• Bishop's Blog: Steps Forward
    Bishop’s Blog: Steps Forward
    October 20, 2021 by
      Mass to Open Synod Process Last Sunday, I opened the diocesan phase of the Synod —For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission—in the Fall River Diocese in the context of Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. A synod indicates the way that the members of the...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Opportunities to Effect Real Change
    Bishop’s Blog: Opportunities to Effect Real Change
    October 13, 2021 by
      Recently, I was the featured guest in an episode of “A Conversation With…” on the New Bedford Cable Network. Host Jim Marshall interviewed me about the Fall River Diocese, our parishes, schools, and overall condition, following months of pandemic-imposed closures and restrictions. We also spoke about,...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Engaging the Past
    Bishop’s Blog: Engaging the Past
    October 6, 2021 by
      In February of 2019, nearly 400 people gathered with me and launched an intense six-month planning process which resulted in The Pastoral Strategic plan. This plan included over sixty recommendations for the determined priority areas. A Strategic Planning website— Fallriverplanning.org—was created to document a thorough “planning scorecard”...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Release of New Pastoral Letter
    Bishop’s Blog: Release of New Pastoral Letter
    September 29, 2021 by
      Journeying Together Last Friday, on what was the 7th anniversary of my installation as Bishop of Fall River, I released a new Pastoral Letter, “Journeying Together: With Jesus on the Path of Faith and Hope.”  This letter introduces three areas of focus for the Diocese, as...
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  • Bishop Blog: A Hopeful Future
    Bishop Blog: A Hopeful Future
    September 22, 2021 by
    September 24th Pastoral Letter This Friday, September 24, I will issue my fourth pastoral letter to the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese, entitled, Journeying Together: With Jesus on the Path of Faith and Hope. Now, more than ever, God is calling us to move forward...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Catechetical Sunday and Sharing the Faith
    Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday and Sharing the Faith
    September 15, 2021 by
    Secretariat for the New Evangelization In my August 18th blog, I shared the July 1st establishment of The Secretariat for the New Evangelization— restructuring the Office of Faith Formation, Campus Ministry, and the Pro-Life Apostolate into one consolidated ministerial and administrative department. The Secretariat will continue the...
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