News Releases

Diocese to Welcome Three New Priests

FALL RIVER — Three transitional deacons will be ordained priests for service in the Fall River Diocese in an 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday, June 9, in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will ordain Deacon Matthew G. Gill, 28, of Attleboro;

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At Weekend Masses, Bishop Conveys Sad News
that St. Bernadette Parish Will Close

FALL RIVER — Facing serious challenges including a steady decline in Mass attendance, mounting debt, and an unanticipated loss of outside income, St. Bernadette Parish in Fall River will close in August. The decision was conveyed to parishioners in a letter from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha,

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New President Named for Coyle and Cassidy High School and Middle School

TAUNTON – Bernard Audette, Ed.D, has been named as the new President for Coyle and Cassidy High School and Middle School. Audette (in photo) is the current Principal of Holy Name Central Catholic Junior and Senior High School in Worcester. The appointment of Audette was announced by

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May 27th TV Mass to Air at Special Time

FALL RIVER — The weekly Television Mass sponsored by the Fall River Diocese on WLNE-TV, Channel 6, will be seen at a special time on Sunday, May 27, 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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Permanent Diaconate Information Nights Scheduled

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has authorized the formation of a new class for Permanent Deacons in the Fall River Diocese, beginning in the spring of 2019. Those interested in pursuing the vocation of the diaconate, which begins with the Aspirancy period, are

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Diocesan Seminarian to be Ordained a Deacon

FALL RIVER — Diocesan seminarian Ryan J. Healy will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in an 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday, May 19, 2018, in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. All are welcome to attend. Healy, who is 25, recently

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