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

Catholic Appeal Begins

The 80th annual Catholic Appeal begins in the Fall River Diocese. Since 1942, the Catholic Appeal has helped people in all phases of life throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands. Gifts to the Appeal sustain the many agencies, programs, and ministries providing food and shelter,

Religious Brothers Day

Religious Brothers Day is held annually on this day, May 1, the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker.  All religious brothers are recognized during this international event. Congratulations, gratitude and a promise of prayers to the Brothers in the Diocese of Fall River on this day! Prayer services

Mass on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

St. Joseph Chapel 33 Millfield St., Woods Hole, Massachusetts

As part of the diocesan observance of the Year of St. Joseph, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate Mass on this day, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. It will include the Consecration to St. Joseph. The Mass will be celebrated in St. Joseph