The Rev. Peter Andrews, who recently served as pastor of St. Christopher and St. Theresa parishes in Tiverton for 13 years, will become pastor of St. Barnabas Church in Portsmouth this Saturday.
The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, will preside at the Pastor Installation Mass of Rev. Peter Andrews this Saturday in Portsmouth.
The Rev. Andrews, a Cranston native, attended Cranston West High School, and later graduated from Providence College and Our Lady of Providence Seminary College before completing his seminary studies at St. John Seminary in Brighton, MA.
Ordained in 1988 by Bishop Louis E. Gelineau, he was assigned as assistant pastor of St. Francis de Sales, North Kingstown and then, three years later, he served at Immaculate Conception in Westerly as assistant pastor.
In 1997, the Rev. Andrews was appointed director of the Office for Worship and administrative secretary to Bishops Louis E. Gelineau and then Robert E. Mulvee.