Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Calling hours will take place Thursday evening at Our Lady of Mercy Church.
The mood was subdued at the parish office at Our Lady of Mercy Church on Monday. There was an air of disbelief, following the previous day's news that the Rev. Monsignor John W. Lolio had died early Sunday after falling and hitting his head. “He said the Mass Saturday night. Everybody’s stunned and shocked,” said parish secretary Jean Chappell, who had worked with Msgr. Lolio for his entire 20-year tenure at OLM. “He was a gentle, caring, understanding person.” Fr. Charles Grondin, associate pastor at OLM for the past five years, echoed Chappell’s words. “He was caring, gentle and peaceful,” said Grondin. “He was good with everybody. Everyone felt comfortable with him, at ease.” At Our Lady of Mercy School, just across the street from the…
Sunday, May 6, 2012
John Lolio, pastor at Our Lady of Mercy since 1992, died unexpectedly Saturday night.
Friday, February 3, 2012
The OLM fourth grader is a big Patriots fan.
Joey Allen predicts the Patriots will beat the Giants 24-14 in Sunday's Super Bowl. And he'll be right there to see if he's right. His family has season tickets to the Patriots, which gave them the option to buy two tickets to the big game. "That's a no-brainer," said Joey's dad, Larry Allen. "It's just so big." Larry has been to previous Super Bowls, but this will be Joey's first. "I'm excited," he said, wearing a big smile. The fourth grader attends Our Lady of Mercy School and lives in Cowesett. Joey was particularly happy that his favorite player, Ron Gronkowski, may be able to play in the game, after being sidelined recently with an ankle injury. He likes Tom Brady too. And he's optimistic that the Pats defense is going to do the job…
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Ruth Guilfoyle was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mercy for 51 years.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The two-year tradition is a hit with the students and those children who receive the bears.
- HOLIDAY GUIDE
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
At Our Lady Mercy School’s annual Santa’s Village celebration earlier this month, families were treated to music, crafts, stories and even Santa himself. The highlight of the day, however, was a two-year old tradition that helps teach the children an important lesson about giving, which included making their own teddy bear to be donated to charity. Prior to the event, families pre-registered and paid for the bears, which were created with the help of Chris and Mary Beth Kreager of Tower House B&B in Narragansett. The bears were then stuffed, named and given birth certificates, and usually given a big hug before being given up for “adoption." A total of 80 bears were created by OLM students that day. They were then donated to programs at…
Friday, December 16, 2011
Five things you need to know about East Greenwich today, Dec 16.
EG Patch Office Hours: This morning you’ll find me at Custom House from 9:30 to 11. Got a bone to pick with something we’ve published? Or maybe you just want to share some holiday love. Either way, you know where I am, so come on down! OLM Christmas Pageant: There’s nothing like a Christmas pageant to bring some meaning to the season. Come celebrate with the Our Lady of Mercy students as they entertain us with the sounds of Christmas! At the church starting at 7 p.m. EG Art Club’s Members Show: The show takes place at the Warwick Public Library for most of December but today and tomorrow there are special showings from 2 to 4 p.m., with artists on hand to speak with guests. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Avenger Sports: The EGHS Girls…
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
The annual walkathon fundraiser helps offset costs for such programs as robotics as well as for field trips and technology upgrades.
Last Thursday, students from Our Lady of Mercy School took part in a walkathon that's become an annual fundraising event for the private Catholic elementary school. This year's Walkathon raised a whopping $10,000, which will be used for school programs such as robotics, as well as for field trips and to help improve technology at the school. Paws, the mascot from the Pawtucket Red Sox, was also in attendance to encourage the students, faculty and parents along the way.