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Steps Announced to Strengthen Taunton Catholic Schools

TAUNTON — To strengthen Catholic school education in Taunton, the Diocese of Fall River’s Catholic School leaders are taking a number of short- and long-term steps. In the short-term, St. Mary Primary School in Taunton is being closed at the end of this school year. St. Mary

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Tenebrae Set for Wednesday of Holy Week at Cathedral

FALL RIVER — A special prayer service called Tenebrae is held each year on the Wednesday evening of Holy Week at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. This year, it will take place on Wednesday, March 28, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Rooted in monastic

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Bishop to Celebrate Chrism Mass

FALL RIVER — On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., joined by priests of the Diocese, will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral – a celebration that includes the blessing of oils and the renewing of priestly promises. It will

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Creating a Diocesan Pre K – 12 Catholic School on Cape Cod

HYANNIS – St. Margaret Regional School in Buzzards Bay will join with St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School and St. John Paul II High School in Hyannis to create one Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 school.  Students in Pre-K through grade 4 will stay at St. Margaret Regional School

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Dr. Mary Pat Tranter Named Director of Strategic Initiatives for Diocesan Schools

FALL RIVER – The Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools Office (CSO) has announced that Mary Pat Tranter, Ph.D. (in photo), President of Coyle and Cassidy High School and Middle School in Taunton, will be joining the CSO as Director of Strategic Initiatives. This new appointment takes

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Lenten Mission for Taunton Area Parishioners to Begin March 4th

TAUNTON — “After This Our Exile: A People Seeking a Refuge” will be the theme of a Lenten Mission for parishioners in the Taunton Deanery. It will take place over four consecutive evenings at 7 p.m., beginning Sunday, March 4, at two church locations. On Sunday and

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