FALL RIVER – Members of the Fall River Diocese are invited to join Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in the annual Procession and Mass for Peace on Monday, October 9, 2023, the Columbus Day holiday.
Participants in the procession should meet by 5:30 p.m. in the area of St. Anne’s Shrine, across from Kennedy Park on South Main Street in Fall River, to march approximately one-half mile to St. Mary’s Cathedral. The procession will begin at 6 p.m. Marchers will carry candles, recite the rosary, and sing Marian hymns.
Upon arrival of the procession at St. Mary’s Cathedral, located at the corner of Second and Spring Streets, Bishop da Cunha will celebrate the Mass for Peace. The bishop will be homilist at the liturgy as well.
Those who are handicapped or disabled should proceed directly to the Cathedral, where a special area will be designated for them.
“I invite our diocesan faithful along with all citizens of good will to join us either in person or in prayerful solidarity,” said Bishop da Cunha. “Pope Francis once said, ‘Peace is a gift from God but requires our efforts.’ The one thing that we can all do, that we must all do, is pray for peace. In a world beset by war, conflict, violence, division, injustice, the challenges to peace are many. Our prayers are greatly needed.”