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: Gratitude and Faith

Bishop’s Blog: Gratitude and Faith

Blessings Even in these challenging times, we are reminded of the many blessings in our Diocese.  One recent blessing is helping us continue to help our families and children through acts of generosity. Some of you may recall Tom Flatley’s extraordinary life of immigrating to the United

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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: BACK TO SCHOOL

BISHOP’S BLOG: BACK TO SCHOOL

  We are looking forward to having the children back into the classrooms of our schools. We are doing all the preparations, following the State of Massachusetts’ guidelines, to assure the safety of the students and staff. We are prepared with all the necessary equipment and sanitization

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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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