FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., is asking that Friday, July 26th, the feast of Saints Joachim and Anne, be a special Day of Prayer for the success of the work of the Planning Commissions now underway in the Fall River Diocese as part of the overall Rebuilding in Faith and Hope initiative. All are encouraged to pray that the Holy Spirit will continue to guide and inspire the members of the Planning Commissions as they now work to bring their months-long efforts to a fruitful conclusion. In the evening of that day a Holy Hour will be offered in one church in most deaneries to provide an opportunity for all from the region to join together in prayer for this important intention. The Holy Hours will take place at 7:00 p.m. on July 26 in the following churches: Holy Name Church, Fall River; St. Mary Church, New Bedford; St. Mary Church, Norton; and St. Ann Church, Raynham.

Parishioners in the Cape Cod Deanery are invited to gather to pray together for planning efforts at St. Anthony Church in East Falmouth on Monday, July 22, at 6:00 p.m., within the parish’s weekly hour of Eucharistic Adoration. 

All are welcome to attend any of the Holy Hours.