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04.20.14: Diocese to Host Dinner on Easter for Guests of Homeless Shelter

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(PROVIDENCE, R.I.)-The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence will provide dinner for the guests of the Emmanuel House homeless shelter, 239 Public Street, Providence, at 11:30am on Easter Sunday, April 20. Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will offer a blessing then help serve dinner. The guests will enjoy an Easter dinner of ham, potatoes, vegetables and desserts. […]

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04.20.14: Easter Sunday – The Resurrection of the Lord

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Easter Sunday is the greatest of all Sundays, and Easter Time is the most important of all liturgical times. Easter is the celebration of the Lord’s resurrection from the dead, culminating in his Ascension to the Father and sending of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. There are 50 days of Easter from the first […]

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04.19.14: An Easter Greeting from Bishop Tobin

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 “Why do you seek the Living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has been raised.” (Lk 24: 5-6) With that simple question posed to the faithful women who went to the tomb on Easter morning, the angels reveal the heart of the Easter message: Jesus has been raised from the dead; […]

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04.19.14: Holy Saturday – The Easter Vigil

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The Easter Vigil (also Paschal Vigil, Easter Vigil Mass or Mass of the Easter Vigil) is held after nightfall on Holy Saturday, it is the first Easter Mass to celebrate Christ’s resurrection from the dead, the most important feast in the church’s liturgical year. Please click here to find parishes and Mass times in the […]

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04.18.14: Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

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Good Friday Procession 142. The Church celebrates the redemptive death of Christ on Good Friday. The Church meditates on the Lord’s Passion in the afternoon liturgical action, in which she prays for the salvation of the word, adores the Cross and commemorates her very origin in the sacred wound in Christ’s side (cf. John 19, […]

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04.17.14: Holy Thursday

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The Sacred Paschal Triduum 140. Every year, the Church celebrates the great mysteries of the redemption of mankind in the “most sacred triduum of the crucifixion, burial and resurrection”(143). The Sacred Triduum extends from the Mass of the Lord’s Supper to Vespers on Easter Sunday and is celebrated “in intimate communion with Christ her Spouse”(144). […]

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04.13.14: Bishop Tobin’s Reflection for Holy Week

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A Reflection for Holy Week During Holy Week we recall and enter into once again the great mysteries of our redemption. The centerpiece of our Holy Week observance is the Cross of Jesus Christ. Thomas a Kempis, in the spiritual classic “The Imitation of Christ” helps us to understand the power of the cross when […]

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The Celebrations of Holy Week at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

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Please find the schedule for the Celebrations of Holy Week at the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence, beginning on Saturday, April 12th, 2014.  All are welcome. The Celebrations of Holy Week at the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul Providence, Rhode Island PALM SUNDAY (VIGIL) Saturday, April 12 Mass: 5PM PALM SUNDAY Sunday, […]

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04.13.14: Holy Week – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion

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“In Holy Week, the Church celebrates the mysteries of salvation accomplished by Christ in the last days of the earthly life, beginning with his messianic entry into Jerusalem” Please click here to find parishes and Mass times in the Diocese of Providence. Today’s Readings The Celebrations of Holy Week at the Cathedral of Saints Peter & […]

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04.13.14: Celebrations of Holy Week from Rome with Pope Francis

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Palm Sunday, Sunday, April 13 XXIX World Youth Day on the theme: “Blessed are the poor in spirit , for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Mt 5: 3) The Holy Father will bless palms and olive trees, and at the end of the procession, he will concelebrate the Mass of the Lord’s Passion from […]

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