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

The Pastor’s Corner

Posted on Feb 16, 2018

Dear Parishioners-

 It has been just about a month since 35 fellow pilgrims and I returned from our journey to the Holy Land. Since arriving back home, there has not been a day that has gone by without thinking, several times a day, sometimes even for long stretches(!), about our experiences. We know we are not the first (or the last) to make this journey of discovery. Pilgrimages have been part of the Christian spiritual tradition for centuries. We knew that we would see sacred sites of particular significance to our faith history. We knew that we would be moved by the grace-filled opportunities given to us to pray in the very places where Jesus lived and died. Yet….I’m not sure that any of us were quite certain how our outer geographical journeys would be reflected in our inner journeys of transformation. It is truly an ongoing pilgrimage of the heart & soul.

As I was thinking about the beginning of our new liturgical season, a pilgrimage of the heart and soul seems like an apt description of our Lenten journeys. Each day, through the traditional practices of  prayer, fasting and almsgiving, we are called to pay deeper attention to God’s presence in our lives. By the end of our 40 day Lenten observance, we hope to be gradually transformed into more devoted followers of Christ.

How does this journey begin? From the first day of Lent, the Scriptures for Ash Wednesday reassure us that God is rich in faithful love and waiting to welcome us home. Whether we have strayed from the path or been observant of God’s plan, the Prophet Joel reminds us of the Lord’s words: “Return to me with all your heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God.”

 

In being a pilgrim, the journey itself is of prime importance. It starts with a commitment. What really matters is not just the planned itinerary but what takes place, often unexpectantly,in our hearts. Lent is a time when our spiritual practices should help us to grow interiorly in our relationship with God and exteriorly with one another. With the eyes of faith, we see that God is with us wherever we go.

                                                                Father Forcier

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Eucharistic Minister Schedule

Posted on Feb 1, 2018

February 3 – 4
5:00 PM Beverly Grande, Leslie Martinelli,
Bette Bisci
7:00 AM Patricia Smolley, Joe Gemma
9:30 AM Melissa Lezon, Lynn Ryan
11:30 AM Nicholas Gizzarelli, Kathy Morry
5:30 PM Matthew Smith, Joe Gemma

February 10 – 11
5:00 PM Bette Bisci, Lou Bisci,
Kathleen DePasquale
7:00 AM Maurice Trottier, Joe Gemma
9:30 AM Claire Pollard, Jim Gambardella
11:30 AM Kathy Morry, Mary Ellen Lally
5:30 PM Matthew Smith, Beverly Grande

February 17 – 18
5:00 PM Adelina Mendillo, Beverly Grande,
Lou Bisci
7:00 AM Patricia Smolley, Maurice Trottier
9:30 AM Richard Bouthillette, Robert Chase
11:30 AM Donna DiMeglio, Tony Vacca
5:30 PM Matthew Smith, Karen Ridlen

February 24 – 25
5:00 PM Beverly Grande, Leslie Martinelli,
Bette Bisci
7:00 AM Maurice Trottier, Joe Gemma
9:30 AM Lynn Ryan, Jim Gambardella
11:30 AM Donna DiMeglio, Mary Ellen Lally
5:30 PM Matthew Smith, Adelina Mendillo

March 3 – 4
5:00 PM Bette Bisci, Lou Bisci,
Kathleen DePasquale
7:00 AM Patricia Smolley, Joe Gemma
9:30 AM Jim Gambardella, Melissa Lezon
11:30 AM Nicholas Gizzarelli, Kathy Morry
5:30 PM Matthew Smith, Karen Ridlen

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Lector Schedule

Posted on Jan 31, 2018

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February 17 – 18
5:00 PM Melissa Manion
7:00 AM Ellen Longo
9:30 AM Claudia O’Donnell
11:30 AM Mary Pollard
5:30 PM William Lonardo
February 24 -25
5:00 PM Maggie Blais
7:00 AM Mary Lou Trottier
9:30 AM Maureen Gambardella
11:30 AM Joseph Scorpio
5:30 PM James D’Ambra
March 3 – 4
5:00 PM David Martinelli
7:00 AM Ellen Longo
9:30 AM Edward O’Donnell
11:30 AM Johana Faraj
5:30 PM William Lonardo
March 10 – 11
5:00 PM Loraine Federici
7:00 AM Mary Lou Trottier
9:30 AM Mary Eva Tudino
11:30 AM Jerry Scannell
5:30 PM Michael Greenberg
March 17 – 18
5:00 PM Mary Ann Alturi
7:00 AM Ellen Longo
9:30 AM Joseph Scorpio
11:30 AM George Rocchio
5:30 PM William Lonardo

March 24 – 24 Palm Sunday
5:00 PM Maggie Blais
7:00 AM Ellen Longo
9:30 AM Mary Pollard
11:30 AM Claire Barrett
5:30 PM Michael Greenberg
March 29 – Holy Thursday
7:00 PM Melissa Manion
Edward O’Donnell
March 30 – Good Friday
3:00 PM George Rocchio

March 31 – Easter Vigil
7:30 PM David Martinelli
Jerry Scannell
Paul Faella
April 1 Easter Sunday
7:00 AM Ellen Longo
9:30 AM Maureen Gambardella
11:30 AM Johana Faraj
NO 5:30 PM MASS

 

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Welcome to St. Augustine Father Brice!

Posted on Jul 3, 2017

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