News Releases

Statement of the Fall River Diocese on the Removal of a Fall River Pastor

FALL RIVER – At the conclusion of Masses this weekend (May 25-26, 2019), parishioners of Holy Trinity Parish in Fall River were informed that their pastor, Father Bruce Neylon, has been removed from active priestly ministry because of a credible allegation of misconduct that is inconsistent with

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Diocese to Welcome New Priest

FALL RIVER — Deacon Ryan J. Healy (at right) will be ordained into the priesthood  for service in the Fall River Diocese by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in the context of an 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday, June 1, in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River.

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Virginia Educator Appointed Principal of Holy Family-Holy Name School

NEW BEDFORD — Joseph Branco, a current assistant principal and former teacher and technology specialist in the Chesapeake (Virginia) Public Schools system, will become the new principal at Holy Family-Holy Name School in New Bedford, effective July 1. His appointment was announced by Fall River Diocesan Superintendent

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Nine to be Ordained Permanent Deacons

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will ordain nine men to the Permanent Diaconate for service in the Fall River Diocese on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Fall River. The deacon candidates

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56 to Receive Diocesan Youth Award

FALL RIVER —Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will present the Pope Saint Pius X Youth Award to 56 young persons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese in the context of a prayer service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 14, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall

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Seminarian to be Ordained a Transitional Deacon

ACUSHNET — Diocesan seminarian Steven A. Booth (in photo) will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in the context of an 11 a.m. Mass this Saturday, May 11, in home parish church, St. Francis Xavier, in Acushnet. As a deacon, he

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