Pastor: Rev. Msgr. Jacques L. Plante
Faith Formation Director: Darlyn Gomes
Music Ministry: Phil & Sue Fortin
Administrative Coordinator: Linda Grueb
Facilities Manager: John Namaka
Business Manager: Jim Conway
Bookkeeper: Brandy O’Donnell
St. Patrick & Mt. Calvary Cemeteries: Maureen Loiselle
Msgr. Plante was born in Providence, RI and grew up in the Edgewood section of Cranston, where he attended the local parish school and then Our Lady of Providence Preparatory Seminary High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from Rhode Island College, majoring in Social Welfare. He completed his studies for the Priesthood at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., from which he received his M.A. degree in Theology. He was ordained as a priest of the Diocese of Providence in June of 1982.
Msgr. Plante was appointed Pastor of St. Aidan and Administrator of St. Patrick parish in June of 2016 by Most Rev. Thomas L. Tobin. Prior to his move to Cumberland, Msgr. Plante had served in the parishes of St. Bernard, North Kingstown; Immaculate Conception, Cranston; SS John and James, West Warwick;and St. Mary, Providence. He also served as Assistant Chancellor and Secretary to the Bishop, Chancellor for Administrative Affairs and Diocesan Director of Pastoral Planning.
Pastor's Dog, Greeter
Rascal has been a fixture of the parish since October 2017. He was rescued from the Florida Keys just before Hurricane Irma struck. He was adopted through www.adoptapet.com.
Rascal is a "Mountain Feist," a southern hunting breed that is believed to be a cross between Native American dogs and terriers brought to the Appalachian area from Britain. Rascal's markings are similar to that of a Rat Terrier but he also has the energy and jumping ability of a Jack Russell Terrier. He has a very social, playful temperament.
A sign at the entrance to the parish office describes him as "friendly, jumping, licking, really happy to see you."