"THE CHURCH NEEDS SAINTS - NOT REFORMERS..." Bishop Rifan, 11/19/05
The Northeastern Regional Conference was sponsored by ten chapters of UVA: UV Berkshires, Boston, Brooklyn, Bronx, Cape Cod, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Rochester, Syracuse, and Westchester. These ten chapters also bought His Excellency Bp. Rifan a new pontifical ring which was presented to him by Fr. Santos at vespers on Friday.
The conference weekend was a truly a blessed experience for all who attended. The speakers gave insightful and inspiring talks, and all of the liturgies were incredibly beautiful, including the pontifical High Mass, which was celebrated from the throne with the permission of Bishop Tobin of Providence. The weekend would not have been possible without the kind permission of Father Santos of Holy Name of Jesus Church, who opened his church and school for the events. A special "thank you" is extended with much affection to Allen Maynard, host of the conference and president of UV RI and also to his wife Wendy and her crew who did a wonderful job of providing food for the attendees.
Directions for Conference
To the Church/School from I-95:
Take Exit 24 – Branch Ave. From I-95 South turn left and cross over 95 -or- from I-95 North turn right at top of ramp. Proceed to traffic light at North Main. Stay in center lane. Proceed across North Main onto Cypress St. (to the left of KFC) and up the hill. At the flashing light turn right onto Camp St.To the Hotel from I-95 South:
Take Exit 23 - Charles Street. At the end of the ramp turn right and take first left onto Ashburton. Marriott will be on right.To the Hotel from I-95 North:
Take Exit 23 - State Offices. At top of ramp turn left at stop sign, Marriott will be ahead on the left.Hotel:401-272-2400 Rectory:401-272-4515