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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Bishop’s Blog: A Look Back at 2019

Bishop’s Blog: A Look Back at 2019

  Greetings from Brazil; this month brings me the blessing of spending time visiting my mother, 13 sisters and brothers, 36 nieces and nephews, and eight great-nieces and nephews. My vacation in Brazil allows me to maintain that important connection with family, as well as provides me

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Bishop’s Blog: Service to the Church

  December 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the priestly ordination of our Holy Father Pope Francis. Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has asked Bishops across the country, to encourage their dioceses to honor the jubilee during Advent

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