Bishop’s Blog: Looking Back at 2021

Bishop’s Blog: Looking Back at 2021

  In my first blog for 2022, I’d like to take a look back at a few highlights from 2021. Pastoral Letter On September 24, 2021, the 7th anniversary of my installation as Bishop of Fall River, I released a new Pastoral Letter, “Journeying Together: With Jesus

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Bishop’s Blog: Ambassadors for Christ

Bishop’s Blog: Ambassadors for Christ

Parish Ambassador Formation Last Saturday, November 6, 123 ambassadors from 91% of parishes in the Diocese came together for a Parish Ambassador Formation Day. The day, organized by the Secretariat for the New Evangelization in conjunction with the ad hoc Revitalization Committee, marked the beginning of conversations

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Bishop’s Blog: Vocational Pathways

Bishop’s Blog: Vocational Pathways

Beginning the Synodal Process This Saturday, the Diocese will begin the next step in our participation in the two-year process leading up to the Synod of Bishops in Rome. The Synod of Bishops was instituted by Pope Saint Paul VI on September 15, 1965, with the motu

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Bishop’s Blog: Many Ways to Leave a Legacy

Bishop’s Blog: Many Ways to Leave a Legacy

  In Part 2 of my recent Pastoral Letter, Presenting the Future, I begin by asking a question, “What Church will we leave behind?” Have you considered how you might respond? Whether you have been worshipping as a Catholic your entire life or only entered the Church

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Bishop Blog: A Hopeful Future

Bishop Blog: A Hopeful Future

September 24th Pastoral Letter This Friday, September 24, I will issue my fourth pastoral letter to the clergy, religious and faithful of the Diocese, entitled, Journeying Together: With Jesus on the Path of Faith and Hope. Now, more than ever, God is calling us to move forward

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Bishop’s Blog: Catholic Youth Day 2021

Bishop’s Blog: Catholic Youth Day 2021

  On Saturday, August 14th, I joined over 250 teens and youth ministers in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard for the celebration of Catholic Youth Day 2021. I was very pleased to see participants in attendance representing 24 parishes from across the Diocese and Bishop Stang High

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