His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” John, 2:5
Pero su madre dijo a los sirvientes: “Hagan lo que él les diga.” Juan, 2:5
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Saturday 7:15am. (English)
First Friday of the Month
7:00pm. Misa de Sanación (Spanish)
Sunday 8:00am. Wednesday 5:30pm.
or by appointment.401-421-7070
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA DISCERNMENT GROUP
An important element in discerning God’s will is listening. All young women in high school and older who may be considering a vocation to religious life are invited to an upcoming visit to Mother Olga of the Sacred Heart and the Daughters of Mary of Nazareth in Boston on July 10th.
The group will be leaving St. Patrick at 5 PM and returning around 10 PM. If you are interested, please call the rectory, 421-7070, for more information and to register for the visit.
Thank you. St. Catherine of Siena said,
“Be who God called you to be,
and you will set the whole world on fire.”
Prayer for Vocations to the Priesthood
Almighty and eternal God, in your unfailing love
You provide ministers for your Church.
We pray for those whom you call
to serve the Church of St. Patrick in Providence as priests
Inspire in them a generous response.
Grant them courage and vision to serve your people
May their lives and service call your
people to respond to the presence
of your Spirit among us
that, faithful to the Gospel and
hope of Jesus the Christ, we may:
announce glad tidings to the poor
proclaim liberty to captives, set prisoners free
and renew the face of the earth.
LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR
The Life in the Spirit Seminar is a 7-week process of
prayer, teachings, and growth. A new seminar begins at
St. Patrick on Thursday, July 13, in room 104, at 7:00 PM.
All are invited to attend. If you have already taken a
seminar, you are most welcome to take it again. If you
have any questions, or would like to register for the
seminar, please call the rectory at 421-7070.
Hello Saint Patrick’s Community!
Many of you have seen me throughout the years
serving with the youth of the parish. I’m grateful to share
that I have been blessed with an opportunity to work as a
missionary with FOCUS, the fellowship of Catholic
I will be working as a FOCUS missionary at West
Chester University in Pennsylvania. The work involves
evangelizing the students and sharing the Faith. In order
for me to make it there and to be fully available, I am
gathering together a support team to help me on a
monthly basis with financial and spiritual support. I
humbly ask that you prayerfully consider joining my
support team. If you are interested please give me a call,
or leave me a text at 401-834-5613. Please include your
phone number, so I can schedule time to meet with you
and to discuss how you can help me make this possible.
Thank you for your consideration. Many blessings to you!
- Henry Aquino
"WE'D LIKE TO HAVE OUR MARRIAGE BLESSED"
"We'd like to have our marriage blessed" is a statement we priests hear quite often, and it's one we welcome. It comes from couples who are seeking church approval of a ceremony that has already taken place either civilly or in the church of another denomination. While most people call it a 'blessing', the technical name is 'con-validation'. Catholics choose to be married outside the church for a variety of reasons. Sometimes one partner is formerly married, and an annulment has not been sought or granted. Sometimes a couple is unwilling, for whatever reason, to take the time for the necessary marriage
preparation. Then there are those who are not at all active in the church, and choose a ceremony that better fits their relationship, high on romance, low on religion. At a later time - sometimes years - the couple has second thoughts. They grow to recognize their dependence on God and their need for the church
community. They may miss Eucharist. They want to share sacraments with their children. So they contact the parish.
Generally, the priest will invite the couple in for a talk, and will spend some time putting marriage in the whole context of faith and sacrament. If previous
marriages are involved, annulments are pursued, and then the marriage can be blessed. The con-validation ceremony may include Mass, or it can be as simple as the couple wishes. If you have been married outside the church, and would like to inquire about having your marriage blessed, call one of your priests for an appointment.
Frs. James and Nick
St. Catherine Of Siena
Prayer for Vocations
Life in the Spirit
Hello St. Pats