St. Mary

Intentional, gothic, young adult, family, welcome, LGBT, stewardship Providence, RI
St. Mary
St. Mary
St. Mary

Plan Your Visit

538 Broadway
Providence, RI 02909-1895

401- 274-3434


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Who We Are

St. Mary Parish was founded in 1853 to serve Irish and German immigrants working in the textile mills in the west end of Providence. After Eleven years, the parish began work on a larger, more permanent Church on the corner of Broadway and Barton Street in Providence. Built out of granite from the quarries in Westerly, RI, it was completed in 1869 and is still in use to this day.

Between the years of 2005 to 2011, the parish became more of an intentional than a territorial parish. Today, parishioners come from all over the area to worship along with eclectic population of Broadway.

The parish is also the home of the only Catholic Korean community in the Diocese of Providence.

About Us

Creative, Downtown, Friendly, Progressive, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Historic, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Young families

Community Service, Faith and Work, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Choir, Adult Education, Food Pantry

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ, Jazz



English, Korean


Our Services

What are services like?
The Sunday, 10:00 AM Mass is the most crowded and therefore the Mass with the most energy. The Saturday 5:00 PM and Sunday 8:00 AM tend to be more sparsely populated and more low key

What is the community like?
The Parish community is energetic, creative and very welcoming. In addition to the working poor who live in the area, the West End of Providence is also a residence for graduate students, young urban adults (hipsters) as well as young professionals. The parish strives to live up to it's motto, "All are welcome."

What if I'm not a Christian?
All are welcome is not merely a motto; it is an expression of our mission.

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