‘Rhode Island’s 9/11’: Fr. Marciano reflects on Station fire 20 years later, from WPRI 12 News on WPRI.com
In Memoriam: Victims of the Station Nightclub fire, photo gallery from WPRI 12 News on WPRI.com
How you can help those affected by the Station Nightclub fire, from WPRI 12 News on WPRI.com
‘You never forget’: Station fire victims, survivors honored at memorial Mass, from WPRI 12 News on WPRI.com
|Christmas Bazaar planning
Mark your calendars! Our anual Christmas Bazaar is on November 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and as we are in the final planning stages for the event our next planning meeting will be Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Fr. O’Hara Hall. This is an important meeting, and anyone interested in volunteering is asked to attend. We are specifically looking for several people to sign up for the raffle tables. We also need new and unused items to use as prizes; these can be left behind the screen at the church entrance on the rectory side. Please DO NOT leave new-to-you items in this area—the dates and times for new-to-you item drop-off will be posted in the upcoming weeks. If you have any questions, or need someone to pick up a donation, please contact Lori Bose at 524-6207.
|Wedding Anniversary celebration
The Office of Marriage Preparation & Enrichment is sponsoring the annual wedding anniversary celebration honoring couples in the diocese who have observed, or will be observing, their 25th, 40th, 50th, and 50+ year wedding anniversaries in 2023. The celebration wll be held on Sunday, October 22 at 1 p.m. at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence. It will include Mass, renewal of marriage vows, a personalized certificate for each couple and a reception for the couples and their families. Bishop Richard G. Henning will be the main celebrant and homilist. To register you can obtain a form from from the parish office. All completed forms must be returned by Friday, September 8.
|Update your parish records
Have you moved or changed you phone number? Did you get married or change your email? Please call the parish office to update your information. Often the church needs to get in touch with parishioners and outdated information makes this process very difficult. The parish office is open M-F from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon.
|Hearing Assistive Devices available
The parish has purchased several assistive devices for hearing impaired parishioners to use. These are located on the counter in the first room of the sacristy. Take an earphone and connect to one of the receivers. Then you may keep and reuse the earphone each week, but please return the receiver!
Parish Mission: Christ, in the Eucharist—Presence and Reality
Father Robert Lacombe will lead our Parish Mission this Lenten season with inspiring talks on “Christ, in the Eucharist—Presence and Reality.” Join us each evening Monday, March 20 through Wednesday, March 22 for a Mass and Mission talk and explore the great gift of Eucharist. Each evening will begin with confessions from 6–6:30 p.m., followed by Mass, and then Father’s talk. Each night’s topic will be:
PASTOR’S CORNER: ALLELUIA … HE IS RISEN!
May 1—The empty tomb and the startled disciples say it all. The One who was slain lives again and lives forever. This weekend after 40 days of Lenten sacrifice, prayer and charity we celebrate with joy the event that changed all of history—the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth, the carpenter turned preacher turned Savior. From Ash Wednesday until this weekend, we have celebrated our faith with vigor. Many thanks to those who have made all our celebrations occasions of faith. A special note of thanks to Bryan and Patti Lou; and Paul and Kelly for providing such beautiful music this weekend and throughout Lent. Of course, a special note goes to both our adult and children’s choirs that last weekend and this weekend lifted our hearts to the Risen Savior. Our gratitude to all of you for your generosity, as usual, to last weekend’s Rice Bowl collection which assists the poor and needy around the globe, and also for this weekend’s Easter collection which is added to our Catholic Charity amount. We are very close to our goal of $75,500 and with your kind assistance we can reach—and exceed—this goal that helps our Diocese tend to the poor and needy right here in Rhode Island. If you have not made your gift or pledge just grab an envelope at the doors of the church and add your gift to this historic and generous amount. The beauty of our church for the Easter season is the result of the hard work of so many on our decorating committee and we thank them, and also Ray Hattoy and Hattoy Nurseries, for the beautiful flowers that grace our sanctuary. Your generosity to the Easter flower collection made it all happen. Those envelopes with the names of your loved ones are by the Risen Christ shrine and will be remembered at all of our Masses this entire Easter Season. May they rest in peace and be forever with the Risen Lord of life. Now the 40 days of Easter begins … Alleluia!
