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St. John Vianney Relic Coming to Diocese

FALL RIVER — The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney will be visiting the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 327 Second Street in Fall River, on Easter Monday, April 22. A special Liturgy to welcome the relic will be celebrated at 7 p.m. by Bishop

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Bishop da Cunha’s 2019 Easter Message

“If Christ has not been raised, then empty is our preaching; empty, too, your faith” (I Cor. 15:14). Thanks be to God for Easter!  We need the light, the joy, the Spirit of the Risen Lord to help us move forward in faith and hope.  When we

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Bishop to Celebrate Easter Mass on TV

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, will celebrate the Fall River Diocesan Television Mass on Easter Sunday, April 21, at a special time. The TV Mass on Easter will expand to a full hour and will be aired from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Chrism Mass Set for Tuesday of Holy Week

FALL RIVER — 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

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Decrees Issued on Former Church and Chapels in Fall River

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, has decreed that Notre Dame Church in Fall River and Holy Cross and Holy Rosary Chapels, both also in Fall River, be relegated to profane but not sordid use. These actions were taken in accord with the relevant

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New Decree Issued Regarding Closure of St. Anne Parish, Fall River

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, has revoked the original Decree regarding the closure of St. Anne Parish, Fall River, and has issued a new Decree. View the documents here.

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