I grew up in Cumberland, R.I. and was a parishioner at St. Aidan Church. I am the youngest of six children by a ten year difference. All of my siblings are married with children and I have twelve nieces and nephews altogether. I attended the Cumberland Public School system until high school. For high school, God gave me the privilege of attending Mount Saint Charles Academy and I graduated in 2001. I was also very blessed to attend Saint Anselm College and I graduated in 2005. During college, God helped me hear His call to discern the priesthood. Upon graduating from college, I was accepted as a seminarian for the Diocese of Providence in 2005 and began my seminary formation. I graduated from the seminary and was ordained on June 25, 2011.
After I was ordained, I was assigned to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Bristol, R.I. as Assistant Pastor and to Roger Williams University as the Catholic Chaplain from July 2011-June 2014. In July 2014, I was assigned to Saints John and Paul Church as an Assistant Pastor before being assigned as Pastor of St Eugene Church in July 2018.
~Father Stephen J. Dandeneau