On Wednesday evening, November 19, OLM School and Parish community was treated to a very special evening. Organized by members of the school’s Parent Teacher Group, and OLM Assistant Pastor Father Ryan Connors, the event was the first of its kind at OLM but left many attendees asking for a repeat performance. Following a brief reception of food and beverages generously donated by Wild Harvest Catering and Greenwich Liquors, the priests took their spots before the crowd and got ready to be IMG_1777“grilled” by the nearly 100 guests in attendance. In what has become a somewhat popular format in recent years, participants were allowed to ask questions, either “live” or anonymously via notecards, on a variety of topics. Monsignor Albert Kenney, Vicar General for the Diocese of Providence, acted as moderator for the evening. The brave priests on the panel included OLM Pastor Father Bernard Healey, Father George Nixon from St. Phillip’s Greenville, Father Christopher Murphy, Chaplain at Bishop IMG_5049Hendricken High School and Father Connors. Questions covered a wide variety of topics, ranging from priests’ annual salaries and favorite movies, to the more spiritual inquiries about the difference between the Resurrection of Jesus and of Lazarus. The priests took turns answering questions that were either directed specifically to them, or based on their area of expertise. Father Healey, lobbyist for the Diocese of Providence at the State House, was the obvious choice to answer questions on such pertinent topics as the election of Governor-elect Gina Raimondo. At one point, however, he joked “everyone else is getting the tough questions and people are asking me what my favorite movie is!” It was an evening of great spirituality and laughter and sure to become another favorite OLM tradition