Parish Lenten Mission – March 6, 7, & 8th
Please join us for the St. Thomas More Parish Lenten Mission March 6th, 7th, & 8th at 7:00PM at St. Thomas More Church. Our speaker will be Fr. Christopher J. Murphy Rector, Seminary of Our Lady of Providence and Director of Pre-Ordination Formation.
“Finding God in Doubt, Sin, and Suffering.”
“Where is God?” People throughout history have asked that question when things go wrong. It is easy to find God in the beauty of creation, in acts of kindness, and in new life. But what about when the light goes out? When our faith is shaken, when we feel trapped by sin, or when we – or someone we love – are confronted with our mortality…then the timeless question resurfaces: “Where is God?” While experience tempts us to believe that these are the times when God seems most absent, Christ reveals something new. On the Cross, Jesus teaches us that God’s presence, His mercy, and His love can be found, perhaps most of all, in unexpected places.
Rev. Christopher J. Murphy. M.Div., M.A. Rector
Fr. Murphy graduated from Our Lady of Fatima High School, Class of 2004. He spent two years at the Community College of Rhode Island and entered Our Lady of Providence Seminary in 2006. After earning his B.A. in philosophy from Providence College in 2008, Fr. Murphy was assigned to St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, MA, where he earned a Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Theology. Fr. Murphy was ordained to the Priesthood in the Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul in June of 2012. In July of 2012, Fr. Murphy was assigned the associate pastor to St. Thomas More Parish in Narragansett and chaplain at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick. Effective August 15, 2014, Fr. Murphy was appointed Assistant Vocation Director for the Diocese of Providence, while remaining chaplain at Bishop Hendricken High School. Effective July 1, 2018. Fr. Murphy was appointed Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Providence while continuing as chaplain at Bishop Hendricken High School in Warwick. Effective March 19, 2019, Fr. Murphy was appointed Rector of Our Lady of Providence Seminary as well as Coordinator of Pre-Ordination Formation. In May of 2019, Fr Murphy was assigned as the Director of the St. John Vianney Residence for retired priests which is located on the seminary campus.