Bishop’s Blog: Steps Forward

Bishop’s Blog: Steps Forward

  Mass to Open Synod Process Last Sunday, I opened the diocesan phase of the Synod —For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission—in the Fall River Diocese in the context of Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. A synod indicates the way that the members of the

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Bishop’s Blog: Opportunities to Effect Real Change

Bishop’s Blog: Opportunities to Effect Real Change

  Recently, I was the featured guest in an episode of “A Conversation With…” on the New Bedford Cable Network. Host Jim Marshall interviewed me about the Fall River Diocese, our parishes, schools, and overall condition, following months of pandemic-imposed closures and restrictions. We also spoke about,

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Bishop’s Blog: Engaging the Past

Bishop’s Blog: Engaging the Past

  In February of 2019, nearly 400 people gathered with me and launched an intense six-month planning process which resulted in The Pastoral Strategic plan. This plan included over sixty recommendations for the determined priority areas. A Strategic Planning website— Fallriverplanning.org—was created to document a thorough “planning scorecard”

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Bishop’s Blog: Release of New Pastoral Letter

Bishop’s Blog: Release of New Pastoral Letter

  Journeying Together Last Friday, on what was the 7th anniversary of my installation as Bishop of Fall River, I released a new Pastoral Letter, “Journeying Together: With Jesus on the Path of Faith and Hope.”  This letter introduces three areas of focus for the Diocese, as

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Bishop Blog: A Hopeful Future

Bishop Blog: A Hopeful Future

September 24th Pastoral Letter This Friday, September 24, I will issue my fourth pastoral letter to the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese, entitled, Journeying Together: With Jesus on the Path of Faith and Hope. Now, more than ever, God is calling us to move forward

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Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday and Sharing the Faith

Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday and Sharing the Faith

Secretariat for the New Evangelization In my August 18th blog, I shared the July 1st establishment of The Secretariat for the New Evangelization— restructuring the Office of Faith Formation, Campus Ministry, and the Pro-Life Apostolate into one consolidated ministerial and administrative department. The Secretariat will continue the

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