Rev. Mr. Raphael Joseph "Ray" Castaldi, 67, of Westerly, a deacon of the Diocese of Providence, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Visiting hours will be held in St. James Chapel, 2079 Matunuck School House Rd, Charlestown, RI, on Friday, May 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. James Chapel on Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. Please pray for Deacon Ray and his family.
The festival is an outdoor Performing Arts Showcase Concert with Catholic School students from across the Diocese of Providence. This special day will feature the World Premiere of combined chorus piece by Tom Kendzia, liturgical musician and composer. Each performance will celebrate the 150th Anniversary theme, "The Lord has done great things for us, we are filled with joy." (Psalm 126:1).
What is the choice? Is it to kill or not to kill an innocent, defenseless human being? A majority of elected RI representatives and senators have already passed a radical New York pro-abortion law which forces the state to deny legal protection to unborn children throughout all nine months. The 2019 law codified and expanded abortion rights in Rhode Island, making it easier for women to obtain late-term abortions for virtually any reason. To add insult to injury, these same anti-life politicians now intend to force taxpayers to fund the killing of the unborn, treating them as disposable objects.
With the joys of Ecclesiastes in mind, which tells us that to everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven, St. Clare Parish, on May 4, hosted the first annual evening of “A Toast to Life & Liberty!”, an event conceived and organized by Maria Parker, former coordinator of the diocesan Office of Life & Family.
Interested in promoting vocations in the Diocese of Providence? Consider joining the Serra Club! Next meeting is May 23rd at Our Lady of Providence Seminary, 485 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI. For more information, click below
Our Lady of Fatima is a title of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In 1917, Our Lady appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. They were Lucia Santos, Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto. Our Lady appeared to the children seven times....
Throughout the month of May, the Diocese of Providence honors the extraordinary efforts of essential workers. We are immensely grateful for their lifesaving and lifegiving work. To give thanks to God for all essential workers, the Office of Health Care Ministry is holding the Second Annual Mass of Prayer and Thanksgiving for Essential Workers on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 8:45 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 21 Traverse Street, Providence, RI. Click for more.
In your charity, please pray for the repose of the soul of Rev. Mr. Robert C. Persson, Sr., a deacon of the Diocese of Providence. Eternal rest, grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Click for his obituary and services.