News Releases

Portuguese Charismatic Conference Set for Sept. 11 & 12

The Portuguese Charismatic Conference 2015, sponsored by the Fall River Diocesan Portuguese Renewal Service Committee, with the theme “UNITY ~ Father, may they be ONE,” will take place at the National Shrine of Our Lady of LaSalette, Attleboro, Massachusetts, on Friday and Saturday, September 11 & 12,

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Faith Formation Announces Fall 2015 Scripture Alive Sessions

The Faith Formation Office of the Fall River Diocese has announced the 2015 fall schedule for its Scripture Alive adult formation program. Scripture Alive offers faith sharing in a group setting using the Loyola Press Six Weeks with the Bible study series. It’s an opportunity for guided

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2015 Catholic Charities Appeal Raises Record $4.5 Million

Feed the Hungry, Shelter the Homeless, Comfort the Sorrowful, in His Name: It’s What We Do was selected as the theme for the 2015 Catholic Charities Appeal, and donors responded to the call with a record-setting degree of generosity. The Fall River Diocese Catholic Charities Appeal raised

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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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