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327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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April 2015

Holy Hour for Vocations

April 26, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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May 2015

Adult Confirmation

May 9, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adult Candidates (age 18 and above) who have completed the necessary preparation for the reception of the sacrament and have the approval of his or her pastor.

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July 2015

Ordination to Priesthood

July 11, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Transitional Deacon Jack Schrader of Corpus Christi Parish, East Sandwich, will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., for service in the Fall River Diocese.

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Cathedral Pipe Organ Dedication & Recital

July 26, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will bless and dedicate the new pipe organ at St. Mary's Cathedral in the context of a recital. David Carrier, former Cathedral organist and now Music Director for the Commonwealth Chorale of Newton, will perform at the recital and showcase the new instrument.

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October 2015

Commissioning of Parish Vocation Committees

October 10, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Among observances in the Diocese of this Year of Consecrated Life, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, will commission members of Parish Vocation Committees in the context of the 4 p.m. Vigil Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral. Those who will be commissioned will have started or have attended at least one of the preparatory sessions to re-establish or constitute the Parish Vocation Committees.

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Red Mass

October 11, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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A long standing tradition in the Church, the Red Mass is celebrated each year in the Fall River Diocese to invoke God's guidance and strength on those who work to promote justice in the legal system. Judges, attorneys and others working in the justice system throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands are invited to attend. The Red Mass will conclude with the presentation of the St. Thomas More Award to members of the area legal community to recognize…

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Wedding Anniversary Celebration

October 18, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving for couples celebrating a significant wedding anniversaries (including first year) during 2015. If you would like an invitation, please let your pastor know as soon as possible.

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November 2015

Holy Hour for Vocations

November 1, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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This Holy Hour is offered for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, religious life and permanent diaconate.  Come and join your prayers with those from others from across the Fall River Diocese and across the country as the nationwide observance of Vocations Awareness Week (November 1-7) begins.

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Adult Confirmation

November 21, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the sacrament of Confirmation for adults who are at least 18 years of age and have completed the required preparatory instruction classes and attended the concluding retreat day. Information on the preparation course for adult Confirmation is available from the Office of Faith Formation at 508-678-2828.

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December 2015

Opening of Holy Year of Mercy in Diocese

December 13, 2015 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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In his announcement of a Holy Year of Mercy, Pope Francis decreed that local churches throughout the world open "Doors of Mercy" in Cathedrals on Sunday, December 13, the Third Sunday of Advent. It will follow the Holy Father's inauguration of the Holy Year in Rome on December 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. In the Fall River Diocese, the celebration of the opening of the "Door of Mercy" will be combined with the annual Marian Medal Awards and will…

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February 2016

Rite of Election

February 14, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Rite of Election 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 in the Church. The Rite of Election is celebrated in diocesan cathedrals annually throughout the world on the First Sunday of Lent. It marks the beginning of the final phase of preparation for those participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation…

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March 2016

Legion of Mary Acies

March 6, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Members of the Legion of Mary will renew their consecration to Mary in the context of this annual Acies ceremony.

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April 2016

Holy Hour for Vocations

April 17, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Join Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in this Holy Hour to pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. This Holy Hour for Vocations is being offered on World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Sunday, April 17th, also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday."  The purpose of the day is to publically fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest…

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May 2016

Pope St. Pius X Youth Award

May 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Conferral of the Pope St. Pius X Youth Awards by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., to young persons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese. The annual award, named for the pontiff who created the Fall River Diocese in 1904 and presented for the first time in 2001, recognizes teens who serve their parish community with selflessness, commitment and dedication. The awards will be presented in the context of a prayer service.

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Adult Confirmation

May 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the sacrament of Confirmation on adult candidates (age 18 and above) who have completed the necessary preparation course and attended the adult initiation retreat. For more information, please contact Deacon Bruce Bonneau at the Office of Faith Formation at 508-678-2828 or by e-mail: bbonneau@dfrcs.org

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November 2016

Parish Vocations Committee Members Day of Enrichment & Prayer

November 6, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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All members of Parish Vocations Committees are invited to this program of enrichment, sharing and prayer to take place as the National Vocations Awareness Week begins in the U.S. The program will include two presentations focusing on reaching teenagers, lunch, and time for prayer and discussion. It will conclude with a Holy Hour for Vocations with Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in St. Mary's Cathedral. Presenter at the program will be Jennessa Terraccino, who spent a number of years…

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December 2016

Fall Conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation for Adults

December 3, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the sacrament of Confirmation to adult candidates who have completed the preparation course.

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March 2017

Legion of Mary Acies Ceremony

March 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Annual ceremony in which members of the diocesan Legion of Mary will renew their consecration to Mary. For more information, please contact Father Richard D. Wilson, who is the Spiritual Moderator for the Legion of Mary in the Fall River Diocese. Father Wilson may be reached at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Attleboro, 508-222-1206.

