News Releases

Gathering of Parish Vocations Committee Members

 AN INVITATION TO  ALL PARISH VOCATIONS COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN THE FALL RIVER DIOCESE To publicly celebrate vocations to the Ordained Ministry and  to Consecrated Religious Life in all its forms, with prayer for vocations and vocations promotion,  with speaker, conversation, lunch and camaraderie. May 7, 2017 “Good Shepherd

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Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments decreed on May 23, 2000 that “throughout the world, the Second Sunday of Easter will receive the name Divine Mercy Sunday, a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine benevolence,

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For Easter, Bishop da Cunha Issues Pastoral Letter to Diocese

FALL RIVER — Explaining its dual purpose to serve both as an expression of his gratitude and as an invitation to join him on “a journey that will lead to the renewal and rebuilding of our Church, the Body of Christ alive in our midst,” Bishop Edgar

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Ecumenical Tenebrae Prayer Service is
Wednesday of Holy Week at Cathedral

FALL RIVER — A Tenebrae service will take place at 7:30 p.m. on April 12, the Wednesday of Holy Week, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Spring St., in Fall River. The term “Tenebrae” is the Latin word for “darkness,” and it anticipates the darkness that covered the earth

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Bishop to Celebrate Chrism Mass

FALL RIVER — On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., joined by priests of the Diocese, will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral – a celebration that includes the blessing of oils and the renewing of priestly promises. It will

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Dispensation Granted for St. Patrick’s Day

FALL RIVER — This year, the celebration of St. Patrick’s feast day on March 17th falls on a Friday during Lent. In consideration of the culinary traditions of this feast and in response to a number of requests, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has granted to

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