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Winter Storm Alert- Monday January 26, 2015

​Providence College will close at 3:30 p.m. today due to the pending storm.  All Classes from 4:00 p.m. on are cancelled. Go for more information.

The weather line can be reached at 401-865-1012.

Br. Patrick Carey, cfc, Ph.D.
Anthony Zavagnin, Ed.D.
Assistant Director 
Donnalee Grist, B.A.
Administrative Assistant
Harkins Hall Room 206
Providence College
Providence, RI 02918
Phone: 401-865-2657
FAX: 401-865-1657

Above- The PACT 12 and 13 Lowell Community, along with Br. Patrick Carey and Dr. Zavagnin at PACT 12 graduation.  


Applications Accepted Beginning on December 1st

Applications for admission to PACT cohort 15 begin on December 1, 2014 and continue until February 14, 2015. We are looking for applicants across disciplines, including math, chemistry, biology, English, history, theology, foreign language and elementary positions. Elementary applicants must have teaching licensure to begin the 2015-16 school year, but all other applicants may be certified or non-certified. See our application directions for more info.  

PACT Students Gather to Celebrate Thanksgiving

All PACT students were back in Providence on November 22nd to share in fellowship and in a Thanksgiving meal. There is much to be thankful for this year, as our 35 PACT teachers recounted success in their classrooms, graduate programs and in their communities.  
PACT's Thanksgiving celebration is sponsored by the three Providence PACT communities who do the cooking and preparation for our gathering. A special thanks goes Fr. John Soares and Deacon Alan DePetrilo of St. Thomas Parish in Providence for graciously hosting our gathering.​

Commissioning Mass and the Start of Teaching

The PACT community came together for a commissioning mass on July 25th, celebrated by Fr. Gabriel Pivarnik, O.P.. After some August down time, PACT 13 and 14 teachers are in the their classrooms for the 2014-15 school year. Currently, PACT serves 17 schools in 5 dioceses in New England. Of special note is St. Peter-Marian High School, which now has one PACT teacher. 
Welcome PACT 14

The members of PACT 14 arrived on the Providence College campus on Wednesday, June 4th to begin their two-year PACT experience. During their first week, the new PACT members participated in a welcome cookout, an orientation retreat and they took part in the PACT 12 graduation celebration.

Entire PACT Community Gathers for Winter Retreat

During the weekend of January 24-25, 2014, all current members of the PACT program met at the O'Connor Retreat House outside of Boston. The retreat was led by Keith Mackeiwicz, SJ, who is a graduate of the PACT program (PACT 4, Cathedral High School, Springfield, MA).

Lawrence-at-Retreat.jpgThe theme of the retreat was based on a quote from St. Augustine: "Be what you see and receive what you are: the Body of Christ". It was a wonderful opportunity to share in faith and fellowship. 
Pictured at Left: The Lawrence Community During the PACT Winter Retreat 




Director Br. Patrick Carey Describes the UCCE Programs in Most Recent NCEA Notes

Br. Patrick Carey discussed the PACT program and other UCCE programs in NCEA's November 2013 publication. In the article, Br. Patrick describes the dimensions of the UCCE programs. For the text of the article, follow this link: Br. Carey NCEA Article 2013.pdfBr. Carey NCEA Article 2013.pdf

Dr. Zavagnin Publishes Article in America Magazine

PACT Assistant Director Anthony Zavagnin published an article about teaching controversial issues in Catholic schools through the prism of Catholic social teachings.The article was published in the November 25, 2013 issue of America magazine and can be found by clicking here.


Catholic and Dominican

What does it mean to be a Catholic and Dominican college? We invite you to explore this question and the distinctive mission of Providence College.
About Providence College's Catholic and Dominican Identity