SMB Parish Social Ministries


Parish Outreach

Requests for assistance may involve direct service such as: food, clothing, financial, transportation, or information and referral to other programs, service agencies or professionals. 

We also provide support in the following areas:

  • Advocacy with Service Agencies
  • Assistance with Housing
  • Budget Counseling
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Clothing
  • Information & Referrals
  • Reassurance Calls to the Homebound
  • Substance Abuse Counseling Referrals
  • Employment Guidance including Resumé Preparation, Referral, and Interview

Phone: 401.245.7000, ext. 15


St. Mary of the Bay Food Pantry

The St. Mary of the Bay Food Pantry operates out of the lower church hall and is open on Tuesdays from 3 pm to 5 pm and on Wednesdays from 9 am to 11 am.

Wendy Baker, Director

Phone: 401.245.7000, ext. 19



M25:35 is SMB’s migrant and refugee ministry. Our mission is to welcome Christ in the stranger by providing general assistance with refugee resettlement and support for migrants. Partnering with the Office of Immigration and Refugee Services of the Diocese of Providence and other collaborators in the local community, M25:35 seeks to ease the burdens of those who—often having suffered from war, oppression, poverty and political turmoil—come to the United States in search of the opportunity to live in peace, safety and freedom.

Kevin Rota, Chuck and Cheryl Anastasia, Team Leaders


St. Gabriel’s Call

Saint Gabriel’s Call, a charitable effort of the Diocese of Providence, recruits and trains volunteers at the parish level to work with women and families facing problem pregnancies, delivering a message of hope and support. The message is a profound commitment, not only to the pre-born, but also to the post-born, their mothers and their families. Saint Gabriel’s Call provides emotional and practical support to those families in need, including diapers, baby clothing and much more. We are blessed at SMB to host Saint Gabriel’s Call in our lower church hall. Barbara Fisher coordinates this important ministry in our parish. If you are in need of assistance or would like to volunteer, please contact:

Barbara Fisher, Coordinator

Phone: 401.245.7000, ext. 20


Mary's Closet

Mary’s Closet operates out of our parish hall and is available for our food pantry clients during regular pantry hours. Guests can choose from a number of small, household items, clothing, shoes and accessories, all for free! (While we are grateful for donations, we must insist that items are not left at the church doors during or after hours. You must contact a volunteer to determine need and availability for pick up. Thank you for your understanding.)

Kitty Pimental, Director

Phone: 401.245.7000, x. 19