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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 11-15-2018

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NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | NOVEMBER 15-21, 2018 WOONSOCKET 5 WOONSOCKET – The Father Marot CYO Center has appointed Leo Fontaine, former mayor of Woonsocket and a music minister at Holy Trinity and All Saints Parishes, as its new director effective last week. The regional Catholic youth cen- ter's Board of Directors announced the appointment last week. "We believe this is the perfect hire at the perfect time. The entire Board of Directors is very excited about the skill set Leo brings to our organiza- tion. This is a unique opportunity to move the CYO Center forward," said John Boni, president of the Board of Directors. Fontaine, who works in legal and probate research, is best known as the former mayor of the city, a posi- tion he held from 2009 to 2013. While he has not previously worked in youth ministry, he has a long his- tory of faith-based work through his position as music minister at Sacred Heart Parish until it closed its doors earlier this year and more recent participation as a music minister at the CYO Center during the past two years. "That's not my background, it hasn't been in youth ministry, but the thing I bring is my love of my faith and certainly a great deal of experi- ence leading in an administrative fashion," he said. The CYO Center announced its intention to seek a part-time director when it moved to a new location in the rectory of St. Stanislaus Kostka Church at 174 Harris Avenue on Oct. 1. Organization leadership attributed the move to changing demographics and the difficulties of maintaining the previous building at 53 and 77 Federal St., where it had operated since 1971. The position of director had gone unfilled since 2014. According to Fontaine, the center intends to embark on a new direction since moving into the new building, re-establishing its identity as a pro- vider of youth ministry and rebuild- ing relationships with area parishes. He noted an enhanced website and social media presence as one of the initiatives moving forward. "I look at the ability to really impact the young people that are coming here and help them grow in their faith," he said. Participants at the center echoed Fontaine's words as they gathered in the new location Monday evening, including his children, Will, 19, and Juliette, 15, who regularly offer music ministry at the center's prayer meet- ings. "I think moving to the new build- ing, it kind of gives a sense of – not a fresh start – but maybe a fresh look at things," said Will. The Father Marot CYO Center was founded in 1953 as CYO of Northern RI and later renamed for the Rev. Roger Marot. It serves as a regional youth center and hosts pro- grams in conjunction with the Office of Catholic Youth Ministry of the Diocese of Providence. CYO Center appoints Fontaine as new director By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM Newly-appointed Father Marot CYO Center Director LEO FONTAINE, second from right, is pictured with, from left, CYO Center Youth Minister STEVE VAN ORSOUW, CYO participant NOAH ASSTAFAN, and his children, JULIETTE and WILL Fontaine. Auction items sought for Milk Fund event WOONSOCKET – The Milk Fund is seeking donations of items for its annual WOON Radio Milk Fund Auction that will begin on Monday, Nov. 26. The committee is seeking items such as gift cards and small appli- ances that will appeal to the radio audience. The auction will be conducted by WOON General Manager Dave Richards and will take place during the Coffee An' program that broadcasts Monday through Friday, from 8 to 9 a.m., as well as the Saturday Show hosted by Romeo Berthiaume from 6 to 9 a.m. The Milk Fund is in its 87th year and is administered by the Community Care Alliance, which provides assistance to low- income households in the greater Woonsocket area. Anyone inter- ested in helping is asked to contact Berthiaume at 401-651-4739 or romeob2@gmail.com. IN BRIEF Consumers Propane 762-5461 BOUSQUET OIL 769-0146 139 HAMLET AVE. WOONSOCKET, RI 02895-0628 SERVICE – SALES – INSTALLATION OF GAS & OIL HEATING EQUIPMENT • Boilers • Furnaces • Hot Water Heaters WWW.CONSUMERSPROPANE.COM WE FILL GAS GRILL TANKS Valley Breeze offices to close for Thanksgiving and different publication days HOLIDAY DEADLINES The Valley Breeze office in Lincoln will be closed on Thursday, No- vember 22, 2018 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. The news and display advertising deadline will move forward to Friday, November 16 at 3 p.m. The classified line advertising deadline will move to Monday, November 19th at Noon. PUBLICATION DAYS The Valley Breeze Cumberland & Lincoln edition, The Valley Breeze North Smithfield Blackstone Woonsocket edition and The Valley Breeze & Observer edition will be delivered on Wednesday, November 21st (instead of Thursday, November 22nd). Peter J. HoPkins ~ Attorney At LAw ~ DUI/refUsAL • CrImInAL Defense trAffIC VIoLAtIons • JUVenILe CrImes PersonAL InJUry • ProbAte • DIVorCe Admitted to the Practice of Law in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Retired Police Prosecution Officer CALL 401-356-1043 191 Social St., Suite 280, Woonsocket, RI Rhode Island does not have a procedure for certificate or recognition of specialization by lawyers. On behalf of our staff we would like to thank all of our valued customers. 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