Bishop Tobin Offers Hope, Shares Concerns for Future in the Age of COVID-19
Diocesan Shepherd ‘aspires’ to have even limited public worship by Pentecost
PROVIDENCE — While the nation and world continue to struggle with how best to return to a sense of normalcy in the midst of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin is seeking to give the faithful a ray of hope that they will not be separated from participating in the Mass for any longer than necessary.
We Are All Doing Our Best to Make it Through the COVID-19 Crisis
Five weeks ago, Rhode Island Catholic, for the time being, published its last print edition. That week, as the COVID-19 pandemic prompted growing directives to citizens across the country to stay at home, schools and businesses began to shutter in quick succession. The chancery, which houses the newspaper’s offices, was also closed.
Even though public Masses have been suspended in the Diocese of Providence until further notice, please know you may still support your parish via your parish's secure online giving opportunities (where available) as well as mailing your weekly budget directly to your parish. Find our Parish Directory here.
Thank you in advance for your prayers and support of the parishes and the faithful in the Diocese of Providence.
Be assured you are all in our prayers during this challenging time.
Church Bells continue to Ring in Solidarity on Sunday Mornings
As a sign of faith, unity, and hope in these uncertain times, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin has asked all Catholic churches across the diocese to ring their bells for five minutes every Sunday morning at 9:00am until the novel coronavirus pandemic is over.
Catholic Charities: helping needy RI'ers right now
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As you can imagine, amid this crisis, the needs of our fellow Rhode Islanders are greater than ever.
If you are financially able, please consider making a donation online by visiting givecentral.org/2020CCA or by texting the word "Appeal" to 401.496.9889. Your gift will immediately make a positive impact in the lives of your neighbors in need.
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Thank you & God Bless!
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