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Bishop da Cunha’s 2017 Christmas Message

Dear Friends in Christ, On September 20th of this year, Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm, leaving the Caribbean Island without electric power and water and affected by an unprecedented path of destruction. Still today many people are without the basic necessities of

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Area Christmas Masses to be Broadcast

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will be the principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass for Christmas to be broadcast on Christmas Day from 12 noon to 1 p.m. on WLNE-TV, Channel 6. The one-hour televised liturgy is sponsored by the Fall River

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Gift of Giving Again in Full Swing to Help Families in Need at Christmas

FALL RIVER – Catholic Social Services’ headquarters in Fall River’s South End becomes an even busier place in the weeks leading up to Christmas as the agency’s annual Gift of Giving program goes into full operation to help brighten Christmas for hundreds of needy families throughout Southeastern Massachusetts

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Retirement Fund for Religious Collection is Dec. 9/10

FALL RIVER — Catholics in the Diocese of Fall River will have the opportunity to “give to those who have given a lifetime” as part of the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious, to be held in parishes Dec. 9-10. Coordinated by the National Religious Retirement

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Statement on the Sale of the Bells at St. Lawrence Parish

STATEMENT OF THE FALL RIVER DIOCESE ON THE SALE OF THE BELLS OF ST. LAWRENCE MARTYR PARISH, NEW BEDFORD November 21, 2017 At the request of Father Robert Powell, pastor of St. Lawrence Martyr Parish in New Bedford, the Fall River Diocese, acting in a fiduciary role,

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Diocesan High Schools Placement Exam is December 2

The Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Fall River will administer an Entrance/Placement Examination for new students on Saturday, December 2, with the make-up exam on Saturday, December 9. Students wishing to enter any of these schools next September should report to the school of their

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