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From Bishop Tobin: Pray for Priestly Vocations

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We have entrusted our renewed diocesan efforts to promote vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese of Providence to the patronage of St. John Paul II. St. John Paul was a wonderful shepherd and he had an intense personal love for our Lord Jesus Christ, His Church, and the Holy Priesthood. He reminded us also […]

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From Bishop Tobin: Divorced and Remarried Catholics – We’ve Got to Do Something!

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In October a number of bishops from around the world will meet with Pope Francis in Rome to discuss the “Pastoral Challenges to the Family in the Context of Evangelization.” A similar meeting in October of 2015 will follow-up on the same topic. Although the discussion of the pastoral care of the family will be […]

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Senior Priest Retirement Fund, Sept. 20th and 21st

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The Priest Retirement Fund is the primary means by which those Catholic Priests who have served for decades in the Diocese of Providence are cared for in their later years – years that are spent in active ministry. The Service Continues For years after parish and other assignments, priests in the Diocese of Providence continue […]

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09.21.14: Diocese to Recognize Milestone Wedding Anniversaries

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Bishop to Offer Special Blessing to more than 240 couples 2 Couples celebrating 70 years! (PROVIDENCE, R.I.) – Couples from all across the state celebrating milestone wedding anniversaries will gather together with their families this Sunday at 1:00 p.m. in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul for a special ‘Wedding Anniversary Mass’ celebrated by […]

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Bishop Tobin to begin year of Holy Hours to pray for increased vocations

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PROVIDENCE — In a new monthly initiative designed to focus greater awareness across the diocese on the need to encourage more vocations to the priesthood, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will begin a yearlong series of Holy Hours with a visit to Saint Pius X Parish in Westerly on Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30 p.m.  More. […]

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Local Catholics hold prayer services, raise awareness for oppressed Christians worldwide

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PROVIDENCE — He spoke about the crisis in Iraq and Syria for less than four minutes during a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on August 28. Still, in that small allotment of time, he was able to convey an inspiring message.  More. (Jessica A. Botelho, RI Catholic, Staff […]

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Our Senior Priests

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For years after parish and other assignments, retired priests in the Diocese of Providence continue to serve Christ and the faithful through many selfless efforts. Many may not realize that our diocesan priests live independently in retirement. After active ministry, they no longer rely upon their parishes for support. In other words, with retirement the […]

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Resources for RI Primary Day 09.09.14

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“Responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.” – Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Rhode Island General Assembly Candidate Survey Results: - Cimini v. McKiernan - Ciccone v. De Los Santo By our baptism, Catholics are committed to following Jesus Christ and to be “salt for the earth, light for the […]

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09.04.14: Bishop Tobin’s WITHOUT A DOUBT Returns: You Should Treasure Your Faith

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In many places of the world it’s not good being a Christian these days. Or, I should say, it’s not easy being a Christian these days. It’s open season on Christians in many countries of the world; Christians are suffering and dying for their faith in unprecedented numbers, at least in the modern era. Consider […]

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From Bishop Tobin: A Visit to Our Lady of Providence Seminary

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Bishop Tobin celebrated Holy Mass at Our Lady of Providence Seminary for the beginning of the academic year, 2014-2015.                                                

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