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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Bishop’s Blog: Examples of Charity

Bishop’s Blog: Examples of Charity

FACE Summer Gala Last week it was my pleasure to gather with some 200 persons for the annual Summer Gala in Falmouth to support the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) in our Diocese. After last year’s virtual event—which planners called the Summer Un-Gala- it was wonderful

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Bishop’s Blog: Ask the Bishop

Bishop’s Blog: Ask the Bishop

Catholic Appeal  The 80th Catholic Appeal, “Time to Gather, Time to Heal, Time to Love,” has closed with tremendous results. After an extraordinarily challenging time, more than 18,000 individual donors – a 12.5% increase over last year – contributed $4.6 million in gifts and pledges to sustain

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