News Releases

Rite of Election to be Celebrated Sunday at Cathedral

FALL RIVER — 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 in the Church will participate in the Rite of Election this Sunday, February 14, in St. Mary’s

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Westport Parishes to Sponsor Joint Weekly Lenten Service

WESTPORT — The three parishes in the town of Westport will sponsor a joint weekly Lenten service to take place on Fridays beginning February 12. The sacrament of Reconciliation will be available each Friday at 6:30 p.m., and Stations of the Cross and a Homily Reflection will follow

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Bishop da Cunha’s 2016 Lenten Message

“Repent, and believe in the gospel.” (Mk. 1:15)  “Pour out a spirit of compunction, O God, on those who bow before your majesty…” (Prayer after communion – Ash Wednesday) Dear Friends, We all remember Lent as a time of prayer, penance, fasting, abstinence, a time to give

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Ash Wednesday is February 10; 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, February 10, 2016. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes.

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FACE Winter Brunch Postponed Because of Storm; New Date is Feb. 7

Due to the January 23rd storm, the 11th annual Diocese of Fall River FACE Scholarship Winter Brunch scheduled for that weekend was postponed.  The re-scheduled date is Sunday, February 7, 2016. As planned, the FACE Winter Brunch will be held at the Coonamessett Inn, beginning at 11:30 a.m.  

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Schools to Celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2016

FALL RIVER — Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese will observe Catholic Schools Week from January 31 through February 6 with Masses, open houses and a variety of special programs and activities. Observed annually across the country, the week is designed to highlight the value of

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