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NEWARK AUXILIARY
BISHOP TO LEAD FALL RIVER DIOCESE


Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V., (at right)currently an Auxiliary Bishop of the Newark, N.J. Archdiocese, to become the Eighth Bishop of the Fall River Diocese. He succeeds the Most Reverend George W. Coleman who, in accordance with Church Law, submitted his letter of resignation upon turning 75 years of age on February 1, 2014.

The acceptance of his resignation and the appointment of Bishop da Cunha were announced July 3, 2014 in Washington, D. C. by the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Carlo M. Vigano. Bishop da Cunha, 60, will be installed as Bishop of Fall River in the context of a Mass to be celebrated on September 24, at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Fall River. Details of his installation will be announced in forthcoming weeks.


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STATEMENT ON SACRED HEART PARISH, FALL RIVER

Sacred Heart Parish in Fall River will join St. Mary's Cathedral Parish in November; Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen Will Be Maintained at New Location


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READY FOR
A NEW YEAR:
An Update on Diocesan Schools


As the end of summer draws near, Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese are ready for the new academic year. This bulletin board at Holy Trinity School in Fall River welcomes students and reminds them of all they can accomplish. “I am looking forward to a wonderful year ahead for the Catholic schools of the diocese,” says Superintendent of Schools for the Fall River Diocese Dr. Michael S. Griffin.


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CELEBRATING A SIGNIFICANT WEDDING ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR?

The annual Wedding Anniversary Celebration in the Fall River Diocese is a special Mass of Thanksgiving for couples observing significant wedding anniversaries (including first year) during 2014. It will take place on Sunday, October 26, at 3 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall River. If you would like an invitation, please let your pastor know as soon as possible.


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A REFLECTION ON LABOR DAY

Writing for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Miami Archbishop Wenski laments the lack of jobs for young people as the nation observes Labor Day.


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FROM THE U.S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS

THE PLIGHT OF UNACCOMPANIED CHILD REFUGEES:
Learn how the Church is helping the record number of children from Central America migrating to the U.S.


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CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL RAISES $4.2 MILLION

Faithful Catholics across the Fall River Diocese heeded the theme of this year’s Catholic Charities Appeal to “Find the Face of Christ in Your Neighbor” and responded to the 73rd annual diocesan fund-raising campaign with love, generosity and compassion.

The 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal raised $4,207,920.45. The results confirm the spirit of shared purpose that defines the work of a community of believers.

Proceeds from the Appeal, which ran from May 1 to June 24, provide the financial support for the many ministries and programs sponsored by the Fall River Diocese in Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands.


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WATCH VIDEO FROM BISHOP DA CUNHA'S INTRODUCTORY NEWS CONFERENCE

Bishop Coleman's welcome and Bishop da Cunha's opening remarks are featured on the The Anchor website.


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MORE ON THE APPOINTMENT OF BISHOP DA CUNHA

Bishop Coleman Welcomes His Successor
Opening Remarks of Bishop da Cunha at News Conference
Statement of Newark Archbishop John J. Myers
Statement of Newark Coadjutor Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda
Photo of Bishop da Cunha


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WATCH THE TV MASS ONLINE

The Television Mass airing each Sunday at 11 a.m. on WLNE-TV, channel 6, is now available online! For 50 years, the Fall River Diocese has sponsored this Mass for those unable to attend a parish Mass because of age or infirmity.


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