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Living Mercy is Focus of Fall River Deanery Lenten Mission

Living Mercy is the theme of this year’s Lenten Mission for parishes in the Fall River Deanery to take place March 14-17 with an afternoon and evening session offered each day. Franciscan Friar Thomas Washburn (in photo at right), a New Bedford native and former pastor in

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Jubilee of Mercy “24 Hours for the Lord” Observance in Diocese

As part of his proclamation of a Year of Mercy, Pope Francis asked the Universal Church to celebrate “24 Hours for the Lord” on March 4 and 5 within the 2016 Lenten season. “It is the Holy Father’s wish that in every part of the world, the

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Taunton Deanery Lenten Mission is Feb. 21-24

A Lenten Mission for parishes in the Taunton Deanery will take place from Sunday, February 21, through Wednesday, February 24, at 7 p.m. each evening at St. Ann’s Church in Raynham. The theme for this year’s mission is “God’s Mercy and Us…and Them!” The mission will be

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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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