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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04.20.14: 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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04.13.14: 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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04.14.14: 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, April 14th 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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Lenten Masses at our Catholic Cemeteries on Mon., April 14

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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 The Diocese of Providence Office of Catholic Cemeteries Lenten Masses […]

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04.08.14: Couple says daughter with fatal prognosis is a gift from God

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PROVIDENCE — The news for Sonia and Rony Morales was grim. At her 16-week ultrasound appointment five months ago, doctors informed Sonia that her baby has anencephaly, a neural tube defect in which portions of the brain, skull and scalp do not form in whole or in part during embryonic development. According to the National […]

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04.06.14: From Bishop Tobin – A Reflection for the Fifth Week of Lent

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“Lord, if you had been here, my brother would never have died.” These words of Martha to our Lord Jesus, from the Gospel for the Fifth Sunday of Lent, present an interesting insight into human nature. Martha was consumed by grief over the death of her brother Lazarus, and she was looking for answers, perhaps […]

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