On September 12, 2015, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul are holding a conference at their Motherhouse in Kingston entitled “Healing the Church: Addressing the Clergy Sexual Crisis.” Sister Nuala Kenny, the keynote speaker, has had many years of experience with this subject. Her objective is to promote inclusion and healing for the greater good of all.
Memorial Masses For Sister Rose Marie Kelly, Cnd – April 26, 2015: A small group of people gathered for the 11:00 Liturgy at Saint Martha Church in East Providence RI for a Memorial Mass for sister Rose Marie. Sister’s sister-in-law, Evelyn Kelly, had the Mass offered for Rose Marie. Those present represented a microcosm of Rose Marie’s life: her family (Evelyn and nephew Bill Castle), sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame (Marylou Lyons and Mary Ann Rossi), associate Susan Connery, friends and former faculty members at St. Mary’s (Virginia Pagliaro and the children of Debbie Tourgee.) The purple tulips in front of Mary were given by associate Bonnie Cotter. Much to our surprise and joy, father Gene McKenna arrived and celebrated the Liturgy. He spoke affectionately of working with Rose Marie in the heady days after Vatican II.
May 31, 2015: Appropriately, on the Feast of the Visitation, May 31, 2015, the 10:00 Mass at Saint Mary’s “on Broadway” will be offered for Rose Marie in gratitude from her former students. This Mass was planned by two of the Wheeler Family, Roseann Wheeler Martineau and John Wheeler. As Roseann said: “Regardless of what the turn out will be...It will be beautiful because we will be back where it all started..."Our Dear Old St. Mary's"...! Please let people you know about this Mass. Some of her students will publicize on Facebook.