Pastor's Corner

Pastor's Corner

Happy Mother’s Day!

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 5/09/19

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers in the Parish today. We appreciate the great sacrifice you make for your children and to family life. May God bless you and help you know the support of our parish community.

It can be a bit of a bittersweet ... Read More »

“See All the People”

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 4/30/19

The 78th annual Catholic Charities Appeal of the Fall River Diocese began on May 1. Since 1942, the Appeal has helped people in all phases of life from children, to youth, to parents, to the elderly. Your support sustains the numerous agencies, programs, and ministries providing food and shelter, ... Read More »

Rebuild My Church

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 4/23/19

In the wake of the fire that heavily damaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris two weeks ago close to $1 Billion dollars was pledged to fund its rebuilding within hours. Most of that money was pledged by several French multibillionaire industrialists. While that is a wonderful sign of generosity ... Read More »

Happy Easter!

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 4/21/19

 I pray that the joy you experience on this Easter day will help you feel the newness of life in Jesus Christ every day.

I feel as if I’m usually an upbeat and optimistic person. Every once in a while, I can’t help but wonder though what it would ... Read More »

Holy Week is Upon Us

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 4/07/19

Beginning today the Catholic Church enters Holy Week the most sacred time of its Liturgical year. As we celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entrance into Jerusalem today, we prepare to gather in Church several times this week to commemorate his salvific passion, crucifixion, death and resurrection. Lent the forty days of ... Read More »

Celebrating the Season of Lent

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 4/02/19

Now that we are in the second half of Lent there is a shift in the tone of the season. Rather than a penitential tone the season begins to look ahead to the salvific work of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection. God’s great gift of Jesus’ redemptive offering of ... Read More »

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 3/26/19

Back in February at the end of Pope Francis’ meeting with bishops from around the world on the sexual abuse crisis he spoke about how the problem of abuse is very pervasive in our society. Some detractors accused the pope of trying to deflect criticism on the issue with ... Read More »

Personally, opposed but…

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 3/19/19

In January the New York State Legislature enacted what it called the “Reproductive Health Act”. That title is really a misnomer for a new law that would continue legal abortion in New York State should a more anti-abortion US Supreme Court majority decide to overturn the Roe V Wade ... Read More »

Wishing you “Lá fhéile Pádraig sona dhaiobh” – Happy Saint Patrick’s Day.

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 3/12/19

Oh, if only Gene Clancy were here to read this headline! The blessings of the Christian patron of Ireland on all members of Holy Redeemer Parish. There are few saints as famous as the patron saint of Ireland. While St. Patrick is well-known, we don’t know too much about ... Read More »

Lenten Ember Days

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 3/03/19

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday of this week are the Lenten Ember Days. Ember Days are three days of fasting and prayer traditionally set aside to mark the turn of each seasons. After Vatican II their celebration was made optional. In the wake of last summer’s flare up in the ... Read More »

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