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Psalms to Ashes, Ashes to Growth

by Michael Mitchell

Where are your palms from last year’s Passion Sunday? The ritual of burning old palms for the ashes on Ash Wednesday is a reminder of our ongoing journey of faith. We held our palms high on Passion Sunday, welcoming Christ, our triumphant King, to Jerusalem. We burn these same palms turning triumph to ash, symbolizing […]

Youth Ministry

by Michael Mitchell

KEEP THE HEAT ON It makes “cents” to help others… The youth ministry team is asking parishioners to donate their extra change to the Bishop’s “Keep the Heat On” program. Collection boxes will be at the doors of the church beginning this weekend. Youth from our parish will roll the coins and send our donations […]

Lenten Book Discussion

by Michael Mitchell

Please join us as we read and reflect on a 40-Day Journey with Joan Chittister, edited by Beverly Lanzetta.   (Beverly Lanzetta is a theologian and spiritual teacher, and author of seven books on global spirituality and monasticism. Joan Chittister is a Benedictine sister and former prioress of the Benedictine sisters of Erie, Pennsylvania. She […]

Journey to Jerusalem: Prologue

by Michael Mitchell

“ With God is my safety and my glory, He is the rock of my strength; my refuge is in God. Trust in him at all times, O my people! Pour out your hearts before him.” Psalm 62: 8-9 This Lenten Season, as in past ones, we share the stories of Jesus on his human […]

Lenten Reflection

by Michael Mitchell

The Spiritual Life Committee will present “The Spirituality of Lent Through Liturgy” on Wednesday, February 28, at 7 p.m. in the church.  During this Lenten program, we will discuss how the liturgies, readings, and music of Lent and Holy Week help us enter into a more meaningful experience of the season.  The evening will be […]

Stephen Ministry Message

by Michael Mitchell

“Sometimes we create situations for ourselves that just seem too overwhelming. I can understand how one feels that need to turn to somebody else and say, ‘Please sort it out.’”  (Alexander McCall Smith)  When you are feeling this way, a Stephen Minister’s visits can be an answer. Contact Larry Bartley at 965-7276 (e-mail:  LJBJR@cox.net). Carol Hartley […]

Peace & Justice News

by Michael Mitchell

On Saturday, March 3, all parishioners are invited to join in a Lenten day of service and advocacy on behalf of others in the local community. So far, we are committed to cooking a meal for Welcome House, preparing lunch for Habitat Restore volunteers, and presenting a musical program for a local nursing home. Other possibilities […]

Catholic School Tuition Aid

by Michael Mitchell

Our parish policy is to allocate catholic school tuition assistance to parishioners using a needs-based formula. This year we will again utilize the services of FACTS which is the same process used by the schools in the diocese and most other parishes to allocate their financial aid. We hope by utilizing FACTS we can more […]

Worldwide Marriage Encounter

by Michael Mitchell

“He shall dwell apart, making his abode outside the camp.” As Jesus cured the leper, let the love of God heal and strengthen our marital bonds so we can live within our camp with joy by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Weekends are March 9-11, in Duxbury, MA and April 21-22, in […]

Veterans Corner

by Michael Mitchell

Veterans and parishioners alike may be interested in the RI Office of Veterans Affairs 2017 Annual Report. This report provides an overview of RIOVA efforts to serve those who have served, through the new Veterans Home, the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, and the Veterans Resource Center in Warwick. Some highlights include: WaterFire Salute to Veterans with […]