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Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
A Vibrant Catholic Community Since 1912


December 14, 2017

Men’s Prayer Group

This group of men, age 18 and older, will gather for the first time on Monday January 15th, at 6:30pm in the Trinity Chapel of Saint Anthony. We will read God’s Word in the scriptures and consider it’s meaning. Come and see, share, or enjoy a quiet awareness of God in our lives. At this first gathering, we will explain the process and discuss the frequency of our gatherings. All men of our tri parish community are invited to attend, and please bring a friend!

October 17, 2017

Annual Collection Update

THE CHURCH OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

ANNUAL COLLECTION

Donations as of January 9, 2018:

$11,525.00

Contributions may be placed in the weekly collection basket in a separate envelope labeled “Annual Collection”. Or it may be mailed to the parish office. All donations received by December 31st will be included in the 2017 tax letter.

April 1, 2017

2017 Tax Letters

We are currently preparing the end of the year letters for those registered parishioners of Saint Anthony, Church of the Presentation and Saint Edward Churches who use the envelope system (and On Line Giving) to make contributions to the parish. Please note the totals do not include: dona-tions made to Saint Anthony Kitchen Ministries, Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center, Mary’s Meals or the Holy Family Home (those letters are mailed throughout the year), donations to the Bazaar, purchases of raffle tickets and donations to other parish fundraising events. The totals include all 2017 envelope offerings and On Line contribu-tions received in the parish office by January 12, 2018. Any offering received after that date will be applied towards your offerings in 2018. As required, all letters will be mailed by January 31st. Please note the accuracy of the amounts stated in the letters is determined by the information which was completed on the front of each budget enve-lope. If you use the envelope system or On Line Giving and you do not receive a letter, please call the parish office.

February 3, 2017

Stewardship

Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

January 6th  & 7th, 2018

Budgets $3,280.00 from 190 envelopes

Includes mail in of $257.00

Donations for the Poor: $284.00

Offering and Donation Clarification

When making you weekly offering by check, the check must be made payable to the church on your budget envelope. (Saint Anthony envelopes please make the check Payable to Saint Anthony Church, etc.). Budget envelopes should only contain checks /cash for budget offerings (not ministry dona-tions). Also, please do not use scotch tape or staples on your envelopes or checks. We appreciate donations to all our ministries; please note when making a donation by check the checks should be written as follows and be placed in a separate envelope marked with the ministry name on it (placed in the collection basket or mailed to the rectory): Holy Family Home: checks payable to Holy Family Home. Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center: checks payable to Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center. Mary’s Meals: checks payable to Church of the Presentation or Presentation Church (note on the memo line Mary’s Meals). Saint Anthony Kitchen Ministry (hot lunch and mobile minis-tries): checks payable to Saint Anthony Church (note on the memo line Kitchen or Outreach Ministry). All offerings, donations and correspondence should be ad-dressed to the rectory office at 5 Gibbs Street, North Provi-dence RI 02904. The physical church buildings do not receive mail. Mail addressed for example to Saint Anthony Church at 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue or Presentation Church at 1081 Mineral Spring Avenue does not make its way to the rectory office.

January 26, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities

There are several opportunities available within our parishes for volunteering on a regular basis. If you would like to become involved or would like more information, please fill out the information below, place the coupon in the weekend collection basket, and a representative from the ministry will contact you. Name: ____________________________________

Parish: ____________________________________

Phone Number: _____________________________

Saint Anthony Mobile Lunch Program ___

Saint Anthony Kitchen Ministry ___

Saint Edward Food and Wellness Center ___

Holy Family Home for Women and Children ___

Mary’s Meals to the Poor ___

Other _____________________________________

Criteria for Baptismal Sponsor Forms

The parish office receives many requests for sponsor forms throughout the year for people who have been asked to be Godparents for Baptism, as well as sponsors for Confirmation. To clarify the policy on Sponsor Forms:

1. A sponsor must be at least 16 years of age and have received the sacrament of Baptism, First Commun-ion, and Confirmation.

2. A sponsor must be a registered participating member of the parish and attending Mass on a reg-ular basis for a minimum of six months.

3. A sponsor must be single or married according to the Law of the Roman Catholic Church