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Coronavirus crisis (COVID-19)


AS YOU KNOW, THE GOVERNOR IS OPENING BUILDINGS AND BUSINESSES IN PHASES. BISHOP TOBIN AND PARISH PRIESTS ARE WORKING DILIGENTLY TO OPEN THE CHURCHES SAFELY. BE ASSURED, WHEN THE PLAN IS FINALIZED, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW.

THIS HAS BEEN STRESSFUL AND AGGRAVATING FOR EVERYONE, WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND COOPERATION. GOD BLESS, STAY SAFE AND PRAY.


Reopening Guidelines

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

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

2) Only the side “courtyard doors of the church” will be open 15 minutes before Mass. The courtyard door is in the back parking lot between the parish center and the church.

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

4) We can only admit a limited number of people into the church and so you must call for a reservation. Reservations are on a first call, first accommodated basis. No exceptions. This includes weekday Masses as well. If one should not be allowed on one Sunday Mass due to capacity limits they may reserve for the next week. Only calls on Monday - Wednesday (9am-2pm) will be taken to reserve your place, 401-348-8765, ext. 3. Due to heavy call volume, please leave your name and phone number and we will get beck to you asap.

5) Each assigned seat can allow up to 3 people  in the center pew section or 5 people in the side sections who are a family or household group. Your group must stay at the end of the pew near the aisle if you are sharing a center pew with another group.

 

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.

9) You Tube video from Bishop Tobin on Reopening Guidelines. https://youtu.be/oTHmgsi83uc. I highly recommend watching this video.

10) Use of the Parish Center is prohibited.

 

11) Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers, Altar Servers and Sacristans are not allowed until further notice.

 

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.


POPE FRANCIS ISSUES PLEA TO PRAY THE ROSARY IN MAY FOR DELIVERANCE FROM THE PANDEMIC & COMPOSES SPECIAL PRAYERS TO SAY WITH THE ROSARY.  FIND THE PLEA AND THE PRAYERS HERE.


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Message from Father Peter

Father Peter talks to us about improvements and projects in the church, financial support, and his activities during this time of COVID-19 isolation.  "Let us pray for one another and place all our cares in the hands of the Good Shepherd."

Read More HERE.



Message #3 From Father Peter

Are you a Meany? People of faith and maturity accept the reality of the present time and praise and thank God for the beauty that is His life and love for us and the good that is being done. Whereas people with little or no faith reveal just how immature, self centered and unrealistic they can be, adding to the darkness by ignoring the Light.

Click HERE



Message #4 From Father Peter

The Good Shepherd.

The Good Shepherd is one of the most beautiful images of God that we have of Jesus our Lord in the New Testament and of God our Father in the Old Testament (Psalm 23).

Click HERE


Message #5 From Father Peter

Dear Friends,
I hope you are well and are reading and reflecting on the Word of God for Mass each day.  If we do not spend some time each day trying to understand what Jesus is asking of us then we have to honestly ask ourselves how much we love Him and want to be close to Him as the Eucharist signifies; being one “body” with Jesus and one “body” with one another, His Church. 

Click HERE


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"Be Not Afraid"

A  song of faith, hope, and consolation during the Fourth Week of Easter.   Spreading God's word through music, the Oregon Catholic Press presents this special production from Catholic Artists at Home.

Watch and Listen HERE.


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Message from Bishop Tobin

His Excellency Bishop Tobin has released a letter to all parishes about the continuing pandemic and the challenges faced by our faith community.  Reflecting upon "challenges, changes, and concerns," the Bishop talks about the following three topics in this time of "uncertainty about the future."

  • Worship and the Sacraments
  • Financial Questions
  • Evangelization and Outreach

In the midst of this pandemic, the Bishop implores us to ask ourselves  the following:


"Am I praying every day; am I faithfully receiving the sacraments; am I living a moral life; am I supportive of the work of the Church; am I trying to grow in the imitation of Christ every day; do I have my 'eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of our faith' (Hebrews 12: 2)?"


A Pastoral Message from Bishop Tobin

“The State of the Church in the Diocese of Providence

in the Age of Coronavirus”

April 19, 2020

Divine Mercy Sunday

To read the entire message. Click 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


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Daily Mass -- St.Thomas More Chapel, Narragansett, RI -- Live Streamed, 9 am

Worship virtually, hear a wonderful daily homily, make a spiritual communion. Streaming begins 15 minutes prior to each liturgy. 

Participate HERE


The Catholic TV Network

Check for the Schedule of Services for the Triduum

Watch the Mass HERE

Watch the Stations of the Cross HERE

Pray the Rosary HERE


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How to Make a SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

(Click HERE for guidelines and prayers)

Updated 5/4/2020

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

Director: Mrs. Rose Slusarczyk

Elementary Coordinator: Grades 1-5, Ms. Claudia A. Luszcz

Middle School Coordinator: Grades 6 & 7, 

Confirmation Coordinator: 8th Grade,

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