Diocese of Providence

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2024

MEMORIAL OF SAINT IRENAEUS, BISHOP, MARTYR, AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

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Looking Forward to a Beautiful Life of Ministry as new Priests of Providence: Bishop Richard G. Henning to ordain Rev. Mr. Jairon Olmos Rivera to the Sacred Priesthood on June 29

RHODE ISLAND CATHOLIC


By Rick Snizek, Executive Editor

PROVIDENCE — It was a chance meeting in the land of his birth with a future bishop that put Jairon Gabriel Olmos Rivera on a path to the priesthood.

Before embarking on that path, he was serving as a capuchin friar with temporary vows in the Dominican Republic, where he was born.

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Watch/read Deacon Olmos Rivera's interview on WPRI12
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Photo: Rick Snizek

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Photo: Cole DeSantis

Looking Forward to a Beautiful Life of Ministry as new Priests of Providence: Bishop Richard G. Henning to ordain Rev. Mr. Joseph Brodeur on June 29

RHODE ISLAND CATHOLIC


By Cole DeSantis, Correspondent

WESTERLY — “It’s surreal.” It was with these words that Deacon Joseph Brodeur, one of the Diocese of Providence’s most recent candidates for the priesthood, described the immediate lead-up to his ordination.



When one speaks with Deacon Brodeur, they quickly realize that simple sentence reflects a larger trend in his journey to the priesthood, namely that the realization of his vocation was something surprising yet not entirely unexpected.

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Rhode Island Catholic, El Católico honored with 26 national Catholic Press awards at conference

RHODE ISLAND CATHOLIC


ATLANTA — Rhode Island Catholic and its Spanish language publication, El Católico de Rhode Island, were honored on Friday, June 21, with a combined 26 awards by the Catholic Media Association of the U.S. and Canada during the organization’s 2024 Catholic Media Conference.

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AI: Pope expresses concern over 'technocratic' future

CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE


By Justin McLellan

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis became the first leader of the Catholic Church to address a Group of Seven summit, a gathering of leaders from the world's most developed economies, he thrust one of the world's oldest institutions into the heart of a global debate on the development of cutting-edge technologies. 

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Oklahoma Supreme Court Rules Proposed Catholic Charter School Unconstitutional

OSV NEWS


By Kate Scanlon

OKLAHOMA — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled June 25 the state’s charter school contract with the St. Isidore of Seville Virtual School was in violation of state laws, the state constitution and the U.S. Constitution.


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Pope: Care for creation is an ethical and theological issue

VATICAN NEWS


By Deborah Castellano Lubov

VATICAN — Pope Francis releases his message for the 2024 World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, and appeals for humanity's conversion so that we acknowledge the disastrous effects of war and set ethical limits on the development of artificial intelligence.

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Upcoming Events


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Holy Hour for Vocations

Fri., June 28 at 7 p.m.

Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence


In preparation for the ordinations of Rev. Mr. Joseph M. Brodeur and Rev. Mr. Jairon G. Olmos Rivera, we will gather the night before ordination for a Holy Hour for Vocations, Most Rev. Richard G. Henning, S.T.D., Bishop of Providence, presiding, Rev. Christopher J. Murphy, Rector of Seminary of Our Lady of Providence and Director of Pre-Ordination Formation for the Diocese of Providence, Homilist. All are welcome!


JOIN US TOMORROW MORNING!

Ordination of Rev. Mr. Joseph M. Brodeur and Rev. Mr. Jairon G. Olmos Rivera

Sat., June 29 at 10 a.m.

Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence


All are invited to the ordination of Rev. Mr. Joseph M. Brodeur and Rev. Mr. Jairon G. Olmos Rivera to the Sacred Priesthood. Most Rev. Richard G. Henning, S.T.D., Bishop of Providence, will confer the Sacrament of Holy Orders at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence, on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles and Patrons of the Diocese of Providence, Saturday, June 29, 2024 at 10 a.m. All are welcome!


Can't join us in the Cathedral? Watch the livestream on the Diocese of Providence YouTube channel, youtube.com/DioceseofProvidenceRI.

