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Alumni Chaplain

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Chaplaincy to the National Alumni Association

Members of the Office of Mission and Ministry, the two Dominican Chaplains to the National Alumni Association, Fr. John S. Peterson, O.P. '57, and his Associate, Fr. J. Stuart McPhail, O.P. '61, have each spent the greater portion of their priestly lives and ministries at Providence College, Fr. Peterson in the Treasurer's Office, Financial Aid, Admissions, and Alumni Relations, and Fr. McPhail, in Student Services (for eighteen years as Vice President), and now Alumni Relations.​

During their student years, thousands and thousands of current PC alumni and alumnae crossed paths with Fr. Peterson and Fr. McPhail and continue to do so. The Alumni Chaplains reach out to the College's alums, particularly in times of sickness and bereavement, and establish programs of faith formation and spiritual development for alums through area alumni clubs and online.


Pictured above on the left is Kelli O'Donohue '11, one of the lectors for the October 13, 2012, St. Dominic Weekend Mass, while in the right photo, out on the Chapel Plaza foll0wing the Mass, Fr. J. Stuart McPhail, O.P. '61, former Vice President for Student Services and now Associate Alumni Chaplain, "looks up to" Matthew Weber '06, the speaker at the Evening of Appreciation dinner at the Rhode Island Convention Center in downtown Providence.​

​Meet Our Alumni Chaplains I

Fr. John S. Peterson, O.P.​