On Saturday, March 17th, Fr. Bernard A. Healey, Pastor of Our Lady of Mercy Church celebrated the Mass of the Feast of St. Patrick. Fr. David Gaffney, Rector of the Seminary of Our Lady of Providence, served as the homilist. Readings in the Irish language were offered by OLM Parishioner Sinead Campion, a native of Ireland. Irish hymns were sung and a reception featuring Irish Coffee and Irish Soda Bread followed.
On Monday, March 19th, Auxiliary Bishop Robert Evans of Providence celebrated the Mass for the Solemnity of St. Joseph in Italian. Fr. James Ruggeri, Pastor of St. Patrick's Church in Providence, offered the homily. Andrea Minopoli of La Masseria Ristorante on Main Street offered a reading in his native Italian and Dr. Anthony Bruzzeze offered a reading in Italian. OLM parishioners and guests enjoyed a reception with Italian Coffee and zeppole after the Mass!