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: 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: 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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Bishop’s Blog: Updates and Upcoming Events

Bishop’s Blog: Updates and Upcoming Events

Important Livestreamed Liturgies Gathering peacefully to pray together regardless of our differences can provide a wonderful example of the harmony to which we are called as members of one human family and children of the same God. With this important goal in mind, I have extended an

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Bishop’s Blog: Entering in the Lenten Season

Bishop’s Blog: Entering in the Lenten Season

  During Lent, special attention is given to three specific tenets of our Catholic faith — almsgiving, prayer, and fasting. The foundation for these practices can be found in Matthew’s Gospel chapter 6, verses 1-18. When practiced with a heart inclined toward pleasing God and personal conversion,

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