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Churches of the Diocese of Providence
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Parish Primary Congregation Location Est. First Pastor Comments
Diocese of Boston
St. Mary Irish Newport 1826 Robert D. Woodley  
St. Mary Irish Pawtucket 1829 Fr. Robert D. Woodley  
SS. Peter & Paul Irish Providence 1837 Fr. Francis Hye rededicated 1847 as Cathedral; Bishop William Tyler
St. Patrick Irish Providence; Smith Hill 1841 William Wiley 1848  
Diocese of Hartford Bishop William Tyler - 1843
St. Mary Irish Warwick; Arctic 1844    
St. Charles Irish Woonsocket 1846    
Diocese of Hartford Bishop Bernard O'Reilly - 1850
St. Mary of the Bay Irish Warren 1851    
St. Philip   Smithfield; Greenville 1852    
Our Lady of Mercy   East Greenwich 1853    
St. Mary   Providence 1853    
SS. Peter & Paul   Warwick; Phoenixville 1853    
St. Patrick Irish Burrillville; Harrisville 1854    
Diocese if Hartford (interim acting Bishop) Fr. William O'Reilly (brother of Bernard) - 1856
St. Michael Irish Providence; near Cranston line 1857   originally St. Bernard
Immaculate Conception Irish Providence; North End 1857   closed 1957; records at St. Patrick
Diocese of Hartford Bishop Francis Patrick McFarland - 1858
St. Ann   Cranston 1858 John Quinn  
St. Patrick   Cumberland; Valley Falls 1861    
St. Mary   Bristol 1869    
St. John   Providence; Federal Hill 1870   closed 1991
Church of the Assumption   Providence; West Elmwood 1871    
St. John the Evangelist   Burrillville; Slatersville 1872    
St. Joseph   Cumberland; Ashton 1872    
Sacred Heart   Pawtucket; Pleasant View 1872    
Diocese of Providence created Bishop Thomas Francis Hendricken - 1872
included current Diocese of Fall River; had 43 churches with 5 under construction, 5 female academies and 1 for boys, 9 parish schools with 4,225 students and 1 orphan asylum with 200 children. Massachusetts section of the diocese had 15 churches and 15 priests with 30,000 Catholics. Fr. Lawrence S. McMahon, pastor of St. Lawrence Church,  New Bedford, appointed vicar general for Massachusetts
Notre Dame du Sacre Coeur French Central Falls 1873 Charles Dauray  
St. Joseph   Pawtucket 1873    
St. Joseph   Warwick; Natick 1873    
Precious Blood French Woonsocket 1873 Charles Dauray  
St. James   Lincoln; Manville 1874    
St. Bernard   N. Kingstown; Wickford 1874    
St. Edward   N. Providence; later part of Providence 1874    
St. Charles Borromeo French Providence 1874    
St. Joseph   Providence 1874    
St. John the Baptist French Warwick; Centreville 1874 Henry Spruyt  
St. Michael   Smithfield; Georgiaville 1875    
Sacred Heart   E. Providence 1876    
St. Jean-Baptiste French Warren 1877    
St. Francis of Assisi   South Kingstown; Wakefield 1879    
Holy Name   Providence 1882    
St. Teresa   Providence 1883    
St. Joseph   Burrillville; Pascoag 1884    
St. Jean-Baptiste French Pawtucket 1884    
St. Joseph   Newport 1885    
Holy Rosary Parish Portuguese Providence; Fox Point 1886    
St. Thomas   Providence 1886    
Immaculate Conception   Westerly 1886    
Diocese of Providence Bishop Matthew Harkins - 1887
Blessed Sacrament   Providence 1888    
Holy Ghost Italian Providence 1889    
St. Ann French Woonsocket 1890   merged 1998 into All Saints Catholic Community
St. Philomena   Narragansett 1891   later St. Thomas More
St. Ambrose French Lincoln; Albion 1892    
Our Lady of Consolation French Pawtucket 1895    
St Ann Italian Providence 1895    
Sacred Heart   Woonsocket 1895    
Our Lady of Good Counsel   Warwick 1897    
St. Anthony   Providence 1900    
St. Anthony   Portsmouth 1901    
St. Adalbert Polish Providence 1902    
St. Aloysius   Woonsocket 1902   merged 1998 into All Saints Catholic Community
Holy Family French Woonsocket 1902    
St. Louis French Woonsocket 1902    
St. Rocco Italian Johnston 1903    
Diocese of Fall River created Bishop William L. Stang - 1904
St. Matthew French Central Falls 1904    
St. Edward   Pawtucket 1904    
Our Lady of Lourdes French Providence 1904    
St. Agnes   Providence 1904    
Our Lady of Good Help French Burrillville; Mapleville 1905    
Our Lady of Czenstochowa Polish Coventry; Quidnick 1905   later SS. John & Paul
St. Stanislaus Kostka Polish Woonsocket 1905    
St. Joseph Polish Central Falls 1906    
St. Paul   Cranston; Edgewood 1907    
St. Lawrence French North Providence; Centredale 1907    
St. Bartholomew Italian Providence 1907    
St. Casimir Polish Warren 1908    
St. James   Warwick; Arctic 1908    
St. Michael Ukrainian Woonsocket 1908    
St. Matthew   Cranston 1909    
St. Mark   Jamestown 1909    
Our Lady of Victories French Woonsocket 1909   merged 1998 into All Saints Catholic Community
St. Cecelia French Pawtucket 1910    
St. Augustin   Newport 1911    
Trinity-St. George Maronite Rite Pawtucket 1911    
St. Raymond   Providence 1911    
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary   N. Providence 1912    
St. Elizabeth Portuguese Bristol 1913    
Our Lady of Grace Italian Johnston 1913    
Holy Ghost   Tiverton 1913    
St. Benedict   Warwick 1914    
St. Francis Xavier Portuguese East Providence 1915    
St. Brigid   Johnston 1915    
St. Sebastian   Providence 1915    
St. Alexander   Warren 1915