Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Parishes in the Diocese of Fall River

This is a holy day of obligation. It commemorates the fact that Mary, in view of her calling to be the Mother of Christ and in virtue of his merits, was preserved from the first moment of her conception from original sin and was filled with grace

Advent Retreat

St. Stanislaus Church 37 Rockland St., Fall River, MA

"Glad Tidings of Hope, Comfort, and Joy," is the title of this three-part Advent retreat offered by the Catholic Community of Central Fall River. It features three sessions addressing aspects of its theme by three different speakers. Each of the parishes within the collaborative will host a

Retired Religious Collection

Parishes in the Diocese of Fall River

The annual Retirement Fund for Religious collection will be held Dec. 11-12 in the Diocese of Fall River. Many elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests served for years for little pay. Today, hundreds of religious communities do not have enough retirement savings and struggle to

High School Placement Test

Catholic high schools in the Fall River Diocese will administer the High School Placement Test (HSPT) on Saturday, December 4, and Saturday, December 11. Students interested in applying for admission as freshmen in September 2022 are required to take the HSPT on either date. Registration requirements including

Advent Reconciliation Service

St. Anthony Church 126 School Street, Taunton, MA

All are welcome to this Advent Reconciliation Service. It will open with a brief prayer service after which multiple confessors will be available to offer the sacrament of Penance.

Blue Christmas Mass

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

This Blue Christmas Mass is being offered by the Catholic Community of  Central Fall River collaborative for those experiencing loss during this season.  Many know the paradox of the Advent and Christmas seasons – a time when all are supposed to celebrate hope, love, joy and peace,


Christmas is the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord. It is the celebration of Jesus' birth. Christmas is one of the most important days in the Church year. On this day, we recognize the mystery of our loving God who became incarnate to save us. The

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Parishes in the Diocese of Fall River

The Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is a liturgical feast day honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary's motherhood in the wake of the birth of the baby Jesus Christ. This holiday is also the Octave of Christmas, or the 8th day of Christmas. Please check with your

Day of Discernment for Men

St. John Neumann Parish 157 Middleboro Rd., East Freetown, MA

Thinking the Lord may possibly be calling you to serve Him and His Church as a priest? Come join other men and some of the seminarians of the Diocese for a Day of Discernment. It's planned as an afternoon any young men who are trying to discern

Online Bereavement Support

The Diocese of Fall River continues to offer online support groups and hopes to begin offering live sessions in the Spring. These online virtual programs are being offered through Catholic Social Services on Tuesdays. The links to register for either of the one-hour sessions are as follow: