2017 News & Press

Bishop Asks for Special Prayers for Peace at Weekend Masses

FALL RIVER — In response to the deadly events taking place this week both in this country in Charlottesville, Virginia, and abroad in Barcelona, Spain, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., is asking priests in the Fall River Diocese to celebrate Masses this weekend (August 19-20) for

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Adult Confirmation Classes to be Offered this Fall

FALL RIVER — The Faith Formation Office will offer Essential Catholicism: A Preparation Course for Adult Confirmation in two separate locations this fall, beginning in September. Essential Catholicism is a six-session course. In Easton, the course will be offered on consecutive Tuesday evenings, from September 19 through October 24, at the

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Cape Family’s Gift to Fund Wi-Fi Readiness Initiative at Diocesan Schools

  OSTERVILLE — A substantial gift from a Cape Cod family will mean a big step forward for the infusion of digital learning into the curricula at Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese. John and Susan Dawley and family of Osterville have donated $550,000 to fund

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Catholic Schools Taking Steps to Reach Under-Served Populations

FALL RIVER — In his recent pastoral letter “Rebuilding in Faith and Hope,” Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., called for Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fall River to “pro-actively and successfully reach out to and enroll diverse student populations with special focus on traditionally under-served

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2017 Catholic Charities Appeal Raises Record $4.78M

FALL RIVER — For the third consecutive year of his tenure as Bishop of Fall River, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has presided over a record-breaking Catholic Charities Appeal.  The faithful of the Fall River Diocese have responded to the challenge of “Whatsoever you do…” with

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St. Anne’s Shrine to Welcome Statue to Serve as Place
of Prayer and Remembrance in Opioid Crisis

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate a 6:30 p.m. Mass in St. Anne’s Shrine, Fall River, on Wednesday, July 26, the Church’s Feast of Saints Joachim and Anne. In what has become tradition, St. Anne’s Parish offers a special Mass on that

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