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Loving Support, Power of Prayer, Miracles
Gloria Brousseau Ciesynski is pleading for your help. She and her son Joseph has been in search of a liver donor for at least 8 months. Without the transplant, he is given a 20 to 30% chance of dying soon. That does sadden her but his positive attitude gets her through a mother’s pain of helplessness. He spends 3 days a week at a dialysis center. He would love to be able to live as others his age. If you would like to know more about Joseph, or if you would like to help Joseph, by knowing how you would donate, please Email Gloria a message at email@example.com.
Please pray for her son’s full recovery.
Greetings St. Teresa parish!
I am very excited that Bishop Tobin assigned me as your new pastor. Fr. David has been very gracious to me; introducing me to the many good people of the parish the many good works that this parish accomplishes. I look forward to getting to know you, and most especially I look forward to serving you as pastor.
By way of introduction, I can share some of my background with you. I am a native Rhode Islander (no doubt my accent will give me away). I grew up in Warwick near Hoxsie Four Corners (or in true Rhode Island fashion: near where Benny’s was). I attended public school until college. My vocation to the priesthood began when I started serving as an altar server. In sixth grade, I needed service hours. I thought serving would be an easy way to finish and be done with them. Unknown to my family and I, this simple motivation to serve Mass would eventually turn into a vocation to the priesthood. God will use many ways to draw us to Himself! I entered seminary right after High School in 2007. I lived at Our Lady of Providence Seminary and attended classes at Providence College. In 2011 I was assigned to the Pontifical North American College in Rome. I was ordained a priest in 2015 and finished my studies in 2016.
I returned and was assigned to Our Lady of Mercy Parish in East Greenwich for five years until my assignment as pastor here.
When I learned of the patron of my new assignment I was thrilled immediately. The “Little Flower” has captured the minds and hearts of Catholics since her short time on earth from 1873 to 1897. As she herself said: “The good God does not need years to accomplish His work of love in a soul…” Her life and impact on the world certainly show the truth of her words. I look forward to learning more about her as well as the parish of her namesake.
Please pray for me as I will for you. Together may we strive for holiness, love of God, and love of neighbor.
St. Teresa of the Child Jesus, pray for us.
ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Our parishioners are empowered and called forth to get involved in a number of ministries and they give of themselves unselfishly.
St. Teresa of the Child Jesus is a welcoming and vibrant environment that offers spiritual, social opportunities to her parishioners. We encourage you to join us for our weekend masses and stay for a lifetime. We hope you will take time to learn more about us by browsing our website.
We are proud to offer our religious education program from
early grades through confirmation.
Our services include weekend liturgies, holy days of obligation, baptisms, first communions, confirmations, weddings, funerals and special liturgies that our parish holds in celebration.