Bishop’s Blog: Looking Back at 2021

Bishop’s Blog: Looking Back at 2021

  In my first blog for 2022, I’d like to take a look back at a few highlights from 2021. Pastoral Letter On September 24, 2021, the 7th anniversary of my installation as Bishop of Fall River, I released a new Pastoral Letter, “Journeying Together: With Jesus

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Bishop’s Blog: Ringing in the New Year

Bishop’s Blog: Ringing in the New Year

Mary, Mother of God The first day of January is not only the beginning of a new year but also the day the Church celebrates Mary, as Mother of God. It is also a beautiful and most fitting way to close out the Christmas octave—the eight days

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Bishop’s Blog: The Season of Advent and December Blessings

Bishop’s Blog: The Season of Advent and December Blessings

Celebration of Adult Confirmation On December 9th, I was honored to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary’s Cathedral to the confirmandi prepared through the Adult Confirmation program of our Diocesan Secretariat for the New Evangelization. The celebration of Confirmation recalls the faith we all received

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Bishop Blog: Mary, Evangelization, and Synod Update

Bishop Blog: Mary, Evangelization, and Synod Update

Immaculate Conception Today, December 8, the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Catechism beautifully summarizes the Immaculate Conception this way: “No sin would touch her, so that she would be a fitting and worthy vessel of the Son of

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