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


February 22, 2019

Offering & 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 donations). 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 ministries): checks payable to Saint Anthony Church (note on the memo line Kitchen or Outreach Ministry). All offerings, donations and correspondence should be addressed to the rectory office at 5 Gibbs Street, North Providence 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.

December 6, 2018

Amos House Volunteer Opportunity

Amos House is a leading social services agency in Providence founded by Sister Eileen Murphy in 1976. It prepares free tax returns for income-qualified individuals and families from the last week of January through midApril. Please consider donating five hours of your time each week to serve as a tax preparer or greeter. Participants receive IRS training and certification. If you believe you’d enjoy using your skills to help the less fortunate in this way, and would like more information, please call Mike Speidel at 617-645-1584.

October 11, 2018

2019 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: donations 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 2019 envelope offerings and On Line contributions received in the parish office by January 10, 2020. Any offering received after that date will be applied towards your offerings in 2020. 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 envelope. If you use the envelope system or On Line Giving and you do not receive a letter, please call the parish office.

October 17, 2017

Annual Collection Update

Donations as of January 4, 2020:
$8,770.00
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 January 10, 2020 will be included in the 2019 tax letter.

February 3, 2017

Stewardship

Church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

January 11th & January 12th

Budgets $3,041.00 from 161 envelopes

Includes Mail in of $1,095.00

Poor Box: $386.00

Upcoming Travel Opportunities

Father Ed invites you to join him in a couple of planned trips under Saint Anthony Church for our tri-parish family. The first trip is a Washington, DC tour from May 22-26, 2020, for $899 per person, double occupancy, which includes deluxe motor coach transportation, 4 nights accommodations in a nearby hotel, 6 meals and guided tours to the White House, the National Mall and other places of interest. The trip is offered by RDC Tours. Further information will follow. If interested please call Gilda Del Monico at 232-2251. A pilgrimage to the Holy Land is scheduled for February 3 through 11, 2021, under the direction of Collette Tours. More information will follow and an informational meeting is planned after the holidays.

January 26, 2017

Keep the Heat On

Bishop Tobin recently kicked off this year’s ‘Keep the Heat On’ Challenge, a program that helps struggling families with heating assistance who have exhausted all other public and private means to keep their families warm during the Rhode Island winter.  Since 2005, your generous support has provided more than $2.95 million in assistance to more than 13,000 Rhode Island households. If you would like to help local families this winter, please send tax-deductible donations to: Keep the Heat On, One Cathedral Square, Providence, RI 02903 or log onto www.heatRI.com to make a secure credit card donation. You can also make a $10 donation by texting the word HEAT to 27722 or a $25 donation be texting the word HEATRI to 27722. If you, or someone you know, is in need of assistance, please visit the web site, www.heatRI.com, or call 401/421-7833 for additional information.