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

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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Bishop’s Blog: May Celebrations

Bishop’s Blog: May Celebrations

  Transitional Diaconate Ordination Four seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Fall River Diocese were ordained transitional deacons on Saturday, May 21, in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. The newly ordained include Brian P. Connors, John P. Garabedian, Christopher D. Hughes, and Thiago Menezes Santos. As

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Bishop’s Blog: A Canonization and an Ordination

Bishop’s Blog: A Canonization and an Ordination

Canonization of Saint Justin Maria Russolillo On Sunday, May 15th, I was blessed to attend the Canonization Mass and celebration in Rome for the founder of the Society of Divine Vocations, the religious congregation to which I belong. St. Justin also founded the Sisters of Divine Vocations

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Bishop’s Blog: In Appreciation

Bishop’s Blog: In Appreciation

Teacher Appreciation  Last week our  Catholic schools across the diocese celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week in a variety of ways. I want to take an opportunity to also thank all teachers, principals, and staff of our remarkable Catholic schools for their commitment and dedication to educating our students.

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Bishop Blog: Helping Our Neighbors

Bishop Blog: Helping Our Neighbors

  Interfaith Solidarity Walk for Ukraine On Sunday, May 1, I joined the Interfaith Solidarity Walk for Ukraine through the streets of Fall River and was honored to say a few words to participants upon its conclusion at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church in Fall

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