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61 to Receive Pope St. Pius X Youth Award from Bishop

FALL RIVER —Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will present the Pope Saint Pius X Youth Award to sixty-one young persons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese in the context of a prayer service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 10, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall

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Re-located, Expanded Sister Rose House Provides Shelter, Training for Homeless

NEW BEDFORD — Outreach to the homeless in the Fall River Diocese took a step forward as the re-located and expanded Sister Rose House opened its doors in mid-April to provide shelter and support for homeless men in the Greater New Bedford area. A ministry of Catholic

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75th Catholic Charities Appeal Begins with
Invitation to Open Your Heart to Mercy

FALL RIVER – As the Church worldwide responds to Pope Francis call for a special Year of Mercy, the Fall River Diocese begins its annual Catholic Charities Appeal on May 1 with a theme of “Open your Heart to Mercy.’ Proceeds from the springtime fundraising campaign provide

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Diocese Urges Area Catholics to Share Thoughts on Parish Life in Online Survey

FALL RIVER – To help in its efforts for improved ministry and effective pastoral planning, the Fall River Diocese has posted an online parishioner survey through which area Catholics are urged to offer their perspective on the health of parish life. The survey may be accessed at

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Statement of Bishop da Cunha on the Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia

Statement of the Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. Bishop of Fall River on Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia April 8, 2016 In his exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love: On Love in the Family), Pope Francis has given us today a rich reflection on

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Two Diocesan Principals to Become Assistant Superintendents

FALL RIVER—Two veteran Catholic educators have been named to leadership positions in the Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools Office. Denise M. Peixoto, currently principal of St. Mary-Sacred Heart School in North Attleboro, and Sandra Drummey, now principal of Our Lady of Lourdes School in Taunton, have

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