Bishop’s Blog: The Feast of the Assumption

Bishop’s Blog: The Feast of the Assumption

  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

  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

  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: Supporting Parents and Children

Bishop’s Blog: Supporting Parents and Children

  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

  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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