Bishop’s Blog: Lent, Fasting, and the Hope of Peace

Bishop’s Blog: Lent, Fasting, and the Hope of Peace

Lent, the forty-day season of prayer, sacrifice, and almsgiving in preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter, begins today, Wednesday, March 2nd. During Pope Francis’ February 23rd General Audience, he made a heartfelt appeal for peace in Ukraine, saying that the threat of war had caused “great

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Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday and Sharing the Faith

Bishop’s Blog: Catechetical Sunday and Sharing the Faith

Secretariat for the New Evangelization In my August 18th blog, I shared the July 1st establishment of The Secretariat for the New Evangelization— restructuring the Office of Faith Formation, Campus Ministry, and the Pro-Life Apostolate into one consolidated ministerial and administrative department. The Secretariat will continue the

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Bishop’s Blog: The Blessings of the Sacraments

Bishop’s Blog: The Blessings of the Sacraments

  Upcoming Priestly Ordination Deacon Peter R. Scheffer, Jr. will be ordained a priest for the Fall River Diocese on Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 11:00 am in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. After being ordained a transitional deacon in the midst of the pandemic, how wonderful

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Bishop’s Blog: Giving Life to the Church

Bishop’s Blog: Giving Life to the Church

On Sunday, February 28, in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River, I celebrated the Rite of Election for men and women from throughout the Fall River Diocese, preparing to become members of the Roman Catholic Church. The Rite of Election marks the beginning of the final phase

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Bishop’s Blog: Lenten Alms and Rites

Bishop’s Blog: Lenten Alms and Rites

  Catholic Relief Services and Lent The Rice Bowl initiative is the Lenten program of Catholic Relief Services, the official relief and development agency of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Through CRS’s Rice Bowl, faith communities in every diocese throughout the United States live out

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