Mission by Bishop Richard G. Henning: Mon., March 20 at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish, 1200 Mendon Rd., Woonsocket; Tues., March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Francis de Sales Parish, 381 School St., North Kingstown; Mon., March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish, 141 State St., Bristol; Tues., April 4 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Patrick Parish(in Spanish), 244 Smith St., Providence.
PROVIDENCE — During a well-attended Mass at the Cathedral of SS. Peter and Paul on Ash Wednesday, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin, the principal celebrant, said in his homily that Lent is like a spiritual retreat during which we try to focus more intently on things of the spirit, matters of faith.
If you received the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Ash Wednesday you may have noticed the priest said something slightly different. The USCCB’s Committee on Divine Worship introduced two changes in the words leading up to absolution.
There’s a story about a little boy who was misbehaving in church one day during Holy Mass. His mother corrected him several times, growing more frustrated with each correction. He continued to misbehave. Finally, the little boy said to his mom: “I’ll be good if you give me ten dollars.” To which his mom replied, “Why should I give you ten dollars to be good? Your father is good for nothing.”.....
We recognize that every year the Season of Lent holds the promise of many graces and blessings for the People of God. I am convinced, however, that the observance of Lent this year is as critical as it has ever been.
Join Bishop Tobin March 2 at the 12:05 p.m. Holy Mass in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, Providence Following is our "40 Days for Life" Ash Wednesday Lenten Procession at 12:45 p.m. from the Cathedral (weather permitting). Click for more.
Seeing children in Madagascar’s rural countryside communities begging for food and asking God to give them something to eat for the day is “really difficult” for Christian Marcel Ratianarivo. (Image: ORB)
CRS Rice Bowl visits Timor-Leste where we meet families who are digging ponds to raise fish for food and building special gardens that protect crops from floods and droughts. When we support others—whether they are in our community or halfway around the world—we are following Jesus’ example and answering his call to care for other. Watch now!
CRS Rice Bowl visits El Salvador where we meet young people like Edwin Carlos, who are learning technical skills that will help farmers restore the health of their land. Just as people need vitamins to grow and stay healthy, the land needs healthy ingredients too. Jesus reminds us that we are called to take care of the Earth because it is God’s gift to us.
We all need food to nourish us and keep us healthy. Without food, we find it hard to concentrate, study, do our work or even play. Jesus often shared meals with friends and even strangers, and he teaches us to be generous in sharing what we have to eat with others. Watch now
PROVIDENCE — Due to improving public health conditions in Rhode Island, with a decrease in reported positive COVID-19 infections — and after a request from the Diocese of Providence — churches in the Ocean State have been allowed to fill to 40 percent of their capacity, up from 25 percent, with a maximum of 125 people, as of Feb. 12.
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Christians pray, fast and give alms during Lent, they also should consider giving a smile and offering a kind word to people feeling alone or frightened because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said.