Assumption Food Pantry

November 23, 2017

Due to ongoing problems with the State of Rhode Island's new Unified Health Infrastructure Project (UHIP) there has been a significant spike in the number of people seeking assistance from the Assumption Food Pantry.  Several parishes from around the diocese collect food for the pantry and Home Loan and Investment holds an annual fundraiser to support this vital ministry.  Individuals can help as well. We are in need of the following items:  Canned Meats/Tuna, Canned Fruit, Canned Vegetables, Canned Potatoes and Instant Mashed Potatoes, Canned Soup, Peanut Butter & Jelly, Canned Spaghetti and Ravioli, Hot Chocolate, Pork & Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Spaghetti Sauce, Hot and Cold Breakfast Cereals, Canned Milk, Sugar, Pancake Mix, Cake Mix and Frosting, Saltines/Crackers, Personal Hygiene Products.  Donations can be dropped off at the rectory anytime during regular business hours.  And of course cash donations are always accepted and greatly appreciated.  Please mail your check to:  Assumption Food Pantry, 791 Potters Avenue, Providence, RI  02907.  Thanks for your continued support of the Assumption Parish Food Ministry!

A Night of Thanks

November 16, 2017

The Home Loan Foundation, founded by Home Loan Investment Bank, will host its 6th annual fundraiser to benefit the Assumption Parish Food Ministry on November 30th. This partnership, led by a committee consisting of Sr. Angela Daniels, C.P.; Fr. Daniel Trainor; John M. Murphy, Sr., Founder & Chairman of Home Loan Investment Bank; Hon. Laurence K. Flynn; and Hon. Scott C. Slater, has resulted in nearly $250,000 donated to the Food Ministry on behalf of the Home Loan Foundation.

This year’s event, “A Night of Thanks,” will feature music from John Scotti, a raffle, hors d'oeuvres, and wine and beer tastings from Horizon Beverage.

One hundred percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Assumption Parish Food Ministry, located at 791 Potters Avenue in the West End of Providence. The Pantry has been serving neighbors in need since the late 1960s, when Sr. Angela Daniels and Fr. Daniel Trainor saw a growing number of low-income families move into Providence neighborhoods. What started as a temporary solution to help those few families in need has evolved into a necessary resource for more than 44,000individuals in the greater Providence area. For more information or to donate, call 401- 941-1248.

Guests are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to help stock the pantry's shelves.


November 15, 2017

Welcome to our brand new Assumption Parish website!  You should be aware that while the site is up and running it is still very much a work in progress.  Here you will find the weekly Mass schedule, information on special events and hopefully in the near future the weekly parish bulletin and an updated history of Assumption Parish. Please note that the website can easily be translated into Spanish with the drop down menu at the top of the Home page.  We welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.  Meanwhile, this is also the place to check for Mass cancellations due to inclement weather.