News Releases

TV Mass to Air at Special Time Sunday, May 29

FALL RIVER — The weekly Television Mass sponsored by the Fall River Diocese on WLNE-TV, Channel 6, will be seen at a special time this Sunday, May 29, only. The Mass will air that day at 10:30 a.m. The special time is necessitated by the station’s broadcast

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Retirements of Two Priests, New Assignments for Others Announced

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has announced the retirement of two priests of the Fall River Diocese and new assignments for several other priests. The Bishop has accepted the request to retire of the Reverend Monsignor Daniel F. Hoye, who is pastor of

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61 to Receive Pope St. Pius X Youth Award from Bishop

FALL RIVER —Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will present the Pope Saint Pius X Youth Award to sixty-one young persons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese in the context of a prayer service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall

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Re-located, Expanded Sister Rose House Provides Shelter, Training for Homeless

NEW BEDFORD — Outreach to the homeless in the Fall River Diocese took a step forward as the re-located and expanded Sister Rose House opened its doors in mid-April to provide shelter and support for homeless men in the Greater New Bedford area. A ministry of Catholic

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75th Catholic Charities Appeal Begins with
Invitation to Open Your Heart to Mercy

FALL RIVER – As the Church worldwide responds to Pope Francis call for a special Year of Mercy, the Fall River Diocese begins its annual Catholic Charities Appeal on May 1 with a theme of “Open your Heart to Mercy.’ Proceeds from the springtime fundraising campaign provide

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Diocese Urges Area Catholics to Share Thoughts on Parish Life in Online Survey

FALL RIVER – To help in its efforts for improved ministry and effective pastoral planning, the Fall River Diocese has posted an online parishioner survey through which area Catholics are urged to offer their perspective on the health of parish life. The survey may be accessed at

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