Mary Magdalene: Insights From Ancient Magdala

Come to a presentation by Jennifer Ristine, a consecrated woman of Regnum Christi. Jennifer has been serving at the recently-excavated site of ancient Magdala in the Holy Land of Israel since 2014. Her shared research and reflections are the fruit of countless visitors’ questions. Through archaeological discoveries, historical texts, Scriptural sources, and a survey of traditions, she offers a mosaic-like representation of the figure and importance of Mary Magdalene.

This event will be held in the parish center of St Philip’s Church in Greenville on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 PM. Come to this free presentation — and bring a friend!

Women’s Guild Banquet

The end of the year Banquet for the Women’s Guild will be held on Thursday, June 7th at the Atwood Grill on Atwood Avenue in Johnston.  Cocktails will begin at 5:45 PM and Dinner will be at 6:30 PM.  The meal choices are Chicken Marsala, Baked Scrod or Veal Parmigiana.  All women of the parish are invited.  Sign-up sheets are located in a brown envelope on the bulletin board at the parking lot entrance.  Please take a slip, fill it out and return it to Donna at the rectory by June 1st with your check made out to St. Joseph’s Church.

For more information, call Donna at 647-2255.

Thanks for the Help

A BIG THANK YOU to our entire Confirmation 1 class and their parents who baked for our Confirmation 2 ceremony collation. We had so many delicious treats for all the families and guests to enjoy after the ceremony.  We especially THANK moms Sue Hopkins, Jan Patrone, & Marypat Scott who supervised the festivities, and to our youth Tyler Mellor, Nathan Jolicoeur, Rafe Patrone & Ashley Scott for all their help setting up and assisting during the collation.

Save the Date for VBS

This summer’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) Program for those children ages 4-11 will be held from July 23-27th.
We will be going to a tropical paradise with“SHIPWRECKED: Rescued by Jesus!” Registration forms will be available soon!  Any middle/high school youth looking to have a LOT of FUN as a crew or junior crew leader is asked to send me an email!

Religious Education Classes are complete

Classes for Religious Education are complete for this school year.  We THANK all of our dedicated parents for joining us each week and making faith formation important for their children.  Registration for next year will be held over the summer.  More information to follow.  Check out our new Parish website to download forms and get information as it becomes available.

Liturgical Publications Sales

A representative from Liturgical Publications, our bulletin publisher, was here in the parish this week to sell ads for our bulletin.  These ads pay for printing expenses for the bulletin.  If you have a business and would like to advertise in our church bulletin, please call Steve Gouin at 401-742-0268. The bulletin reaches about 300 families every week.

Please consider taking out an ad.

Catholic Pilgimages

Catholic Pilgrimages to the Shrines of Spain and The Holy Land  September 10 – 21, 2018, $3,899.00 per person including air from Providence.

Holy Land, November 7 – 17, 2018, $3,899.00 per person including air from Providence.

Most meals included. Holy Mass daily at the Shrines.

For a Flyer or more detailed information please call

Cathie or Michael Milano at 1-800-773-2660.

Attention Boy Scouts

Deacon Paul will be offering the Pope Pius XII Religious Award this year.  The program is for high school Boy Scouts and Venturers of the Catholic Faith. 

This is a great program to learn about your faith and what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ in the world today.

Classes will be starting soon so see Deacon Paul!

Attention Electronic Giving Parishioners

If you give your weekly donations through Electronic Giving but would like to put something in the basket, we have the answer for you.  We now have laminated cards available at the church entrances that you can pick up and put in the basket every week.  So, if you want the good feeling of putting something in the basket, this may be for you.

Raffle Tickets Available

The Knights of Columbus are now selling tickets for their June Calendar Raffle.  There will be a $ 50.00 prize drawn daily with $ 100.00 prize on all the Sundays of June and the final drawing on June 30th will be for $ 500.00. Your ticket will be put back into the drawing if you win so that you have multiple chances to win. Tickets are $10.00 each and can be purchased from any one of the Knights and at the rectory office. Proceeds from the Raffle are for the Scholarship listed above