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First Friday Devotions at St. Rita's

Posted by joan smith on 7/24/20



We will be resuming our First Friday Devotions on 

Friday, August 7, 2020,   7:00 PM at Saint Rita's.


Adoration will be from 6:00-7:00 PM

 followed by the Divine Mercy Chaplet, 

Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus,

 Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus 

and Benediction.


Face covering must be ... Read More »

Faith Fromation News - A note from Deacon Ken

Posted by joan smith on 7/21/20

A note from Deacon Ken.

I am currently working on the upcoming Faith Formation year program.

When everything is finalized I will be sending out our registration forms.

At this point I can tell you we will NOT be returning to a classroom setting until 

at least January.  In ... Read More »

Baltimore Catechism Quiz

Posted by joan smith on 7/10/20

Baltimore Catechism Quiz


Last week’s answers: The shepherds of Bethlehem, to whom His birth was announced by Angels; and the Magi or three wise men, who were guided to His crib by a miraculous star, were among the first to adore the Infant Jesus. We recall the adoration ... Read More »

Welcome Father Perri

Posted by joan smith on 7/02/20

We would like to welcome our New Pastor, Fr. Dean Perri.



Father Perri was ordained on June 22, 2002 and  is the former Pastor of Our Lady of Loretto Church in East Providence RI.  Father also holds his position as canon Lawyer and Judge for the Tribunal ... Read More »


Posted by joan smith on 7/01/20

Please join Fr. Perri tomorrow morning, Thursday, July 2, at 7:35 a.m. for recitation of the rosary.

Best Wishes Father Gaffney

Posted by joan smith on 6/26/20

As you know Father Gaffney will be leaving us as of July 1st. Father we would like to thank you for your leadership, kindness, and inspirational ponderings especially during these difficult times. Father, we wish all the best on your new assignment as pastor at St. Bernard’s parish. God ... Read More »

Good luck and Farewell to Father Gaffney

Posted by joan smith on 6/19/20

On May 20th, Bishop Tobin announced the transfer of Father Gaffney from Administrator pro tem, St. Timothy and St. Rita Parishes to pastor at St. Bernard Church in Wickford as of July 1st .


This weekend , June 27/28, will be Father’s last weekend here at St. Timothy’s. ... Read More »

Polly Venditti Memorial Scholarship

Posted by joan smith on 6/19/20

Polly Venditti Memorial Scholarship  

  Polly Venditti passed away on January 29, 2016.  Polly was a longtime member of St. Timothy’s and was actively involved at the parish until a month before her passing.

  To honor her memory, we have established the Polly Venditti Memorial Scholarship.  A $500 award ... Read More »

We are open - Guidelines

Posted by joan smith on 6/05/20

From the Diocese of Providence:

Catholics will continue to be dispensed from Sunday and Holy Day Masses.                 Access to Mass will be limited.                                                                                                 Hand hygiene and masks are key. (Masks must be worn)                                                                                          Pews will be sectioned off.                                                                                                        Singing will be limited                                                                                                                    Parishioners will receive Holy Communion in a safe ... Read More »