Ongoing Events


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Every Wednesday from 9:30 to 5:30

The Lady Chapel

Holy Name Parish, 99 Camp Street, Providence

Mass at 9:00 a.m.

Benediction at 5:30 p.m.

Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 p.m.

Confession 4:30-5:25 p.m.



Eucharistic Adoration

for Vocations to the Priesthood

Seminary of Our Lady of Providence

485 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Providence, RI

Every Thursday from 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.


A Vocation View:

Jesus claims, “Anyone committed to the truth hears my voice.”  Commit yourself to truth and heed the voice of God.

If you think God is calling you to be a priest, visit our website at or call Fr. Michael Najim at 831-8011


Office of Vocations: 831-8011

website at:

     Vocations to the priesthood are everyone’s responsibility. Are you interested in learning more about the seminarians and priests of the diocese of Providence? We invite you to receive our semiannual Vocation Update. There is no charge and your name and contact information will not be shared with anyone. To receive our newsletter, please call the Office of Vocation at 831-8011. You will have the option of receiving the newsletter electronically or by mail.



Weekly Soup Kitchen

St. John the Baptist Church (St. Jean Baptiste)

69 Quincy Avenue, Pawtucket

Tuesdays 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

(please use the Bullocks Street entrance to the parish hall)



Post Abortion Outreach

The following ministries are available through the Respect Life Office for those who seek emotional and spiritual healing from an abortion experience


Rachels Vineyard Retreats – A weekend retreat that provides participants an opportunity to process their pain and sorrow, to form a spiritual connection with their child(ren), to experience the compassion and forgiveness of Jesus and to begin a journey toward healing.


Healing the Wounded Heart – A weekly support group that deals with the emotional and spiritual conflicts associated with an abortion.


Project Rachel – A ministry of healing and reconciliation comprising one-on-one sessions with a priest who will welcome and counsel in a prayerful atmosphere of respect and sensitivity.


All requests are strictly confidential. For more information or to register, contact Kristin Caproni (401) 421-7833 X119 or e-mail 


Message from the Bishop’s Catholic Committee on Scouting

Are you aware that any registered Catholic Cub Scout, Boy Scout or Girl Scout can earn religious emblems? There are age appropriate awards for each level of scouting. All religious emblems booklets can be purchased through the Office for Comprehensive Youth Ministry in the Diocese of Providence. For more information on any Scout Award, please contact the Office for Comprehensive Youth Ministry Scouting Consultant at 401-278-4625.



Loss Support Group Meetings


St. Leo’s (Hall)


2nd & 4th Weds.

at 7:30 p.m.


St. Michael’s


1st & 3rd Thurs.

call 726-8369


St. Kevin’s


1st & 3rd Mon.

at 7:00 p.m.


St. William’s


1st & 3rd Thurs.

at 7:00 p.m.


For further information about groups or

any loss issue, contact 421-7833.



Grief Education Programs

La Salette Retreat House, 947 Park St. in Attleboro, MA, offers programs with a professional facilitator. For dates and times or to request a flyer, please visit the Website: or call (508) 222-8530.




MARRIAGE PROBLEMS? Stress; poor communication?

Retrouvaille, a French word meaning rediscovery, is a Christian program for married couples experiencing trouble in their marriage. The program helps couples put the pieces back together and rebuild loving relationships. Retrouvaille is Catholic in origin and orientation, but is open to all married couples regardless of religious background. The weekend and post sessions focus on rebuilding marriage through better communication, listening and understanding. Rediscover love, trust and respect with your spouse. Call today to begin the healing process. All inquires are strictly confidential. There is no group discussion.

For more information call 1-800-470-2230

or go to



Worldwide Marriage Encounter

MARRIED COUPLES:  Does gardening give you a sense of wonder and fulfillment? On your wedding day, you lovingly planted the seeds of a lifelong relationship.  A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend will give you the “gardening tools” you need to help your marriage grow and blossom.  There are weekends each moth in New England.


For more information, call Ray & Beth Ginepro at 1-800-710-WWME

or visit our webpage at 

Worldwide Marriage Encounter is endorsed by

the Diocese of Providence.



Neighborhood Friendly Visitor Program 

is Looking for Volunteer Coordinators

     Neighbor Friendly Visitors are adults of all ages who are able to make at least one visit, weekly, to provide companionship to individuals in the community and in long term care facilities, who have little opportunity for socialization.  If you or someone you know may be interested in starting or coordinating a NFV Program in your parish, contact Joan LaPlante at 421-7833 ext. 124 or



Diocesan & Community Notices


Clergy Sexual Abuse Reporting and Assistance


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence is committed to responding immediately to allegations of sexual misconduct. To report incidents of known or suspected sexual abuse by clergy or others associated with the Catholic Church in Rhode Island, call the Diocesan Office of Education and Compliance:

Lt. Robert N. McCarthy



To seek assistance for victims or family members call, the Diocesan Office of Human Formation and Outreach:

Dr. Michael D. Hansen



To reach either individual by mail, write to the respective office at:

80 St. Mary's Drive

Cranston, RI 02920



Notice from the Chancellor’s Office

There have been a number of inquires regarding the organization operating under the name “St. Patrick’s Catholic Church” at 2068 Cranston Street in Cranston, RI. This organization is affiliated with the National Catholic Apostolic Church and is in no way associated with or approved by the Roman Catholic Church. In spite of announcements that may imply the contrary, the sacrament rites and services provided at that church are not acceptable and are performed without the permission or approval of the Diocese of Providence.