News Releases

Bishop to Celebrate Rite of Election on Sunday at Cathedral

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Rite of Election this Sunday, March 5, for men and women from throughout the Fall River Diocese who are preparing to become members of the Roman Catholic Church or who are preparing for full communion

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Bishop da Cunha’s 2017 Lenten Message

Dear Friends, As we celebrate another Lenten season, let us make this a special time of prayer, reflection, Spiritual renewal and focus on the Word of God.  The readings for the Liturgy during Lent have a special meaning and call to conversion and change of heart.  “Only

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Ash Wednesday is March 1st; 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, March 1, 2017. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes.

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Diocese to Host First-Ever Lenten Women & Men’s Conference

NORTH EASTON — For Lent this year, the Fall River Diocese is offering for the first-time a one-day Women and Men’s Conference featuring nationally-noted speakers, prayer, music, and Mass as an opportunity for enrichment and renewal in preparation for Easter. The inaugural Women and Men’s Conference will

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Enrollment and Marketing Director Hired for Catholic Schools

FALL RIVER — In its report last fall, the Fall River Diocese Task Force on Catholic Education recommended the hiring of a communication/marketing professional to support and augment the efforts of diocesan Catholic schools in those areas. Effective February 6, Sarah Heaton (in photo), of Denver, Colorado,

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Bishop to Gather with Religious for World Day for Consecrated Life

DARTMOUTH — In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which

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