Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday

Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday

  This year, the Church will celebrate Catechetical Sunday on September 20, 2020. This year’s theme is I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reminds the faithful that, “Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to

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Bishop’s Blog: Praying for an End to Racism

Bishop’s Blog: Praying for an End to Racism

Today, September 9, is the memorial of St. Peter Claver, a priest and patron of African missions and of interracial justice, due to his work with slaves in Colombia.  It is on this day, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism has

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Bishop’s Blog: State of the Diocese

Bishop’s Blog: State of the Diocese

  State of The Diocese of Fall River Report 2014-2019 Last Friday, we released a State of the Diocese of Fall River Report, 2014-2019. This publication is meant to provide all of you, our parishioners, benefactors, volunteers, and employees with a better understanding of how your support enables the

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Bishop’s Blog: Keeping the Faith

Bishop’s Blog: Keeping the Faith

  In this week’s blog, I want to highlight some of the ideas parishes across our Diocese implemented to stay connected with the faithful and help keep the faith and hope alive. One of the first methods to be implemented was the online streaming of Masses —Sunday

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Bishop’s Blog: Confirmation Gifts

Bishop’s Blog: Confirmation Gifts

  During a recent Confirmation, I began my homily reflection by asking a question. If Jesus came here today and allowed you to ask for whatever you wanted, what would be the first thing to come to your mind? In the Old Testament, we see God appear

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Bishop’s Blog: Coming Together

Bishop’s Blog: Coming Together

June 13th Ordinations The Fall River Diocese welcomed a new priest and a new deacon Saturday, June 13, as Holy Orders were conferred during a very different but still special Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. I was blessed to ordain Deacon Steven A. Booth

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