News Releases

Bishop Announces Collaborative Effort to Revitalize Parish Life in
Central Fall River; Addresses Acute Challenges Facing St. Anne’s Parish

FALL RIVER — After months of study and discussion by laity and clergy in planning sessions, parishioners in one area of Fall River learned at Masses this past weekend of the steps to be taken to renew their parishes. While these steps will mean change and some

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Holy Hours for Healing and Reparation to be Held Across Diocese

FALL RIVER — In light of the recent scandals in the Church, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has asked that a Holy Hour for Healing and Reparation be held in each deanery of the Fall River Diocese on Friday, October 5, at 7 p.m. Bishop da

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Annual Procession & Mass for Peace Set for Columbus Day Holiday

Fall River – Members of the Fall River Diocese are invited to join Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in the annual Procession and Mass for Peace on Monday, October 8, 2018, the Columbus Day holiday. Participants in the procession should meet no later than 5:30 p.m.

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Red Mass Set for Sept. 29th at Cathedral;
Five to Receive St. Thomas More Award

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the annual Red Mass in the Fall River Diocese at 4 p.m., Saturday, September 29, 2018, in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. A long standing tradition in the Church, the Red Mass is celebrated each year

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Renovations, New and Enhanced Programs
Await Returning Diocesan School Students

NEWS FROM THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OFFICE The Fall River Diocese Catholic Schools Alliance has set “Celebrate the Beauty of Every Child” as the theme for the 2018-19 school year. In collaboration with the Diocesan Pro Life Apostolate, the Catholic Schools Office will plan events and activities to

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Bishop Issues Letter in Response to Clergy Sexual Abuse

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has issued the following letter in response to the tragic instances of clergy sexual abuse that have come to light in recent weeks. He has asked that the letter be read and/or made available in printed form at all August 25/26

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