The 10 a.m. Christmas morning Holy Mass from the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence with Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence will be live streamed from our diocesan YouTube channel - click to watch!
Psalm 8 is a beautiful and soaring tribute to the dignity of man. Even in reflecting upon the grandeur of the universe, the psalmist is awe-struck by the importance of man in God’s plan of creation. “You have made him little less than a god; with glory and honor you crowned him,” he writes.
Many years ago, I attended a Peter, Paul and Mary concert in Pittsburgh. You know Peter, Paul and Mary – the famous folk group that sang Puff the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ in the Wind, and lots of other anthems to peace and justice. But at this concert, a few rows in front of me, were several young guys who apparently had a little too much to drink or smoke. They were carrying-on – loud, disrespectful and disruptive.....
Bishop Thomas J. Tobin offers his Thanksgiving blessings during a special visit to Saint Antoine Community in North Smithfield on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The bishop celebrated Holy Mass, assisted by Deacon Bob Lafond, for the residents and distributed prayer cards. He also visited with Bishop Emeritus Louis E. Gelineau, the sixth Bishop of Providence, and residents for a brunch in the dining room afterwards.
It is very appropriate that we gather today, on the day before Thanksgiving – the day when we pause to recall and to thank Almighty God for all of the gifts and blessings which he has given us. Today we have another wonderful blessing for which to be grateful – the appointment of Bishop Richard Henning as the Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Providence.
Students at The Prout School in Wakefield raised $1,000 to benefit the Diocese of Providence’s support for Hurricane Ian relief efforts. The strong Category 4 storm ravaged Florida’s Southwest Coast and inland areas after coming ashore on Sept. 28, leaving more than 100 people dead in its wake and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage.
Pope Francis Appoints Coadjutor Bishop of Providence Richard Henning; Accepts Resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Robert Evans: 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. The changes were publicized today in Washington, D.C. by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.
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.
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.
On November 1st, and throughout the Month of November, the Catholic Church honors all the saints – our brothers and sisters who have traveled the road we now traverse and have finally received their reward in the Kingdom of Heaven...
I live on a very busy highway, one that sees lots of traffic every day. And of course, over the years, the highway has slowly deteriorated, marked with ever-growing bumps and valleys, potholes and pockets, making the road nearly un-drivable at times, and very noisy too!
During this time of “Eucharistic Revival” that the Bishops of the United States have asked us to observe, it’s good for us to consider the richness of the Holy Eucharist. For indeed the Eucharist is like a diamond with many facets. Hold it up to the light, and each facet reflects light and shines on its own. But taken together, they form a very valuable gem...
St. Gregory the Great was a pope who lived in the second half of the 6th century and the beginning of the 7th. He’s been honored with the title “Great” because he had a profound and lasting influence on the Church and the world of his time. (It’s the same reason, I believe, that St. John Paul II should be called “Great.”)...
You’ve probably heard the saying, “Age is just a number.” Well, I’m here to say, “No, it isn’t.” Age is much more than a number. There are lots of things that come along with growing older, some of which are good, and some, not so much.