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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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Enrollment and Marketing Director Hired for Catholic Schools

FALL RIVER — In its report last fall, the Fall River Diocese Task Force on Catholic Education recommended the hiring of a communication/marketing professional to support and augment the efforts of diocesan Catholic schools in those areas. Effective February 6, Sarah Heaton (in photo), of Denver, Colorado, […]

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Bishop to Gather with Religious for World Day for Consecrated Life

DARTMOUTH — In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which […]

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Open Houses, Special Activities Planned for Catholic Schools Week

FALL RIVER — Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese will join with those across the country to observe Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, from January 29 through February 4. It’s designed to highlight the value of a Catholic […]

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Cape Winter Brunch to Support Catholic Schools Scholarship Fund

FALMOUTH — Once again supporters of Catholic education are invited to enjoy a winter brunch on Cape Cod complete with food and festivities, while at the same time help Catholic school students in the Fall River Diocese. The 12th annual Foundation to Advance Catholic Education, Inc., (or […]

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