Knights of Divine Mercy – Fr. Philip Dufour

December 1, 2023

  • Low Mass – 5 pm
    (Mass open to all – Following Mass is a mens only group. See Ladies of Diviner Mercy for women’s meeting. )
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – 6 pm
  • Talk by Fr. Dufour
  • Rosary & Divine Mercy Chaplet
  • Confessions
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Food and fellowship in the church hall.

Topic: “Eucharistic Revival and True Active Participation in Holy Mass”


Fr. Dufour grew up in Bristol and graduated from Bishop Stang High School in 2010. He entered Our Lady of Providence Seminary that Fall and began studies in Philosophy at Providence College, graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts. Bishop Tobin assigned him to the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where he obtained a Baccalaureate of Sacred Theology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas in 2017. After ordination to the priesthood at the Cathedral in Providence in June of 2018, Fr. Dufour returned to Rome to complete his studies in spiritual theology, finishing with the degree of Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the University of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was assigned as Assistant Pastor at St. Philip Parish in Greenville from 2019 to 2023. This past July, Bishop Henning assigned Fr. Dufour as Pastor of St. Theresa Parish and St. Christopher Parish in Tiverton. Fr. Dufour is also the Coordinator for the Eucharistic Revival in the Diocese of Providence.

See our full schedule here.

Religious Education news

Greetings in our Lord Jesus Christ!

Following is the current schedule for religious education classes by grade/level:

  • Grade 1: Sundays after the 9:00am Mass.
  • Grade 3: Sundays after the 9:00am Mass.
  • Grades 4, 5, and 6: Sundays after the 9:00am Mass.
  • RCIA: Thursday evenings at 7:00pm.

Sunday morning classes follow the 9 am Mass. Some days may be a little later depending on Mass time. Most 9 am Masses last 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Attendance at all RCIA classes is mandatory for reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Adult Catholics who have already been confirmed but wish to delve more deeply into the faith are also welcome to attend these classes.

Please email me know if you have any questions.

Viva Cristo Rey!
Kathleen Troost-Cramer  

Call to prayer and fasting

On Tuesday October 17th, His Eminence Cardinal Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem will lead the Catholics of the Holy Land in a day of prayer and fasting (Catholic Patriarch Calls for Day of Prayer and Fasting for Peace in the Holy Land| National Catholic Register ( Many of you will have heard already from your pastors about this call to prayer. I would like to join with the pastors in asking that we lift our hearts in prayer to our loving God, asking the Lord to cleanse us of hatred and sin, to bring and end to violence and war, to embrace the lost, heal the wounded, and console the sorrowful. In the face of terrible deeds, May the Lord raise up in our hearts a renewed sense of compassion and solidarity. Please consider finding a way to unite in prayer. You may wish to join me at the noon Mass at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, or you may prefer to attend the daily Mass at your Parish. Perhaps you might wish to pray a rosary, spend time in adoration, or find time for quiet prayer. If you feel moved too fast as well, please follow the custom for Ash Wednesday. Thank you and permit me to leave you with these words from Our Holy Father, Pope Francis: “As we pray urgently for peace, we recall especially all the families and individuals suffering from these events. We call on the faithful, and all people of good will to not grow weary and to continue to pray for peace in the land Our Lord, the Prince of Peace, called home.”

Religious Education News

Religious Education classes begin the week of Oct. 15!!

Ongoing adult formation meets on Sunday, 10/15 after the 9:00 Mass in the parish hall.

Grades 1 and 3 as well as RCIA will meet on Thursday, 10/18 in the parish center classrooms.

tay tuned for info on other grades & groups!