FALL RIVER, MA – Starting this month, Marian Desrosiers (in photo at right) will begin in the newly created part-time position of Director of Catholic Mission and Identity in the Catholic Schools Office of the Fall River Diocese.  Marian joins in the work of the Catholic Schools Office as she brings a great deal of experience from her work in the diocesan Pro-Life Apostolate and at Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River.

The role of the Director of Catholic Mission and Identity will provide guidance and support to the Church’s teaching mission in the 20 Diocese of Fall River Catholic schools while coordinating programs with various diocesan ministries and apostolates. Desrosiers will work with school leaders to support student and adult faith formation efforts.

“We stand at a juncture full of great challenge and opportunity in which the emphasis of our Catholic mission can be a force for tremendous good in the world,” said Daniel S. Roy, Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese.  “Marian will be working with schools to ensure that we are maximizing coordinated efforts to assist in attaining a vision of excellence which calls young people to embrace the role of faith in their lives. We are so excited to welcome Marian to the Catholic School team.”

Desrosiers added, “Being involved in ministry for the last 28 years in the Fall River Diocese, I have witnessed the dedication and commitment of so many bringing the message of faith, hope and the love of Jesus to our young people. During these difficult and challenging times, each of us has been called to strengthen and deepen our faith in Jesus Christ. The foundation of Catholic education is Christ.  By our witness and teaching we can help our students and families to answer God’s call in this life and to attain eternal life.  As members of the Church community, let us all grow in our commitment to serve God, one another, the Church, and society.  Our priorities have been challenged and our world has changed, but we can remain strong praying together, ‘Jesus, I trust in you.’”

Desrosiers lives with her husband of 46 years in Sagamore Beach and is an active member of Corpus Christi Parish in Sandwich. Marian and Joe are the parents of 6 children (4 living) and 7 grandchildren with number “8” arriving in early March 2021!

About the Catholic Schools Alliance

The Catholic Schools Alliance comprises administrators, teachers, staff, parents and clergy joined in partnership to educate the children of the Diocese of Fall River in Catholic faith and values. Our schools have a demanding educational culture that helps students from across the academic spectrum reach their God-given potential. With an emphasis on service and respect for the dignity of every person, we prepare students to meet the challenges of today’s diverse world and become meaningful contributors to society.

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