News Releases

Task Force on Catholic Education Issues Final Report
Recommending Series of Changes to Strengthen Diocesan Schools;
Carney Family Donates $1 Million to Support Implementation

FALL RIVER — After a year and a half of extensive research and work, the Diocese of Fall River Task Force on Catholic Education has issued its Final Report, providing an assessment of diocesan schools and a range of recommendations to strengthen them and the diocesan school

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Celebrations Planned for the Closing of the Holy Year of Mercy

FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River will join with Catholic dioceses throughout the world to celebrate the conclusion of the extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy on November 13 and in solidarity with the Holy Father, Pope Francis, on November 20, the Solemnity of Jesus Christ

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High Schools Host Open Houses, Tours in November

FALL RIVER — Students interested in attending a Catholic high school in the Fall River Diocese and their families are encouraged to come for a visit in November to learn firsthand about what each has to offer. Most of the schools will be hosting an Open House

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Special Collection to Support Hurricane Matthew Relief Efforts

FALL RIVER — Earlier this month Hurricane Matthew devastated significant parts of the Southeast coast of the United States and some countries in the Caribbean, especially Haiti. In response, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has approved a request from the president of the U.S. Conference of

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Bishop to Lead Holy Hour for Vocations

FALL RIVER — All members of the Fall River Diocese are invited to unite their prayers in a Holy Hour for Vocations to begin at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 6, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, corner of Spring and Second Streets in Fall River. Bishop Edgar M.

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Catholic Campaign for Human Development Calls for Proposals

NEW BEDFORD — The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the United States Catholic Bishops.  Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty through the promotion and support of community-controlled self-help organizations and through transformative education.  These efforts

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