Bishop’s Blog: More Wonderful June Celebrations

Bishop’s Blog: More Wonderful June Celebrations

  Ordination to the Priesthood On Saturday, June 4, the Diocese of Fall River welcomed 4 new priests as I ordained Transitional Deacons Matthew F. Laird, 29, of Sandwich; William O’Donnell III, 44, of Harwich; Gregory Quenneville, 37, of Attleboro; and Laurent M. Valliere, 40, of Fall

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Bishop’s Blog: May Celebrations

Bishop’s Blog: May Celebrations

  Transitional Diaconate Ordination Four seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Fall River Diocese were ordained transitional deacons on Saturday, May 21, in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. The newly ordained include Brian P. Connors, John P. Garabedian, Christopher D. Hughes, and Thiago Menezes Santos. As

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Bishop’s Blog: A Canonization and an Ordination

Bishop’s Blog: A Canonization and an Ordination

Canonization of Saint Justin Maria Russolillo On Sunday, May 15th, I was blessed to attend the Canonization Mass and celebration in Rome for the founder of the Society of Divine Vocations, the religious congregation to which I belong. St. Justin also founded the Sisters of Divine Vocations

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Bishop’s Blog: Chrism Mass & Easter Message

Bishop’s Blog: Chrism Mass & Easter Message

Annual Chrism Mass Yesterday, the annual Chrism Mass was celebrated in our Diocese, where the three oils used for anointing throughout the year were blessed and consecrated. These oils are used for anointing those preparing for Baptism, anointing those who receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit

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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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