Pro-Life Mass and Awards

St. Julie Billiart Church 494 Slocum Rd., North Dartmouth, MA

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate this Mass.

Ever Increasing Hope

Virtual Event Online,

After a long year, we need hope now more than ever. As we approach Holy Week and Easter, all teens and young adults from throughout the Fall River Diocese are invited to prepare through this virtual experience entitled "Ever Increasing Hope." It is offered by the Faith Formation

Chrism Mass Livestream

Watch the Chrism Mass livestream on the Diocesan Facebook page here. In the this annual Holy Week liturgy, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will bless the oils that are used in the sacramental life of the Diocese throughout the year: Oil of Catechumens, Oil of the

Holy Thursday

Holy Thursday marks the beginning of the sacred Easter Triduum, which concludes with the celebration of Easter Vigil Mass.  On this day, we remember the Last Supper, during which "Jesus, loving those who were his own in the world even to the end, offered his Body and

Good Friday

On Good Friday, we recall Christ’s passion and death. Good Friday is a time to reflect on our own sinfulness and need for repentance, and it is a day in which, amid the sorrow, we show our appreciation for Christ’s loving sacrifice.  Good Friday is a day

Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday

The Missale Romanum (Roman Missal) reminds us that the Easter Vigil is the "mother of all vigils," the "greatest and most noble of all solemnities." On this night, the Church keeps watch, celebrating the resurrection of Christ in the sacraments and awaiting his return in glory. It is


Christ is Risen! Alleluia! The Easter Sunday Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord is celebrated with great joy and music.  “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad!”  The tomb is empty; death has been conquered for all time.   We

Divine Mercy Sunday

The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments decreed on May 23, 2000 that “throughout the world, the Second Sunday of Easter will receive the name Divine Mercy Sunday, a perennial invitation to the Christian world to face, with confidence in divine benevolence,

Mass of Atonement

St. Mary's Cathedral 327 Second St., Fall River, MA

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will be celebrant and homilist of this Mass of Atonement. It will include a reflection from guest speaker Carolyn Shipp, who serves as the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Fall River. All are invited to attend in-person or virtually.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Today is the 58th annual World Day of Prayer for Vocations, celebrated annually on the Fourth Sunday of Easter which is also known as "Good Shepherd Sunday."  The purpose of the day is to publicly fulfill the Lord's instruction, "Pray the Lord of the harvest to send