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03.02.15: From Bishop Tobin – A Call to Month of Prayer and Sacrifice for Persecuted Christians Around the World

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March 2, 2015 Monday of the Second Week of Lent Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: “As a body is one though it has many parts, and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body, so also Christ. . . . If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it.” (Cf: I Cor […]

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Pope: Don’t let meatless Fridays be selfish, soulless, seafood splurge

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Real fasting isn’t just restricting food choices, it must also include cleansing the heart of all selfishness and making room in one’s life for those in need and those who have sinned and need healing, Pope Francis said. More. By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service

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From Bishop Tobin: A Prayer for Persecuted Christians around the World

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During this Season of Lent, please offer the following prayer for our fellow Christians, our brothers and sisters in faith, who are suffering persecution, violence and martyrdom every day solely because of their religious faith and their commitment to Christ, the Suffering Servant: “O God, who in your inscrutable providence will that the Church be […]

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SURVEY IS CLOSED – Faithful Invited to Participate in Worldwide Vatican Survey

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Pope seeks input on recent work of Bishops on matters of the family PROVIDENCE — Making headlines around the world for the exuberance with which he has reached out to evangelize to his flock, Pope Francis has indicated he intends to make public this year a document — constructed with much input from the faithful […]

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02.24.15: Holy Hour for Vocations with Bishop Tobin

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Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will preside at a Holy Hour for Vocations on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at SS John & Paul Church, 341 South Main St., Coventry, at 6:30 PM. Please join us in prayer for vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese of Providence.

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02.18.15: Bishop Tobin to celebrate Mass on Ash Wednesday

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“Dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return.” – Genesis 3:19 The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence, will celebrate a 12:05 p.m. Mass on Ash Wednesday in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul in Providence. On Ash Wednesday, February 18th, Catholics begin the forty-day season called Lent which precedes the celebration […]

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02.16.15: Statement of Bishop Thomas Tobin on the Vandalism at the Islamic School in West Warwick

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I join many others in condemning the vandalism and verbal attacks that have targeted the Islamic School in West Warwick. I had the privilege of personally visiting the Islamic School two years ago and I found there a wonderful community of good, kind, peaceful and faith-filled people, children and adults alike. The insults against the […]

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02.18.15: 2014 Catholic Charity Appeal begins this week

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The Diocese of Providence this week begins its Catholic Charity Appeal, an annual fundraising initiative that provides crucial assistance to numerous ministries across the diocese that provide for the physical, educational and spiritual needs of thousands of Rhode Islanders, from offering grants for seminarian education to assistance for students attending Catholic high schools, as well […]

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From Bishop Tobin: Seven Resolutions for Lent

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This Lent I resolve to: • Pray more, play less • Fast more, consume less • Give more, take less • Listen more, speak less • Help more, complain less • Forgive more, resent less • Trust more, worry less

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02.16.15: Presidents’ Day

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In observance of Presidents’ Day, the Diocesan Offices located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed on Monday, February 16th, 2015. The offices will re-open Tuesday, February 17th. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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