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Saint Padre Pio National Relics Tour at St. Thomas More Church – Sunday October 1st from 11AM-11PM

Posted by on Aug 31, 2017 at 4:40 pm


 Padre Pio was known for his miraculous powers of healing and knowledge.

 (Narragansett, RI) – Local residents will have their final New England opportunity to view relics of the renowned 20th century mystic and healer, Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina – better known as Padre Pio – at St. Thomas More Church, on October 1st, 2017. The event is the last New England stop of a national tour to commemorate the 130th anniversary of Padre Pio’s birth, and the 15th anniversary of his canonization.

Relics of Saint Pio will be on display for veneration from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM. Auxiliary Bishop Robert C. Evans, Diocese of Providence, will celebrate a special Mass at 4:00 PM. The Mass and veneration of relics will be simulcast live at https://livestream.com/STM/PadrePio and on the St. Thomas More parish facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StThomasMoreRI/.

Saint Pio was born Francesco Forgione in Pietrelcina, Italy, on May 25, 1887. He entered the Capuchin order at age 15 and was ordained a priest in 1910 at the age of 23. During his lifetime, Padre Pio was known for his miraculous powers of healing and knowledge. He bore the stigmata, wounds that correspond to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus Christ. Padre Pio dedicated much of his priesthood to hearing confessions, and people traveled from around the world to see him. Pope John Paul II canonized the Saint in 2002.

The relics of Saint Pio available for public veneration at St. Thomas More Church will include:

  • Saint Pio’s glove;
  • Saint Pio’s crusts of the wounds;
  • Cotton-gauze with Saint Pio’s blood stains;
  • A lock of Saint Pio’s hair;
  • Saint Pio’s mantle;
  • Saint Pio’s handkerchief soaked with his sweat hours before he died.

More information about St. Pio can be found at http://www.saintpiofoundation.org. The Saint Pio Foundation promotes awareness of St. Pio and his mission by working with institutions and ​​individuals who share the same vision to serve “those in need of relief of suffering.” Funds raised by the Saint Pio Foundation are used to provide grants to American Catholic healthcare, educational, social, religious, and cultural partner organizations.

Sunday, October 1, 2017; 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM at St. Thomas More Church. Please do not plan to park at or near the church. Plan to take the free trolley from Narragansett High School.

Live simulcast (10:00 AM – 6:00 PM) at https://livestream.com/STM/PadrePio and on the St. Thomas More facebook page https://www.facebook.com/StThomasMoreRI/

This event is free and open to the public.




Caribbean Night for the Orphans – SOLD OUT – Still accepting donations of Baskets & Wine

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St. Thomas More Parish will be hosting a fun evening to benefit the disabled Orphans at the Dunes Club on  Friday, September 22, 2017 6:00 Cocktails – 7:00 Sit-down dinner Silent & Live Auctions – Live Calypso Music – Cash Bar $60.00 per person.  This event has recently SOLD OUT, however we are still in need of  -Wine Bottles (good quality red or white) – Gift Certificates (no amount too small or too large!) – Items for gift baskets – Items for our Silent Auction – Empty baskets (gently used) Be creative, use your imagaination! Make your own baskets. Please drop off in the parish office.



Summer Mass Schedule ends September 3rd

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Our summer mass schedule will end on September 3rd.  The last daily mass at St. Veronica Chapel will be on Friday, September 1st and the final Last Call Mass will be on Sunday, September 3rd.

Last last Call mass fb 2017




Fireside Vigil – Thursday, July 6th – Gazebo Park in Narragansett

Posted by on Jun 28, 2017 at 8:46 am

Please join us for a  spiritual gathering in honor of St.Thomas More, our patron saint. Gazebo Park, Narragansett Thursday, July 6th 8:00pm (weather permitting). Join in praise & worship music – all fireside by the ocean. Bring blankets and chairs.



Consecration to Mary Preparation – July 5th-6:00pm-St. Veronica Chapel

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Fr. Thaddaeus Lancton will be our guest speaker on July 5th at 6:00 PM at St Veronica Chapel. He will give an introduction to the Consecration ~33 Days to Morning Glory~ A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration by Fr. Michael Gaitley.   You will begin your first Day of Consecration Preparation on July 13th  and it will end on the Vigil of the Marian Feast Day of The Assumption with a Mass and blessing by Fr. Taillon at St. Veronica Chapel on August 15th.



Summer Mass Schedule – begins July 2nd

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 at 3:53 pm

Please note that our expanded summer mass schedule will begin on Sunday, July 2nd with Last Call Mass at 8:00PM at St. Veronica Chapel.     St. Thomas More Daily – 9:00AM Mon.-Sat. Saturday – 5:00PM Sunday – 7:00AM–Quiet Mass 8:00AM & 10AM      St. Veronica Chapel Daily – 8:00AM Mon.-Fri. Saturday – 4:00PM Sunday – 7:30AM Quiet Mass 9:00AM & 11AM      Last Call Mass – St. Veronica Sunday – 8:00PM



100th Anniversary Mass

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Please join us for the 100th Anniversary Mass on Sunday, June 25tth at 10:00AM at St. Thomas More Church as we give thanks for the past & consecrate our future.



