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Ash Wednesday is March 5th; 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 5, 2014. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes.

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Diocesan Schools to Observe Catholic Schools Week with Open Houses, Special Activities

FALL RIVER — Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week January 26 through February 1 with open houses, Masses and a variety of special programs and activities. The week is observed annually across the country beginning on the last Sunday in

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CCC in Parishes This Weekend: Supports TV Mass in Diocese, National Communication Endeavors

FALL RIVER — Last September the Television Mass sponsored by the Fall River Diocese each Sunday on WLNE-TV Channel 6, marked its 50th anniversary on air. Week after week, for over five decades now, the TV Mass has brought the Word of God and prayers of the

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Diocesan Seminarian Chris Peschel to be Ordained a Deacon

FALL RIVER — Diocesan seminarian Christopher Peschel will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop George W. Coleman at an 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday, January 11, in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. Peschel, 25, is in his final year of theological studies at St. John’s Seminary

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