Bishop’s Blog: Mass for Peace and the Rosary

Bishop’s Blog: Mass for Peace and the Rosary

A Special Mass for Peace in Our World The Columbus Day Procession and Mass for Peace is a long tradition in the Fall River Diocese. It was first held in 1975, especially to pray for peace in Portugal, but its emphasis has since broadened to include peace

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Bishop’s Blog: Around the Diocese

  Rosary for America The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is planning a virtual prayer event with the intent of uniting Catholics across the country in a moment of prayer for America—at this time when there is so much unrest and uncertainty. I encourage you to

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Bishop’s Blog: Ven. Patrick Peyton

Bishop’s Blog: Ven. Patrick Peyton

A Saint Among Us On June 3, 1992, Father Patrick Peyton, known to many as the Rosary Priest, died at the age of 83, in San Pedro, California. He was buried here in the Fall River Diocese, in the cemetery of the Congregation of Holy Cross (North

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Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday

Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday

  This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 20, 2020. This year’s theme is I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reminds the faithful that, “Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to

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Bishop’s Blog: Praying for an End to Racism

Bishop’s Blog: Praying for an End to Racism

Today, September 9, is the memorial of St. Peter Claver, a priest and patron of African missions and of interracial justice, due to his work with slaves in Colombia.  It is on this day, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism has

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Bishop’s Blog: Gratitude and Faith

Bishop’s Blog: Gratitude and Faith

Blessings Even in these challenging times, we are reminded of the many blessings in our Diocese.  One recent blessing is helping us continue to help our families and children through acts of generosity. Some of you may recall Tom Flatley’s extraordinary life of immigrating to the United

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