2018 News & Press

2018 Catholic Charities Appeal Raises Over $4.60M

FALL RIVER — With a theme of “Sharing Faith and Hope” as its backdrop, the 77th annual Catholic Charities Appeal in the Fall River Diocese came to a close on June 27  reaching a total of $4,606,363. Though it did not set a record, this year’s Appeal

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Father Leo Patalinghug to Present “Plating Grace” in FACE Summer Event

MASHPEE — Are you looking for a fun family summer event? FACE, the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education, is hosting this evening with Father Leo Patalinghug (in photo), Catholic priest, chef, cookbook author and founder of Plating Grace, a food, family and food movement. It will take

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FACE Names First Executive Director

  FALL RIVER — FACE, Inc., the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education, has announced the appointment of its first executive director. Sandi M. Duxbury (in photo), a longtime marketing professional with extensive experience in the healthcare field, will begin the new position on July 16. As executive director,

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Prayer for Independence Day (July 4th)

God, source of all freedom, this day is bright with the memory of those who declared that life and liberty are your gift to every human being. Help us to continue a good work begun long ago. Make our vision clear and our will strong: that only

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Statement from Bishop da Cunha on the Separation of Families at the U.S. Border

STATEMENT ON THE SEPARATION OF FAMILIES AT THE U.S. BORDER Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. June 20, 2018 “Since early May of this year, newly implemented U.S. immigration policy has ordered the separation of families immediately after their being taken into custody at the US/Mexico border.

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Clergy Appointments Announced

Diocese of Fall River OFFICIAL His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., Bishop of Fall River, has made the following appointments: Rev. Mr. Ryan Healy, (temporary) Deacon at Holy Family Parish in Taunton Effective:  June 1, 2018 Reverend Juan Carlos Muñoz-Montoya, Parochial Vicar at

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