Father’s Blog

Renewed by Lenten Mission, We Prepare to Enter the Holiest of Weeks

Dear Parishioners: With great gratitude we offer our thanks to Father Chris O’Connor who led us on Mission this past week.  His witty and wise sermons provided much food for thought for all of us about what it means to be an authentic Catholic disciple.  I hope you were able [...]

Celebrating Gaelic and Garlic Saints!! Making Our Mission!!

Dear Parishioners: We had some great celebrations at OLM last week.  On Friday we had a large crowd for our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Mass.  Sinead Campion did a brilliant job of reading in her native Irish, Fr. Dave Cavanagh delivered a terrific homily on the virtues of St. Patrick [...]

Congratulations to the OLM Junior Girls CAL Basketball Team, Crowned RI State Champions!!!!

Congratulations to the OLM Junior D1 Girls CAL Basketball Team.  They were crowned RI State Champions today after defeating St. Philip’s Parish Team.  Pictured below is the team with Coaches Steve Basler and Brenda Verdi.  Great job!  On to the New England Tournament!

Called to Fast in Lent! Fast from Sin and Come to Confession!!

Dear Parishioners: As I write this column the state and most of the east coast are getting ready for Winter Storm Stella!  A major blizzard with lots of snow and high winds is predicted.  Officials are urging everyone to be safe and stay home on Tuesday!  I hope and pray [...]

Lent and the Saints! Join us as We Celebrate Both!

Dear Parishioners:     I thank those parishioners who have pledged their generous support to the Catholic Charity Appeal.  With 191 parish families donating thus far we have raised $70,547.50 towards our parish goal of $193,000!  It’s a great start to reaching our goal this year!     If you have not [...]

Lent is Here! Give Alms! Pray! Fast! Support the Catholic Charity Appeal Today!

Dear Parishioners: Lent has arrived! We saw big crowds at Ash Wednesday Masses as the faithful came forward to “Turn away from sin and believe the Gospel!” It is our time to pray, fast and give alms for forty days.  From the very early times in the Church the commemoration [...]

Lent is Coming! Ash Wednesday This Week! Are You Ready? Pray, Fast and Give Alms!!

Dear Parishioners: This Wednesday we begin  the Solemn Fast of Lent.  The forty days of prayer, fasting and alms-giving as we prepare spiritually for the great and glorious celebration of Easter.  Are you ready for Lent?  Are you prepared to pray more, fast more and give more alms for the [...]

OLM School Students Reach Out

OUR LADY OF MERCY STUDENTS REACH OUT IN MERCY DURING CATHOLIC SCHOOLS’ WEEK East Greenwich, RI –  Students at Our Lady of Mercy School reach out to others on a regular basis, through acts of kindness within the school community and beyond.  During Catholic Schools’ Week, students did just that [...]

The Pats Win!, Our Call to Proclaim the Church’s Social Teaching

Dear Parishioners: Wow! What a Super Bowl!   I hope you didn’t give up on the Patriots on Sunday night.  In the greatest all time comeback victory in NFL history, the New England Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons!  Tom Brady won his fifth ring, his fourth Super Bowl MVP and showed [...]

Catholic Schools Week Success, Super Bowl Week and Hoped for Success!

Dear Parishioners: We had a tremendous celebration of Catholic Schools Week at Our Lady of Mercy last week.  The students who spoke at Masses were outstanding and we thank them for  helping spread the good news about the OLM Advantage.  We had dozens of families stop by the Open House [...]