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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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January 16-17 Catholic Communication Campaign Supports Diocesan TV Mass

FALL RIVER – Parishioners throughout the Fall River Diocese will be invited to contribute to the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) at parish Masses during the weekend of January 16-17, 2016. This annual national campaign is designed as a shared collection, meaning half of the proceeds stay in

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FACE 11th Annual Winter Brunch is January 24

FALMOUTH – Coming near the end of January, the annual Winter Brunch sponsored by the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education or FACE offers an opportunity for an enjoyable break in the coldest time of the year and a way to assist Catholic school students in the Fall

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