God bless and have a great Easter week. —Fr. Bob Marciano
may 1—Where there’s smoke there’s fire. Last Thursday [April 21] night there were both in the kitchen of Fr. O’Hara Hall as I received a call from the Warwick Fire Department that the church fire alarms had gone off. Warwick’s bravest came quickly to discover that an accidental fire had ignited on the stove to set off the fire alarms and the flames were extinguished by the automatic system above the stove. I am glad to report that no one was injured and the quick action of our fire department and the state fire marshal made sure that the building was safe. The smoke and fire damage is serious and the kitchen and our bingo will be closed for a few months. I am glad to report that there was just minimal smoke damage to the hall. Catholic Mutual Insurance covers the loss.
Fr. Bob Marciano, Blessing of the Fleet Sat., June 18 Harbor Lights Docks C and D
St. Kevin Christmas Concert
It’s that time of year
As the tax filing season approaches, you can request a statement of contributions from Saint Kevin for the year 2022 by COMPLETELY downloading and filling out this form and placing it in the collection basket. If you contribute online you can download your statement at parishgivingonline.com (below). Our sincere thanks for you gift each week and on special occasions of charity that helps to keep our parish fiscally sound.
Registration for Saint Kevin School is now open. Register online now or call the school for more information. Classes are filling up and there are waiting lists for some grades. Give your children or grandchildren the gift of a Catholic school education of faith, excellence and service here at Saint Kevin School.
|Pastor’s Column—With the arrival of summer this column will take a short break. Have a great summer—relax, have fun, and stay safe! God bless. —Father Bob Marciano|
Parish notes for July and August
- CONFIRMATION—The Summer Confirmation program will be held in Fr. O’Hara Hall the week of August 7-11 from 10 a.m. until noon. Deacon Greg Albanese will be teaching classes again this year.
- PARISH OFFICE SUMMER HOURS—Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.; Sunday from 9 a.m. until noon. The office is closed on Fridays. Summer hours are through August 25.
- BINGO! Saturday, August 5 in Fr. O’Hara Hall. Doors open at 4 p.m., the kitchen at 5 p.m., and games begin at 6 p.m.
|Hendricken Summer Camp: Summer Screen
Summer Screen is a unique weeklong camp offered to students entering grades 6-10. Working in teams on location at the Bishop Hendricken campus, students will write, produce, edit, and star in their own short films using high-definition cameras and Adobe Premiere editing software. The air-conditioned Ni-Ro-Pe Digital Media Suite will provide the perfect setting for students to immerse themselves in this creative and fun educational summer program. Our studio offers state-of-the-art equipment including green screen studio, audio recording equipment, steady cams and dollies, and high-definition cameras that will provide them with the resources to complete their artistic visions. At the end of the week students will present their films on the big screen in the Dr. Daniel Harrop Theater at a premiere screening event for family, and friends.
When: August 7-11
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Who: Students entering grades 6 through 10Cost: $250 (with sibling and multi-camp discounts available)
|Prayer Group meets every Monday at 3 p.m. in the church followed by Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy for 45 minutes.|
|Bible Study: First and third Tuesday every month from 6:30-8 p.m. in Fr. O'Hara Hall lead by Deacon John Fulton|
|Safe Haven, St. Kevin's bereavement support group, meets the second and fourth Monday every month at 6:30 p.m. in Fr. O'Hara Hall|
|Preparation for Sacraments: Deacon John begins a new class every October to prepare adults for the sacraments of Baptism, Penance, Holy Communion, and Confirmation. Please email Deacon John if you wish to participate.|
|Christmas Bazaar planning||Wedding anniversary celebration||Assistive hearing devices|
|Mark your calendars! Our anual Christmas Bazaar will take place on November 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, September 6 at 6:30 p.m. in Fr. O'Hara Hall.|
This is an important meeting as we are in the final planning stages for the event. Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to attend the meeting. We are looking to several people to sign up for the raffle tables.
We also need new and unused items that will be used as prizes. These can be left behind the screen at the church entrance on the rectory side. Please DO NOT leave new-to-you items in this area.
|The Office of Marriage Prepraration & Enrishment is sponsoring the annual wedding anniversary celebration honoring couples in the diocese who have observed or will be observing their 25th, 40th, 50th, and 50+ year wedding anniversaries in 2023. The celebration wll be held on Sunday, October 22 at 1p.m. at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence. It will include Mass, renewal of marriage vows, a personalized certificate for each couple and a reception for the couples and their families. Bishop Richard G. Henning wil be the main celebrant and homilist.|
To register you can obtain a from from the parish office and all completed forms must be returned by Friday, September 8.
|The church has purchased several assistive devices for hearing impaired parishioners to use. These are located on the counter in the first room of the scaristy. Take an earphone and connect to one of the receivers. You may keep and reuse the earphone, but please return the receiver!|