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19
May
2021
Celebrating a May Ordination and Pentecost

Transitional Diaconate Ordination Four seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Fall River Diocese will be ordained transitional deacons during the celebration of 11:00 a.m. Mass on Saturday, May 22, …

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Bishop's Blog
12
May
2021
Acts of Charity and Service

Renewal Planning Committee Monday, May 10th, my newly formed Renewal Committee met to continue the process of post-pandemic planning. I have tasked this group to be creative, courageous, and comprehensive …

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Bishop's Blog
5
May
2021
St. Joseph, Mary, and Appreciated Teachers

Memorial Mass for St. Joseph, the Worker On Saturday, May 1st, I celebrated the Liturgy for the Memorial of Saint Joseph at St. Joseph’s Chapel in Woods Hole, on Cape …

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Bishop's Blog
28
Apr
2021
Coming in May

Pope Francis Announces May Prayer Marathon The Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization announced on April 21, 2021, Pope Francis’ initiative of prayer for an end of …

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Bishop's Blog
21
Apr
2021
Some Essentials

World Day of Prayer for Vocations Sunday, April 25th is World Day of Prayer for Vocations, celebrated annually on the Fourth Sunday of Easter, also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday.” …

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14
Apr
2021
Settling into the Easter Season

Three Words—Confirmation Thoughts One of the responsibilities as Bishop, I truly enjoy, is conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation. In 2020, one of the encouraging signs our country, our state, and …

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8
Apr
2021
Easter, Atonement, and Consecration Preparation

Celebrating the Octave of Easter Easter greetings, my brothers and sisters in Christ! What joy as we continue in the Easter Octave, as we celebrate Easter not as one day, …

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31
Mar
2021
Easter And St. Joseph

Bishop da Cunha’s Easter Message 2021 As we celebrate another Easter, we are reminded that, even in the midst of a pandemic, this is a time of renewal and rebirth, …

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24
Mar
2021
Needed Encouragement

Year of St. Joseph The Fall River Diocese held a special Mass on Friday, March 19, to celebrate the Solemnity of St Joseph, Husband of Mary. The Mass also served …

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17
Mar
2021
Equality Act, St. Joseph, and St. Patrick

Equality Act The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Religious Liberty, Pro-life, Marriage, Catholic Education, and Domestic Justice committees recently issued a joint letter to share our support for …

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