Our Response To COVID-19.
St. John Vianney Updates
FAITH FORMATION GRADES 1, 2, 3, 6 & 7
Drive-thru pick-up of textbooks and lesson plans is scheduled for October 1st 4:00-6:30pm in the Church parking lot. Parents will remain in their cars. Textbook and lesson calendar will be delivered to your vehicle.
MASS BOOK: The 2021 Mass Book is now open for scheduling Masses for January 1st through June 30th. Masses may be scheduled by contacting the office at 401-333-6060
CATHOLIC CHARITIES: The annual Catholic Charities Appeal has begun. Read a special message from Bishop Tobin.
PRIEST RETIREMENT FUND: This fund is the primary means by which those Catholic Priests who have served for decades in the Diocese of Providence are cared for in their later years -- years that are spent in active ministry. Click here to learn how to donate.
RETURNING TO MASS: A summary of what to expect when returning to Mass is now available and will continue to be updated. Click the red tab at the top of the page or Click Here.
MASS RESERVATIONS: No longer required. You are welcome to attend any of our masses, please know that we are still limiting to 100 at each mass.
LIVE STREAMING: We will be live streaming Sunday 10:00AM.
RESOURCES: We have a variety of options available for parishioners to stay connected with the parish.
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: 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
OTHER TELEVISED MASSES: The Diocese has compiled a list of televised masses through a variety of resources.
A Message to Parishioners
September 27, 2020
MOTHER FRANCES WARDE, RSM
The publication Give Us This Day has a section in it called "Blessed Among Us" in which a saint or significant person is featured each day. Today is the anniversary of the death of Mother Frances Warde, RSM. Her story is included in this message. I thought I would share it with you because of the impact that the Sisters of Mercy have had within our Diocese.
Mother Frances Warde, RSM, one of the first to join Mother Catherine McAuley, lived for a time in Providence. The Warde-robe, an outreach to those in need, located in Central Falls, is named after her. The witness of her life is truly inspiring. She is one of the "Blessed Among Us."
Mother Frances Warde
Sister of Mercy (1810-1884)
"Frances Warde, who was born in Ireland and became the first professed member of the Sisters of Mercy, would go on to play an enormous role in establishing and shaping the Catholic Church in America. The key event in her life occurred when she was sixteen and met Catherine McAuley, who was in the process of founding her new religious congregation. After her profession as a Sister of Mercy, Frances joined in the work of caring for Dublin's poor before helping to establish several other foundations in Ireland. Then in 1843 with six companions, she set sail for a new mission in the United States.
Their first stop was Pittsburgh, where Bishop Michael O'Connor sought the sisters' help in ministering to the Irish population. But with incredible speed the number of her sisters had vastly multiplied, and before long Mother Warde had established parish schools throughout southeastern New England. Among other challenges, they confronted threats from anti-Catholic "Know-Nothings." In Providence, Rhode Island, a mob of several thousand threatened to burn down the convent of these "female Jesuits." Though the mayor advised her to flee, she refused. Armed Catholic men gathered to protect the convent, but it was ultimately the brave composure of the bishop and Mother Warde herself that shamed the mob into dispersing.
During her term as superior general of the Sisters of Mercy in the United States, Mother Warde established a total of twenty-seven convents in ten states. She died on September 17,1884."
"The blessed Cross of Christ be about us."
—Mother Frances Warde
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