The Diocese of Providence is a geographic delineation for a community of hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics who worship in the diocesan parishes and shrines. There are 364 priests, 91 deacons, 368 religious sisters and 66 brothers serving in the Diocese. More than 13,335 children attend the Diocese’s 42 elementary and high schools. The Diocese itself is comprised of more than 221 individual corporations representing our parishes, offices and agencies.
Diocesan outreach programs serve more than 340,000 individuals in Rhode Island in various hospitals and ministries, providing services, assistance and advocacy to those who need it most.