The Holy Ghost Religious Education and Youth Center is located within the Church of the Holy Ghost, a Roman Catholic…More parish.
It offers religious education (CCD) classes to first-graders through seventh-graders in preparation for first penance and first holy communion. From grades eight through 10, it is preparation for confirmation. The religious education office also provides the Rite of Catholic Initiation of Adults and special religious education classes.
The youth ministry, or John Paul the Great Youth Group, meets every Sunday from 6 pm - 8pm. For more information about the group, contact parish Youth Minister Mike Pacheco or visit the website.
Saint Madeline's Church 35 Lake Rd, Tiverton, RI02878 Saint Madeline's is a Roman Catholic Church that is a member of the Diocese of Providence. Mass is held on Saturdays at…More 4 p.m. and on Sundays at 9 a.m. Confessions take place on Saturdays from 3 to 3:30 p.m. Fr. Gerard W. Hussey is the pastor, and funeral directors are advised to call him at Saint Catherine for Siena Church in Little Compton, where his office is located.
Greater Tiverton Community Chorus 3804 Main Rd, Tiverton, RI02878 Greater Tiverton Community Chorus offers communities choral concerts throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode…More Island. Rehearsals are conducted at the Amicable Church. It holds its concerts at the St. John's Catholic Church in Westport, St. Theresa's Church, St. Michael's Church and Parish Hall. It also hosts Keyboards for Kids fundraisers to serve to refurbish grand pianos for Rhode Island schools.
St. Christopher Church is located on Main Road in Stone Bridge. St. Thesesa Church in North Tiverton is in the same…More Roman Catholic parish.
St. Christopher Church originated in 1894 when Catholics migrated from Fall River and nearby to Tiverton to stay in their summer residences. At this time, there were only a small number of Catholics in the Tiverton and South Tiverton area. Reverend M.E. Cook began reading masses at Town Hall that summer, and Saint Peter's by the Sea was built on Highland Road the following year by the summer visitors. It served as a mission under the Holy Ghost Fathers parish.
In 1910, a new church was built and dedicated at the current location. St. Peter's by the Sea closed down once mass were determined to be held all year, and it did not possess adequate heating.
Reverend Peter J. Andrews has been serving as the first diocesan pastor of the parish since 2003.
Masses are held at St. Christopher Church on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. and Sundays at 9:30 a.m.
In light of the two parishes celebrating anniversaries, events are being held through March 2011 at various dates that can be found on its website, as well as youth programs, announcements and outreach opportunities.
The Church of the Holy Ghost is located on Hooper Street in North Tiverton, adjacent to the Holy Ghost Religious…More Education and Youth Center.
In the early 1900s, as people continued to flock to Rhode Island and Tiverton from southeast Massachusetts, the Holy Ghost Parish comprised Tiverton, Little Compton and Portsmouth. Portsmouth was the main headquarters for the parish at St. Anthony's.
In 1913, Bishop Matthew Harkins made Rev. Christopher Rooney the pastor of a small mission church in North Tiverton called the Church of the Holy Paraclete. In 1920, it was changed to the Church of the Holy Ghost.
In 1923, the mission was raised to the status of parish, with Fr. Joseph Boehr as pastor, and a year later a rectory was constructed. Through much growth and change over the mid-twentieth century as North Tiverton converted from a farming community to one that housed the families of those working in the local mills, the Holy Ghost Parish was comprised of 1,150 families and 4,140 parishioners by 1976.
Today, the church boasts to be the largest parish in the area with over 2,000 families. It is overseen today by Fr. Jay A. Finelli.
The church also provides Catholic Social Services, which includes adoption, bilingual health and wellness, a food pantry, child protection and counseling services. It operates within the physicial boundaries of the Diocese of Fall River.