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News and Information

Media Alert - Highly anticipated arrival of the Church’s massive pipe organ after being fully restored by the Casavant Frères Company in Quebec, Canada.

April 19, 2017


Mystery at St. Mary's

The sculpted face of a woman, yet to be identified, was discovered on the wall of historic St. Mary's Church in Newport when its huge pipe organ was disassembled for restoration
Newport Daily News, March 30, 2017

Restoration Crew Uncovers 170-Year-Old Sculpture at Newport Church

WPRI 12, March 29, 2017

Was That a Sculpture of Mary Magdalene Uncovered in Newport church?

Providence Journal, March 29, 2017


Mysterious Carving Found at Church Where John F. Kennedy Wed

U.S. News & World Report / Associated Press, March 29, 2017


Hidden for 200 Years: Architectural Detail Discovered at St. Mary Church

Newport Patch, March 29, 2017


Press Release: Forgotten Woman Uncovered in St. Marys Church During Restoration Project of Pipe Organ 


Souls In Harmony Fundraising Campaign Update: Paving the Way Home for St. Mary’s Pipe Organ
St. Mary’s Announcement for the Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols on January 4, 2017 at 7 p.m. 
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Historic St. Mary’s Organ Undergoes Repairs

Newport This Week, October 13, 2016

Church Organ Meets Its Maker

58-year-old pipe organ at St. Mary's Church in Newport is headed for Canada to undergo repairs and restoration
Newport Daily News, October 8, 2016

Newport's St. Mary's Church Restoration A Throwback To Days Of Kennedy Wedding  

Providence Journal, October 6, 2016 

Historic RI Church Organ Receives A “Bon Voyage” Mass

NBC10, October 1, 2016

St. Mary’s Church Dismantles Pipe Organ for Restoration in Canada

What’s Up Newport, September 30, 2016

St. Mary’s Church Pipe Organ Quebec Bound for Restoration

Newport Patch, September 30, 2016

St. Mary’s Announcement for the October 1st Celebration Mass
for the Organ Restoration and Music Program

October 1st Mass


Authentic Kennedys in Appealing 'Return to Camelot'

Newport This Week, September 2016

'And a Youth Shall Lead Them'

Newport This Week, August 2015