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April 2017

Chrism Mass

April 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Mass of Chrism during which he will bless the oils that are used in the sacramental life of the Diocese throughout the year: Oil of Catechumens, Oil of the Sick, and Chrism. In the context of the Mass, priests of the Diocese will renew their commitment to service. Principal concelebrants of the Mass with the Bishop are priests in the Diocese who are this year observing significant anniversaries of priestly ordination. All…

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Tenebrae

April 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Tenebrae is a prayer service that includes psalms, hymns, and readings reflecting on the Paschal Mystery. Each year it is celebrated at St. Mary's Cathedral during Holy Week as an ecumenical prayer service. The Reverend Elizabeth G. Watson of the First Baptist Church in Fall River will offer the homily. Bishop da Cunha will preside at the service. Tenebrae is the Latin word for darkness and it anticipates the darkness that covered the earth when Jesus suffered death on a…

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May 2017

Annual Good Shepherd Sunday Holy Hour for Vocations

May 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Join Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in this Holy Hour to pray that young men and women hear and respond generously to the Lord's call to the priesthood, diaconate, religious life, societies of apostolic life or secular institutes. This Holy Hour for Vocations is being offered on World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Sunday, May 7th, also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday."  The purpose of the day is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction to, "Pray the Lord of the harvest…

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Eighth-Graders Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral

May 8, 2017 @ 12:05 pm - 1:05 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Eighth-grade students from Catholic schools throughout the Fall River Diocese will together visit the historic mother church of the Fall River Diocese, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption in Fall River, where Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the 12:05 p.m. Mass for them.

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Adult Confirmation

May 13, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on adult candidates (ages 18 and over) who have completed the necessary preparation course and participated in the Adult Confirmation Retreat.

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Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate

May 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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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. To be ordained are Matthew G. Gill, Juan Carlos Muñoz, and Daniel M. Nunes. As deacons, they will be will be able to assist the priest at Mass and be an ordinary minister of the Eucharist, proclaim the Gospel and preach, baptize, and minister at other services. Their ordination…

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September 2017

Wedding Anniversary Celebration

September 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving for couples observing significant anniversaries (including first year) during 2017. Couples who would like an invitation should see their pastor as soon as possible.

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October 2017

Red Mass

October 14, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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A long standing tradition in the Church, the Red Mass is celebrated each year in the Diocese to ask for God’s guidance and strength on those who work to promote justice in the legal system. Judges, attorneys and others working in the justice system throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands are invited to attend. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, will be principal celebrant and homilist for the Mass. It will conclude with the annual presentation of the St. Thomas…

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November 2017

Mass for Deceased Bishops, Priests, and Deacons

November 2, 2017 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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All are welcome to this Mass, to be celebrated on All Souls' Day, to pray for deceased bishops, priests, and deacons of the Fall River Diocese.

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Holy Hour for Vocations

November 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Fall Adult Confirmation

November 18, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on adult candidates (ages 18 and over) who have completed the necessary preparation course and participated in the Adult Confirmation Retreat.

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Marian Medal Awards Ceremony

November 19, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will present the Marian Medal to nominated members of parishes in the Fall River Diocese in recognition of their dedicated service to the Church.

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December 2017

Advent Lesson and Carols

December 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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All are invited to spend an hour preparing for the Birth of Our Lord in music and reflection of Scripture readings at this Prayer Service of Advent Lesson and Carols. Choirs from all of the St. Mary's Cathedral Parish communities will present their favorite songs of this joyful season of anticipation.  

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February 2018

Rite of Election

February 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Rite of Election 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 in the Church. The Rite of Election takes place in diocesan cathedrals annually throughout the world on the First Sunday of Lent. It marks the beginning of the final phase of preparation for those participating in the Rite of Christian…

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Knights of Columbus Culture of Life Mass

February 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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March 2018

Chrism Mass

March 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Mass of Chrism during which he will bless the oils that are used in the sacramental life of the Diocese throughout the year: Oil of Catechumens, Oil of the Sick, and Chrism. In the context of the Mass, priests of the Diocese will renew their commitment to service. Concelebrating the Mass with the Bishop will be those priests in the Diocese who this year are observing significant anniversaries of priestly ordination.…

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May 2018

Catholic Schools Eighth-Graders’ Mass

May 3, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Pope St. Pius X Youth Awards

May 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Presentation of the Pope St. Pius X Youth Awards to young persons from parishes throughout the Diocese in recognition of their service to their parish. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the awards in the context of a prayer service. Named for the pontiff who created the Fall River Diocese in 1904, the Pope St. Pius X Youth Awards were  presented for the first time in 2001. The award honors the commitment and selflessness of teens towards Christ, His…

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Spring Adult Confirmation

May 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on adult candidates (ages 18 and over) who have completed the necessary preparation course and participated in the Adult Confirmation Retreat.

