Convention 2021

The Diocese of Rhode Island’s 230th Diocesan Convention will be held November 6, 2021 in person at St. Luke’s in East Greenwich. More details will be coming soon.


All resolutions recommending action by Convention, other than resolutions accompanying reports presented to Convention, shall be referred to the Committee which shall review and shall report to Convention all resolutions. If you are proposing a resolution, please follow the directions on the 2021 Resolution Form.

Please note that a properly signed and executed Resolution form may be scanned and emailed to Resolutions must be received before September 23, 2021, forty-five days (45) before Convention.


Are you interested in serving on a diocesan committee? The Committee on Elections is charged with finding nominees for vacancies on all committees. Nominees are elected by Diocesan Council or Diocesan Convention. Terms begin at the time of Convention, and most are three years long. A person can serve for two consecutive terms on a committee (with a couple of exceptions). If you are currently on a committee and your first term ended in 2020 or 2021, you are probably eligible to serve another term. A member of the Committee on Elections will contact you to ask about this, or you can send an email to express your intention.  If you want more information about a committee, fill out 2021 FORM TO REQUEST INFO ABOUT COMMITTEES  If you would like to be formally nominated for a position, fill out 2021 NOMINATION FORM FOR DIOCESAN COMMITTEES All forms and emails can be sent to


Please note that lay persons who are interested in being nominated for a position are asked to have their parish priest sign the form. Nomination forms must be submitted by September 23, 2021. For more information, contact the Rev. Bettine Besier at 860-303-5927