• Bishop's Blog: The Feast of the Assumption
    Bishop’s Blog: The Feast of the Assumption
    August 12, 2020 by
      Saturday, August 15th, the Church celebrates the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This feast day recalls the spiritual and physical departure of the Blessed Mother from earth into heaven. Mary was assumed into heaven—body and soul—at the hour of her death. Venerable...
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  • BISHOP’S BLOG: BACK TO SCHOOL
    BISHOP’S BLOG: BACK TO SCHOOL
    August 5, 2020 by
      We are looking forward to having the children back into the classrooms of our schools. We are doing all the preparations, following the State of Massachusetts’ guidelines, to assure the safety of the students and staff. We are prepared with all the necessary equipment and sanitization...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Confirmation Gifts
    Bishop’s Blog: Confirmation Gifts
    July 29, 2020 by
      During a recent Confirmation, I began my homily reflection by asking a question. If Jesus came here today and allowed you to ask for whatever you wanted, what would be the first thing to come to your mind? In the Old Testament, we see God appear...
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  • Bishop's Blog: On the Financial Impact of the Pandemic
    Bishop’s Blog: On the Financial Impact of the Pandemic
    July 22, 2020 by
      As I write today, the coronavirus pandemic certainly remains on all of our minds. I am hopeful by the positive trends we have been seeing here in Massachusetts at least related to the virus, and I am encouraged by the advances being made in the effort...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Supporting Parents and Children
    Bishop’s Blog: Supporting Parents and Children
    July 15, 2020 by
      In today’s blog, we will address Activity #9 of my pastoral letter Reflection on Five Years — Continuing the Mission — Supporting Parents and Families. The Church is a family of families and, therefore, strengthening a Diocese must involve strengthening the families within that Diocese. The...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Call to Discipleship
    Bishop’s Blog: Call to Discipleship
    July 10, 2020 by
      By our baptism, we are called to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. A disciple continually learns, lives, and witnesses to her/his faith. As a diocese, we look to support parishes, families, and individuals in their mission to be active, informed, and faithful witnesses of Christ and his...
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