• Bishop’s Blog: More Signs of Hope
    Bishop’s Blog: More Signs of Hope
    June 16, 2021 by
    2021 Catholic High School Graduations How happy I was this year to attend all of our Catholic High School graduations in person, along with the graduates’ families, friends, and loved ones in attendance, as well. The 2021 graduating seniors experienced something no other graduating class has had...
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  • Hopeful Turns: Lifting the Dispensation and Celebrating an Ordination
    Hopeful Turns: Lifting the Dispensation and Celebrating an Ordination
    June 9, 2021 by
      Lifting of Mass Dispensation I am so grateful to God to see the average number of new cases of COVID-19 continue to decline due to all of you observing safety protocols and taking advantage of the vaccine. In response to the improving situation, I, along with...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: The Blessings of the Sacraments
    Bishop’s Blog: The Blessings of the Sacraments
    June 2, 2021 by
      Upcoming Priestly Ordination Deacon Peter R. Scheffer, Jr. will be ordained a priest for the Fall River Diocese on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 11:00 am in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. After being ordained a transitional deacon in the midst of the pandemic, how wonderful...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: New Beginnings
    Bishop’s Blog: New Beginnings
    May 26, 2021 by
    Transitional Diaconate Ordination On Saturday, May 22, 2021, I was blessed to ordain four men to the Transitional Diaconate at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. Matthew F. Laird, William O’Donnell III, Gregory Quenneville, and Laurent M. Valliere, now as deacons, will be able to assist the...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Celebrating a May Ordination and Pentecost
    Bishop’s Blog: Celebrating a May Ordination and Pentecost
    May 19, 2021 by
    Transitional Diaconate Ordination Four seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Fall River Diocese will be ordained transitional deacons during the celebration of 11:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, May 22, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. What an encouraging sign to be ordaining four men to the...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Acts of Charity and Service
    Bishop’s Blog: Acts of Charity and Service
    May 12, 2021 by
    Renewal Planning Committee Monday, May 10th, my newly formed Renewal Committee met to continue the process of post-pandemic planning. I have tasked this group to be creative, courageous, and comprehensive in the ideas and resources they recommend. The Diocese is truly on the cusp of an incredible,...
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