Bishop’s Blog: Synod, Retirements, and FACE

Bishop’s Blog: Synod, Retirements, and FACE

Synod Report Released The Diocese of Fall River has submitted to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops its report for the Synod on Synodality, providing a summary of key themes and takeaways from local meetings held earlier this year. I am thrilled that close to 5,000 people

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Bishop’s Blog: Winding Down a Busy Season

Bishop’s Blog: Winding Down a Busy Season

  The End to Roe v. Wade In its Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision announced on June 24th, the U.S. Supreme Court has struck down the unjust 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling which effectively opened the door to abortion across the land; this decision returns

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Bishop’s Blog: Lumen Christi and Corpus Christi

Bishop’s Blog: Lumen Christi and Corpus Christi

The Lumen Christi Cathedral Gala  I was pleased to join with laity and clergy from around the Diocese for the inaugural Lumen Christi Cathedral Gala last Wednesday, June 8, at White’s of Westport. The proceeds will help to start funding the cost of making critical repairs to

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Bishop’s Blog: More Wonderful June Celebrations

Bishop’s Blog: More Wonderful June Celebrations

  Ordination to the Priesthood On Saturday, June 4, the Diocese of Fall River welcomed 4 new priests as I ordained Transitional Deacons Matthew F. Laird, 29, of Sandwich; William O’Donnell III, 44, of Harwich; Gregory Quenneville, 37, of Attleboro; and Laurent M. Valliere, 40, of Fall

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Bishop’s Blog: June Celebrations

Bishop’s Blog: June Celebrations

Upcoming Ordination to Priesthood Deacons Matthew F. Laird, William O’Donnell III, Gregory Quenneville, and Laurent M. Valliere, will be ordained priests for the Fall River Diocese on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at 11:00 am in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. After being ordained as transitional deacons in

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