Sacramental Records

Sacramental records are kept and maintained at the parish where the particular sacrament was celebrated. These records are not centralized in the Fall River Diocese. Requests for baptism, confirmation or marriage records must be made to the parish where the sacrament took place.

If you know the name and location of the parish or if you have a general idea of the geographic area of the parish where the sacrament was celebrated, please utilize our Parishes webpage where you can find parish contact information.

The sacramental records from parishes that have been closed or merged become the property and responsibility of the parish to which the former parish was joined or of the new parish community formed in the merger. You will find below a list indicating the locations of records for closed or merged parishes.

You should be aware that sacramental records are historical, ecclesiastical documents, and the information in them is confidential. Sacramental certificates are available only to the person listed in the sacramental record or his /her direct relatives, legal representatives (i.e., parents, children, grandchildren, legal guardians), and ecclesiastical authorities.

Location of Records for Closed or Merged Parishes

Parish Location Closed/Merged Location of Records
Holy Ghost Attleboro 2013 St. Vincent de Paul, Attleboro
St. Joseph Attleboro 2013 St. Vincent de Paul, Attleboro
St. Stephen Attleboro 2010 Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Seekonk
St. Peter Dighton 2008 St. Nicholas of Myra, North Dighton
St. Elizabeth Edgartown 2004 Good Shepherd, Oak Bluffs
Sacred Hearts Fairhaven 1987 St. Mary, Fairhaven
Blessed Sacrament Fall River 2002 Good Shepherd, Fall River
Holy Cross Fall River 1997 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River
Holy Rosary Fall River 2008 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River
Notre Dame de Lourdes Fall River 2012 St. Bernadette, Fall River
Our Lady of Angels Fall River 2002 Good Shepherd, Fall River
Our Lady of Health Fall River 2006 Espirito Santo, Fall River
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Fall River 2012 St. Bernadette, Fall River
SS. Peter and Paul Fall River 2014 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River
St. Elizabeth, Fall River Fall River 2000 Holy Trinity, Fall River
St. Jean the Baptiste Fall River 2000 Holy Trinity, Fall River
St. Louis Fall River 2000 St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River
St. Mathieu Fall River 1989 St. Anne, Fall River
St. Patrick Fall River 2002 Good Shepherd, Fall River
St. Roch Fall River 1982 St. Bernadette, Fall River
Holy Name New Bedford 1999 Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, New Bedford
Holy Rosary New Bedford 1966 St. Anthony of Padua, New Bedford
Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe New Bedford 2004 Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, New Bedford
Sacred Heart New Bedford 1999 Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, New Bedford
St. Anne New Bedford 2004 Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, New Bedford
St. Boniface New Bedford 1987 Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, New Bedford
St. Casimir New Bedford 2000 Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Bedford
St. Hedwig New Bedford 2004 Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, New Bedford
St. Hyacinth New Bedford 1977 Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, New Bedford
St. James New Bedford 2004 Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, New Bedford
St. John the Baptist New Bedford 2012 Our Lady of Mount Carmel, New Bedford
St. Joseph New Bedford 1999 St. Joseph-St. Therese, New Bedford
St. Kilian New Bedford 2015 St. Anthony of Padua, New Bedford
St. Therese New Bedford 1999 St. Joseph-St. Therese, New Bedford
St. Joseph North Dighton 2008 St. Nicholas of Myra, North Dighton
Sacred Heart Oak Bluffs 2004 Good Shepherd, Oak Bluffs
St. Mary Seekonk 2010 Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Seekonk
Our Lady of Fatima Swansea 2001 St. Francis of Assisi, Swansea
St. Michael Swansea 2001 St. Francis of Assisi, Swansea
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Taunton 2007 St. Jude the Apostle, Taunton
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Taunton 2013 St. Jude the Apostle, Taunton
Sacred Heart Taunton 2000 Annunciation of the Lord, Taunton
St. Jacques Taunton 2007 St. Jude the Apostle, Taunton
St. Joseph Taunton 2008 St. Andrew the Apostle, Taunton
St. Paul Taunton 2008 St. Andrew the Apostle, Taunton
Our Lady of Lourdes Taunton 2000 Annunciation of the Lord, Taunton
St. Augustine Vineyard Haven 2004 Good Shepherd, Oak Bluffs
St. Joseph Woods Hole 2013 St. Elizabeth Seton, North Falmouth

Contact Us

450 Highland Avenue
PO Box 2577
Fall River, MA 02722

Phone: 508-675-1311
E-mail: info@fallriverdiocese.org