Please join Pax Christi RI members and other peace activists at a Hearing, Friday, March 17, 2023, 3 pm, House Lounge, RI Statehouse. H-5727 Creating Legislative Commission to Study & Safeguard RI against nuclear weapons H-5973 Urging the Federal govt to ratify the Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and other steps to reduce danger of nuclear war.

Fr. Raymond Tetrault January 5, 1935 to January 3, 2023, beloved Pax Christi Rhode Island co-founder and member.

The wake and funeral for Fr. Raymond Tetrault will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 239 Regent Avenue, Providence, RI 02908.

There will be a wake Friday night in the church from 5 pm – 7 pm with a Mass at 7 pm followed by a collation in the church basement.

Father Raymond’s funeral will be Saturday morning at 10 am.

Obituary link

Habrá un velorio el viernes por la noche en la iglesia de 5 pm a 7 pm con una misa a las 7 pm seguida de una colación en el sótano de la iglesia. El funeral del Padre Raymond será el sábado por la mañana a las 10 am.

Please join Pax Christi RI on December 28, 2022, 12 noon to 1pm Vigil and prayer to commemorate The Feast of the Holy Innocents

On Wednesday 28 December Pax Christi RI, a faith-based peace group, will hold a prayer vigil on the sidewalk in front of Hasbro Children’s Hospital on Eddy Street in Providence, RI. The vigil will last from Noon to 1pm, rain or shine.

Participants will pray the Catholic Rosary, interspersed with readings about the dangers of nuclear war. Large banners accompanying the vigil will call for US ratification of the 2021 UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and will note that ‘nuclear weapons threaten innocent children’ worldwide.

The demonstration, three days after Christmas, is to commemorate the killing of newborn children by Biblical King Herod, when he heard about the birth of Jesus. In the Catholic tradition this day is observed as the Feast of the Holy Innocents.

Pax Christi member William Smith notes that “Since these terrible weapons were first used in 1945, there have been fifteen times known in the public record when nuclear war nearly broke out. This averages to one ‘almost Armageddon’ every 4.6 years. Clearly these weapons do not make us safe.”

The vigil will be open to the public, including to any Hasbro or other healthcare workers who wish to join. Prayers offered through other Faiths will be welcome.

PCRI Members join Brown War Watch, November 29, 2022, Brown University Campus

We had a great experience at Brown U. today. Pat, William, Ray, Bob, Robert, and Bill, joined our two hosts from Brown U. and all participated in the distribution of leaflets. Every single time a student takes one of our leaflets, it gives us hope!