The Most Reverend Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence, has appointed Father Ryan Connors as the new Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Mercy Church effective July 1, 2013.  Father Connors will replace Father Shemek who was recently appointed Pastor of St. Christopher and St. Theresa Parishes in FRCTiverton.  Father Connors is a native of Riverside who graduated from Bishop Hendricken High School and Boston College.  Father Connors was ordained last June by Bishop Tobin and is currently completing his advanced theological studies in Rome.  He will begin his new assignment on July 1st!   .  We give a warm welcome to Father Connors!