Staff Member: Fr. Francis O'Loughlin
Fr. Francis O'Loughlin
Father O'Loughlin was born in Newport, Rhode Island. He attended St. Anthony School, Portsmouth, and Our Lady of Providence Preparatory Seminary School in Providence. He then attended Our Lady of Providence College in Warwick, Rhode Island and St. Bernard Seminary in Rochester, New York. Father O'Loughlin was assigned as a deacon at St. Joseph Church in North Scituate and was ordained to the priesthood on June 14, 1980, at St. Anthony Church in Portsmouth by Bishop Kenneth A. Angell. He served as assistant pastor at St. Francis de Sales, North Kingstown; St. Ann's, Cranston; and as chaplain, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. Father O'Loughlin was assigned as pastor of Jesus Saviour Church on April 28, 1998. He also serves as chaplain of Newport Hospital, the Newport/Middletown Knights of Columbus, Council 256, the Newport Police, the Middletown Police and the Newport Fire Department.
During the months of September through December 2000, Father O'Loughlin enjoyed a sabbatical trip to Rome. This was a rare opportunity to experience study and travel in and around the area of the Vatican. The highlight of this trip was Father's opportunity to meet the Holy Father.