The late Very Reverend Monseignor McConnell was Diocesan Director of the Rhode Island CYO for twenty-five years, where he supervised the activities and influenced the lives of more than 25,000 youth. As pastor of St. Teresa’s Parish in Providence, he served for many years as State Chaplain for the Rhode Island Chapter of the Boy Scouts of America. A scholar and athlete for both LaSalle Academy and Providence College, Reverend McConnell was named “Padre of Youth for the United States”, at ceremonies conducted at our nation’s Capitol, the highest tribute that the National Council of Bishops on Youth Activities can bestow on an individual.
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