Bishop’s Blog: March for Life and Word of God Sunday

Bishop’s Blog: March for Life and Word of God Sunday

Nationwide Prayer Vigil for Life to Take Place from January 20-21 This week, Catholics across the country are encouraged to observe a nationwide prayer vigil from Thursday, January 20 to Friday, January 21, 2022, marking the 49th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade

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Bishop’s Blog: Ringing in the New Year

Bishop’s Blog: Ringing in the New Year

Mary, Mother of God The first day of January is not only the beginning of a new year but also the day the Church celebrates Mary, as Mother of God. It is also a beautiful and most fitting way to close out the Christmas octave—the eight days

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Bishop’s Blog: Steps Forward

Bishop’s Blog: Steps Forward

  Mass to Open Synod Process Last Sunday, I opened the diocesan phase of the Synod —For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation, and Mission—in the Fall River Diocese in the context of Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral. A synod indicates the way that the members of the

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Bishop’s Blog: Engaging the Past

Bishop’s Blog: Engaging the Past

  In February of 2019, nearly 400 people gathered with me and launched an intense six-month planning process which resulted in The Pastoral Strategic plan. This plan included over sixty recommendations for the determined priority areas. A Strategic Planning website— Fallriverplanning.org—was created to document a thorough “planning scorecard”

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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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