Ladies of Divine Mercy – Sr. Elizabeth Castro

December 8, 2023

  • Sung Mass – 5 pm
    (Mass open to all – Following Mass is a Ladies only group. See Knights of Divine Mercy for men’s meeting. )
  • Talk by Sr. Elizabeth
  • Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – 6 pm
  • Rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet & Confessions
  • Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
  • Food and fellowship in Holy Family Hall.

Topic:Our Blessed Mother Mary first tabernacle of Our Lord,
the importance of the frequent visits to Jesus in the tabernacle

Bio:

Sister Elizabeth Castro, H.M.S.P. is a member of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Word. Her Religious community was founded in Mexico City by an Italian priest, Fr. Luigi Butera. The Order is already serving the Lord worldwide and counts already with a Pontifical approval since 2008. 

Sister Elizabeth is a native of Mexico City, and she became a US citizen in 2013. She made her perpetual vows in October 2008. 

Prior to becoming a religious Sister she was an athlete in the sport of figure skating. Sister Elizabeth’s goal was to continue working hard and one day participate in the Olympics. It was also Sister Elizabeth’s plans to enter aviation school to become a pilot. But God always works in mysterious ways. Sister Elizabeth was injured in her training, and God then called her to the Religious Life. She was 17 years old when Sister Elizabeth received the strong call to serve the Lord and His Church. 

After finishing high school, Sister Elizabeth joined her Religious Order for spiritual, intellectual, moral and pastoral formation. 

Currently, Sister Elizabeth is the Director of the Office for Religious of the Diocese of Providence, and coordinates sacramental preparation programs, liturgical ministries, Bible studies and outreach for evangelization at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence, RI. Before this appointment in the Diocese of Providence she served in New Hampshire at two different parishes. 

See our full schedule here.

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”

Bio:

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.

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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 (ncregister.com)). 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.”