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

ParishLocationClosed/MergedLocation of Records
Holy GhostAttleboro2013St. Vincent de Paul, Attleboro
St. JosephAttleboro2013St. Vincent de Paul, Attleboro
St. StephenAttleboro2010Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Seekonk
St. PeterDighton2008St. Nicholas of Myra, North Dighton
St. ElizabethEdgartown2004Good Shepherd, Oak Bluffs
Sacred HeartsFairhaven1987St. Mary, Fairhaven
Blessed SacramentFall River2002Good Shepherd, Fall River
Holy CrossFall River1997St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River
Holy RosaryFall River2008St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River
Notre Dame de LourdesFall River2012St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River
Our Lady of AngelsFall River2002Good Shepherd, Fall River
Our Lady of HealthFall River2006Espirito Santo, Fall River
Our Lady of the Immaculate ConceptionFall River2012St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River
SS. Peter and PaulFall River2014St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River
St. AnneFall River2018St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River
St. BernadetteFall River2018St. Anthony of Padua, Fall River
St. Elizabeth, Fall RiverFall River2000Holy Trinity, Fall River
St. Jean the BaptisteFall River2000Holy Trinity, Fall River
St. LouisFall River2000St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River
St. MathieuFall River1989St. Mary’s Cathedral, Fall River
St. PatrickFall River2002Good Shepherd, Fall River
St. RochFall River1982St. Bernadette, Fall River
Holy NameNew Bedford1999Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, New Bedford
Holy RosaryNew Bedford1966St. Anthony of Padua, New Bedford
Nuestra Senora de GuadalupeNew Bedford2004Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, New Bedford
Sacred HeartNew Bedford1999Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, New Bedford
St. AnneNew Bedford2004Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, New Bedford
St. BonifaceNew Bedford1987Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, New Bedford
St. CasimirNew Bedford2000Our Lady of Perpetual Help, New Bedford
St. HedwigNew Bedford2004Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, New Bedford
St. HyacinthNew Bedford1977Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, New Bedford
St. JamesNew Bedford2004Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, New Bedford
St. John the BaptistNew Bedford2012Our Lady of Mount Carmel, New Bedford
St. JosephNew Bedford1999St. Joseph-St. Therese, New Bedford
St. KilianNew Bedford2015St. Anthony of Padua, New Bedford
St. ThereseNew Bedford1999St. Joseph-St. Therese, New Bedford
St. JosephNorth Dighton2008St. Nicholas of Myra, North Dighton
Sacred HeartOak Bluffs2004Good Shepherd, Oak Bluffs
St. MarySeekonk2010Our Lady Queen of Martyrs, Seekonk
Our Lady of FatimaSwansea2001St. Francis of Assisi, Swansea
St. MichaelSwansea2001St. Francis of Assisi, Swansea
Our Lady of the Immaculate ConceptionTaunton2007St. Jude the Apostle, Taunton
Our Lady of the Holy RosaryTaunton2013St. Jude the Apostle, Taunton
Sacred HeartTaunton2000Annunciation of the Lord, Taunton
St. JacquesTaunton2007St. Jude the Apostle, Taunton
St. JosephTaunton2008St. Andrew the Apostle, Taunton
St. PaulTaunton2008St. Andrew the Apostle, Taunton
Our Lady of LourdesTaunton2000Annunciation of the Lord, Taunton
St. AugustineVineyard Haven2004Good Shepherd, Oak Bluffs
St. JosephWoods Hole2013St. Elizabeth Seton, North Falmouth