Assumption of the BVM Parish and St. Anthony's Mission Church
Welcome to the Assumption of the BVM Parish and St. Anthony's Mission Church Website
Our new website is easy to use and is compatible with new devices like smart phones and tablets.
Our "Home" page provides a quick overview of what's happening in our Parish without requiring you to "dig" for our most current information.
Our Mass Schedule for the upcoming 7 days is now available on every page of our website.
Parish events have been organized into our new Events Calendar.
2023 Catholic Charity Appeal
"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." --Matthew 25:35
We hope that you will prayerfully consider making a pledge or donation to the 2023 Catholic Charity Appeal. The theme of this years Appeal is "Walking Together in Faith". With the strain of inflation and the increased cost of living we believe that this winter will be one of the most challenging in recent memory for people in our area. The demand on Catholic Social Services is anticipated to be greater than ever before.
Your generous gift will fund numerous corporal works of mercy, including the Keep the Heat On program, that is a lifeline for thousands of our neighbors in Rhode Island.
You can make your pledge or donation online at https://www.givecentral.org/2023CCA or call 401-277-2121 to make a gift by phone. Be sure to specify either Assumption of the BVM or Saint Anthony's Providence when making your pledge or gift.
The newly revised "Diary of a Parish: Church of the Assumption. Providence, RI 1870-2021" is now available to download and print.
Remember, the parish history is a work in progress. We are always looking for new material. If you have any information, memorabilia or photos that might be helpful please contact:
Our Lady of Altagracia Activities
January 12th to 20th. 7:00 pm.
Sunday, January 29th 12:00 p.m. at Assumption Church
Our Lady of Altagracia Day (Día de la Altagracia) is one of the public holidays in the Dominican Republic. It is celebrated on January 21 each year.
Our Lady of Altagracia, also known as Our Lady of Grace or Our Lady of High Grace, is the patron saint and protector of the Dominican Republic. Our Lady of Altagracia is a portrait of the Virgin Mary in a Nativity scene painted circa 1500.
The portrait was brought to the island of Hispanola by Antonio and Alfonso Trejo, two Spanish brothers who were the first Europeans to settle in Santo Domingo. Eventually they donated it to the church in the city of Higüey.
The first shrine dedicated to the portrait of Our Lady of Grace was completed in 1572. Almost four hundred years later, in 1971, the image was moved to the present Basílica Catedral Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia in Salvaleón de Higüey. The image of Our Lady of Altagracia was crowned by Pope twice, in 1922 by Pius XI and in 1979 by John Paul II.
The feast of Our Lady of Altagracia was originally celebrated on August 15. However, it was moved to January 21 in order to celebrate the victory over French invaders in 1690. The holiday is marked by all-night vigils, special services, festivals, dancing, and singing.