The Most Rev. Richard G. Henning, S.T.D.
Bishop of Providence
“Put Out Into the Deep”
The Most Rev. Richard G. Henning became the ninth Bishop of Providence on May 1, 2023 after being appointed coadjutor Bishop of Providence with right of succession by Pope Francis on November 23, 2022. Bishop Henning has been active in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and on projects related to parish evangelization and dramatic missionary growth.
The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, D.D.
Bishop of Providence Emeritus
“Strong, Loving, Wise”
The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin was installed as the eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Providence on May 31, 2005 in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Providence. Often stating that he was “not ordained to be irrelevant,” Bishop Tobin has championed many social justice causes during his episcopacy.
The Most Rev. Robert C. Evans, D.D., J.C.L.
Auxiliary Bishop of Providence Emeritus
The Most Rev. Robert C. Evans was installed as the seventh Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Providence on October 15, 2009. Bishop Tobin said of Bishop Evans upon his installation: “He possesses remarkable gifts and talents, and has demonstrated time and time again his commitment as a faithful Priest of Jesus Christ."
The Rev. Monsignor Anthony Mancini
Rector of the Cathedral
of Saints Peter and Paul
Monsignor Mancini was named Rector of The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in 2004. In addition to serving as Cathedral Rector, Monsignor Mancini founded the Gregorian Concert Choir in 1987 to preserve the rich legacy of traditional church music while continuing to expand their repertoire with contemporary sacred choral works.
Mr. Philip Faraone, K.G.C.H.S.
Organist of the Cathedral
of Saints Peter and Paul
Mr. Philip Faraone, KGCHS was named Organist of The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in 1997. Mr. Faraone has performed both nationally and internationally on many concerts and tours. Mr. Faraone also teaches theology at The Prout School, Wakefield, Rhode Island, a co-educational Catholic college preparatory high school.
Sister Elizabeth Castro, H.M.S.P.
Director of the Office for Religious
of the Diocese of Providence
Sister Elizabeth is a member of the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Word who were invited by Bishop Tobin to serve in the Diocese of Providence in 2014. Currently, Sister Elizabeth coordinates sacramental preparation programs, liturgical ministries, and outreach for evangelization at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.
Dr. Joseph J. Plaud, Ph.D., M.A.T., K.H.S.
Director of Web Services of the
Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
Dr. Joseph J. Plaud is a clinical and forensic psychologist. In addition to his doctoral training in psychology, Dr. Plaud has also received a Master of Arts in Theology degree from Saint Joseph's College in Standish, Maine. Dr. Plaud is also currently enrolled in the Doctor of Theology Program at Pontifex University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Plaud administers the website and online services for the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.