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

Gathering to Close Diocesan Phase of Synod

Bishop Stang High School 500 Slocum Rd., North Dartmouth, MA

The Diocese of Fall River is hosting a special morning of prayer, reflection, and discussion to conclude the Diocesan Phase of the 2021-2023 Synod. Parish Synod Ambassadors and any participants in Synod consultations are invited to join Bishop Edgar da Cunha, S.D.V. for this morning event. It

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,

Prayer Service for Healing

Bishop Connolly High School Chapel 373 Elsbree St., Fall River, MA

As the Diocese of Fall River joins in the nationwide observance of April as both Child Abuse Prevention Month and Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Diocesan Office of Safe Environment extends an invitation to join Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in this Prayer Service for Healing.

Catholic Appeal Begins

Parishes in the Fall River Diocese

The 81st 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,

Interfaith Solidarity Walk for Ukraine

Please walk for Ukraine in this Interfaith Solidarity Walk for Ukraine in Fall River! It will begin at Blessed Trinity Polish National Catholic Church at 1340 Plymouth Avenue, stop at St. Stanislaus Church, 36 Rockland Street, and end at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church, 327

World Day of Prayer for Vocations

Today is the 59th 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

Pope St. Pius X Youth Awards

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

Presentation of the Pope St. Pius X Youth Awards to young persons from parishes throughout the Diocese in recognition of their service to their parish. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will confer the awards in the context of a prayer service. Named for the pontiff who