Information from the Diocese of Providence
during the COVID-19 Crisis
November 27, 2020
Keep the Heat On kicked off this week!
This Diocesan heating assistance program offers a critical lifeline to Rhode Islanders in need
Keep the Heat On, the heating assistance program of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, kicked off its 2020 season during this unprecedented period in time that finds many local families reeling from the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Help or be helped...
Check out our infograph below to see all the good we've done together to help keep our neighbors warm the past 15 winters!
The Season of Advent begins
Sunday, November 29th
Beginning the Church's liturgical year, Advent is the season leading up to the celebration of Christmas. The Advent season is a time of preparation that directs our hearts and minds to Christ’s second coming at the end of time and also to the anniversary of the Lord’s birth on Christmas. Advent devotions remind us of the meaning of the season. Learn more.
From Bishop Tobin: Rebooting Your Life With Prayer
Those who read this column even occasionally know that I’m not a big fan of technology. I’m not always comfortable with it, am not very good at it, and avoid it as much as... Read more.
The Celebration of Christmas
At the Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence

Please note that admittance to the Christmas Masses at the Cathedral is by ticket only. You may obtain a ticket(s) by calling the Cathedral Office, 401.331.2434.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions
there is NO Midnight Mass at the Cathedral this year.
Sharing Our Gifts
Considerations for year-end giving to support those in need
BANFF Centre Mountain Film Festival
Virtual Edition
A Christmas Steel Drum Serenade
Live-streamed from McVinney Auditorium on Sat., December 5th
Are you longing for that warm, Christmas feeling? Join Rhode Island College graduate and Rhode Island State Council on the Arts fellowship recipient Jason “Panman” Roseman and his band comprising steel drums, keyboards, drum set, guitar, flute, trumpet and vocals for a spirit-lifting crescendo into the Christmas season.

Enjoy Christmas music from Europe, America and the Caribbean in various musical styles including gospel, jazz, and calypso. Sing along with the traditional Christmas favorites you’ve always loved performed by a stellar ensemble of musicians. Graduates from Berkley College of Music, New England Conservatory, Roger Williams University and other prime institutions collaborate to bring your musical Christmas present: A Christmas Steel Drum Serenade.

This show will be live-streamed - - tickets and more here!
More great photos from our Catholic Schools
St. Pius V School, PreK, 3-8, Providence
Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School, PreK-8, Cranston
The Prout School, 9-12, Wakefield
St. Augustine School, PreK-8, Providence
The Diocese on Social Media
In case you missed it - click images below for more
Mary shows how to turn fear into invitation to hear God’s call, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — There is no better way to pray than like Mary, who opened her heart to God with humility and trust, Pope Francis said.

(CNS photo/Vatican Media)
A pandemic-safe Mass
Unable to attend Holy Mass?
Learn how to Make a Spiritual Communion
March 2020, at the start of the pandemic, Rev. Jeremy J. Rodrigues, S.T.L., Administrative Secretary to the Bishop & Director of the Office for Divine Worship, Diocese of Providence, recorded videos for the faithful explaining "How to Make a Spiritual Communion." Available here in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
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The Rhode Island Catholic
Back in your mailbox biweekly

After having moved all publishing to the RI Catholic website as the pandemic began to unfold, the diocesan newspaper has returned to print biweekly!

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Live-streamed and pre-recorded Masses
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**Please consult parish websites, bulletins, and social media often for the most up-to-date Mass times as we slowly move to resume public worship. Be reminded that some parishes may continue with live-streaming liturgies, Mass times may change, and each parish will have guidelines in place for parishioners.**

Regular Masses
During the COVID-19 Crisis, regular Masses continue to be posted on the diocesan website page dedicated to parish live-streamed/pre-recorded Masses. Find it here.

Special Devotions & Public Worship
As in the past, please consult your parish's bulletin, website, and social media pages for the specifics relative to special devotions, the Rosary, and more. Find parish contact and website information here.
Watch the Sunday 10:00am Mass live from the Cathedral!
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Sincerely yours in Christ,

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence
Office of Communications
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