Saturday Mass time changes to 4 p.m.

Saturday afternoon Mass is now offered at 4 p.m. at St. Kevin’s and  will continue at this time through autumn and the winter months.

In person Masses are continuing

Masses are being offered at St. Kevin’s however, we strongly suggest that those in attendance wear masks, follow the social distancing markings that are in place in the church, and refrain from socializing with fellow parishioners before and after Mass.  If you are receiving Holy Communion by mouth, please go to the end of a priest’s or deacon’s line only.

We fully understand–as does God–that for those who cannot yet come back to church and must stay at home, the Diocese has posted links with information about the options in place for worship with Mass offered on television and in many formats online:  Diocese of Providence:  Links to Televised and Live-streamed Masses.

Please continue to check the parish bulletin and website for further updates.  Many thanks to all for your cooperation and patience these past few months with the many changes and adjustments that we have made to our parish liturgies and events.  These have been interesting and historic days and together we have kept everyone safe, healthy, and holy.

—Fr. Bob Marciano

Confirmation Program news

Nov. 23—We had an excellent meeting this past Sunday.  Thank you to everyone for being supportive.  Please watch the Confirmation page for updates and changes to the program.  New forms will be posted for you to fill out that will assist us with communications going forward.  Again, there will be no in-person learning session at–least until the spring season, however, there will be communications and updates posted here throughout the winter months.  If you have any questions please contact Trish directly at the email noted.

A note from Deacon Brian Callahan

They say a journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step.  After Lisa and I set down roots in Warwick, we took our first steps together into St. Kevin’s Parish and we never looked back.  St. Kevin’s was home.  It was where we would grow as a family and it was where the seeds of a ministry would begin to flourish.

Whether it was assisting in the Confirmation program, or speaking to couples on Marriage Preparation weekends, or sweeping up popcorn at our carnivals I was humbled to be a small part of our wonderful parish.  This week I will take another first step as I begin assisting at St. Clement Parish.  Words cannot express how thankful I am to all of you for your support.  From Deacon John and Anna Fulton, who have been a blessing and a beautiful example of Christ’s love; to Fr. Simoneau, who has taught me about being genuine and loving; to Fr. Marciano, who is a true example of service and giving, I have been blessed with tremendous spiritual direction.  Of course, none of my steps would be possible without the support of Jonathan and Brianna and especially Lisa, who has sacrificed so much during my formation.  Know that you will all be in my prayers.  Thank you for being the Church!  God Bless you all.

Brian Callahan Homily–Oct. 25, 2020, 30th Week in Ordinary Time

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