Below is a letter received by the Communication Office of the Providence Diocese to be shared with all parishioners and personnel. If you have any concerns or questions please contact Father Scott Carpentier at 401-568-2411.
Click on the ob-ed link below to read the full summary submitted by Kevin O’Brien, Director of Compliance.
To: PastorsFrom: Communications OfficeDate: August 27, 2018RE: Ob-ed by Kevin O’Brien
Dear Msgr. /Father:Below is an op-ed written by Kevin O’Brien, director of the Office of Compliance that was published in the Providence Journal this past weekend. Please consider posting it on your parish website, in your church bulletin as well as on social media pages.Thank you,Communications Office
St. Joseph’s Church Mass Schedule 2020
Saturday: 4:00 P.M.
Sunday: 8:00 A.M.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick’s Church
Refer to the bulletin or click on St. Patricks website link below for more information.
Pastor’s Announcements (7/2020):
Returning to Mass during COVID 19 brings new guidelines and structure. Access to Mass will be limited to 137 parishioners (25% capacity) per Mass (or 90 parishioners at St. Patrick’s). Wearing a face mask is strongly recommended for everyone’s safety and if you are sick you must stay home. Please refer to the Providence Diocese website for further COVID 19 details and guidelines https://dioceseofprovidence.org or contact the inter-parish office at 401-568-2411.
Pastor’s welcome: https://youtu.be/AT5-bhJLdZk
Parishioners are dispensed from weekly Mass and Holy Days of Obligation until further notice. For more information click on, “What Catholics Do When They Cannot Attend Holy Mass, https://stjosephri.org/wp-content/uploads/WHAT-CATHOLICS-DO-WHEN-THEY-CANNOT-ATTEND-HOLY-MASS.pdf. You may view St. Joseph’s weekly pre-recorded Masses on You-Tube https://youtu.be/4u8a7MQuyvM or watch Mass on the TV network EWTN channel 22 for Cox or channel 285 for Verizon.
Holiday Mass times can be found in the weekly bulletin or on the website under “Our Parish” tab Mass Schedules. Masks are required and social distancing regulations still apply.
Giving Tree 2020-Tags are now available at the interparish office Monday-Thursday 9-3 or after Mass beginning next weekend November 7/8th. Wrapped gifts are returned to the church you picked up the tag by December 13th. Let’s help brighten a child’s Christmas.
Religious Education 2020/2021– For parents/guardians with children attending religious education classes the Faith Formation 2020/2021 Registration forms and Welcome/Information Letter can be found under the Religious Education Tab.
Mass Book: The 2021 Mass book is in, and available to book your 2021 Masses. Call the parish office to schedule your Masses or reserve the Sanctuary/Tabernacle Lamp in memory of your loved ones.
Food Pantry – Non perishable food, grocery gift cards, gas cards, pet food, and cash are always needed, especially during the COVID-19 and times of high unemployment. Thank you in advance of your generous donations.