Our Response To COVID-19.
St. John Vianney Updates
RESOURCES: We have a variety of options available for parishioners to stay connected with the parish.
LIVE STREAMING: Sunday- 10:00AM Online Only. Watch our Mass Live Stream
DONATIONS : You can make your weekly donation by clicking on the donate tab.
LIVE STREAMING ADORATION: Click here to view our live stream from our Perpetual Adoration Chapel.
OTHER TELEVISED MASSES: The Diocese has compiled a list of televised masses through a variety of resources.
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
All in person masses cancelled until further notice.
CANCELLED: All faith formation classes are cancelled until further notice.
CANCELLED: Weekday masses and Communion services.
CLOSED: Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Reopening date TBD
CANCELLED: Dynamic Parish DREAM Event. Rescheduled date TBD
CANCELLED: Parish Mission
CANCELLED: Knights of Columbus pasta dinner, scheduled for March 21, 2020. Rescheduled date TBD
CANCELLED: Providence Bruins Game & Faith Night
CANCELLED: First Communion Supper scheduled for March 30th.
A Message To Parishioners
March 16, 2020 1:57PM
This is a difficult time for all of us and I just want you to know that I'm thinking of you and praying for you, and all of us, as we navigate through this crisis. We rely on our faith to sustain us and to get us through, remembering that at the end of Lent is Easter. Our Lord Jesus Christ has triumphed and He will sustain us along with the support of one another.
In light of the crisis in our state and the recommendations of health experts, Bishop Tobin has suspended all public Masses and other liturgical services in the Diocese of Providence until further notice. He has directed that funerals and weddings may continue, but without Mass and should be limited to necessary participants only. During this time, because of security and health concerns, the church building will not be accessible.
This Sunday morning, at 10:00 am, I will be celebrating a Mass to be live streamed at that time. I invite you to view the Mass on our website, but please do not attend. This Mass will be recorded and available at any time.
I anxiously await our being reunited at the Lord's table and long for
Directives from the Diocese of Providence in Response to the Coronavirus Crisis
March 12, 2020
(PROVIDENCE, RI) – For the health, safety and well-being of our faith community, the Diocese of Providence has announced the following directives in response to the Coronavirus Crisis:
• Masses throughout the Diocese of Providence will continue to be offered at this time. However, in light of the serious health crisis caused by the coronavirus, the Diocesan Bishop hereby dispenses Catholics in the Diocese of Providence from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass beginning immediately and continuing through Sunday, March 29, 2020. Members of the faithful who are sixty-years of age or older, particularly those with underlying health conditions, are especially encouraged to take advantage of this dispensation.
• During this health crisis, pastors are permitted to adjust their liturgical and devotional schedules according to local conditions, while continuing to meet the pastoral and spiritual needs of the faithful, particularly regarding the celebration of funerals and weddings. To the extent possible, churches should remain open during the day for personal prayer, small group gatherings, devotions, and visits to the Blessed Sacrament.
• Regarding the celebration of major liturgical celebrations already scheduled, e.g. the Sacrament of Confirmation, pastors should confer with the Diocesan Office of Divine Worship.
• When gathering for liturgies and devotions, pastors and parishioners are urged to follow carefully the recommendations which have already been promulgated by the Diocesan Office of Divine Worship.
• In keeping with directives issued by the State of Rhode Island, pastors and school administrators should carefully evaluate the advisability of holding any social events scheduled in the parish or school, such as dinners, senior citizen gatherings, youth events, sporting events, fundraisers and field trips, always with the health and welfare of the participants foremost in mind.
• In keeping with recommendations issued by health officials in the State of Rhode Island, it may be necessary for Bishop Thomas Tobin and Bishop Robert Evans to limit their public schedules.
• All members of the Diocese of Providence are urged to pray fervently for all those affected by this health crisis – those who have been infected by the virus, their families, caregivers and health providers. Through the intercession of our Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Providence, and of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church, may Almighty God grant healing, peace, comfort and strength to all.