The first Family Bingo Night of the year will be Saturday, November 14 at 5 pm. Admission is $5 per person. Food will be available for sale. Prizes include gift cards to Pier 1, Shell, Cilantro Mexican Grill, Governor Francis Inn, movie passes and more. Join us for an evening of fun for all ages! Bring a friend!
We will be holding a coat drive the weekend of October 24-25. If you have any gently used children’s and adults’ coats and jackets–along with hats, gloves and scarves–that you no longer need, drop them off in the foyer this weekend. We will be delivering the items to the Kent County Diocesan Outreach Center in West Warwick.
Our annual Mass of Anointing will take place on Saturday, October 24 at 1:00 pm. Anyone who is in need of healing and the sacrament of the sick is invited to attend. Music will be provided by the parish choir. A collation will follow in the back meeting room.
Pope Francis has designated Tuesday, September 1 as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. We suggest using the prayer below, which the Pope included in his encyclical Laudato Si’: On Care of Our Common Home.
All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe and in the smallest of your creatures. You embrace with your tenderness all that exists. Pour out upon us the power of your love, that we may protect life and beauty. Fill us with peace, that we may live as brothers and sisters, harming no one. O God of the poor, help us to rescue the abandoned and forgotten of this earth, so precious in your eyes. Bring healing to our lives, that we may protect the world and not prey on it, that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction. Touch the hearts of those who look only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth. Teach us to discover the worth of each thing, to be filled with awe and contemplation, to recognize that we are profoundly united with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light. We thank you for being with us each day. Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle for justice, love and peace.
~ Pope Francis
Independence Day falls on a Saturday this year and although various groups and businesses are formally observing the holiday on the Friday or the Monday, we thought that attendance at a Saturday evening Mass would still be minimal. Therefore, there will be NO Vigil Mass on Saturday, July 4. Instead, Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, July 5 at 8:00 am and 9:30 am.
Saturday, April 11 our Saturday vigil Mass time returns to 5 pm until November.