Parish Festival – Saturday June 17th

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Join us for some family fun on Saturday, June 17th from 4:00-9:00pm at Veterans Memorial Park in Narragansett.  There will be something for everyone!  Children’s games, rides, bubbles, face painting, Toe Jam band followed by “2nd to None” band ’til 9.  Delicious food, baked goods sale, raffles and fabulous baskets.  Rain or shine.



Parish Council Minutes – March 7, 2017

Posted by on May 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm
Category:Parish Council

St. Thomas More Parish Council

Meeting Minutes – March 7, 2017

E. McLaughlin called the meeting to order and the meeting opened with a prayer.

In attendance at this meeting were Fr. Taillon, Deacon Sullivan, council members Ed McLaughlin, Victor Primavera, Eleanor McSally, Caroline Murphy, Patricia Reidy, Kenya Wilkins, Catie Carver & Matt Mannix AND liaisons Lynn Bamford (Festival), Jackie Baglini (Our Lady’s Guild), Joe Robenhymer (Knights) & Connie DiOrio (Religious Education) AND Pati Paolella (Staff).


  • P. Reidy discussed the conclusion to the Year of Mercy, K. Wilkins discussed the Election Day Adoration and P. Paolella & L. Bamford discussed the Ministries Fair.


The parish is in need of more Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors, especially lectors at St. Thomas More Church.  Father Casey’s upcoming Mission will be held on April 2, 3 and 4 at St. Thomas More Church.  “All-day” Confessions are scheduled at St. Veronica’s Chapel for March 25 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm.  The sound systems in both churches have recently been upgraded.


Vacation Bible Camp is scheduled for August 7-11.  C. Diorio will be working with Missie Antone and K. Wilkins on that project.  First Holy Communion will be held on May 7 at 1:00 pm at St. Thomas More Church.  Confirmation will be held on May 21.


J. Baglini discussed some upcoming events.  On October 13, The Sun Danced, a film 100-year anniversary of the Our Lady of Fatima, will be shown at the Pier Cinema.  The council decided to charge $2.00 for tickets to the movie.  On October 10, the Day of Reckoning is scheduled at Christian Brothers.  The Guild is currently organizing a Right-to-Life Baby Shower in May.


The 2017 festival will be held on June 17, 2017.  There will be a meeting of the “chairs” of committees at 6:00 pm on March 27.  The rides will include the slide a train.  The “Bubble Guy” will return as he was popular.  The festival still is searching for music from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Second To None will play from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


The well-received event will take place again on July 6, 2017, which is the anniversary of St. Thomas More’s beheading.  The Knights will work with the Boy Scouts to ensure the stage is set up properly.  The event will start at 8:00 pm as sunset is at approximately 8:20 pm.


J. Robenhymer updated the council on the Jacob’s Ladder event in Jamaica (January 14-21) and the Habitat for Humanity effort in Coventry.  He discussed the March for Life and the appreciation of the marchers for Vice President Pence’s address to the marchers.  He discussed upcoming events:

  • The weekly Stations & Soup on Fridays
  • The Candy Drive to raise funds for the mentally disabled (April 27-29)
  • The May 28 Breakfast at St. Veronica’s
  • The May 15-22 Food Drive
  • The June 10 Mass on the Mountain
  • The August 6 Special Needs Fishing Trip
  • The August 19 Golf Tournament to raise funds for vocations
  • The Enders Island Retreat, scheduled for May 12-13


  • The Consecration(s) to Mary is an Ancient church tradition that Fr. Taillon explained can lead up to the Assumption of Mary.  It basically is a 33-day consecration and would be appropriate during this Marian Year.  The council discussed incorporating this tradition into the July 14-August 15 timeframe.
  • P. Paolella reported that the website had “crumbled” and a new effort was underway to update the website.
  • Fr. Taillon spoke about the new St. Thomas More APP, updated website and stronger technology presence.  He discussed the 7-year effort to work with a company called LIVESTREAM to improve our streaming of church services.
  • The Mission Trip fundraiser will be held at the Dunes Club this year on Sept. 22 at 6:00 pm.  The theme will be a Caribbean theme.
  • Fr. Taillon proposed the idea of a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.  It would likely include an overnight stay.
  • The Marriage Fellowship will begin with a March 11 “witness” on marriage.  Fr. Taillon indicated that he would like to see this fellowship grow.


Fr. Taillon announced that Joe Robenhymer will be awarded the Lumen Gentium Award for Outstanding Parish Service.  This award ceremony will take place at Twin River Casino on May 17.  Joe is being recognized for his devotion to our parish and for his efforts in growing the Knights.  He encouraged the council members to come to the event.


  • May 9, 2017 at 7:00 pm


Deacon Sullivan closed the meeting with a prayer.  The meeting adjourned at 8:25 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Matthew M. Mannix



Parish Lenten Mission – April 2nd, 3rd & 4th

Posted by on Mar 11, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Please mark your calendars to join us for the Parish Lenten Mission –  Inside Out; The Imitation of Christ Through the Heart of Jesus. Fr. Casey Beaumier will offer the mission on three nights – Sunday, Monday & Tuesday – April 2, 3 & 4th at St.Thomas More from 7:00PM -8:00PM.  Fr. Casey Beaumier, S.J. is director of the Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College where he teaches and ministers to students, faculty, and staff.  All are welcome to join.


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