Parish Alerts

Palms procedure (2020):

Blessed palms can be picked up Saturday (4/4) from 3-6 PM and Sunday (4/5) from 8:30-1 in front of the church.

 

Religious Education 2019-2020:

Grades 1 – 3 

April 5     PALM SUNDAY – NO CCD
April 12  EASTER SUNDAY – NO CCD
April 19  Class (CANCELED) – 2nd grade ONLY
April 26  Class (CANCELED) – 2nd grade ONLY
May 1 (POSTPONED) First Communion Rehearsal – 6:30 pm

May 3 (POSTPONED) FIRST COMMUNION – 11:30 Mass

Grades 4-5-6 Completed

Grades 7-8-9-10 Completed

Sat., April 4 thru Sun., April 12: Celebration of Holy Week & Easter at the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence - CANCELLEDFIND VIDEO/STREAMING MASSES/ETC.

 

Opening day for taking requests for the 2021 St. Mary’s Mass book and Sanctuary Lamp book scheduled for April 1st, 2020 is being postponed until April 15th.

More details will follow shortly. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.

 

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Friday, April 3, 2020

ALERT: ALL MASSES STILL SUSPENDED

St. Mary's Church is open everyday from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM for prayer and devotion.

Stations of the Cross are now canceled for the remainder of Lent.

St Mary’s Confirmation scheduled for Tuesday March 31 has now been canceled and will be rescheduled
Please pass the word

 

 

Statement of Bishop Thomas Tobin Regarding the Suspension of

Public Masses in the Diocese of Providence

In light of the growing coronavirus crisis in Rhode Island, in response to the request of public officials, and upon the recommendation of health experts, I hereby direct that the celebration of all public Masses and other liturgical services be suspended in the Diocese of Providence effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and continuing until further notice.

The celebration of funerals and weddings may continue, but must be celebrated without Mass using approved liturgical forms. Every effort should be made to limit the size of the congregation to necessary participants only and the health precautions previously announced by the Diocese of Providence and the State of Rhode Island should be carefully followed.

To the extent possible, churches should remain open during the day for personal prayer, devotions and visits to the Blessed Sacrament. Individual confessions may also be heard during this time.

This is an exceedingly difficult and painful decision, but it is necessitated by our commitment to promote the health and well-being of our brothers and sisters, especially the frail and the elderly. That is a moral priority we should all share. May we continue to pray for and support one another in these very trying times, and through the intercession of Saint Patrick, Saint Joseph and Our Lady of Providence, may God be with us.

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