Bishop’s Blog: Upcoming Diocesan Events

Bishop’s Blog: Upcoming Diocesan Events

Holy Week and Chrism Mass At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, I will celebrate, together with the priests of our Diocese, the annual Mass of Chrism. During this Mass, I will bless the oils that are used in the sacramental life of the Diocese throughout the

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Bishop’s Blog: Second Week of Lent

Bishop’s Blog: Second Week of Lent

On Wednesday, March 9th, I visited Saint John’s Seminary in Brighton to celebrate Mass and share a meal with the seminarians and faculty there. While the snow was falling and intensifying during the afternoon, I wondered if I could make it to the Seminary. The trip was

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Bishop’s Blog: Lent, Fasting, and the Hope of Peace

Bishop’s Blog: Lent, Fasting, and the Hope of Peace

Lent, the forty-day season of prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving in preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter, begins today, Wednesday, March 2nd. During Pope Francis’ February 23rd General Audience, he made a heartfelt appeal for peace in Ukraine, saying that the threat of war had caused “great

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