• Priests laying hands on the newly ordained at Ordination Fall River Diocese 2023
    Bishop’s Blog: Priestly Ordinations 2023
    June 7, 2023 by
      A Memorable Moment for the Diocese We came together on Saturday, June 3rd, to celebrate the Priestly Ordination of three of our Diocese’s seminarians. God saw in these men the goodness and generosity of their hearts to prayerfully shepherd His people. They go now as Apostles...
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  • Bishop's Blog: How We Care for Others
    Bishop’s Blog: How We Care for Others
    May 31, 2023 by
    Feast of the Visitation Coming at the end of this month dedicated to Mary is the Feast of the Visitation. The Blessed Virgin Mary, having received word during the Annunciation that her relative, Elizabeth, had miraculously conceived in her old age, goes in haste to help her....
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Diaconate Ordination
    Bishop’s Blog: Diaconate Ordination
    May 24, 2023 by
    Ordination Blessings Phew, we did it. These were my first words after completing the two-hour Mass and Rites of Ordination of 16 men to the Diaconate (15 Permanent and one Transitional) on Saturday, May 20, 2023, at our Cathedral in Fall River. It was a joy, honor,...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: Sacraments and a Holy Day
    Bishop’s Blog: Sacraments and a Holy Day
    May 17, 2023 by
    Ascension Thursday This important Solemnity marks the 40th day after Easter Sunday and commemorates Jesus Christ’s Ascension into heaven from Mount Olivet (Mount of Olives) near Jerusalem before the Apostles. The celebration of this feast is believed to have begun in the time of the Apostles, according...
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  • Bishop’s Blog: May Special Events
    Bishop’s Blog: May Special Events
    May 10, 2023 by
    Pope Pius Awards On Monday, I was so pleased to present the  Pope Saint Pius X Youth Awards to youth from parishes across the Fall River Diocese during a prayers service at  St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. The annual award, named for the pontiff who created...
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  • Bishop's Blog: The Month of May
    Bishop’s Blog: The Month of May
    May 3, 2023 by
    Month of Mary As May has long been the month in which we honor mothers, it stands to reason we’d dedicate this month to celebrating the greatest mother of all, Mary, our Blessed Mother. There are a great many ways individuals, families, and parishes can honor Mary...
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