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Diocesan Cycle of Prayer 2016-2017

Here is the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer, updated for 1 Advent 2016 through Christ the King 2017. It enables individuals and parishes to include each of the parishes and missions of the diocese in the

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From Bishop Knisely in response to the 2016 elections

A Divided Community: Responding with Hope and Action The results of the elections this week have confirmed what we already knew. Our country is deeply divided along regional, racial, gender and economic lines. The divisions are real and painful. The divisions are ending

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Diocesan Convention 2016: Highlights

The 226th Convention of the Diocese of Rhode Island began with Eucharist and a reception on Friday evening, Nov. 4 at St. Luke's Church, East Greenwich, and continued with business sessions and award presentations on Saturday. Sermon by the Rt. Rev. Jeffery Williams at Conven

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Diocesan News and Resources Oct 25

The latest issue of our email newsletter can be found here.  Check it out for details about diocesan convention, resources for prayer during an election season, and a story about h

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Lenten book discussions prompt ministry actions by members of Redeemer

A Lenten program at The Church of the Redeemer, Providence, is turning out to be a lot more than a class—it’s also been a springboard to discipleship. About a dozen members spent Lent—and a few weeks more—reading and talking about “

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All Events

Diocesan Convention

November 4-5, 2016

Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training

November 9, 2016 6-9 p.m.
St. Martin’s, Providence
(application required)

ECW Fall Ingathering

November 10, 2016

Lunch for Retired Clergy

November 15, 2016

Advent Quiet Day for Clergy

November 29, 2016


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Girard and Galatians: Seeing what is hidden


I’ve been reading and working through the implications of Rene Girard’s insights into human relationships for years – particularly the way that

First we pray, then we move.


It’s beyond our bearing. Another mass shooting has happened, this one the deadliest in our country’s history. Someone was given access to enough w

Prayer for Reconciliation


On Tuesday night I was asked to open a meeting of law enforcement and community representatives, and clergy that was set to discuss the federal grand