Easter Sunday dinner served at the Emmanuel House

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence is providing dinner for the guests of the Emmanuel House homeless shelter this Easter Sunday.

Bishop Thomas J. Tobin will offer a blessing then help serve dinner. The guests will enjoy an Easter dinner of ham, potatoes, vegetables and desserts.

"I'm looking forward to visiting the guests and staff at Emmanuel House on Easter Sunday morning," said Bishop Tobin. "It's a wonderful opportunity for all of us to share the joy of Christ's resurrection."

"Throughout the time that the Emmanuel House Homeless Shelter has been open, Bishop Tobin has provided a strong and positive example of care for the area's homeless," said Jim Jahnz, diocesan emergency services coordinator. "The Bishop not only provides a warm, safe place to stay but also makes several visits to the shelter throughout the course of the year. The visits, especially on such a day as Easter, reminds us all of our call to serve our neighbors who are less fortunate."

The shelter opened in 2010 in response to the urgent need for additional emergency homeless shelters and serves up to 35 guests each night while providing other services such as addiction recovery, employment resources and much more.