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: Supporting Parents and Children

Bishop’s Blog: Supporting Parents and Children

  In today’s blog, we will address Activity #9 of my pastoral letter Reflection on Five Years — Continuing the Mission — Supporting Parents and Families. The Church is a family of families and, therefore, strengthening a Diocese must involve strengthening the families within that Diocese. The

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Bishop’s Blog: Catholic Education

Bishop’s Blog: Catholic Education

  This week I want to return to my Reflections on Five Years — Continuing the Mission Pastoral Letter, which encompasses a look at the first five years of my time here in the Fall River Diocese. This time, we will look next at Bolstering Catholic Schools. Although COVID-19 has

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Bishop’s Blog: Navigating These Unusual Days

Bishop’s Blog: Navigating These Unusual Days

  Like many of you, these days of quarantine look very different than my usual schedule. During the past month of staying home, I have learned Zoom and Facebook Live to help me stay connected and to allow me to celebrate Mass for the Diocese in English,

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Bishop’s Blog: Celebrating Catholic Schools

Bishop’s Blog: Celebrating Catholic Schools

National Catholic Schools Week (CSW) is an annual celebration of Catholic education. This year, 2020, will be the 46th anniversary of this celebration of schools. Catholic schools typically observe the week with Masses, assemblies and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members to celebrate and

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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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