News Releases

Holy Name Pastor Father Jay Maddock to be
Honored by National Catholic Education Association

FALL RIVER — Father Jay Maddock, VF, who is pastor of Holy Name Parish, Fall River, and director of the parish school, will receive the 2015 Distinguished Pastor Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for his dedication and commitment to excellence. Father Maddock will be

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Bishop to Celebrate Rite of Election this Sunday at St. Mary’s Cathedral

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha will celebrate the Rite of Election this Sunday, February 22, for men and women from throughout the Fall River diocese who are preparing to become members of the Roman Catholic Church or who are preparing for full communion in

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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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