Plans discussed for “yoking” St. Kevin’s and St. Benedict’s

On Tuesday, March 21, Father Roland Simoneau, the Pastor of St. Benedict Church; Trustees of St. Kevin Church; the finance councils and leaders from both parishes; and I met to discuss the future of our parishes. Fr. Simoneau will retire on July 1, and at that time formally request Bishop Tobin’s permission to “yoke” St. Benedict’s and St. Kevin’s parishes.  Yoking means that both will share the same pastor, continue as separate corporations, and remain open as places of worship—working together to share resources and facilities.  It is a forward-looking plan for both parishes.  Further, all of Warwick’s parishes (and eventually the entire Diocese) will meet, by region, to work together to develop plans for the continued well-being of all of our city’s parishes.  Please pray for the Holy Spirit’s guidance with these decisions.  More information will follow as progress is made on the yoking of our parishes. —Fr. Bob

Fr. Mongeon Leads Lenten Reflection
at Communion Breakfast

St. Kevin’s Annual Lenten Communion Breakfast was held last Saturday in Fr. O’Hara Hall. Sponsored by the Ladies of St. Kevin, the 8 a.m. Mass was followed by a full breakfast buffet. At left, Fr. Peter Mongeon leads a Lenten reflection on “The Seven Last Words of Christ.”