April 12, 2016
By Lauren Clem, Staff Reporter, RI Catholic
Over the next several weeks, Rhode Island Catholic will feature profiles of the 15 winners in the 10 categories of the diocese’s 2016 Lumen Gentium Awards. The honorees will be awarded during a dinner at Twin River Event Center in Lincoln on Wednesday, May 18. Guests wishing to purchase tickets to the dinner — whose proceeds will benefit St. Martin de Porres Multi-Purpose Center and Fruit Hill Day Care for Seniors — are asked to register online at www.dioceseofprovidence.org/lumen-gentium-awards. For any questions about the event, please call 401-277-2121
PROVIDENCE — John Ricci was shocked to learn that he would be the recipient of a Lumen Gentium Award in Parish Service. The parishioner of Saints John and Paul Parish, Coventry, has participated in numerous ministries over the years, contributing his compassion and dedicated service to both the parish and larger communities.