Bishop’s Blog: The Season of Advent and December Blessings

Bishop’s Blog: The Season of Advent and December Blessings

Celebration of Adult Confirmation On December 9th, I was honored to confer the Sacrament of Confirmation at St. Mary’s Cathedral to the confirmandi prepared through the Adult Confirmation program of our Diocesan Secretariat for the New Evangelization. The celebration of Confirmation recalls the faith we all received

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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: Settling into the Easter Season

Bishop’s Blog: Settling into the Easter Season

Three Words—Confirmation Thoughts One of the responsibilities as Bishop, I truly enjoy, is conferring the Sacrament of Confirmation. In 2020, one of the encouraging signs our country, our state, and our Church had begun to move in a more positive direction during the pandemic was once again

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