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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Ash Wednesday is February 17; Marks Beginning of Lent

FALL RIVER — Lent, the forty-day season of prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving in preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter, begins on Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes.

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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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