By Dave Jolivet, Editor
FALL RIVER — It’s a modern-day version of the children’s classic, “The Little Engine That Could,” and it’s the living out of Mark’s Gospel story of the widow’s offering to the temple treasury, who “out of her poverty, put in everything — all she had to live on.”
Sacred Heart Parish in Fall River is tucked away in the center of the city, not easily seen beyond the surrounding neighborhoods of three-deckers and mills. Yet, despite its lack of exposure, the parishioners are some of the hardest-working and most dedicated members for which any Catholic parish community could hope.
By Becky Aubut, Anchor Staff
NEWTOWN, Conn. — The idyllic community of Newtown, Conn. was shattered on Dec. 14, 2012 when Adam Lanza, after shooting and killing his mother, forced his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School during morning announcements and opened fire on the students and staff.
Msgr. Robert Weiss was in his rectory at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Newtown when the parish received a phone call that all the town’s schools had been placed on lockdown due to a “random shooting in the town,” recalled Msgr. Weiss. “Very shortly after that I received a phone call from a parishioner who works at Sandy Hook School [saying] you’d better get down here. I got down there and realized it was much more than a random shooting.”
By Kenneth J. Souza, Anchor Staff
ATTLEBORO, Mass. — Helen Cross, chairman of the 2013 Respect Life Walk to Aid Mothers and Children, couldn’t have asked for a better day.
God chose to bless this year’s annual walk — held on April 28 and for the first time on the grounds of La Salette Shrine in Attleboro — with a welcomed bit of spring weather after a long and stormy New England winter.
FALL RIVER, Mass. — A longtime educator currently serving as principal at a parish elementary school in Fall River has been named to a key administrative position for Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese.
Louise P. Kane, now principal at Espirito Santo School, will become assistant superintendent for personnel for Fall River Diocesan schools, effective July 1, Bishop George W. Coleman has announced. She will succeed Kathleen A. Simpson, who is retiring at the end of June.