2018 News & Press

Annual Procession & Mass for Peace Set for Columbus Day Holiday

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 8, 2018, the Columbus Day holiday. Participants in the procession should meet no later than 5:30 p.m.

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Red Mass Set for Sept. 29th at Cathedral;
Five to Receive St. Thomas More Award

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, September 29, 2018, in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. A long standing tradition in the Church, the Red Mass is celebrated each year

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Renovations, New and Enhanced Programs
Await Returning Diocesan School Students

NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE The Fall River Diocese Catholic Schools Alliance has set “Celebrate the Beauty of Every Child” as the theme for the 2018-19 school year. In collaboration with the Diocesan Pro Life Apostolate, the Catholic Schools Office will plan events and activities to

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Bishop Issues Letter in Response to Clergy Sexual Abuse

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has issued the following letter in response to the tragic instances of clergy sexual abuse that have come to light in recent weeks. He has asked that the letter be read and/or made available in printed form at all August 25/26

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Statement of the Diocese on Father William M. Costello

STATEMENT of the FALL RIVER DIOCESE ON THE DISCOVERY OF THE BODY OF FATHER WILLIAM M. COSTELLO August 20, 2018 The Fall River Diocese was deeply saddened to learn over this past weekend that the body of retired priest Father William M. Costello was found near a

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First-Ever Catholic Youth Day Takes Place on the Vineyard

VINEYARD HAVEN — Martha’s Vineyard was the locale for the first-ever Catholic Youth Day sponsored by the Fall River Diocese on Tuesday, August 7.  Over 220 high school-aged youth and their ministry leaders from parishes all over southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod traveled to the Vineyard for

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Fall River, MA 02722

Phone: 508-675-1311
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