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Large Audience Learns About Mormonism

Posted by on May 24, 2012 at 8:14 pm

A full house in St. Thomas More hall greeted Dr. Fritz Wenisch for his May 21st presentation comparing/contrasting Mormonism and Catholicism. The lecture was well-received and timely considering Republican presidential aspirant Mitt Romney’s run for the Oval Office. For those who could not attend the interesting and informative presentation by parishioner and URI professor Wenisch, this link will provide most of the text that was heard by those who attended:



2012 First Communion Class!

Posted by on May 14, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Fifteen boys and thirteen girls made their First Holy Communion on May 6th at St. Thomas More Church.  The Sunday 1:00pm Mass was concelebrated by Fr. Taillon and Fr. Fisette.  Congratulations to these wonderful boys and girls, to their CCD teachers and parents, and to our Religious Education Director Missie Antone!

Click here to see the pictures!



Annual Catholic Charities Fund Appeal

Posted by on Apr 4, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Our annual Catholic Charities Fund Appeal will be held on the weekends of April 21-22 and 28-29.  Our parish goal for this year is $125,000.00.  Please be as generous as possible in supporting the work of the Church.  Give and gifts will be given to you. (Luke 6:38)



Conscience Rights & Religious Liberty Violated by Sweeping Federal Mandate

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm

On January 20, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandated that virtually all private health care plans must cover sterilization, drugs that cause abortions and contraception – including the Catholic Church that opposes such measures in support of all human life.

An exemption provided for “religious employers” is so narrow that it fails to cover the vast majority of faith-based organizations, including Catholic hospitals, universities, and service organizations that help millions every year. Ironically, not even Jesus & His disciples would have qualified, because of their commitment to serve others.

RICC – HHS Bulletin Insert




Posted by on Jan 9, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Category:Mission Trip,News

Our group of missionaries has been chosen and an ambitious schedule of meetings, fundraising, and evangelizing has been finalized as we prepare for our 2012 Parish Mission Trip (April 13-20) to the Lakota Ministries of South Dakota where we will be providing service to the communities of native Americans that reside on the Reservation at Standing Rock.  At the invitation of Bishop Robert Gruss of the Rapid City diocese our missionaries will be evangelizing the youth of that area through a series of nightly retreats and providing physical service to various renovation projects during the daylight hours. As with all our mission endeavors, our parish community’s prayers are essential to the success of this unique mission trip!

Download – Lakota Ministries 2010 - PDF

Download – Lakota Ministries 2011 – PDF



Discernment Retreat

Posted by on at 4:00 pm

There will be  a weekend retreat for men 18- 35 who are discerning a call to the priesthood on January 13-14 from 7:00PM Friday – 6:00PM on Saturday at the Seminary of our Lady of Providence. Do you know someone who might be interested? Even if they are away at college, consider sending in their name. Anyone interested should call Fr. Carl Fisette, Assistant Vocation Director at 831-8011 or contact Fr. Taillon.



“O Come Let Us Adore Him”

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Holy Hour
Sunday, Dec. 11th
6:30 – 7:30pm
St. Veronica Chapel
Let Our Lord Give You A Gift This Christmas Season




Annual Christmas in the City Service Project Set for December 10

Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Each year during the Advent season a hardy troupe of volunteer parishioners from St. Thomas More have headed into the inner-city to perform various service projects at a number of different sites.  This year we will be headed to St. Patrick’s Church on Smith Street in Providence on Saturday, December 10.  The pastor there, our good friend Fr. Ruggieri, has promised that he will have plenty for us to do!  We are looking for adults and children of at least high school age to participate in this worthwhile project as we join with inner-city parishioners who are rich in faith but financially challenged.We will depart from St. Thomas More Church at 8:15am, and return no later than 3:30pm.  If you can help out, please contact the Parish Office (789-7682) and leave your name and a count of the number of people who will be serving with you.  THANKS!



Irish Night A Sold-Out Success!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Over 140 parishioners gathered at the Village Inn for a night of green merriment  which included great food, song, entertainment, and a few surprises!  A Boston-based band, The Irish Rogues, provided the wonderful music for the event, and they were accompanied by some talented Irish dancers from the parish who charmed the overflow crowd.  A mystery guest, just in from Ireland, provided some unexpected entertainment with her dancing and story-telling!  The Amalfi catering group provided the wonderful buffet, which included corned beef  and cabbage.  It was a fun night for all!

Visit our Media Page to see pictures!




Posted by on Sep 13, 2011 at 1:56 pm

We have finished tabulating and reviewing the results of the parish survey.  Almost 300 surveys were returned!  The results are very helpful as we assess additional ways in which we can meet our parish needs.  We will be providing a detailed recap of the findings as part of our upcoming Financial Report
We heard mostly from parishioners who are older in age.  The percentage of returns from parishioners who are age 55 and younger (especially those in their 40’s, 30’s, and 20’s) does not represent our parish population.  We need to hear from more of you!  We have included an on-line version of the survey here, and it will be available for the next couple of weeks.  If you haven’t already completed a survey, please click on this link and share your views.  It is important to us that you be heard.



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