Bishop’s Blog: Thanksgiving and Advent

Bishop’s Blog: Thanksgiving and Advent

Happy Thanksgiving Thanksgiving is a time of the year when we gather with family and friends in sincere gratitude for God’s abundant blessings in our lives. As I reflect on this year, I remain deeply grateful to see God blessing our Diocese through each of you, our

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Bishop’s Blog: November Events

Bishop’s Blog: November Events

2021 US Bishops’ Fall General Assembly This week I am in Baltimore, Maryland, for the General Assembly of US Bishops, also known as the November 2021 Plenary Assembly. It is nice to be back in person again after two years of meeting via Zoom. Connecting with and

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Bishop’s Blog: Ambassadors for Christ

Bishop’s Blog: Ambassadors for Christ

Parish Ambassador Formation Last Saturday, November 6, 123 ambassadors from 91% of parishes in the Diocese came together for a Parish Ambassador Formation Day. The day, organized by the Secretariat for the New Evangelization in conjunction with the ad hoc Revitalization Committee, marked the beginning of conversations

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Bishop’s Blog: Vocational Pathways

Bishop’s Blog: Vocational Pathways

Beginning the Synodal Process This Saturday, the Diocese will begin the next step in our participation in the two-year process leading up to the Synod of Bishops in Rome. The Synod of Bishops was instituted by Pope Saint Paul VI on September 15, 1965, with the motu

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Bishop’s Blog: Many Ways to Leave a Legacy

Bishop’s Blog: Many Ways to Leave a Legacy

  In Part 2 of my recent Pastoral Letter, Presenting the Future, I begin by asking a question, “What Church will we leave behind?” Have you considered how you might respond? Whether you have been worshipping as a Catholic your entire life or only entered the Church

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Bishop’s Blog: Steps Forward

Bishop’s Blog: Steps Forward

  Mass to Open Synod Process Last Sunday, I opened the diocesan phase of the Synod —For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission—in the Fall River Diocese in the context of Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. A synod indicates the way that the members of the

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