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2014-2015 Catholic Directory for the Diocese is Available

FALL RIVER — The 2014-2015 Catholic Directory for the Fall River Diocese is now available. Published by the Anchor Publishing Company, the full color spiral-bound directory is an invaluable reference guide for all parishes, offices and apostolates in the Diocese. As in past years, the Fall River

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Ready For A New Year: An Update on Diocesan Schools

As the end of summer draws near, Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese are in full preparation mode for the new academic year. For many, classes begin the week before Labor Day. “I am looking forward to a wonderful year ahead for the Catholic schools of

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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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