The Diocese of Providence is a geographic delineation for a community of hundreds of thousands of Roman Catholics who worship in the 144 parishes and shrines. There are 391 priests (270 diocesan priests and 121 religious priests), 100 deacons, 459 religious sisters and 79 brothers serving in the Diocese. More than 14,755 children attend the Diocese\'s 44 elementary and high schools. The Diocese itself is comprised of more than 221 individual corporations representing our parishes, offices and agencies.
In 2010, Diocesan outreach programs served more than 325,375 individuals in Rhode Island in its various hospitals and ministries, providing services, assistance and advocacy to those who need it most.