2017 Women & Men’s Conference


For Lent 2017, the Diocese of Fall River is offering something new!

The 2017 Women and Men’s Conference is a one-day program with enriching talks,  reflection, prayer, and fellowship for a deeper faith-filled journey towards Easter.

Conference Program

  • Keynote Presentations
  • Breakout Sessions
  • Prayer
  • Music
  • Lunch
  • Opportunity for Reconciliation
  • Vendors
  • Closing Mass
  • CEU’s Offered

Conference Speakers

cardinal-omalleyBoston Archbishop Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap., is familiar to all in the Fall River Diocese, having served as Bishop here for ten years.  An engaging speaker who has preached in many parts of the world, he brings a deep insight and a pastoral zeal to all of his presentations.

sr-terry-rickardDominican Sister Terry Rickard serves as president and executive director of RENEW International, whose programs have fostered spiritual renewal in countless parishes and individuals. An author, blogger and popular retreat leader, her enthusiasm for spreading the Gospel is contagious.

vallimar-jansen-web-2ValLimar Jansen is a highly regarded singer, composer and recording artist known especially for her work in contemporary Christian music. Blessed with an extraordinary voice, she tours across the country and around the world as an inspirational speaker and a leader of worship and prayer.

michael-cumbie-webMichael Cumbie is a lay evangelist and musician who with his trademark humor helps his audiences gain a deeper appreciation of their Catholic faith. A convert to Catholicism, his conversion story is entitled “No Bread on the Table, No Crumbs on the Floor” drawn from his great love of, and respect for the Holy Eucharist.

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V.,
Celebrant and Homilist, Conference Closing Mass


During Lent, we are called to look for ways to grow in faith, to deepen our relationship with God.  This year, in our own Diocese, this Women and Men’s Conference is an opportunity for just that: a renewal of faith as we journey towards the celebration of Easter.  I am excited about it and look forward to being with you.”

                                                 +Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V.

Cost is $45.00 (includes lunch and morning refreshments)
Register Online here
View or download
the Conference flyer with mail-in registration details.

Contact Us

450 Highland Avenue
PO Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722

Phone: 508-675-1311
E-mail: info@fallriverdiocese.org