Fr. Bob Marciano

A Father’s Day Tribute: To Mr. Alfred Marciano and All Fathers

[Homily: Father’s Day 2018/11th Sunday of Ordinary Time]

JUNE 17, 2018—The date was 1951, the occasion was my mother’s birthday on August 27, and a card was sent from 2 Louisbourg Place, Prov # 9 to 1 Louisbourg Place Providence, # 9—a house literally across an alley way in Federal Hill.  It reads as follows:

(FRONT) For you Sweetheart on your birthday, with all my love

(INSIDE) My one and only sweetheart, that’s what you’ll always be, for no one else could ever mean. One half as much to me.

And so it is with all my heart, that I am wishing you, A very happy birthday dear, and many of them too  – (signed) FRED”  [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