• 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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  • Bishop's Blog: Catholic Education
    Bishop’s Blog: Catholic Education
    July 1, 2020 by
      This week I want to return to my Reflections on Five Years — Continuing the Mission Pastoral Letter, which encompasses a look at the first five years of my time here in the Fall River Diocese. This time, we will look next at Bolstering Catholic Schools. Although COVID-19 has...
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  • Bishop's Blog: The Good Works of St. Joseph
    Bishop’s Blog: The Good Works of St. Joseph
    June 24, 2020 by
      St. Joseph House The 2020 Catholic Appeal is currently underway. Each year, donations to the Appeal meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of tens of thousands of individuals and families in our diocese. The largest beneficiary of funding through the Catholic Appeal is Catholic Social...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Coming Together
    Bishop’s Blog: Coming Together
    June 17, 2020 by
    June 13th Ordinations The Fall River Diocese welcomed a new priest and a new deacon Saturday, June 13, as Holy Orders were conferred during a very different but still special Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. I was blessed to ordain Deacon Steven A. Booth...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Updates and Upcoming Events
    Bishop’s Blog: Updates and Upcoming Events
    June 10, 2020 by
    Important Livestreamed Liturgies Gathering peacefully to pray together regardless of our differences can provide a wonderful example of the harmony to which we are called as members of one human family and children of the same God. With this important goal in mind, I have extended an...
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  • Bishop's Blog: Thoughts on the Past Week
    Bishop’s Blog: Thoughts on the Past Week
    June 3, 2020 by
    Our Country’s Current Unrest The past week in our country has been trying, disturbing, and difficult. We shared understandable concern and anxiety as the first steps were taken toward a reopening of our pandemic-shuttered society. We rejoiced with the reopening of our churches. At the same time,...
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