Pastor’s Corner:  Prayer, celebration, and fun!

February 7—This past week we celebrated in style Catholic Schools Week 2023 beginning with Mass last Sunday and the official induction of our new School Board members. It was a great celebration and lots of joy for the school that we have and the dedicated people that fill it. We are very grateful to Father Jack Unsworth, our celebrant and homilist for the day, who inspired us with his words and his lifelong dedication to the mission of the church in Catholic education. A special part of the Mass was our parish/school children’s choir led by PattiLou Davis complete with sign language accompanying the final hymn. After Mass the halls of the school were filled with parents, grandparents, and proud parishioners getting a look at the treasure that is ours. The registration of returning and new students was impressive as we surpassed 200 students—some classes now with waiting lists. Our thanks to Mrs. Darlene Caruolo, coordinator of the day, for the beautiful Mass and then scheduling the guided tours given by our students—now known as St. Kevin Knight Ambassadors since our school teams are known as the “Knights.” The week was filled with fun, special events, and visits from some very distinguished guests to speak to our students including our favorite meteorologist from Channel 12 Tony Petrarca, who did our announcements and then visited classrooms. We ended the week as we began it—with Mass.  This one led by our First Graders celebrating First Friday and focused on the power of our smile, the joy that Christ and our faith bring to our life, and the practical side of good dental hygiene for all of us. Another great Catholic Schools Week is complete and we proceed in this new year with confidence in a bright future ahead.    God bless and have a blessed week! —Fr. Bob Marciano

Keeping our promise . . . we will never forget!

On February 20 we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the tragic Station Night Club fire in West Warwick in which 100 lives were lost and hundreds more people injured. It was one of the worst tragedies in the history of our nation.  And on Sunday, February 19 at 10 a.m. we will celebrate with a Mass of Remembrance for the victims, their families, survivors, and first responders as well as personnel who assisted. We will be honored to have with us former Governor Donald Carcieri who was governor at the time, and distinguished guests Lt. Gen. Reginald Centracchio (Ret.), former Mayor Scott Avedisian, Commissioner Steve Pare (Ret.), Gina Russo and families of victims and survivors, and members of the First Responders communities. A reception will follow in Fr. O’Hara Hall.

Parish Monthly Calendar

•  Confessions are heard on the first Saturday of every month from 3:15–3:45 p.m.
•  Safe Haven, a bereavement support group, meets the second and fourth Mondays at 6:30 p.m. in Fr. O’Hara Hall
•  Bible Study meetings with Deacon John are held the first and third Tuesdays from 6:30–8 p.m. in Fr. O’Hara Hall 
•  St. Kevin Parish Prayer Group meets every Monday at 3 p.m. in Fr. O’Hara Hall to pray the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy
•  Ladies of St. Kevin Ministry meets on the third Monday at 7 p.m. in Fr. O’Hara Hall

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