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

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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Bishop’s Blog: Respect Life 2021

Bishop’s Blog: Respect Life 2021

  For 2021, the annual March for Life in Washington, DC, set for Friday, January 29th, will look a little different this year. In light of recent events in the Capitol and with the on-going pandemic, the annual rally will take place virtually. The March for Life

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Bishop’s Blog: Vaccines And Word Of God Sunday

Bishop’s Blog: Vaccines And Word Of God Sunday

USCCB Statement on Covid-19 Vaccines On December 14, Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne-South Bend, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Doctrine, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued

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Bishop’s Blog: Embracing A New Day

Bishop’s Blog: Embracing A New Day

  As we look forward to 2021 and beyond, let us, as people of faith, embrace our call to witness the Good News. To answer this call for not only today but also that future generations can come to know and understand the beauty of the Catholic

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