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May is Mary’s Month

Pre-school students at Espirito Santo School, Fall River, sing a song to honor Mary as part of their Crowning of Mary celebration. The tradition of dedicating the month of May to the Blessed Virgin Mary dates back some 700 years and became especially widespread during the nineteenth

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New Hope and Opportunity Initiative Aims to
Help Low-Income Students Attend a Catholic School

FALL RIVER — Fall River Diocese Catholic Schools and the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) are pleased to announce a new initiative to help low-income students enroll in a Catholic school. The Hope and Opportunity Initiative will provide 100 new low-income students with scholarships up to $2,000

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58 Teens to Receive Youth Award from Bishop

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will present the Pope Saint Pius X Youth Award to 58 young persons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese in the context of a prayer service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in

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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 Jason Brilhante, to remain Chaplain of Charlton Memorial Hospital with residence at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption,

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Bishop Announces Membership of New Diocesan Catholic School Board

FALL RIVER — Last fall, after a year and a half of study, the Fall River Diocese Task Force on Catholic Education released its final report, and among key recommendations was the establishment of a centralized Catholic school board with limited jurisdiction to augment the work of

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76th Catholic Charities Appeal Begins May 1

FALL RIVER — With this year’s theme of “Whatsoever you do,” drawn from the Gospel of Matthew 25, the annual Catholic Charities Appeal of the Fall River Diocese begins in May with an invitation to prospective donors to consider their own response to the call to serve

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