Fr. Bob Marciano

He Knows The Shepherd

[Homily/4th Sunday of Easter]
April 22, 2018—He was one of the most famous and celebrated actors in the world, with a long and distinguished career on stage and screen and was now being hailed at a gathering for yet another honor.  As a gift to his many friends and gathered guests he told them that he would perform for them any scene from any play or movie from his entire career that they would request.  As you can imagine the room got very quiet as people began to think, and then from the back of the room a faint voice was heard as an old priest stood and said, “I think you should perform Psalm 23, the one that you learned so many years ago as a student in our school.”  [More]

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Fr. Marciano serves as the 7th Pastor of Saint Kevin Parish and began his ministry on June 1, 2012. He is a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School (1975), Providence College (B.A., 1979), St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA (M.Div., 1983), and also Air War College, United States Air Force (Distinguished Graduate, 2007).

He has served in many previous parochial assignments within the Diocese of Providence. Fr. Marciano is a member of the Board of Directors for Bishop Hendricken High School, the Board of Directors for the House of Hope, and an Ambassador for Ocean State Theatre. He was made a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre (KHS) by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and received those honors at an installation Mass celebrated by His Eminence, Sean Cardinal O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston in 2003. Since 1992, Father has served as a Chaplain for the United States Air Force. From 2006 to 2010, he served at the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and as Chief of Chaplains for the Air National Guard rising to the rank of Colonel.  On September 15, 2016, Fr. Bob retired as Chaplain for the Rhode Island National Guard.

Father also serves in the following capacities:

      • Chaplain, Colonel (Ret.), Rhode Island National Guard
      • Chaplain, Colonel for the Warwick Police Department
      • Chaplain, Deputy Chief for the Warwick Fire Department
      • Chaplain, Major for the Rhode Island Airport Police Department
      • Chaplain, Deputy Assistant Chief for the Providence Fire Department
      • Chaplain for the 100 Club / Rhode Island Chapter