News Releases

Statement Regarding Father Mark Hession

FALL RIVER— This weekend (March 9-10), parishioners at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish in Seekonk, and priests of the Fall River Diocese, were informed that Father Mark R. Hession was placed on leave from active priestly ministry because of conduct inconsistent with standards of ministerial behavior

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Bishop da Cunha’s 2019 Lenten Message

Bishop da Cunha’s 2019 Lenten Message Another holy season of Lent is upon us. At this time of the year we look forward to a change of season and await the warmth of spring after a long and cold winter. Lent is a time for deeper reflection

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Ash Wednesday is March 6th, 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, March 6, 2019. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes.

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New Preparatory Academy Being Created;
Coyle & Cassidy and Bishop Connolly to be First Affiliate Schools

FALL RIVER — Building on strengths of two long-established, successful institutions, the Fall River Diocesan Central Catholic Schools Board has voted to create a new Preparatory Academy providing an improved curriculum to students at affiliate schools Coyle and Cassidy in Taunton and Bishop Connolly in Fall River

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Bishops of Massachusetts Write to Catholics of
the Commonwealth on Summit Meeting in Rome

  MASSACHUSETTS CATHOLIC CONFERENCE 66 Brooks Drive Braintree, MA 02184 617-746-5630   Bishops of Massachusetts to the Catholics of the Commonwealth We write as your pastors; we write also at a critical moment for the Catholic Church in Massachusetts, in the nation and throughout the world. 

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Annual Diocesan Women and Men’s Conference is March 9th

FALL RIVER — The Fall River Diocese will offer its annual Women and Men’s Conference on Saturday, March 9, with a program featuring nationally-noted speakers, prayer, music, Adoration, Mass, and more. It will take place on the grounds of Stonehill College in Easton. Speakers will be Boston

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