2015 News & Press

Bishop Issues Christmas Message

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., of the Fall River Diocese has issued a Christmas message to Catholics throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands. It has been distributed to priests in the diocese for conveying to parishioners in some way during Christmas

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81 to Receive Marian Medal Award

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha will award the Marian Medal to 81 laypersons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 327 Second Street, Fall River. First presented in

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Bishop to Open “Door of Mercy” at Cathedral on December 13

FALL RIVER – In accordance with the decree of Pope Francis and in unity with bishops all over the world, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will open a “Door of Mercy” at St. Mary’s Cathedral in the Fall River Diocese at 3 p.m., on Sunday, December

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High School Entrance/Placement Exam is Dec. 5

The Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Fall River will accept applications and administer an Entrance/Placement Examination for new students on Saturday, December 5, with the make-up exam on Saturday, December 12. Students wishing to enter any of these schools next September should report to the

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Parish Assessment Policy to be Implemented

The Church’s Code of Canon Law provides the diocesan bishop with the right to impose an assessment or tax on parishes for the support of the needs of the local church. It’s a practice that dates back centuries and is in wide use in the Church around

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Easton Parish to Host Presentation on End of Life Care and Decision-Making

EASTON – Holy Cross Parish in Easton is hosting a presentation on End of Life Care and Decision-Making on Saturday, November 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. This presentation will examine some of the basic moral principles in medical decision-making, and helping our loved ones to live

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