Friday, April 18, 2014

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HOLY WEEK BEGINS THIS WEEKEND WITH PALM SUNDAY

Holy Week, the week during Lent before Easter, begins this weekend (April 12/13) with Masses for Palm Sunday. It is the most holy of weeks during the entire Church year. On Palm Sunday, Catholics receive pieces of blessed palm branches and recall Jesus' entry into the city of Jerusalem. Holy Thursday celebrates the Last Supper of Jesus with his apostles and centers on the gift of the Eucharist. Click "find out more" below to continue.

St. Mary's Cathedral Holy Week Schedule


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EASTER SUNDAY TV MASS TO AIR AT 11:30 A.M.; BISHOP COLEMAN TO CELEBRATE EXPANDED FULL-HOUR TELEVISED LITURGY

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AREA HOLY WEEK PROGRAMMING ON THE PORTUGUESE CHANNEL

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CHURCH PREPARES FOR CANONIZATION OF POPE JOHN XXIII AND JOHN PAUL II

In anticipation of the April 27th Canonization of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II, the U.S. Catholic Bishops' website features several reflections on their contributions by a variety of writers.


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DIOCESAN SCHOOLS' TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME

William Milot, who is Director of Technology for Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese, was named by the Consortium for School Networking or CoSN to its Volunteer Hall of Fame. His induction took place March 21, 2014 at the CoSN conference in Washington, DC. Milot, who resides in Taunton, was recognized for his service on the board of the Massachusetts Education Technology Administrators Association (METAA), which is a local affiliate of CoSN. In photo, Milot displays his induction certificate after receiving it from David Pogue, on left, technology columnist/correspondent for Yahoo Tech, CBS News and other media.


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THE VALUE OF A JUST WAGE

A Statement of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Massachusetts


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GIVE UP, TAKE UP, LIFT UP!
Lenten Resources from the U.S. Bishops' Conference Website


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POPE FRANCIS ON LENT

Pope Francis has issued a Lenten Message "to offer some helpful thoughts on our path of conversion as individuals and as a community."

Click below to access the message.


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COYLE AND CASSIDY HIGH SCHOOL, TAUNTON CATHOLIC MIDDLE TO JOIN

In a move to provide students with more opportunities and resources for their Catholic education, Coyle and Cassidy High School in Taunton and Taunton Catholic Middle School will join together to become one school, serving grades 6 through 12, beginning in the 2014-15 academic year.

The school will utilize the facilities of the Coyle and Cassidy campus to house both the high school and middle school divisions with each located in separate parts of the building and each having its own entrance. Both the high school and middle school divisions will maintain their own academic and co-curricular programs; yet each will benefit from new learning opportunities that will become available by the schools joining as one.


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WATCH THE MARIAN MEDAL AWARDS CEREMONY ON YOUTUBE

A video of the November 2013 Marian Medal Awards Ceremony from St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, is available on YouTube.


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DIOCESE WELCOMES NEW PERMANENT DEACONS

Bishop George W. Coleman ordained 15 men to the Permanent Diaconate for service in the Fall River Diocese on October 12 in the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Fall River. The new deacons come from all areas of the Diocese and from a variety of occupations. Their ordination culminated a five-year period of academic and spiritual preparation.

WATCH VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ORDINATION IN TWO PARTS

Diaconate Ordination Part I
Diaconate Ordination Part II

Videos courtesy of Judy Warren of Christ the King Parish.


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WATCH THE TV MASS ONLINE

The Television Mass airing each Sunday at 11 a.m. on WLNE-TV, channel 6, is now available online! For 50 years, the Fall River Diocese has sponsored this Mass for those unable to attend a parish Mass because of age or infirmity.


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CONSIDERING A VOCATION? WANT TO SUPPORT ONE?

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