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A Roman Catholic Parish serving Mount Pleasant & North Providence since 1929

The Pastor’s Corner

Posted on Aug 9, 2018

Dear Parishioners-

This past week, two “commentaries” on the meaning of the Beatitudes crossed my desk- one from the mind of Pope Francis (The Path of Holiness) and the other from Esther Mary Walker (Who…you might ask of the latter?) (For Friends of the Aged). Read on and find out which one (or perhaps, both) you can relate to.

Blessed are the poor in spirit. “Wealth ensures nothing. Luke invites us to live a plain and austere life, sharing with those most in need.”

Blessed are the meek. “If we regard the faults and limitations of others with tenderness and meekness…we can actually help them.”

Blessed are those who mourn. “Knowing how to mourn with others: that is holiness.”

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness. “True justice comes about in people’s lives when they themselves are just in their decisions; it is expressed in their pursuit of justice for the poor and the weak.”

Blessed are the merciful. “Mercy has two aspects. It involves giving, helping and serving others, but it also includes forgiveness and understanding.”

Blessed are the pure of heart. “There can be no love without works of love. The Lord expects a commitment to our brothers and sisters that comes from the heart.”

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Blessed are they who understand my faltering step and palsied hand
Blessed are they who know that my ears today may strain to catch the things you say.

Blessed are they who know I’m at a loss at times to find the strength to carry the Cross.

Blessed are they with a cheery smile who stop to chat for a little while.

Blessed are they who make it known that I’m loved, respected and not alone.

Blessed are they who ease the days on my journey home in loving ways.
Father Forcier

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Eucharistic Minister Schedule

Posted on May 24, 2018

May 5 – 6 June 9 – 10
5:00 PM M. Lezon, L. Martinelli, K DePasquale 5:00 PM M. Lezon, K. DePasquale
7:00 AM P. Smolley, M. Lally 7:00 AM J. Gemma, E, Kirshenbaum
9:30 AM C. Stover, L. Ryan 9:30 AM S. Stover, R. Chase
11:30 AM N. Gizzarelli, D. DiMeglio 11:30 AM N. Gizzarelli, D. DiMeglio
5:30 PM K. Ridlen, A. Mendillo 5:30 PM M. Smith, B. Grande
May 12 – 13 June 16 – 17
5:00 PM M. Lezon, B. Bisci, L. Bisci 5:00 PM M. Lezon, B. Bisci, L. Bisci
7:00 AM E. Kirshenbaum, M. Trottier 7:00 AM M. Trottier, P. Smolley
9:30 AM R. Bouthilette, J. Gambradella 9:30 AM R. Bouthilette, J. Gambradella
11:30 AM M. Lally, K. Morry 11:30 AM K. Morry, M. Lally
5:30 PM M. Smith, B. Grande 5:30 PM M. Smith, A. Mendillo
May 19 – 20 June 23 – 24
5:00 PM K. DePasquale M. Lally M. Martinelli 5:00 PM L. Martinelli, K. DePasquale, M. Lally
7:00 AM P. Smolley, M. Trottier 7:00 AM J. Gemma, E. Kirshenbaum
9:30 AM M. Lezon, R. Chase 9:30 AM C. Pollard, B. Grande
11:30 AM D. DiMeglio, K. Morry 11:30 AM N. Gizzarelli, D. DiMeglio
5:30 PM M. Smith, B. Grande 5:30 PM M. Smith, A. Mendillo
May 26 – 28 June 30 – July 1
5:00 PM L. Martinelli, B. Grande, K. DePasquale 5:00 PM B. Grande, L. Bisci, L. Bisci
7:00 AM E. Kirshenbaum, P. Smolley 7:00 AM P. Smolley, M. Trottier
9:30 AM M. Lezon, C. Stover 9:30 AM J. Gambradella, R. Bouthilette
11:30 AM K. Morry, D. DiMeglio 11:30 AM K. Morry, N. Gizzarelli
5:30 PM M. Smith, A. Mendillo 5:30 PM M. Smith, A. Mendillo
June 3- 4
5:00 PM K. DePasquale, B. Grande, L. Martinelli
7:00 AM P. Smolley, E. Kershenbaum
9:30 AM M. Lezon, J. Gambradella
11:30 AM K. Morry, D. DiMeglio
5:30 PM K. Ridlen, A. Mendillo

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Lector Schedule

Posted on May 23, 2018

June 2 – 3
5:00 PM Mary Ann Altrui
7:00 AM Mary Lou Trottier
9:30 AM Paul Faella
11:30 AM Clare Barrett
5:30 PM Johana Faraj
June 9 – 10
5:00 PM Loraine Federici
7:00 AM Ellen Longo
9:30 AM Edward O’Donnell
11:30 AM Jerry Scannell
5:30 PM Thomas Barnett
June 16 – 17
5:00 PM Michael Greenberg
7:00 AM Mary Lou Trottier
9:30 AM Claudia O’Donnell
11:30 AM emailed for sub 5/24
5:30 PM Johana Faraj
June 23 – 24
5:00 PM David Martinelli
7:00 AM Ellen Longo
9:30 AM Paul Faella
11:30 AM Mary Pollard
5:30 PM Melissa Manion
June 30 – July 1
5:00 PM Jerry Scanell
7:00 AM Mary Lou Trottier
9:30 AM Edward O’Donnell
11:30 AM Joseph Scarpio
5:30 PM Johana Faraj
July 7 – 8
5:00 PM Mary Ann Altrui
7:00 AM Ellen Longo
9:30 AM Claudia O’Donnell
11:30 AM George Rocchio
5:30 PM Thomas Barnett
July 14 – 15
5:00 PM Loraine Federici
7:00 AM Mary Lou Trottier
9:30 AM Paul Faella
11:30 AM Clare Barrett
5:30 PM Michael Greenberg
July 21 – 22
5:00 PM David Martinelli
7:00 AM Ellen Longo
9:30 AM Edward O’Donnell
11:30 AM Mary Pollard
5:30 PM Johana Faraj
July 28 – 29
5:00 PM Jerry Scanell
7:00 AM Mary Lou Trottier
9:30 AM Melissa Manion
11:30 AM George Rocchio
5:30 PM James Bierden

 

 

 

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Welcome to St. Augustine Father Brice!

Posted on Jul 3, 2017

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