2018 News & Press

Bishop da Cunha’s 2018 Christmas Message

Dear Friends in Christ, This year that is coming to a close, has been a year full of challenges for our world, our country, our diocese and for the Universal Church. We have seen natural disasters: fires destroying homes, lives and entire communities in California; we have

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FACE Launches ‘FACE of the Future’ Initiative, New Website

FALL RIVER—The Foundation to Advance Catholic Education or FACE launched a new communications initiative called “the FACE of the Future” at its annual Fall Scholarship Dinner on October 30. The launch came in the form of a video which details how the recent $10 million of investments

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Collection Will Support Elderly Catholic Sisters,
Brothers and Religious Order Priests

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 8-9 in the Diocese of Fall River. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement Office (NRRO) in Washington, the appeal benefits 31,000 elderly Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests. The Diocese of Fall River donated $129,634.98

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Diocesan High School Placement Exam is December 1st

FALL RIVER — The Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Fall River will administer a Placement Examination for new students on Saturday, December 1, with a make-up exam scheduled for Saturday, December 8. Students wishing to enter any of these schools next September should report to

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Bishop to Present Marian Medal to 79

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will award the Marian Medal to 79 laypersons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 327 Second Street, Fall River. First presented

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Diocesan Catholic Schools Alliance and St. Vincent’s
Partner to Provide Counseling to Students

FALL RIVER — National studies indicate that between 13 – 20% of children have been diagnosed with a mental disorder, but a shortage of qualified providers means limited access for children to receive the care that they need in a timely manner.[1]  Recognizing the importance of addressing

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