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.

Memorial Masses for Pope Benedict XVI

A Memorial Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be offered in each deanery -or region- of the Diocese of Fall River on Wednesday evening, January 4, as an opportunity for the faithful of the area gather to pray for the soul of the retired pontiff whose

Peak: Planning Summit – One on One Discipleship

St. John Neumann Parish Hall 157 Middleboro Road, East Freetown, MA

Why is one-on-one discipleship important? How can you, as a catechist, DRE, youth leader, or simply an individual who wants to engage with others to share the Good News, "One Disciple at a Time?" And...what next steps can our parish take after we've made those initial connections?

Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

The Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord is the Christian observance that celebrates the public manifestation of the Jesus’ kingship to the world when the Magi visit and adore him. In the Gospel of Luke, an angel of the Lord reveals Jesus as “savior,” “Messiah,” and

Latin America Collection

This year's collection for the Church in Latin America will be taken up in parishes throughout the Diocese of Fall River and across most of the country the weekend of January 21-22. For over 50 years, Catholic dioceses in the United States have participated in the bishops’

Scripture Retreat

Holy Cross Retreat House 490 Washington Street, Easton, MA

Each year Holy Cross Retreat House in Easton offers a Scripture Retreat. This year’s theme is The Scriptural Roots of the Eucharist. It will take place on the weekend of January 27-29, 2023, with a welcoming and orientation set for 8 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 27). Congregation

Catholic Schools Week Begins

Catholic Schools in the Diocese

Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese will celebrate Catholic Schools Week 2023 from January 29 through February 4. Observed annually across the country, the week is designed to highlight the value of a Catholic education to young people and its contributions to the Church and wider

Day of Prayer for Consecrated Life

In 1997, Pope Saint John Paul II instituted a day of prayer for women and men in consecrated life. This celebration is attached to the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord on February 2nd. This Feast is also known as Candlemas Day; the day on which

Wedding Anniversary Celebration

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

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate a special Mass of Thanksgiving for couples observing significant anniversaries (including first year) during 2023. Couples who would like an invitation should see their pastor as soon as possible. Watch the Wedding Anniversary Celebration Mass livestream on the diocesan Facebook

Biblical Walk Through the Mass

Virtual Event via Zoom

As part of the National Eucharistic Revival, the Fall River Diocese will host Dr. Edward Sri for this free virtual session on the importance of the Mass for Catholics and its Biblical roots. Dr. Sri is a theologian, author, teacher and well-known Catholic speaker throughout the country