News Releases

Providence Bishop to Preach Fall River Area Lenten Mission

FALL RIVER — The annual Fall River Area Lenten Mission will take place at 7 p.m. from February 26 to March 1, with locations rotating among different parishes within the Fall River Deanery. The Most Reverend Robert C. Evans, Auxiliary Bishop of Providence, will lead the Mission,

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Bishop da Cunha’s 2018 Lenten Message

Dear Friends, Many of us remember – maybe even with some nostalgia – when Lent was a time of real Penance and sacrifice.  The Church still teaches us that Lent is a special time of conversion; that Penance and sacrifice are essential practices to help us in

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Ash Wednesday is February 14; 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, February 14, 2018. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes.

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World Day for Consecrated Life

On February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Church also celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life. In parishes, this year it is observed the weekend of February 3-4. Pope Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day for Consecrated Life celebration in 1997.

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Catholic Schools Week Celebration Begins January 28

FALL RIVER — Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese will observe Catholic Schools Week from January 28 through February 3 with Masses, open houses and a variety of special programs and activities. Celebrated annually across the country beginning on the last Sunday in January, the week

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Catholic Social Services Issues Notice Regarding DACA Program

FALL RIVER — Catholic Social Services of the Fall River Diocese is reaching out to individuals who have or have had DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) in the light of a recent federal court order regarding the program. On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration announced

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