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

February 21, 2020

Lenten Fish Fry

Where: Dillon Council Knights of Columbus

When: February 28; March 6,13,20,27; April 3, 10

Cost: $15 per person

Time: 6pm

Fish & Chips, Clam Cakes, Chowder, Dessert Du Jour Menu will vary from week to week Take out is available For Tickets: Call Steve Bello 556-8745 All Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics

Tri Parish Lenten Mission March 23-25


Monday March 23 at Presentation Church Faith and Prayer

“What’s The Matter with My Prayer?”

Tuesday March 24 at Saint Anthony

Hope and Fasting “Why Does it Matter What I Eat?”

Wednesday March 25 at Saint Anthony

Charity and Almsgiving “Why Should Others Matter to Me?”

7:00 PM Nightly preaching followed by time for individual Confession and Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament Conducted by Dominican Fathers James Sullivan, OP & Patrick Brisco, OP From Saint Pius Church, Providence They will extend the invitation at weekend Masses over March 21/22, 2020

January 30, 2020

Suspension of the Rite of Peace

Because of the escalation of the coronavirus and the fear that it has engendered throughout the country, the Rite of Peace will be suspended entirely at all Masses until the situation improves. While everyone is urged to exert necessary precautions to prevent the spread of this malady, even if it necessitates staying away from Mass if one is experiencing unusual symptoms, no one who is in good health is discouraged from coming to church for fear of unnecessary physical contact with other people. Exercise good judgment in communicating with other people by use of positive language, a wave or a bow instead of hand to hand contact. This is common sense which no one will disagree with. Please be advised that all extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist always sanitize their hands before distributing Holy Communion during Mass.

February 22, 2019

2020 Catholic Charity Fund Appeal

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Saint Teresa of Calcutta

The 2020 Catholic Charity Appeal has begun. Many parishioners have already received a letter from Bishop Thomas Tobin asking for their annual donation. If anyone has already responded and sent in a contribution to the Diocese of Providence please be assured that the amount will be applied to whichever of the three parishes you are officially registered. During the weekend of March 22 an in-pew appeal will take place for those who have not responded, with the hope that everyone be given an opportunity to support this annual fundraising effort. Your sacrifice will empower the multiple ministries of the Diocese of Providence to serve the many thousands of people throughout the state who are in need. Your generosity in the past has been very much appreciated, and the hope is that you will continue to help this year. Please keep the success of the Appeal in your prayers.


December 6, 2018

Winter Heating Assistance Grants

Through a most generous donation of an anonymous benefactor, we are very happy to announce that any parishioner of our tri-parish community who is in need of help to keep their heat on may apply for a grant. Eligibility is determined by parish membership and Mass attendance. Requests should be submitted in writing with your contact information and sent to Father Ed at the Parish Offices at 5 Gibbs Street, North Providence.

October 11, 2018

For Your Lenten Almsgiving

Saint Edward Food & Wellness Center is in serious need of supplies such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. which are staple items our clients seek but are not always available unless we purchase them on sale at the Dollar Store on occasion. If you are thinking of an idea for an extra Lenten sacrifice maybe you could buy them on sale and bring them to Mass. These items are far more needed than non-perishable food, so you can donate them rather than purchasing food. Your support is greatly appreciated.

October 17, 2017

Saint Anthony Appeal

Letters were sent out to all registered parishioners requesting the customary annual donation to supplement church expenses. In particular the necessary funds that were expended for the major repairs on the church were higher than anticipated and substantially impacted our savings. Thus it is critical that funds are raised to complete the work. There is an ongoing request for contributions. Donations of $250 or more will be recognized by an engraved brick in a memorial walkway around the church. Larger donations of $500 or more will be acknowledged on a memorial wall of 12 inch square tiles mounted along the eastern wall of the church. Donors will be contacted early spring with details on the memorials. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

February 3, 2017


Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

March 7th & March 8th

Budgets $4,149.00 from 166 envelopes

Includes Mail in of $1,185.00

Poor Box: $242.00

Come to the Holy Land in 2021

Collette, an international tour company based in Rhode Island, hosts a special pilgrimage to the Holy Land next year from February 3-11 for Father Ed, parishioners and friends. The itinerary will include visits to the major areas in Israel where Jesus lived and conducted his public ministry culminating in His death and resurrection in Jerusalem. There will be Mass celebrated throughout the tour in special churches of historic significance. The itinerary is very comprehensive, including most meals, and allows for some time for optional activities such as a visit to the Dead Sea. But everyone will visit the Jordan River baptismal site, enjoy a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee, visit the Mount of Olives, and see the famous Western wall of the ancient temple of Jerusalem, along with other highlights. Many other significant places not included here but will be covered in a special travel presentation to be held on Tuesday, February, 25, 2020 at 6pm in the Saint Anthony Parish Center. Color brochures are now available. Please RSVP to Gilda Delmonico at 2322251, Camille Roberti at 353-1638 or Father Ed at 353-3120

January 26, 2017

Way of the Cross at the Church of the Presentation

The Way of the Cross will be held every Friday evenings at the Church of the Presentation at 6:30pm. This is a community led devotion and all are invited to attend. Due to his illness and treatments, Deacon Vani will be unable to attend, but he asks that this devotion continue.