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                  Please Note Changes of Distribution                  

of Ashes on Ash Wednesday

 

  Imposition of Ashes on Ash Wednesday on January 12, 2021 the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a “Note” with the following modifications for the imposition of ashes:


 

1) The Priest says the prayer for blessing the ashes. He sprinkles the ashes with holy  water, without saying anything. Then he addresses all those present and only once says the formula as it appears in the Roman Missal, applying it to all in general: “Repent, and believe in the Gospel” or “Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return”;


2) the faithful may either process to the priest to receive the ashes or, "if appropriate", the priest may go to those who remain standing in their places;    


3) the priest, wearing a face mask, distributes the ashes without saying anything;


4) the ashes are distributed by "sprinkling" them on each person’s head.

 

After consultation with the USCCB and the Congregation for Divine Worship, it has been made clear that this variation is meant to be applied without exception. It is intended as an exceptional measure for the duration of the pandemic and hopefully for this year only.




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updated Guidelines

St. Clare & St. Vincent de Paul Churches updated Guidelines

1) Under no circumstances may anyone who manifests symptoms of any illness attend the public celebration of Mass.

2) no Reservations required

3) The door on Saint clare way will now be open along with the courtyard door. 

4) All people entering the church must sanitize their hands.

5) seating is now every other pew instead of every 4th pew.

6) YOU MUST REMAIN MASKED (UNLess there are breathing concerns) and at a six foot distance from others who are not of your group. Note that the priest will not wear a mask during Mass but may during Holy Communion.

7) There are no missalettes and hymnals in the pews.

8) Once the mass is ended, leave the way you came, masked and keeping a six foot distance.



Communion Time

 

1) You may come up with your group to receive Holy Communion at the priests instruction, bearing in mind that you keep at least six feet away from persons not of your group and wear your mask. You also need not receive Holy Communion.

 

2) You are highly encouraged to receive communion in the hand, keeping it flat without touching the priest’s hand. If you can only receive Holy Communion on the tongue, you must come after all others have received.

 

3) Bow your head when responding “Amen” when you receive Holy Communion.

 

4) Consume the host only when you step away from the priest. 




Click on the icon of Mary [Salus Populi Romani, "Salvation of the Roman People"] to watch his Holy Father PoPe Francis Pray for pandemic relief.


Download the prayer HERE.




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Faith and Common Sense:  The Catholic Response to an Epidemic

Read a pamphlet with a response for Catholics to the pandemic that is forward-thinking, reasonable, prudent, and reliant on God.  Click HERE.



Bells of Hope & Community

His Excellency Bishop Tobin has asked all Rhode Island Catholic Churches to ring their bells in solidarity for 5 minutes each Sunday morning at 9 am until the end of the pandemic. See the full text of the Bishop's message HERE




About  The  Staff

Staff

Pastor: Rev. Peter J. D'Ambrosia

Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Kenneth J. Suibielski

Deacon: Rev. Mr. Stephen R. Cote

Deacon: Rev. Mr. John D.  McGregor

Deacon: Rev. Mr. W. Carl LaFleur, (Retired)

Parish Secretary: Mrs. Jennifer L. O'Connor

Campus Manager: Ms. Alice L. Duffy

Parish Accountant: Mrs. Diana M. Huff

Music Director: Mr. Bruce A. Coon

Wedding Coordinator: Mrs. Ellie M. Cote


Religious Education

St. Clare's and St. Vincent De Paul

Director: Mrs. Cindy Gaccione


Schedule for St. Clare Masses


SaturDay Vigil - 5:30 pm

SUNDAY - 9 AM

WEEKDAY MASS  -  8 AM

HOLY DAY MASSES AND SERVICES  AS NOTED IN THE BULLETIN


CONFESSIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY



Schedule for St. vincent de paul masses


Saturday Vigil - 4 PM

Sunday 10:30 AM

No Weekday Masses

NO HOLY DAY MASSES UNLESS NOTED IN THE BULLETIN


CONFESSIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY