OUR MINISTRIES

This parish community has made it possible in so many ways over the years, for people to find the Lord in their lives, especially through the Sacraments of the Eucharist and Reconciliation. And we have all played a part in this picture that makes up the beautiful masterpiece that is St. John Vianney parish. 

You can connect with a ministry leader directly below or via the link.

Altar Servers

Altar servers assist the priest in the smooth and efficient flow of the Mass. Prospective altar servers must be in the fifth grade or older, received their First Communion, and attend mass on a regular schedule.

Contact

Orin Cook

Baptism

Third Sunday of every month after 11:30am Mass

Contact

Denise Carlucci

401-333-6060

Catholic Athletic League Basketball (CAL / CYO)

The Catholic Athletic League is organized in order to give the children of this diocese a place to help them develop physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.

Contact

Tracy Walton

401-334-4504

Catholic Athletic League office

401-942-6571

Children's Liturgy

Through the use of props and other visual aids, children grades K-5 are encouraged to join in discussion of the scripture readings.  Offered September - June. 5pm Saturday Mass

Contact

Liz DeCotis

401-334-3215

Collation after Funerals

Volunteers will await your caterer, help set up the tables, serve the food and beverages, and clean up after the meals. There is no charge for this service.

Contact

Claudette Swider

401-334-3450

Elizabeth Ministry

A parish-based outreach to women in their childbearing years. The Elizabeth Ministers draw on their own personal stories and experiences and offer companionship, encouragement, prayers and support to other women during the childbearing years.

Contact

Regina Bamford

508-878-7045

Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents

For parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age, by any cause; recently or many years ago. One day retreat at St. John Vianney offered in the spring. Various day or weekend retreats offered in RI & MA.

Contact

Denise Carlucci

401-333-6060

Eucharistic Ministers

Contact

Cecile Letourneau

Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration

First Friday of every month 7:30am - 8:00pm. Perpetual Adoration coming soon.

Contact

Maureen Parmenter - 401-333-2786

Martha Anne Macari -  401-334-1622

Gardening Committee

The Gardening Committee is a group of people who enjoy being outdoors and gardening, and who are dedicated to beautifying the church grounds.  No one has any professional landscaping experience and anyone at any age is welcome to participate.  This is a fun family activity, including for students who need to complete service hour requirements.  Members with experience guide new members in the tasks needed.  They prepare and plant the flower beds in the spring at the church and administration building, and maintain them on a rotating weekly basis over the summer, by watering, weeding and deadheading.   In the fall mums are planted and the flower beds are cleaned up by the group.

Conact

Julie Guerin

Girl Scouts

Conact

Lauren Bianchi

Knights of Columbus, Council 12312

The Knights of Columbus work to overcome the challenges of the need for food, shelter, warm clothing & financial security, especially for widows & orphans, in our local communities. Membership is open to Catholic men ages 18 or older. Meetings are held the 2nd & 4th Thursdays of the month at 7:00 pm.

Conact

Bob Chesney - Grand Knight

kofc12312.org

401-500-0927

Lectors

Contact

Cecile Letourneau

Life in the Spirit Prayer Meeting

Every Thursday 7pm

Contact

Maureen Parmenter

401-333-2786

Men's Club

Provides a forum to enhance spirituality among the men of the parish offering a practical means to promote camaraderie, form enduring friendships, and render service to build a better parish community. Third Thursday of every month 6pm

Contact

Bruce Sawyer

401-334-4699

 

Mother's Prayer Group

Meets weekly for  informal discussions on the role of motherhood and faith formation for children in a warm and supportive atmosphere. The group also provides an opportunity for mother-to-mother support for issues on raising children of all ages. New, expectant and nursing mothers are especially encouraged, as well as experienced moms who can share their advice and expertise.

Contact

Lisa Cannon

401-475-4240

Jill Goula

401-333-6410

Music Ministry

Joining our faith and musical talents with one another as we endeavor to inspire and accompany the congregation as it raises it's Voice to God in prayerful song.

Contact

Deacon Paul

401-617-2606

Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Cenacle

Every Wednesday 7pm

Contact

Maureen Parmenter

401-333-2786

Parish Council

Visit "Parish Council" page on our website for more information.

Contact

Chairperson- Kim McCarthy

Parish Engagement

The Parish Engagement Committee seeks to create a culture that promotes inclusive, welcoming, active relationships within our community through parish ministries, special events, sacraments and family life.  By fostering the full participation of all parishioners we hope our faith community will be stronger, closer and more spiritually vibrant.

Contact

Melissa Robichaud

401-722-3153

 

Pastoral Care

Every Sunday, a team of pastoral care ministers bring the Eucharist to residents of Autumn Villa, Brookdale Manor and parishioners who are unable to attend mass.

Contact

Pru Roberts

401-333-6770

Religious Education

Establishes and maintains programs of religious instruction, sacramental preparation and information concerning the faith that promotes a deeper understanding of the faith and the continual spiritual growth of parishioners at all age levels.

Contact

Pat Draper

Kathryn Lagasse

Kim Passanante

Erin Blais

401-333-2347

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Open to adults interested in becoming fully initiated into the Catholic Church, through Baptism, the Eucharist, and Confirmation.

Contact

Fr. Joe Pescatello

401-333-6060

Cub Scouts

Friday at 7:00 pm. Select the "Schedules" tab on the home page to take you to a complete schedule.

Contact

Chris Ferland

Steve Parent

Boy Scouts

Sunday 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Select the "Schedules" tab on the home page to take you to a complete schedule.

Contact

John Petrone -  401-943-6655

Steve Collard

Senior's Club

A group of  members age 55 and over, who enjoy recreational and informational activities and pursue an overall goal of service to the needs of its members as well as to the needs of the parish. Third Wednesday of every month 10am-3pm.

Contact

Ann Foisy

401-333-3231

 

St. John Vianney Help for the Needy

A charitable organization within the parish that provides resources and assistance with rent, heat, food, medical bills, shelter and clothing.

Contact

Roger Doire (June-Oct) 401-333-0114

Orin Cook (Nov-May) 401-333-5746

Youth Choir

Contact

Rene Whalen

Youth Ministry

The Saint John Vianney Youth Ministry is a community of believers dedicated to encountering the living Christ through lifelong discipleship and a firm foundation in catechesis. We seek to cultivate the gifts and talents of young people, to foster a nurturing and supportive environment, and to accomplish this by instilling a Gospel-centered, challenging, and world-shaping vision for our youth.

Contact

Veronica Plante

 
 
 
 
 
Notifications
ADDRESS

Saint Teresa of the Child Jesus

358 Newport Avenue

Pawtucket, RI 02861-4130

 

Telephone Numbers

Parish Phone (401) 722-4470

Parish Fax (401) 722-2958

Religious Education (401) 722-8650

School (401) 726-1414

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