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The Fall River Diocese is divided into five territorial districts or deaneries. The Bishop appoints a Vicar Forane, also called a Dean, in each deanery to assist him in the promotion and coordination of apostolic and pastoral activity in that area.

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Attleboro Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. Daniel W. Lacroix, V.F.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Parish
385 Central Street
Seekonk, MA 02771
Tel. 508-399-8440

Cape Cod Deanery
Dean: Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Avila, V.F.
St. Anthony Parish
167 East Falmouth Highway
East Falmouth, MA 02536
Tel. 508-548-0108

Fall River Deanery
Dean: Rev. Jay T. Maddock, V.F.
Holy Name Parish
709 Hanover Street
Fall River, MA 02720
Tel. 508-679-6732

New Bedford Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. Paul A. Caron, V.F.
St. Anthony Parish
22 Barstow Street
Mattapoisett, MA 02739
Tel. 508-758-3719

Taunton Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. Richard E. Degagne, V.F.
Immaculate Conception Parish
193 Main Street
North Easton, MA 02356
Tel. 508-238-3232

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PO Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722

Phone: 508-675-1311