News Releases

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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Diocese to Welcome Three New Priests

FALL RIVER — Three transitional deacons will be ordained priests for service in the Fall River Diocese in an 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday, June 9, in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will ordain Deacon Matthew G. Gill, 28, of Attleboro;

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At Weekend Masses, Bishop Conveys Sad News
that St. Bernadette Parish Will Close

FALL RIVER — Facing serious challenges including a steady decline in Mass attendance, mounting debt, and an unanticipated loss of outside income, St. Bernadette Parish in Fall River will close in August. The decision was conveyed to parishioners in a letter from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha,

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New President Named for Coyle and Cassidy High School and Middle School

TAUNTON – Bernard Audette, Ed.D, has been named as the new President for Coyle and Cassidy High School and Middle School. Audette (in photo) is the current Principal of Holy Name Central Catholic Junior and Senior High School in Worcester. The appointment of Audette was announced by

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