Fall River parish creates Easter baskets for area children in needBristol Community College hosts seminar focusing on grief awarenessHabitat Women Build well underway on the CapeCatholic human rights defender from Guatemala comes to diocesePaul Kawa set to become diocese’s first lay Finance Officer/ChancellorMy Brother’s Keeper, Bishop Stang High School recognized for volunteer effortsRemarriage Prep Program changes leadership

Bishop Coleman’s 2014 Easter Message


Fall River parish creates Easter baskets for area children in need

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By Dave Jolivet, Anchor Editor

FALL RIVER, Mass. — It’s not uncommon at Christmas time for area faithful to remember the poor and needy children who will wake up that morning not even in their own beds, let alone find gifts under a tree.

There are scores of ministries, organizations and parish projects that will make sure these special children of God will have something to take the sting of homelessness, poverty, and sadness away — if even for a few moments.

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Bristol Community College hosts seminar
focusing on grief awareness

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By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Before he became pastor of Good Shepherd and St. Stanislaus parishes in Fall River, Father Andrew Johnson — a former Trappist monk who became incardinated into the diocese in 2011 — served as head chaplain at Charlton Memorial Hospital in the city.

One of the more difficult experiences of his chaplaincy was getting the call in the early morning hours of Thanksgiving 2011 to come to the hospital to console a grieving couple whose daughter was killed in a car accident.

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Habitat Women Build well underway on the Cape

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By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff

ORLEANS, Mass. — The Apostles Build, a project of Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod, helps spread the Word about Jesus through the volunteer efforts of “Apostles” who work on the home, and appreciates the inter-faith sponsorship by area parishes and congregations, like St. Joan of Arc Parish in Orleans, that regularly raises thousands of dollars annually for Habitat. The Women Build home on Bevan Way, Orleans, is similarly helping a family in need, but also endowing women with a sense of accomplishment by encouraging “volunteers you may not normally get to a build site,” said Dawn Walnut, volunteer services manger for Habitat for Humanity of Cape Cod (www.habitatcapecod.org).   

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Diocesan technology director inducted into Technology Hall of Fame

By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff

FALL RIVER, Mass. — William Milot, director of technology for the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fall River, was recently named by the Consortium for School Networking to its Volunteer Hall of Fame. Milot’s induction took place at the CoSN conference in Washington, D.C. on March 21.

Milot, who has served as the diocesan technology director for the past 19 years, said he was very proud and humbled by the recognition.

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