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Renovations, New and Enhanced Programs
Await Returning Diocesan School Students

NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE The Fall River Diocese Catholic Schools Alliance has set “Celebrate the Beauty of Every Child” as the theme for the 2018-19 school year. In collaboration with the Diocesan Pro Life Apostolate, the Catholic Schools Office will plan events and activities to

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Bishop Issues Letter in Response to Clergy Sexual Abuse

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has issued the following letter in response to the tragic instances of clergy sexual abuse that have come to light in recent weeks. He has asked that the letter be read and/or made available in printed form at all August 25/26

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Statement of the Diocese on Father William M. Costello

STATEMENT of the FALL RIVER DIOCESE ON THE DISCOVERY OF THE BODY OF FATHER WILLIAM M. COSTELLO August 20, 2018 The Fall River Diocese was deeply saddened to learn over this past weekend that the body of retired priest Father William M. Costello was found near a

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First-Ever Catholic Youth Day Takes Place on the Vineyard

VINEYARD HAVEN — Martha’s Vineyard was the locale for the first-ever Catholic Youth Day sponsored by the Fall River Diocese on Tuesday, August 7.  Over 220 high school-aged youth and their ministry leaders from parishes all over southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod traveled to the Vineyard for

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2018 Catholic Charities Appeal Raises Over $4.60M

FALL RIVER — With a theme of “Sharing Faith and Hope” as its backdrop, the 77th annual Catholic Charities Appeal in the Fall River Diocese came to a close on June 27  reaching a total of $4,606,363. Though it did not set a record, this year’s Appeal

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Father Leo Patalinghug to Present “Plating Grace” in FACE Summer Event

MASHPEE — Are you looking for a fun family summer event? FACE, the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education, is hosting this evening with Father Leo Patalinghug (in photo), Catholic priest, chef, cookbook author and founder of Plating Grace, a food, family and food movement. It will take

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