Catholic Relief Services Collection

Parishes in the Diocese of Fall River

The Catholic Relief Services Collection supports six Catholic agencies that serve vulnerable and marginalized people at home. These ministries include relief and resettlement services to victims of persecution, war, and natural disasters; sustainable development programs to improve the living conditions of the poor; advocacy on behalf of

Taunton Deanery Lenten Mission

St. Ann Church 660 North Main St., Raynham, MA

The parishes in the Taunton Deanery are sponsoring a joint Lenten Mission from March 28 to 31, at 7 p.m. The first two-evenings of the Mission (March 28 & 29) will be offered in St. Ann Church in Raynham and the other two (March 30 & 31)

Open House – New Catholic School in New Bedford

CYO Building 377 County Street, New Bedford, MA

All are invited to tour the elementary school building for Pre-K through grade 4 and visit the site that will serve as the new middle school location for the school that will form from the consolidation of Holy Family-Holy Name and St. James-St. John Schools in New

Youth Lenten Mission

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

The Catholic Community of Central Fall River is hosting "Return to Me," a Youth Lenten Mission on Sunday, April 3. The night will feature Franciscan Father Richard Martignetti, Campus Minister at Ave Maria University in Florida and Steubenville Conference Speaker, along with dinner and & LIFT Experience.

Fall River Deanery Evening Lenten Mission

"The Wounded Heart: Reflecting on the Five Wounds of Christ" is the theme for this year's Lenten Mission sponsored by the parishes of the Fall River Deanery, from April 4 through 7. The speaker will be Franciscan Father Richard Martignetti, who is director of campus ministry at

Fall River Deanery Noon Lenten Mission

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

"The Wounded Heart: Reflecting on the Five Wounds of Christ" is the theme for this year's Lenten Mission sponsored by the parishes of the Fall River Deanery, from April 4 through 7. The speaker will be Franciscan Father Richard Martignetti, who is director of campus ministry at

Palm Sunday Taizé Service

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

St. John Neumann Parish invites all to their Palm Sunday Taize’ Service. The theme is “Come, still yourself before the Mysteries.” This service is a combination of songs, reflections and readings. The church is located on Route 18 – 157 Middleboro Road in East Freetown, Mass.  Take

Chrism Mass

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

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the annual Mass of Chrism on this day during Holy Week in which he will bless the oils that are used in the sacramental life of the Diocese throughout the year: Oil of Catechumens, Oil of the Sick, and

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