297 Laurel Hill Avenue in the Silver Lake section of Providence.
The Parish of St. Bartholomew in the community of Silver Lake was organized in 1905 by Rev. Domenico Belliotti, P.S.S.C., then the Pastor of Holy Ghost Church in Federal Hill. Services were first held in the San Liberato Hall on 621 Union Avenue until the first Church, located on Moorefield Street, was dedicated on September 22, 1907. A Shrine and Park now stands in the location of that first Church.
From 1907 till 1911 the Parish was considered a filial mission of Holy Ghost Parish on Federal Hill and was staffed by the Pastor, Rev. Domenico Belliotti, P.S.S.C., and the Priests of Holy Ghost - Rev. Vittorio Gregori, P.S.S.C. - 1907 - 1908; Rev. Nicolino Armento, P.S.S.C. - 1908 - 1910
St. Bartholomew's became an independent Parish in 1910 with the Rev. Leonard Quaglia as the first resident Pastor.
In 1969, because of the increase in size of the Parish throughout the years, a new and larger Church was built next to the Parish School on Laurel Hill Avenue.
The Parish is staffed by the Missionary Fathers of St. Charles Borromeo (Congregation of Scalabrinians - C.S.)
The following served as Pastors:
Rev. Leonardo Quaglia, P.S.S.C. - 1910 - 1916 (dec. September 4, 1956)
Rev. Francesco Berti, P.S.S.C. - 1917 (dec. February 28, 1938)
Rev. Vittorio Cangiano, P.S.S.C. - 1917 - 1920 (dec. August 29, 1950)
Rev. Flaminio Parenti, P.S.S.C. - 1920 - 1922 (dec. February 27, 1972)
Rev. Pietro Gorret, P.S.S.C. - 1922 - 1949 - (deceased)
Enlarged the original Church in 1926 and added the existing Bell Tower.
Rev. Attilio Bordignon, P.S.S.C. - 1949 - 1957 (dec. July 10, 1995)
Built our Parish School which was dedicated on August 23, 1953.
Rev. Mario Boeri, C.S. - 1957 - 1970 (dec. August 30, 2009)
Inaugurated a Campaign that resulted in our new Church which was dedicated on April 13, 1969.
Rev. Giulivo Tessarolo, C.S. - 1970 - 1976 (dec. August 7, 2007)
Rev. Carmelo Negro, C.S. - 1976 - 1980 (dec. June 20, 2002)
Rev. John Massari, C.S. - 1980 - 1988
Rev. Mario Bordignon, C.S. - 1988 - 1992 (dec. December 22, 1992)
Rev. Joseph F. Pranzo, C.S. - 1992 - 2001
Rev. Alfred P. Almonte, C.S. - 2001 - 2010 (dec. July 27, 2017)
Rev. Camilo Lando, C.S. (Administrator) - 2010 - 2012
Rev. Charles Zanoni, C.S. - 2012 - 2018
Rev. Vilmar Orsolin, C.S. - 2018 - 2022
Rev. German Vargas, C.S. (Administrator) 2022 - present