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New Bedford Deanery Lenten Retreat to be Offered Twice a Day

NEW BEDFORD — Parishioners in the New Bedford Deanery will have two opportunities each day to take part in their deanery’s Lenten Retreat set for March 19 – 21. The retreat will be offered in the context of both a 12 noon and 7 p.m. Mass each

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Rite of Election is Sunday, Feb. 18, in Cathedral

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Rite of Election this Sunday, February 18, for men and women from throughout the Fall River Diocese who are preparing to become members of the Roman Catholic Church or who are preparing for full communion

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Plans Set for Second Women & Men’s Conference in Diocese

FALL RIVER — The second annual Women and Men’s Conference in the Fall River Diocese will take place on Saturday, March 10, on the grounds of Stonehill College in Easton. Building on last year’s first-ever such event in the diocese, the 2018 Women and Men’s Conference will

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Providence Bishop to Preach Fall River Area Lenten Mission

FALL RIVER — The annual Fall River Area Lenten Mission will take place at 7 p.m. from February 26 to March 1, with locations rotating among different parishes within the Fall River Deanery. The Most Reverend Robert C. Evans, Auxiliary Bishop of Providence, will lead the Mission,

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Bishop da Cunha’s 2018 Lenten Message

Dear Friends, Many of us remember – maybe even with some nostalgia – when Lent was a time of real Penance and sacrifice.  The Church still teaches us that Lent is a special time of conversion; that Penance and sacrifice are essential practices to help us in

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Ash Wednesday is February 14; 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, February 14, 2018. Parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will mark the start of Lent with the traditional rite of distribution of ashes.

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