News Releases

Bishop to Celebrate Easter Mass on TV

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, will celebrate the Fall River Diocesan Television Mass on Easter Sunday, April 21, at a special time. The TV Mass on Easter will expand to a full hour and will be aired from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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Chrism Mass Set for Tuesday of Holy Week

FALL RIVER — On Tuesday of Holy Week, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., joined by priests of the Diocese, will celebrate the annual Chrism Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral – a celebration that includes the blessing of oils and the renewing of priestly promises. It will

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Decrees Issued on Former Church and Chapels in Fall River

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, has decreed that Notre Dame Church in Fall River and Holy Cross and Holy Rosary Chapels, both also in Fall River, be relegated to profane but not sordid use. These actions were taken in accord with the relevant

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New Decree Issued Regarding Closure of St. Anne Parish, Fall River

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, has revoked the original Decree regarding the closure of St. Anne Parish, Fall River, and has issued a new Decree. View the documents here.

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Diocese to Observe Child Abuse Prevention Month with Special Mass of Atonement, Prayer and Penance

FALL RIVER — Every April, child- and youth-serving organizations — including many Catholic dioceses, parishes, and schools — participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month to highlight the importance of protecting minors from abuse. These efforts are part of the ongoing work of dioceses across the country

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Diocese, Villanova University Partner to Offer Master of Science Degree in Church Management

FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River is pleased to announce it has entered into a unique partnership with Villanova University’s Center for Church Management to offer an innovative two-year, online Master of Science in Church Management (MSCM) degree designed to provide students with a high-level

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