News Releases

Ash Wednesday is February 18th; Marks Beginning of Lent

FALL RIVER — Lent, the forty-day season of prayer, sacrifice and almsgiving in preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter, begins on Ash Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes.

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Open Houses, Special Activities to Mark Catholic Schools Week in Diocesan Schools

FALL RIVER — Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese will join with those across the country to observe Catholic Schools Week, an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States, from January 25 through 31. Catholic schools will mark the week with Masses, open houses

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Catholic Communication Campaign this weekend supports Diocesan TV Mass

FALL RIVER — Parishioners throughout the Fall River Diocese will be invited to contribute to the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) at parish Masses this weekend. This annual national campaign is designed as a shared collection, meaning half of the proceeds stay in the local diocese and the

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Decrees Issued on Immaculate Conception Church, Fall River,
and Sacred Heart Church, Fall River

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has decreed that Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church in Fall River and Sacred Heart Church in Fall River be relegated to profane but not sordid use. These actions were taken in accord with Canons 1212 and 1222, §2 of the

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Area Masses to be Aired on Christmas

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha will be the principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass for Christmas to be broadcast at 12 noon on WLNE-TV, Channel 6, on Christmas Day. The one-hour televised liturgy is sponsored by the Fall River Diocesan Television Mass Apostolate.

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Bishop da Cunha to Present Marian Medal to 79

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha will award the Marian Medal to 79 laypersons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 23, in the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption, 327 Second Street, Fall River. First presented in

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