Rev. Mr. Joseph M. Brodeur and Rev. Mr. Jairon G. Olmos Rivera


Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay

Friday, July 5

Two shows - 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

McVinney Auditorium, 43 Dave Gavitt Way, Providence


Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations like never seen before in Providence. Get your tickets now to discover the music of Coldplay and more at Bishop McVinney Auditorium under the gentle glow of candlelight.


Tickets and information



July 12


Grill the Priest

Friday, July 12 at 6 p.m.

St. Lucy's Parish, Middletown


Join us for an exciting and unique diocesan event, "Grill the Priests"! This fun-filled evening is open for any young adult in their 20's or 30's and will feature a tailgate and cookout, providing an opportunity to engage with our priests in a relaxed and festive atmosphere.


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Msgr. Sabourin Vacation Bible Camp: "Women in the Bible"

Mon., July 15 through Fri., July 19

9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

St. Patrick Church, 244 Smith St., Providence

 

Vacation Bible School is bilingual and wheelchair accessible and is offered for children ages 10 and up and adults with Disabilities.


Hosted by the Office of the Apostolate with People with Disabilities and St. Patrick Church.


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Registration Forms

July 17-21


*REGISTER NOW*

Diocese of Providence Pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Congress

Wed.-Sun., July 17-21, 2024

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana


Join the Diocese of Providence as we journey to the first Eucharistic Congress in 83 years! Parishes from every corner in our nation will gather at the feet of Jesus, boldly anticipating a new Pentecost at the 10th National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis. Your life—and our Church—will never be the same! All are invited to attend! Our Diocese of Providence trip includes transportation to and from Indianapolis, with local transportation to and from the Congress, 5 nights at the hotel, and the cost of admission to each day of the Congress. All registrations are first come, first served.


Learn more by contacting Paige Bertuch at paigebertuch@gmail.com and she will gladly assist in answering all your questions!


Learn more about this once in a life time opportunity!


Quick look at accommodations, costs, what is included, and other details!


Registration and details


Scholarships available through the “Solidarity Fund”


Travel to the National Eucharistic Congress

with the Diocese of Providence!

Click the video below for an invitation just for you!

Travel to the National Eucharistic Congress with the Diocese of Providence


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See a full calendar of upcoming events around the Diocese of Providence in the Rhode Island Catholic "Around the Diocese" 


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Grow in Faith

Mass of Priestly Ordination

 

Join the Diocese of Providence as we prepare for the upcoming Ordination of Rev. Mr. Joseph M. Brodeur and Rev. Mr. Jairon G. Olmos Rivera!


In this video, Father Christopher J. Murphy, Rector, Our Lady of Providence Seminary and Director of Pre-Ordination Formation for the Diocese of Providence, reflects on the significance of the Mass of Priestly Ordination and invites us to join in prayerful anticipation.

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This video made possible in part by your donation to the annual Catholic Communication Campaign. Thank you!

Photo: from the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence, by Rhode Island Catholic

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles and Patrons of the Diocese of Providence

June 29


Saints Peter and Paul are the patron saints of the Diocese of Providence and our Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul as well as being the principle pillars of the Church founded by Christ.

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Memorial of Saint Irenaeus, Bishop, Martyr, and Doctor of the Church

June 28

 

Saint Irenaeus was the first great theologian of the Church. His name, which means “peaceful” in Greek, matched the pattern of his life. He is noted for his defense of the Gospel against the various heresies of his day. As Bishop of Lyons, he was always a “good shepherd.”

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Image: Sant'Ireneo, Nunziatura Apostolica a Parigi, vaticannews.va

Bishop Henning's latest column in Rhode Island Catholic

Configured to Christ

Recently a friend asked me to identify the best thing about my first year as the Bishop of Providence. I responded by saying “the priests!” last week in describing the purpose and work of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, I spoke of the bishop’s role to sanctify, teach and govern. For that sacred calling, the Lord provides “co-workers,” the priests, who are “configured to Christ the eternal High Priest and joined to the Priesthood of the Bishops” (from The Roman Pontifical, ordination of priests). I have a special bond with my brother priests. They are my closest collaborators in ministry and essential to the life of the Church in Rhode Island...

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Video: Pope Francis

Pope prays for conversion of drug traffickers

CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE


A look at Pope Francis' general audience June 26.


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