News Releases

Statement from Bishop da Cunha on the Separation of Families at the U.S. Border

STATEMENT ON THE SEPARATION OF FAMILIES AT THE U.S. BORDER Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. June 20, 2018 “Since early May of this year, newly implemented U.S. immigration policy has ordered the separation of families immediately after their being taken into custody at the US/Mexico border.

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2018 Catholic Charities Appeal Enters Final Weeks

  FALL RIVER — The Fall River Diocese 2018 Catholic Charities Appeal is entering its final weeks, and Appeal officials encourage those who have not yet made their donation to do so before its June 27th conclusion. As on Monday, June 11, the Appeal had raised slightly

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FACE Summer Gala is July 13

MASHPEE — The 21st annual FACE Summer Gala to support Catholic school students in the Fall River Diocese is set for Friday, July 13, at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. With a delicious multi-course dinner, a live auction, a mystery raffle and more, an enjoyable evening

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Three Pastors to Retire this Summer

FALL RIVER — Three priests will retire from parish ministry in the Fall River Diocese this summer after years of service. Reverend Marcel H. Bouchard, who is pastor of St. Mary-Our Lady of the Isle Parish in Nantucket, and Reverend Robert J. Powell, pastor of St. Lawrence

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Clergy Retirements, Appointments Announced

Diocese of Fall River OFFICIAL His Excellency, the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., Bishop of Fall River, announces the following appointments and transfers: Reverend Marcos Caldeira, Parochial Vicar of Saint Francis Xavier Parish in Hyannis and Minister to the Brazilian speaking community of Hyannis

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New Bedford School Administrator to
Become Principal of St. Margaret Regional

BUZZARDS BAY – Ms. Beth Mahoney (in photo) has been named as the new principal for St. Margaret Regional School, Buzzards Bay, effective July 1. Mahoney is the current vice principal of Holy Family-Holy Name School in New Bedford. The appointment of Mahoney was announced by Mr.

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