Bishop to Ordain Two to Priesthood, Including a Former Pilot/Marine

newdoplogoSaturday, June 1 – Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul, Providence – 10:00 AM

(PROVIDENCE, RI) – The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, will preside at the priesthood ordination of Rev. Mr. Scott Carpentier and Rev. Mr. Thomas Woodhouse on Saturday, June 1 at 10:00 A.M. in the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul.   In preparation for the ordination, a Holy Hour for priestly vocations will take place at St. Augustine Church, 639 Mt. Pleasant Ave., on Friday, May 31st, at 7:00 p.m. with Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans presiding.

      Scott Carpentier, son of Donna (Goulet) and Andre Carpentier of Woonsocket, graduated fromord Woonsocket High School and attended the Community College of Rhode Island before entering the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Theology and a Master’s Degree in Theology.  In 2009, he entered the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence and attended Providence College.  He continued his seminary studies at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts.

In 2010, he attended the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska.  While a seminarian, Carpentier’s summer assignments included St. Luke Parish, Barrington and St. Philip Parish, Greenville.   He was ordained to the transitional diaconate in 2012 by Bishop Robert C. Evans and assigned to serve as a deacon at St. Patrick Parish in Providence.

Thomas Woodhouse, son of Emma Jane (Smith) and the late Edward Woodhouse, was born in New York and attended schools in Connecticut.  He graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree.  Woodhouse served in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation supply officer and for several years worked as a pilot for Raytheon Missile Systems in Texas and Arizona.  In 2009, he entered formation for the priesthood and was assigned to Blessed John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts.

While a seminarian, Woodhouse attended the Institute for Priestly Formation at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and was assigned to St. Luke Parish, Barrington for one summer.  He was ordained to the transitional diaconate in 2012 by Bishop Robert C. Evans and assigned to serve as a deacon at St. Joseph Parish in Woonsocket.

The media is invited to cover these special celebrations.

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