2019 News & Press

Diocese to Observe Child Abuse Prevention Month with Special Mass of Atonement, Prayer and Penance

FALL RIVER — Every April, child- and youth-serving organizations — including many Catholic dioceses, parishes, and schools — participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month to highlight the importance of protecting minors from abuse. These efforts are part of the ongoing work of dioceses across the country

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Diocese, Villanova University Partner to Offer Master of Science Degree in Church Management

FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River is pleased to announce it has entered into a unique partnership with Villanova University’s Center for Church Management to offer an innovative two-year, online Master of Science in Church Management (MSCM) degree designed to provide students with a high-level

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Statement Regarding Father Mark Hession

FALL RIVER— This weekend (March 9-10), parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Seekonk, and priests of the Fall River Diocese, were informed that Father Mark R. Hession was placed on leave from active priestly ministry because of conduct inconsistent with standards of ministerial behavior

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Bishop da Cunha’s 2019 Lenten Message

Bishop da Cunha’s 2019 Lenten Message Another holy season of Lent is upon us. At this time of the year we look forward to a change of season and await the warmth of spring after a long and cold winter. Lent is a time for deeper reflection

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Ash Wednesday is March 6th, Marks Beginning of Lent

FALL RIVER — Lent, the forty-day season of prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving in preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter, begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes.

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New Preparatory Academy Being Created;
Coyle & Cassidy and Bishop Connolly to be First Affiliate Schools

FALL RIVER — Building on strengths of two long-established, successful institutions, the Fall River Diocesan Central Catholic Schools Board has voted to create a new Preparatory Academy providing an improved curriculum to students at affiliate schools Coyle and Cassidy in Taunton and Bishop Connolly in Fall River

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