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Statement on Sacred Heart Parish, Fall River

Father Raymond Cambra, Pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Fall River, at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, began to discuss the difficult but inevitable conclusion that the parish can no longer be maintained given the many challenges it

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Pope Names Newark Auxiliary Bishop to Lead Fall River Diocese

FALL RIVER — Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V., currently an Auxiliary Bishop of the Newark, N.J. Archdiocese, to become the Eighth Bishop of the Fall River Diocese. He succeeds the Most Reverend George W. Coleman who, in accordance with Church

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St. Mary’s Education Fund Summer Gala is July 11

MASHPEE — The 17th annual St. Mary’s Education Fund Gala on Cape Cod is set this year for Friday, July 11, at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. Proceeds from this evening of food, music and merriment benefit the St. Mary’s Education Fund, which provides need-based scholarships

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Retirements of Three Priests, New Assignments for Others Announced

FALL RIVER — Bishop George W. Coleman has announced the retirement of three priests of the Fall River Diocese and new assignments for several other priests. The Bishop has accepted the request to retire of the Rev. Thomas L. Rita, pastor of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs

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2014 Catholic Charities Appeal Passes $2 Million at End of May

FALL RIVER– The end of May marked the close of the fourth week of the Fall River Diocese 2014 Catholic Charities Appeal and the total reported from its parishes passed the $2 million mark, Appeal officials have announced. Proceeds from the Catholic Charities Appeal provide funding for

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Holy Hour for Vocations to Take Place on Eve of Ordination

TAUNTON — On the eve of his ordination to the priesthood, Transitional Deacon Christopher Peschel will lead a Holy Hour to pray for vocations to the Church on Friday, June 6, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Taunton. All are invited to

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