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Statement of the Diocese on Father William M. Costello

STATEMENT of the FALL RIVER DIOCESE ON THE DISCOVERY OF THE BODY OF FATHER WILLIAM M. COSTELLO August 20, 2018 The Fall River Diocese was deeply saddened to learn over this past weekend that the body of retired priest Father William M. Costello was found near a

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First-Ever Catholic Youth Day Takes Place on the Vineyard

VINEYARD HAVEN — Martha’s Vineyard was the locale for the first-ever Catholic Youth Day sponsored by the Fall River Diocese on Tuesday, August 7.  Over 220 high school-aged youth and their ministry leaders from parishes all over southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod traveled to the Vineyard for

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2018 Catholic Charities Appeal Raises Over $4.60M

FALL RIVER — With a theme of “Sharing Faith and Hope” as its backdrop, the 77th annual Catholic Charities Appeal in the Fall River Diocese came to a close on June 27  reaching a total of $4,606,363. Though it did not set a record, this year’s Appeal

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Father Leo Patalinghug to Present “Plating Grace” in FACE Summer Event

MASHPEE — Are you looking for a fun family summer event? FACE, the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education, is hosting this evening with Father Leo Patalinghug (in photo), Catholic priest, chef, cookbook author and founder of Plating Grace, a food, family and food movement. It will take

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FACE Names First Executive Director

  FALL RIVER — FACE, Inc., the Foundation to Advance Catholic Education, has announced the appointment of its first executive director. Sandi M. Duxbury (in photo), a longtime marketing professional with extensive experience in the healthcare field, will begin the new position on July 16. As executive director,

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Prayer for Independence Day (July 4th)

God, source of all freedom, this day is bright with the memory of those who declared that life and liberty are your gift to every human being. Help us to continue a good work begun long ago. Make our vision clear and our will strong: that only

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