Bishop’s Blog: Holy Week 2020

Bishop’s Blog: Holy Week 2020

Not the Usual Holy Week This Sunday, I celebrated Palm Sunday Mass at Our Lady of Victory in Centerville, virtually through Facebook live. For many of us, this Sunday did not feel like Palm Sunday or the beginning of Holy Week. Instead of coming together to begin

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Bishop’s Blog: Unleashing God’s Gift

Bishop’s Blog: Unleashing God’s Gift

  As I mentioned, for the next few months, I’ll be highlighting sections of my Reflections on Five Years — Continuing the Mission pastoral letter. As we continue to work together to find a rhythm in our ever-changing circumstances, we can continue to be assured in our never-changing Lord.

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Bishop’s Blog: Beacons of Hope

Bishop’s Blog: Beacons of Hope

New Pastoral Letter Earlier last week, I made the decision to publish my Pastoral Letter, Reflections on Five Years — Continuing the Mission in Friday’s issue of The Anchor. It is my prayer as we look back and consider our future; we will all be filled with a renewed hope

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Bishop’s Blog: Difficult Times

Bishop’s Blog: Difficult Times

When faced with unsettling, difficult times, the faithful can find comfort in the words of Jesus. These words were not only spoken for those listening to Jesus speak 2000+ years ago, but for each of us today.  The truths of the Gospel inspire peace because they do

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Bishop’s Blog: A Challenging Lenten Season

Bishop’s Blog: A Challenging Lenten Season

  This Saturday, I was pleased to participate in the 4th Annual Fall River Diocese Women and Men’s Conference on the campus of Stonehill Campus. This year’s theme, “As I Have Done You Must Also Do” (Jn 13:15). The success of the day says volumes to the planning

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Bishop’s Blog: Lenten Alms and Rites

Bishop’s Blog: Lenten Alms and Rites

  Catholic Relief Services and Lent The Rice Bowl initiative is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the official relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Through CRS’s Rice Bowl, faith communities in every diocese throughout the United States live out

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