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From Bishop Tobin: Without a Doubt Tidbits for Summer

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A few random thoughts before we take a little break for summer. Read more.  

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Following God’s call to America’s shores

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A Tiverton priest reflects on the culmination of his journey to become a U.S. citizen JOHNSTON — Rev. Przemyslaw “Shemek” Lepak, pastor of St. Christopher and St. Theresa parishes in Tiverton wasn’t the only Rhode Island resident taking an oath of citizenship on the morning of Thursday, June 4. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services […]

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07.05.15: Statement of Bishop Tobin Regarding the Vandalism at Our Lady of the Rosary Church

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I was very disturbed to learn of the violent act of vandalism that took place at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Providence over the weekend. I express my personal and spiritual support for the pastor and parishioners of Our Lady of the Rosary Church. They are very good and faithful people; they don’t […]

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07.06.15: The Fourth of July Observed

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In observance of the 4th of July, the Diocesan Offices located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be closed on Monday, July 6th, 2015. The offices will re-open Tuesday, July 7th. We apologize for any inconvenience. Prayer for the 4th of July On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed […]

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War, greed, consumerism, ‘cult of appearance’ harm families, pope says

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VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Families are weakened and destroyed by war, “the mother of all forms of poverty,” as well as by economies and policies that worship money and power, Pope Francis said.  Read more. (By Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service)

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From Bishop Tobin: Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati (Feast Day, July 4th)

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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati was born in Turin, Italy in 1901. He has been described as a saint for our times, especially for young people. He died on July 4, 1925 from the effects of polio. During his brief but vibrant and joyful life he was a young man of great faith and outstanding holiness […]

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Beginning Fri., 07.03.15 – Chancery Office Building Summer Hours

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Please be advised that beginning Friday, July 3rd and running through the month of August, the Chancery Office Building, located at One Cathedral Square, Providence, will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and open Fridays from 8:30am to 1:30pm only. Thank you.

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07.01.15: Assignments

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ASSISTANT PASTORS Reverend Joshua A. Barrow, to summertime Assistant Pastor, St. Thomas More Parish, Narragansett, with continuing Theological Studies in the fall at the Pontifical North American College, Rome, Italy, effective July 1, 2015 Reverend Nicholas T. Fleming, to summertime resident, St. Philip Parish, Greenville, with continuing Theological Studies in the fall at the Pontifical […]

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07.01.15: Statement from Bishop Tobin on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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Bishop Tobin Encourages Conscientious Objection in Response to the Supreme Court Decision on Same-Sex Marriage: Bishop Tobin stated that he wanted to offer support and encouragement to those who are deeply troubled by the ruling. On a posting on his Facebook page, Bishop Tobin wrote…. A county clerk in Hood Texas isn’t going to issue […]

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Ordination 2015

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The Diocese of Providence rejoices with the ordination of three new priests. Fr. Ryan Simas, Fr. Nicholas Fleming & Fr. Joshua Barrow. May God bless them and the Diocese of Providence with many more holy priests. 07.01.15: Summer assignments of our three new priests Watch video – The Rite of Ordination – narrated by Rev. Jeremy […]

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