January 2019 archive of Pastor's Corner

January 2019 archive of Pastor's Corner

Candles, A Martyr, and Committing Your Life to God,

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/27/19

It has been forty days since Christmas and so on Saturday the Church celebrates the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. According to Luke’s gospel this is the day that Mary and Joseph brought the infant Jesus into the Temple for the first time. They came ... Read More »

Parish Summer Fun-raiser

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/23/19

Tentative plans are underway for a parish summer fun-raiser to be held on Sunday, August 25, 2019. That is the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the first dedication of Holy Redeemer Church back in 1916. The Woman’s Club and Knights of Columbus are onboard. We plan to have ... Read More »

A Credibility Gap

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/14/19

A recent Gallup Poll announced that the credibility of Catholic clergy has taken a nosedive in the last year. The poll announced that the percentage of Catholics who rate the honest and ethical standards of clergy as “very high” or “high” has dropped by 18 percentage points over the ... Read More »

Bishop da Cunha’s Announce Clergy Record Review

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/07/19

In 2004, the Diocese of Fall River released a list of thirty-two priests and one seminarian who had sexual abuse charges made against them in the previous fifty years. The diocese also reported at that time the total number of abuse allegations was 216. BishopAcountability.com has a database listing ... Read More »

Letter from the Bishop - 1/3/2019

Posted by Fr. John Sullivan on 1/05/19

January 3, 2019Dear Friends in Christ,As we begin this New Year, I write to inform you of recent, important steps taken in the Fall River Diocese in our ongoing efforts to foster healing in the wake of the clergy sexual abuse crisis and to provide greater transparency in our ... Read More »


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