Masses suspended until further notice

St. Aidan-St. Patrick open for prayer, devotions and visits to the Blessed Sacrament.

Statement of Bishop Thomas Tobin

Regarding the Suspension of Public Masses

in the Diocese of Providence

“In light of the growing coronavirus crisis in Rhode Island, in response to the request of public officials, and upon the recommendation of health experts, I hereby direct that the celebration of all public Masses and other liturgical services be suspended in the Diocese of Providence effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and continuing until further notice.

This is an exceedingly difficult and painful decision, but it is necessitated by our commitment to promote the health and well-being of our brothers and sisters, especially the frail and the elderly. That is a moral priority we should all share. May we continue to pray for and support one another in these very trying times, and through the intercession of Saint Patrick, Saint Joseph and Our Lady of Providence, may God be with us.

The Church of St. Aidan-St. Patrick will remain open during the day from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Thursday, for private prayer, devotions and visits to the Blessed Sacrament.