January 3, 2017
Many individuals and groups throughout the Diocese of Providence work tirelessly in support of the work of the Church in their parishes. Often, they do so without compensation or acclaim, yet because of their devotion to the Church, they ‘toil in the vineyard’ in service to the Lord and those in greatest need.
To formally recognize these dedicated individuals and groups, Bishop Tobin in 2013 established the Lumen Gentium Awards – to be presented in 10 specific categories to recognize those who have demonstrated outstanding service to the church in their parish, the Diocese of Providence and/or the local community-at-large. A committee, under the leadership of the Vicar General/Moderator of the Curia, was established to solicit nominees from across the Diocese. All nominees are reviewed by the committee and final recommendations submitted to Bishop Tobin for approval.
Deadline for all nominations is Friday, February 10, 2017.
The recipients of the 2017 Lumen Gentium Award will be honored at an Awards dinner scheduled for Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at the Twin River Event Center, Lincoln, RI.
The proceeds from the Lumen Gentium 2017 Dinner will be distributed to the diocesan Senior Priiests - - to help our retired priests meet everyday needs like food, housing, transportation, and health care.