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Ecumenical Tenebrae Prayer Service is
Wednesday of Holy Week at Cathedral

The great liturgical drama of Holy Week extends from Palm Sunday, when the Passion is read, to Easter Sunday, when the joyful Alleluias proclaim the Resurrection of Jesus. In the midst of these dramatic ceremonies, a quiet service called Tenebrae invites the faithful to pray in the

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Cathedral Holy Week Schedule Announced

 The Cathedral Church of St. Mary of the Assumption 327 Second Street (at the corner of Spring Street), Fall River, Mass. PALM SUNDAY: March 19-20, 2016 Regular weekend Mass schedule in effect: Saturday Vigil at 4 p.m., and at 7 p.m. in Portuguese for the Brazilian community,

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Special Lenten & Holy Week Programming to Air on Portuguese Channel

Father Gastão A. Oliveira, director of Portuguese Communications for the Diocese of Fall River, has announced the following schedule of special Lenten and Holy Week programming to air on the Portuguese Channel. The Portuguese Channel is carried by most cable television providers serving cities and towns in

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Bishop to Celebrate Chrism Mass

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 take place at

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Living Mercy is Focus of Fall River Deanery Lenten Mission

Living Mercy is the theme of this year’s Lenten Mission for parishes in the Fall River Deanery to take place March 14-17 with an afternoon and evening session offered each day. Franciscan Friar Thomas Washburn (in photo at right), a New Bedford native and former pastor in

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Jubilee of Mercy “24 Hours for the Lord” Observance in Diocese

As part of his proclamation of a Year of Mercy, Pope Francis asked the Universal Church to celebrate “24 Hours for the Lord” on March 4 and 5 within the 2016 Lenten season. “It is the Holy Father’s wish that in every part of the world, the

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