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Father Robert Marciano is a tireless and cheerful priest who wears many hats. He is Pastor of St. Kevin and St. Benedict Churches, as well as the president of Bishop Hendricken High School ln Warwick. A retired Lieutenant Colonel and Chaplain In the Air National Guard, Father Marciano has served as Chaplain of the Warwick Police and Fire Departments. In his many roles, he is no stranger to crisis management, having ministered those in the Pentagon immediately following the attacks of 9/11.

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Father Marciano received an early and abrupt wake-up call to the COV1D-19 pandemic, having to quarantine In March 2020 when a student at St Kevin's school notified his teachers that his mother 'had the flu'.

After investigating, the Department of Health quarantined all of us. The priests, the kids, the parents, the teachers, some 70 people. We were two weeks locked in. That was the beginning of the pandemic. And then the State shut us down, Churches were mandated to close.

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