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Press Releases and Statements
21
Mar
2023
Decree Issued for St. Anthony and St. Rita Parishes

FALL RIVER – Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., has decreed that, effective April 3, 2023, the Parishes of Saint Anthony in Mattapoisett and Saint Rita in Marion be …

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Press Releases and Statements
8
Mar
2023
Diocese Announces Closure of Bishop Connolly High School

FALL RIVER – The Diocese of Fall River announced today that Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River will cease operations at the end of the 2022-23 academic year.  Despite …

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1
Mar
2023
Dispensation Granted for St. Patrick’s Day

FALL RIVER — This year, the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th falls on a Friday during Lent. In consideration of the culinary traditions of this feast and in …

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Press Releases and Statements
19
Feb
2023
Raynham Priest Placed on Administrative Leave

FALL RIVER – In a communication from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., read at Masses this weekend (February 18-19), parishioners of St. Ann Parish in Raynham were informed that …

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Press Releases and Statements
8
Jun
2021
Bishop Announces Lifting of General Mass Dispensation

June 9, 2021 Brothers and Sisters, “Without the Lord’s day, we cannot live!”  His Holiness, Pope Benedict, in his homily at the Cathedral of Saint Stephen in Vienna on September …

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Press Releases and Statements
16
Sep
2020
Register to Attend the Mass for Peace on Columbus Day

The Procession and Mass for Peace on the Columbus Day holiday has been a tradition in the Fall River Diocese for over 40 years. While it is not possible to …

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3
Apr
2020
Nationwide ReportBishopAbuse.org Launched; Will Replace Regional Reporting System

FALL RIVER—In response to the apostolic letter by Pope Francis in May 2019 Vos extis lux mundi, (You are the Light of the World), a new independent third-party reporting system …

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Press Releases and Statements
17
Dec
2018
Channel 6, Portuguese Channel to Air Area Christmas Masses

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will be the principal celebrant and homilist of the Mass for Christmas to be broadcast on Christmas Day from 12 noon …

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Press Releases and Statements
17
May
2018
Permanent Diaconate Information Nights Scheduled

FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has authorized the formation of a new class for Permanent Deacons in the Fall River Diocese, beginning in the spring of …

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Press Releases and Statements
24
Jan
2018
World Day for Consecrated Life

On February 2, the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, the Church also celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life. In parishes, this year it is observed the weekend of …

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