Providence. From left, Sister Agnes Michel; Sister Joanne; Sister Lucina; Sister Laurentia, principal; Sister Stephen Marie; and Sister Jordan Marie.
PROVIDENCE —The state’s House of Representatives has adopted a resolution commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Diocese of Providence providing a home to worship and celebrate among the Catholic faithful in Rhode Island.
PROVIDENCE — Fast tempo talent, high energy vocal harmony and complete joy for the Lord — that’s what The Hillbilly Thomists brought to the stage during their long-awaited evening performance, which showcased and celebrated traditional bluegrass, folk, Gospel and Americana music at the Providence College campus. With certainly something divine in the delivery, fans were treated to an unassuming evening of evangelization through the quick picks of a banjo.
During the 150th Anniversary celebration of the Diocese of Providence, with joy and in thanksgiving for the gift of Religious vocation, we congratulate the Religious Jubilarians celebrating anniversaries of 80, 75, 70, 65, 60, 55, 50, 45, 40, 35, 30 and 25 years of religious life. They will be honored at a Jubilarian Celebration Saturday, April 23 beginning with Holy Mass at 11:30 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence with Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence, Celebrant and Fr. James Sullivan, OP Homilist. Join us!