An update on public celebration of Mass

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Bishop Ricken

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Over these two months of “safer at home,” I have been continually inspired by the innovation and creativity I have seen … Read More

A litany of blessing in time of grief

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Bishop Ricken

My brothers and sisters in Christ. As we continue to shelter at home, follow the guidelines for social distancing and wear masks when we are out in … Read More

The feast of St. Joseph the Worker

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Bishop Ricken

May 1 is the feast day in honor of St. Joseph the Worker. This year, this feast takes on special significance here in the Diocese of Green … Read More

Easter greetings

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Bishop Ricken

Happy Easter! May the risen Christ bring you joy, hope and peace in the midst of this difficult time we are all enduring. I must admit writing … Read More

Faith in the time of COVID-19

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Bishop Ricken

These last few weeks have felt like a dream. It’s become so easy to lose track of what day it is, not only because our routines have … Read More

Responding to the coronavirus

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Bishop Ricken

Dear Friends and Followers of Jesus, I write to you today to offer my prayers, hope and guidance as together, throughout the 16 counties of the Diocese … Read More

St. Joseph: A model disciple for today

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Bishop Ricken

In a few weeks, on March 19, we will celebrate the feast of St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus. In my last column, I mentioned that … Read More