12 William Street, Newport, Rhode Island 02840
Newport, RI 02840
The mission of St. Mary's Parish
is to continue the work of Jesus Christ through
Worship, Education, Stewardship and Service
We want to know and serve you.
During your visit to Newport
we invite you to join us for mass
or stop in for prayerful reflection.
Our church is usually open to visitors
weekdays from 8AM to 11:30AM.
If you are new to the area
or a summer resident,
please introduce yourself after Mass or at the Parish Office.
We would love for you to make this your spiritual home.
Your prayers, time, talent and treasure help us to be
a vibrant presence
in our community.
SNOW POLICY FROM BISHOP TOBIN
In light of snowstorms with dangerous conditions, Catholics of the Diocese of Providence are reminded to use prudence & extreme caution in deciding whether or not they are able to attend Sunday Mass. While the obligation to attend Holy Mass is always to be taken seriously, Catholics are not expected to attend Mass if the weather conditions are dangerous & extremely difficult. Personal safety should be a priority. If local conditions are dangerous, Catholics may legitimately choose to stay home, remain safe & spend more time in personal prayer & reflection in keeping with the spirit of the Lord's Day.
Pastors and parishioners are urged to observe directions issues by state and local officials during storms.
Daily mass at St. Mary's and St. Augustin's is cancelled when Newport Schools are closed due to snow.
Established April 8, 1828. Oldest Roman Catholic Parish in Rhode Island
Construction of the Church began August 7, 1848
Dedicated on July 25, 1852
Consecrated on August 15, 1884
Architect - Patrick C. Keeley of Brooklyn
President John F. Kennedy married Jacqueline Bouvier on Sep 12, 1953
Designated a National Historic Shrine on November 24, 1968
Pastor - Rev. Kris von Maluski
Newport, RI 02840