Bishop Tobin

Dear Friends:

I am pleased to welcome you to our diocesan website. I hope that the information you find here will be interesting and useful.

Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI has announced the celebration of a special “Year of Faith” from October 2012 to November 2013. In so doing, the Pope said that this observance: “will be a moment of grace and commitment to an ever fuller conversion to God, to reinforce our faith in Him, and to proclaim Him with joy to the people of our time.”

In the spirit of our Holy Father’s words, the works of the Church in the Diocese of Providence, and all its departments and services, is aimed at strengthening our faith and proclaiming its goodness to an increasingly skeptical and secular society. As Catholic Christians, we truly believe in the “Good News of Jesus Christ” and we want to share our joy with others. We do so each and every day, in word and deed, in sacrament and service.

I am grateful to all those who work so well together in the Diocese of Providence to further the mission of the Church. I believe that even a brief visit to our website will impress you with the extent and quality of our ministry and services. Thank you for visiting us and be assured of my prayers for you and your families.

+Thomas J. Tobin
Bishop of Providence

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