FALL RIVER – Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has appointed the following priests to serve as Deans in the Fall River Diocese:
Very Reverend Daniel W. Lacroix, V.F. – Attleboro Deanery
Reverend Monsignor Stephen J. Avila, V.F. – Cape Cod Deanery
Very Reverend Jay T. Maddock, V.F. – Fall River Deanery
Very Reverend Paul A. Caron, V.F. – New Bedford Deanery
Very Reverend Richard E. Degagne, V.F. – Taunton Deanery
The appointments become effective September 1, 2016.
The Fall River Diocese is divided into five territorial districts or deaneries. The Bishop appoints a Vicar Forane (V.F.), also called a Dean, in each deanery to assist him in the promotion and coordination of apostolic and pastoral activity in that area.