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CELEBRATE NATIONAL VOCATION AWARENESS WEEK NOVEMBER 2-8

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.

Please ask Our Lord for more dedicated, holy priests, deacons and consecrated men and women. May they be inspired by Jesus Christ, supported by our faith community, and respond generously to Godís gift of a vocation.


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PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SEMINARIANS



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FAITH FORMATION MINISTRY CONVENTION IS NOV. 15 IN TAUNTON


"Living the Joy of the Gospel" is the theme of this year's Ministry Convention, and planners say its sessions and workshops will open minds and hearts to that joy. From spirituality to how-to's, there is sure to be something to support and enhance participants personally and professionally. Bishop da Cunha will begin the day with the celebration of Mass. Sponsored by the Diocesan Office of Faith Formation


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FALL DINNER, CAPE FUNDRAISERS BOOST SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The October 22nd St. Mary's Education Fund Fall Dinner came to a close with the presentation of this big check to Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha in the amount of $677,639.83 for the benefit of the fund. The total represents proceeds from the Fall Dinner along with money raised in events sponsored over the year by the St. Mary's Education Fund Cape Cod Committee and the annual interest accrued on the fund. Helping Bishop da Cunha hold up the check are Sandra L. Sevigney, Fall Dinner chairperson, and Jane Robin, who coordinates St. Mary's Education Fund events on Cape Cod.

The St. Mary's Education Fund provides need-based tuition assistance to elementary and middle school students attending Catholic schools in the diocese. Click below to learn more.


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FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS CATHOLIC CONFERENCE

  • MASSACHUSETTS BISHOPS ISSUE STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF EARNED SICK TIME

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  • MASSACHUSETTS BISHOPS' STATEMENT ON EXPANDED GAMBLING AND QUESTION 3

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  • WATCH THE MASS OF INSTALLATION OF BISHOP DA CUNHA



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    BISHOP DA CUNHA BECOMES EIGHTH BISHOP OF FALL RIVER

    The Fall River Diocese welcomed the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. as its Eighth Bishop in a Mass of Installation on September 24, 2014 in St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River. Priests, permanent deacons, representatives of religious communities in the diocese, delegates from diocesan ministries and institutions, and representatives from each of the 84 parishes in the diocese joined with family and friends of Bishop da Cunha for this significant event in the life of the Fall River Diocesan Church.

    Read Bishop da Cunha's Homily from the Mass of Installation

    Learn About Our New Bishop

    Bishop da Cunha's Coat of Arms


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    NEW DIOCESAN DIRECTORY IS AVAILABLE

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    BISHOP GEORGE W. COLEMAN
    MASS OF THANKSGIVING




    Watch the August 26th Mass of Thanksgiving from St. Mary's Cathedral, Fall River, in celebration of Bishop Coleman's fifty years of priesthood and eleven years as Diocesan Bishop. funny pictures


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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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    CONSIDERING A VOCATION? WANT TO SUPPORT ONE?

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