“Great Tragedy, Greater Heroes”

May 21—It was a night like any other, a festive club filled with laughter and fun as a group of hard-working people enjoyed a night of music together. But as we all know, it was to become a night that would always be remembered.  We stand here today, some 14 years later, basking in the sunshine sent to us, I am sure, by 100 angels above us. They are watching it all, on the ground made holy by them—those who perished here. READ FULL TEXT OF FR. BOB’S REMARKS AT THE STATION NIGHTCLUB MEMORIAL DEDICATION

♦ The next citywide Pastoral Planning Meeting will be held at St. Catherine’s Church hall on Tuesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. This meeting is part of the Diocese of Providence’s ongoing study of Warwick’s parishes, and will be hosted by the Office of Pastoral Planning. St. Catherine’s is located on Post Road in Apponaug.

The Ascension of Our Lord is Thursday, May 25. Masses are at 7:45 and 10 a.m.

♦ Nicholas Bianco, a 2013 graduate of St. Kevin School, as part of his Eagle Scout project is collecting personal items for the House of Hope in partnership with St. Kevin Church. Collection boxes will be placed at all of the entrances for donations through Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Some of the items that are needed include bar soap, razors, lotion, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, hand sanitizer, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and hotel-sized items. He is also holding a one day collection drive on Sunday, May 28 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Stop & Shop, 2470 Warwick Ave. Please stop by to support this effort.

♦ St. Kevin School Summer Tutoring—Literature and English grammar tutoring will be held during the summer for grades 6, 7, and 8. Sessions will be held late mornings beginning in late June, and continuing through July and August. Please contact Mrs. Darlene Caruolo at St. Kevin School at 401-737-7172, or at 401-527-1700 for more information and the fee schedule. Space is limited.