Our Response To COVID-19.

St. John Vianney Updates

  • MASS RESERVATIONS:  Mass reservations are now available via the link above or by calling the office.

  • PARISH UPDATES: 

    • Denise, Fr. Joe, along with Craig, who supervises the maintenance of our property, have been in the office Monday - Thursday each week. Other staff have been working remotely.​​​

    • Thanks to your generosity through your weekly contributions, although we are experiencing a slight shortfall in revenues, we have been able to maintain all our staff on payroll. We have also applied for the federal Paycheck Protection Program.

    • The construction of the new rectory is also on schedule and should be completed by early June. At this point it is "on budget".

    • Thank you, again, for your continued faithfulness and generosity to our parish. Although it doesn't replace our gathering as one at the Lord's table, we are able to remain connected to one another through the live streaming of Sunday Mass, thanks to Deacon Paul and his team of parishioners.

  • DONATIONS : You can make your weekly donation by clicking on the donate tab.

  • HOMILY PODCAST: Our complete archive of homilies that date back to 2015 are available to you via our Homily Podcast Page.

  • LIVE STREAMING ADORATION: Click here to view our live stream from our Perpetual Adoration Chapel.​

  • CANCELLED: All faith formation classes are cancelled until further notice.​​

  • CANCELLED: Weekday masses and Communion services. 

  • CLOSED: Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Reopening date TBD

  • RESOURCES: The Diocese of Providence has shared it's response to COVID-19 and has also compiled a list of informational resources. Click Here to Learn More 

  • CLOTHING DONATION BINS: Closed until further notice. SVDP Letter.

A Message to Parishioners

August 4, 2020

 

FEAST OF ST. JOHN VIANNEY 

 

The life of St. John Vianney is an example for us that God often works in and through us in very unexpected ways. St. John was born to a peasant family in Lyons, France in 1786. He was uneducated and therefore not considered to be a good candidate for the priesthood, but with the help of a private tutor he was accepted into the seminary, but he had difficulty with his studies.

 

With reservations on the part of the seminary faculty and the bishop, he was ordained a priest and served briefly in his home parish. He was then named the parish priest of Ars, a small parish of 250 people. Due to his limited capabilities, the bishop wanted to assign him to as small and remote a parish as possible. Yet, it was there in Ars where St. John's extraordinary gifts as a confessor developed. He had the ability to read souls and he would sit in the confessional as much as 10 - 18 hours a day. As his reputation spread, people came to him from all over France and elsewhere.

 

When he died in 1859 he was known as one of the most beloved figures in France. He was canonized a saint in 1925 and declared the patron of parish priests.

 

Happy Feast Day!

 

On this Feast of St. John Vianney, patron of parish priests, I would like to share with you a message from Bishop Tobin on diocesan social media:

 

"The Providence Diocese is welcoming 8 new seminarians this year, the most new seminarians in almost 40 years, I'm told! Pray for our seminarians, including the new students. God said, "I will give you shepherds," and indeed He is!

 

And our seminarians are exceptional young men with diverse backgrounds and experiences - very strong candidates for the priesthood. Fully aware of the challenges they face, they want to help the Church and bring the perennial Good News of Jesus Christ to our troubled world!"

 

Jesus reminds us that "The harvest is great, but laborers are few."

 

Please pray for vocations to the priesthood and all ministries within the Church.

 

God Bless!

 

Father Joe

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St. John the Baptist Mary Vianney

3587 Diamond Hill Road

Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864

Parish Office: (401) 333-6060

Faith Formation: (401) 333-2347

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Friday : CLOSED

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