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Ordination to the Transitional Diaconate

May 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Seminarian Ryan Healy, who is studying for the priesthood for the Fall River Diocese, will be ordained a transitional deacon by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, in the context of an 11 a.m. Mass. Once a deacon, he will be will be able to assist the priest at Mass and be an ordinary minister of the Eucharist, proclaim the Gospel and preach, baptize, and minister at other services. With his diaconal ordination, Mr. Healy begins the final period of…

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Hymn Fest for Our Lady

May 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Come and enjoy honoring Our Blessed Mother in her month of May through her song! Traditional Catholic hymns, including such favorites as "Bring Flowers of the Rarest," "Mother, at Your Feet is Kneeling," and "`Tis the Month of Our Mother," will be played on the extraordinary organ at St. Mary's Cathedral by Peter Krasinski. Vocalist Mark Nemeskal will lead in the singing of the hymns. Prior to each hymn, a brief background of its history and significance in Catholic devotional…

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June 2018

Ordination to the Priesthood

June 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will ordain three transitional deacons to the priesthood for service in the Fall River Diocese. To be ordained are Deacons Matthew Gill, Juan Carlos Munoz and Daniel Nunes. The prayers of all of the diocesan faithful are asked on this day for these three men as they begin their ministry as priests. All are welcome to attend the Ordination.

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September 2018

Red Mass

September 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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A long standing tradition in the Church, the Red Mass is celebrated each year in the Diocese to ask for God’s guidance and strength on those who work to promote justice in the legal system. Judges, attorneys and others working in the justice system throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands are invited to attend. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V, will be principal celebrant of the Mass. It will conclude with the annual presentation of the St. Thomas More Awards…

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October 2018

Peace Procession and Mass

October 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Members of the Fall River Diocese are invited to join Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in this annual Procession and Mass for Peace on the Columbus Day holiday. As in previous years, participants should meet by 5:30 p.m. in the area of St. Anne Church, across from Kennedy Park on South Main Street, to march approximately one-half mile to St. Mary’s Cathedral. The procession will begin at 6:00 p.m. Marchers will carry candles, recite the rosary and sing Marian hymns in various languages.…

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November 2018

Mass for Deceased Bishops, Priests and Deacons

November 2, 2018 @ 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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All are welcome to this Mass, to be celebrated on All Souls' Day, to pray for deceased bishops, priests, and deacons of the Fall River Diocese.

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Holy Hour to Begin National Vocations Awareness Week

November 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW), November 4-10, is an annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are considering one of these particular vocations.  NVAW began in 1976; it was moved in 2014 to its present time, the first full week of November. To begin the observance in the Fall River Diocese,…

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Marian Medal Awards Ceremony

November 18, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will present the Marian Medal to nominated members of parishes in the Fall River Diocese in recognition of their dedicated service to the Church.

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Fall Adult Confirmation

November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on adult candidates (ages 18 and over) who have completed the necessary preparation course and participated in the Adult Confirmation Retreat.

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February 2019

Knights of Columbus Culture of Life Mass

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will be celebrant and homilist for this Culture of Life Mass sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. All are invited to attend.

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March 2019

Rite of Election

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Rite of Election 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 in the Church. The Rite of Election takes place in diocesan cathedrals annually throughout the world on the First Sunday of Lent. It marks the beginning of the final phase of preparation for those participating in the Rite of Christian…

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April 2019

Mass of Atonement, Prayer and Penance

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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The Fall River Diocese will offer this special Mass of Atonement, Prayer and Penance as part of its commemoration of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass, which will include special intentions for the victims of sexual abuse. All are welcome to attend. Every April, child- and youth-serving organizations — including many Catholic dioceses, parishes, and schools — participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month to…

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Chrism Mass

April 16 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Mass of Chrism during which he will bless the oils that are used in the sacramental life of the Diocese throughout the year: Oil of Catechumens, Oil of the Sick, and Chrism. In the context of the Mass, priests of the Diocese will renew their commitment to service. Concelebrating the Mass with the Bishop will be those priests in the Diocese who this year are observing significant anniversaries of priestly ordination.…

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Relic Pilgrimage of St. John Vianney’s Incorrupt Heart

April 22 - April 23
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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The incorrupt heart of St. John Vianney will be in the Fall River Diocese on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23. A special Liturgy to welcome the relic will be celebrated at 7 p.m. by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., followed by viewing and veneration of the relic until 10 p.m. The relic will remain at St. Mary’s Cathedral for the following morning, April 23, with additional viewing and veneration hours from 7 to 11 a.m. Mass will…

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May 2019

Pope Pius X Youth Awards

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Presentation of the Pope St. Pius X Youth Awards to young persons from parishes throughout the Diocese in recognition of their service to their parish. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the awards in the context of a prayer service. Named for the pontiff who created the Fall River Diocese in 1904, the Pope St. Pius X Youth Awards were  presented for the first time in 2001. The award honors the commitment and selflessness of teens towards Christ, His…

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Permanent Diaconate Ordination

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Nine men will be ordained as permanent deacons for service in the Fall River Diocese by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. These men come from various areas of the Diocese and are members of the ninth class to be ordained into the Permanent Diaconate. Their ordination will culminate years of study in preparation for their ministry as permanent deacons.  

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June 2019

Ordination to Priesthood

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Mary’s Cathedral, 327 Second St.
Fall River, MA 02721
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will ordain Transitional Deacon Ryan Healy to the priesthood for service in the Fall River Diocese. The prayers of all of the diocesan faithful are asked on this day for Deacon Healy as he begins his priestly ministry. All are welcome to attend the Ordination.

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