03.29.15: 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 Schedule for the Celebration of Holy Week at the Cathedral of Saints […]

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03.29.15: Celebrations of Holy Week & Easter from Rome with Pope Francis

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Below please find the Worldwide Telecast of events presided over by Pope Francis in Holy Week and Easter. All times are UTC/GMT (Coordinate Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time). These ceremonies will be live streamed with audio commentaries in English and Spanish at: www.ctv.va/content/ctv/it/livetv.html. These programs may also be viewed on EWTN TV. Check your cable carrier for […]

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03.30.15: The Chrism Mass – 5:00 pm in the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence

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The annual Chrism Mass is set for 5:00 pm, Monday, March 30th in the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence, the Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Celebrant & Homilist. During this Mass, Bishop Tobin, joined by the priests and deacons of the diocese, will bless the holy oils to be used in the sacraments […]

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03.30.15: Holy Week Masses at our Catholic Cemeteries

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“What if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? It is the Spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life!” – St. John 6:62-63 Click here for the schedule of Holy Week Masses at […]

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03.25.15: Declining Enrollment Forces Closure of Parish School

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Father Holland Catholic School to Close End of School Year (Pascoag RI) The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence’s Catholic School Office announced today that Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has approved the closure of Father Holland Catholic School in Pascoag at the end of the school year. This comes after the recommendation of the pastor of […]

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From Bishop Tobin: The 20th Anniversary of St. John Paul II’s historic encyclical, “The Gospel of Life”

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March 25, 2015 Today marks the 20th Anniversary of St. John Paul II’s historic encyclical, “The Gospel of Life.” What a gift to the Church and the world his message has been! Consider the following clarion call to action that Pope John Paul gave us: “The current situation, with its lights and shadows, ought to […]

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03.25.15: Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord

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The Annunciation The Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, is one of the most important in the Church calendar. It celebrates the actual Incarnation of Our Savior the Word made flesh in the womb of His mother, Mary. The biblical account of the Annunciation is in the first chapter of the Gospel of Saint Luke, […]

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From Bishop Tobin: Sharing the Cross of Jesus

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From “The Imitation of Christ” (Thomas a Kempis) “Jesus has always many who love his heavenly kingdom, but few who bear his cross. He has many who desire consolation, but few who care for trial. He has many to share his table, but few to take part in his fasting. All desire to be happy […]

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From Bishop Tobin: The Coming of Spring

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Spring officially arrived Friday at 6:45 pm. Thus we are reminded that “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” (Hal Borland) Five things I like about spring: • Sunshine and warmer temperatures • More daylight • Returning outdoor furniture to porch and patio • Baseball • The Resurrection of Christ and the hope […]

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Bishop Tobin’s Without A Doubt: The Ten Commandments, as Relevant as Ever

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So, a well-known, formerly powerful local politician is arrested and pleads guilty to various acts of political corruption including bribery, misuse of campaign funds and filing a false tax return. More. (The Rhode Island Catholic)

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