News Releases

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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74th Catholic Charities Appeal Begins

FALL RIVER– With its theme of “Feed the Hungry, Shelter the Homeless, Comfort the Sorrowful, In His Name…It’s What We Do,” underscoring its critical mission, the 74th annual Catholic Charities Appeal will take place in parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese from May 1 to June 30.

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From the Massachusetts Catholic Conference:
Bishops Issue Statement on the Death Penalty

The Boston Marathon Bombing trial is a painful reminder of the harm that impacts many people even beyond those who are killed or maimed by violent criminal acts. Given that the defendant, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, is being tried in federal court with the possibility of capital punishment, and

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