Associate Instructor Father Bob Bailey

I had a distinguished career within the Catholic Church before my retirement. After completing my education at Our Lady of Providence Seminary Preparatory High School and Rhode Island College, where I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Educational Human Development, I pursued my seminary studies at Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. There, I earned a Master of Divinity Degree.

I was ordained by Bishop Louis E. Gelineau in 1993, and initially served as Assistant Pastor at St. Mark in Cranston, followed by similar roles at St. Brendan: Riverside, St. Elizabeth: Bristol in 2000, and St. Philip: Greenville in 2001. Prior to my retirement, I served as Pastor of St. Maria Goretti Parish in Pawtucket for six years. I was installed as the Pastor of Holy Cross Church in Providence by Bishop Thomas J. Tobin on September 14, 2013 (Rhode Island Catholic).

In October 2020, I retired from active ministry for health reasons but my career within the church was marked by my dedication to the parishes and  contributions to the communities I served. I currently serve as a Spiritual Warrior with the Praesidium Warriors of Saint Michael.


Media Appearances:

  • The Haunted (2009-2011)
  • Paranormal State (2008)
  • Confronting the Darkness
  • Various other YouTube, radio/podcasts, and television



  • Bachelors Degree Educational Human Development – Rhode Island College
  • Master of Divinity Degree – Mount St. Mary’s Seminary (1987-1992)


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