Fr. Bob Marciano

Six Seconds Can’t Undo 40 Years of Service

[Homily/3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time]
Jan. 21, 2018—It has been headline news for a few days now: a 6-second-long; secretly-recorded video of Mr. Jay Brennan, the Principal of Bishop Hendricken High School.  Maybe you have seen it or read about it, but the words used in the video are shocking and offensive and certainly not those expected from a leader of our premiere Catholic boys high school.  The administration of Hendricken, under the sturdy leadership of Mr. John Jackson, took quick action and sadly accepted Mr. Brennan’s retirement.  [More]

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Fr. Marciano serves as the 7th Pastor of Saint Kevin Parish and began his ministry on June 1, 2012. He is a graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School (1975), Providence College (B.A., 1979), St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA (M.Div., 1983), and also Air War College, United States Air Force (Distinguished Graduate, 2007).

He has served in many previous parochial assignments within the Diocese of Providence. Fr. Marciano is a member of the Board of Directors for Bishop Hendricken High School, the Board of Directors for the House of Hope, and an Ambassador for Ocean State Theatre. He was made a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre (KHS) by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and received those honors at an installation Mass celebrated by His Eminence, Sean Cardinal O’Malley, the Archbishop of Boston in 2003. Since 1992, Father has served as a Chaplain for the United States Air Force. From 2006 to 2010, he served at the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and as Chief of Chaplains for the Air National Guard rising to the rank of Colonel.  On September 15, 2016, Fr. Bob retired as Chaplain for the Rhode Island National Guard.

Father also serves in the following capacities:

  • Chaplain, Colonel (Ret.), Rhode Island National Guard
  • Chaplain, Colonel for the Warwick Police Department
  • Chaplain, Deputy Chief for the Warwick Fire Department
  • Chaplain, Major for the Rhode Island Airport Police Department
  • Chaplain, Deputy Assistant Chief for the Providence Fire Department
  • Chaplain for the 100 Club / Rhode Island Chapter