News Releases

Appeal Enters Final Days;
Supporters Encouraged to Make Their Donation

FALL RIVER — With less than two weeks to go, the 2017 Fall River Diocese Catholic Charities Appeal has entered the homestretch, and Appeal officials are asking those who have not yet made their donation to do so before its June 28th conclusion. Results to date are

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New Leader Appointed for Catholic Social Services

FALL RIVER — A licensed social worker with a 30-year career in human services in positions ranging from clinician to senior manager will become the next executive director of Catholic Social Services (CSS) of the Fall River Diocese. Susan Mazzarella (in photo at right) of Riverside, R.I.,

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Cape Cod Summer Gala to Support Catholic Schools Scholarship Fund

MASHPEE — The 20th annual FACE Summer Gala to support Catholic school students in the Fall River Diocese is set for Friday, July 14, at the Willowbend Country Club in Mashpee. With a delicious multi-course dinner, entertainment by the BobKat Celtic Trio, an auction and more, an

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Three Long-Serving Priests to Retire

FALL RIVER — Three priests will retire in early summer after offering decades of service in the Fall River Diocese. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., announced in May his acceptance of the request to retire of the Reverend George C. Bellenoit, who is pastor of St.

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Nine Studying for the Permanent Diaconate to be Installed as Readers

NEW BEDFORD — Nine candidates who are currently studying for the Permanent Diaconate in the Fall River Diocese will be installed as Readers by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at 7:00 PM in Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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Three to be Ordained Transitional Deacons

FALL RIVER — Three seminarians studying for the priesthood for the Fall River Diocese will be ordained transitional deacons by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, in the context of an 11 a.m. Mass on Saturday, May 27, in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River. To be ordained

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