During the past several weeks, the pastors of Warwick have been meeting with persons from the Office of Pastoral Planning of the diocese of Providence. Declining Mass attendance, finances, and the declining number of priests, has motivated the need for these meetings.
As we look to the future, the following questions have formed the basis for our discussions; How many parishes are needed to best serve the Catholics of the city of Warwick, and how many priests will be available to provide these services?
In the near future, an open meeting will be planned, where all concerned persons will be invited to give their input to this ongoing discussion. While St. Peter’s Parish remains viable, it is important for everyone to be part of the conversation.
Through prayer, discussion, and mutual cooperation, we will continue to provide for the future needs of the Catholic faithful who live in the city of Warwick.
Thank you for your support and understanding, Please be assured of a remembrance in all my prayers.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Roger C. Gagne