2017 News & Press

Diocesan Superintendent Advocates for Catholic
School Students Entitlement to IDEA Rights

FALL RIVER — Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools Superintendent Stephen A. Perla, a strong advocate for Catholic school special education students, was recently invited to participate in the United States Department of Education’s Annual National Private School Conference in Washington D.C. As a member of the

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Ecumenical Worship Service Will Mark 500th Anniversary of Reformation

FALL RIVER — A special ecumenical worship service to mark the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 5, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. All are invited to attend. The cathedral is located at

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Shriver to Share Reflections from His Book
on Pope Francis at Fall Scholarship Dinner

FALL RIVER — Mark K. Shriver, whose 2016 book, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis, is both an insightful portrait of the pope and a reflection on Shriver’s own journey of faith, will be the featured speaker at the 23rd annual Fall Scholarship Dinner to

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Parishes to Support Hurricane Relief Efforts
in Puerto Rico and other Caribbean Islands

FALL RIVER — In the wake of the destruction to Puerto Rico and other Carribean islands by Hurricane Maria, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has recommended that pastors in the Fall River Diocese facilitate an opportunity for parishioners to donate to support relief efforts in the form

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Five to be Honored with St. Thomas More Award at Red Mass

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the annual Red Mass in the Fall River Diocese at 4 p.m., Saturday, October 14, in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. A long standing tradition in the Church, the Red Mass is celebrated each year in

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Annual Procession and Mass for Peace to Take Place on Columbus Day

Fall River – Members of the Fall River Diocese are invited to join Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in the annual Procession and Mass for Peace on Monday, October 9, 2017, the Columbus Day holiday. Participants in the procession should meet no later than 5:30 p.m.

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