Dear Parishioners:     

 The OLM Golf Tournament at Quidnessett Country Club, September 11, 2017.  L to R: OLM Parishioner George Simms, Michael & David Simms (OLM School Graduates) and Tom Tally of Tally's Religious Goods Store. 

The OLM Golf Tournament at Quidnessett Country Club, September 11, 2017.  L to R: OLM Parishioner George Simms, Michael & David Simms (OLM School Graduates) and Tom Tally of Tally's Religious Goods Store. 

What a spectacular day we had on Monday at the First Annual OLM Golf Tournament. We had 120 golfers playing atthe beautiful Quidnessett Country Club.  God provided beautiful weather and everyone had grand time.                               

We thank Jamie Pedro and her crew of volunteers who organized and put together a great day in support of the Saints and Scholars Fund.  We also thank Lorraine Kane and the great folks at Quidnessett for their generosity and hospitality in hosting our golf tournament. We must also thank our corporate sponsors from Washington Trust, Ocean State Signal, Home Loan Bank, Barrington Promotions, and Wardell & Reed.  We must thank those who sponsored our retired priests and faculty members. We had over 40 tee sponsors and we thank them too!  We are grateful for the generous support from many parishioners, school family and friends of OLM!

We had some great golfers who put their talents on display and the winning score was an incredible 59!!  Fr. Barrow won the clergy prize for lowest score for a first timegolfer!  It was a grand day and we are grateful for all who helped to make it possible.  We are already planning next year’s OLM Golf Tournament!

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Sadly while we were on the course golfing in beautiful weather, our brothers and sisters in Florida were dealing the devastation and destruction of Hurricane Irma.  Like Texas once again hundreds of thousands of people in Florida and the Caribbean are suffering and in need. All funds collected in September though OLM Outreach is being dedicated to Hurricane Relief in Texas and Florida through Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) and we will also aid those in the Caribbean through Catholic Relief Services (CRS).  

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If you would like to help this effort, please make a check payable to OLM Outreach and write “Hurricane Relief” on the envelope and place it in the collection basket or simply mail it to the parish office. There are many of our brothers and sisters suffering and we can aid them in their need with our support. 

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CRS is responding to Hurricane Irma with pre-stocked relief supplies and a skilled emergency team headed to the worst affected areas in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and the Caribbean Islands. CCUSA, the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, is already delivering compassionate care and support to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

As Catholics we can take great pride that both these Catholic agencies provide essential support before, during and after disasters and that 100% of the funds collected go directly to those affected.  In the name of the thousands of people suffering because natural disasters, I thank you for your generous support. 

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Next Sunday we mark our Parish Feast Day.  The Feast of Our Lady of Mercy is September 24th and we begin the day with a Solemn Mass at 10:30am.  Following the Mass, we gather for our Annual Parish Picnic, complete with hamburgers and hot dogs, ice cream, games for kids and adults.  Please join us for this great day. 

We ask you to please bring your own beverage (adult or otherwise), chairs, blankets, cigars, and a homemade dessert to share! It should be another great celebration of parish family and friends.  Of course there will be a large screen TV to watch the Pat’s game too!  The Annual Tug-of-War between Team Healey and Team Barrow is on again this year!  I won’t be the anchor this year as I’m a little lighter now!  Join us for good fun, good food and good times!

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On Monday, September 25th we have a Holy Hour of Mercy preached by one of our newly ordained priests, Fr. Joseph Brice from St. Augustine Church in Providence.  Two hours of Confession precede the Holy Hour for those in need of God’s mercy and forgiveness of sins.

On Tuesday, September 26th, our talented musicians, Henri St. Louis and Deirdre Donovan, lead our OLM Adult and Children’s Choirs in a Concert of Mercy.  Join us for beautiful sacred music in honor of our patroness, Our Lady of Mercy.  And on Wednesday, September 27th, we invite you to join us in an Act of Mercy as we prepare meals for the homeless.

Do good. Be well. God Bless! Go Sox! Go Pats!!!
Celebrate Our Lady of Mercy!