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Deacon Schrader to be Ordained Priest

FALL RIVER — Transitional Deacon Jack Schrader will be ordained to the priesthood for service in the Fall River Diocese by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in the context of an 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday, July 11, in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. On the

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Father of Bishop da Cunha Dies

Mr. Manoel Antonio da Cunha, the father of Fall River Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., passed away on Tuesday, June 23, in Brazil after a period of failing health. He was 91 years old and was surrounded by his family at the time of his death. Mr. da Cunha

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2015 Appeal Enters Homestretch

The 2015 Fall River Diocese Catholic Charities Appeal has entered the homestretch as its closing date of June 30th quickly approaches. Diocesan Development Director Jim Campbell reports that at this point, “Gifts and pledges are running at almost 10% ahead of last year’s pace.” Proceeds from the

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Health Facilities to Host Annual Golf Fundraiser

The Fall River Diocesan Health Facilities Eighth Annual Golf Classic will be held August 24, 2015 at LeBaron Hills Country Club, Lakeville, Mass. All proceeds will benefit the over 900 individuals served in its skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers and community programs.  For details on the levels of

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Cape Summer Gala to Support Catholic Schools Scholarship Fund

MASHPEE — Among the many things to do on a Friday evening in July on Cape Cod is one special event that offers attendees both an enjoyable evening out and an opportunity to support Catholic school students in the Fall River Diocese. The 18th St. Mary’s Education

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Principal Appointed to St. Mary School, Taunton

TAUNTON — Fall River Diocesan School Superintendent Dr. Michael Griffin has announced that Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has appointed Elyse Sackal (seen in photo) as the new principal of St. Mary Primary School in Taunton. The announcement of the appointment, which becomes effective July 1,

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