Many thanks to our many donors.  So far, our total is $39,841 for  St. Kevin’s goal of $71,250 and $7,607 for St. Benedict’s.  Please give today and help us reach our goals as we lend a hand to others.

A time to say thank you!

May 16—This year, once again, we will honor and thank our police officers and firefighters as well as the members of our military and their families with our annual HONORING OUR HEROES concert on Friday, May 28 at 7 p.m. here in the church. This annual event is held on Memorial Day weekend as we remember with gratitude and affection those who have served our nation and have gone on to their eternal reward.  We are delighted once again to have with us the 88th Army Band Rhode Island Army National Guard The Governor’s Own to inspire us with their music and patriotic performances.  The Warwick Police and Fire departments color guards will begin the evening with the posting of the colors and our National Anthem.  This year, given what we have all been through, we offer special thanks to these heroes who pressed ahead, staring down danger and doing their duty with dedication and courage.  Of course, our own Bryan Barrette and special guests will make the evening complete.  Mark your calendars to join us.  The free will offering at the doors of the church will be for the maintenance fund for the memorial garden at Bishop Hendricken High School which honors and remembers the three alumni who gave their lives for the cause of our freedom.  We can never thank those who keep us safe here in Warwick—our police and fire departments and those who stand watch around the globe for us.  Please join us for a night of inspiration and gratitude.

—Fr. Bob Marciano

A Mother’s Day prayer

Last weekend at all of the Masses we offered a brief reflection after Communion honoring mothers.  It was written by Cardinal Joseph Mindszenty, a prisoner of the Nazi party during World War II and an outspoken critic of Communism and Fascism.  He was a brave voice for a troubled world in dangerous times.  We have had so many requests for a copy of the prayer that we have included it in this week’s bulletin.  May God bless all mothers for their daily duties of love, kindness, and inspiration.

Gift Cards are back!

The long-awaited return of St. Kevin School’s Gift Card Sales fundraiser is back with a brand new look!   All of your purchases will be done online on our secure webpage.  Visit the webpage to buy Amazon, Target, Walmart, Dunkin’ and Stop & Shop—to name just a few!  You can even request gift cards that are not listed!  Email with questions.

Parish Giving is a safe, secure, and easy way to support St. Kevin and St. Benedict parishes by making your weekly budget donations online. Due to the social distancing guidelines requiring the temporary cancellation of weekend Masses, budget collections have dropped significantly even though the operating costs for our parishes have remained fairly level. Registering for a personal and secure online Parish Giving account is an easy way to continue to support our parishes during these confusing times. Find more information at Parish Giving. [Print New Account Set-Up Instructions] (pdf)

– 98% of the collection remittance goes directly to St. Kevin’s
– Budget contributions can be automatically deducted or submitted at parishioner convenience
– Payments can be made by checking account withdrawal, debit, or credit card
– All contributions are credited to your current budget account
– Using Parish Giving helps keep down the parish’s costs of printing and mailing budget envelope