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Bishop to Celebrate Chrism Mass

On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., joined by priests of the Diocese, will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral – a celebration that includes the blessing of oils and the renewing of priestly promises. It will take place at […]

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Dispensation Granted for St. Patrick’s Day

FALL RIVER — This year, the celebration of St. Patrick’s feast day on March 17th falls on a Friday during Lent. In consideration of the culinary traditions of this feast and in response to a number of requests, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has granted to […]

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Bishop to Celebrate Rite of Election on Sunday at Cathedral

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Rite of Election this Sunday, March 5, for men and women from throughout the Fall River Diocese who are preparing to become members of the Roman Catholic Church or who are preparing for full communion […]

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Bishop da Cunha’s 2017 Lenten Message

Dear Friends, As we celebrate another Lenten season, let us make this a special time of prayer, reflection, Spiritual renewal and focus on the Word of God.  The readings for the Liturgy during Lent have a special meaning and call to conversion and change of heart.  “Only […]

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Ash Wednesday is March 1st; 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 1, 2017. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes. […]

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Diocese to Host First-Ever Lenten Women & Men’s Conference

NORTH EASTON — For Lent this year, the Fall River Diocese is offering for the first-time a one-day Women and Men’s Conference featuring nationally-noted speakers, prayer, music, and Mass as an opportunity for enrichment and renewal in preparation for Easter. The inaugural Women and Men’s Conference will […]

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