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Red Mass to be Celebrated October 11;
Five to be Recognized with 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 10 a.m., Sunday, October 11, in Saint Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. A long standing tradition in the Church, the Red Mass is celebrated each year in

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Annual Procession and Mass for Peace to Take Place on Columbus Day

FALL RIVER – In keeping with a forty-year tradition, the annual diocesan Procession and Mass for Peace will take place in Fall River on Monday, October 12, 2015, the Columbus Day holiday. This year, however, because the upper church at St. Anne Parish is not available for use, the route

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September 12th Holy Hour Among Year of Consecrated Life Observances

TAUNTON –  In 2013, Pope Francis declared that a Year of Consecrated Life (YCL) be celebrated throughout the world, beginning on the First Sunday of Advent, November 30, 2014, and concluding on the World Day of Consecrated Life, February 2, 2016. Emphasizing the importance of the religious vocation, the YCL observance offers

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Wedding Anniversary Celebration is October 18

FALL RIVER – Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate a Wedding Anniversary Celebration Mass of Thanksgiving for couples observing significant wedding anniversaries (including first year) during 2015. The celebration will take place on Sunday, October 18, at 3 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. Mary

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Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen to Reopen in New Location

Fall River’s Sacred Heart Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry, which until June had provided meals and more on Mondays for over a decade, will reopen this month in a new location with new leadership. Beginning September 14th, the soup kitchen will resume operations at St. Bernadette Parish at 529

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Catholic Schools in Diocese Ready for New Year

FALL RIVER – As the end of August draws near, Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese are beginning to welcome students back; classes will resume in most schools before this year’s late Labor Day weekend. Fall River Diocesan Schools Superintendent Dr. Michael S. Griffin says the

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