Bishop’s Blog: Giving Life to the Church

Bishop’s Blog: Giving Life to the Church

On Sunday, February 28, in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River, I celebrated the Rite of Election for men and women from throughout the Fall River Diocese, preparing to become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The Rite of Election marks the beginning of the final phase

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Bishop’s Blog: March Events

Bishop’s Blog: March Events

As we continue celebrating this Year of St. Joseph, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on St. Joseph as Patron of the Dying, or “Patron of a Happy or Peaceful Death.” This patronage has been bestowed upon Joseph, having died with Jesus and Mary at

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Bishop’s Blog: Lent 2021

Bishop’s Blog: Lent 2021

  We enter this Lent in a very different way than we are used to; although we had hoped for a return to the traditions and services, God has another plan. While it may be difficult to see now, we can be assured it is a more

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Bishop’s Blog: In Sickness and In Health

Bishop’s Blog: In Sickness and In Health

  Thursday, February 11, 2021, marks the 29th World Day of the Sick, and this year’s theme comes from the Gospel of Matthew, “You have but one teacher and you are all brothers (Mt 23:8): A trust-based relationship to guide care for the sick.” Pope Francis refers to this

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Bishop’s Blog: Catholic Schools Week 2021

National Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, is being celebrated this week, from January 31st through February 6th. In the Fall River Diocese, the Catholic schools typically observe the week with Masses, assemblies, and other activities for students, families, parishioners, and

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