News Releases

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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Charities Appeal at $2.23 Million at End of May

With the first month of the Fall River Diocese 2015 Catholic Charities Appeal completed, results from both parish sources and community gifts stand at $2,230,588.11, which represents a 10% increase over last year’s pace, Appeal officials have announced. Proceeds from the Catholic Charities Appeal provide funding for

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May 2015 Sharing is Here

The May 2015 Sharing, the newsletter of Diocesan Development Office, is on its way to parishes in the Fall River Diocese for distribution to parishioners. Spotlighting the Catholic Charities Appeal, the issue features a message from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in which he shares his hopes for the annual

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Stonehill Awards Honorary Degree to CSS Head

Stonehill College will recognize the contributions and service of the longtime head of Catholic Social Services of the Fall River Diocese with an honorary degree at its 64th Commencement this Sunday, May 17. Arlene A. McNamee (in photo), LCSW, executive director of Catholic Social Services, will receive

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2015 Teen Leadership Institute Set for June 27-July 2; Register Now!

The Christian Leadership Institute or CLI -now in its 27th year- is a six-day leadership training experience for high school age youth. To take place this year from June 27 through July 2 at Cathedral Camp in East Freetown, the rewarding week includes learning, prayer, affirmation, recreation

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60 Teens to be Honored with Pope St. Pius X Youth Awards

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will present the Pope Saint Pius X Youth Award to sixty young persons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese in the context of a prayer service at 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 5, at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fall River. The

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