Updated February 14, 2022

The Diocese of Fall River has issued several statements in response to the coronavirus and shared resources as well. Please find below, in one place, a list of links to all of the documents. As more information develops with regard to COVID-19, the Diocese continues to work to ensure the health and safety of our Catholics and the wider community.

Updated COVID Guidance for Parish Catechetical Programs (February 14, 2022)

Mask Policy Updated for Catholic Schools in Diocese (February 10, 2022)

December 22, 2021 Advisory: Diocese Strongly Encourages Masks at Mass

COVID Guidance for Parish Catechetical Programs

Bishop Issues Letter to Priests on Vaccine Exemptions

Catholic Schools to Implement Mask Mandate

Diocese Encourages Masks at Mass Following Updated CDC Guidance (August 1, 2021)

A Video Message from Bishop da Cunha on the Lifting of the Mass Dispensation

Bishop Announces Lifting of Mass Dispensation, effective June 19/20

Diocese Issues Guidelines for Liturgical Practices as Pandemic Restrictions Are Lifted

Bishop da Cunha’s COVID-19 Vaccine PSA (Portuguese, Spanish, and English)

Celebrating the Easter Triduum During the Pandemic

Bishop Advises USCCB Guidance for Help with Vaccine Concerns

Ash Wednesday is February 17; Marks Beginning of Lent

Christmas Masses During the Pandemic

Bishop Issues Returning to Mass Video Message

Guidelines for the Resumption of Masses in the Fall River Diocese

Letter from Bishop da Cunha on Reopening of Churches for Public Masses (May 18, 2020)

Diocese Invited to Take Part in International, Interreligious Day of Prayer for Humanity

Letter from Superintendent Regarding School Year Closure

Pray with Our Nation as Bishops Seek Intercession of Mary, Mother of the Church

A Message of Hope from Bishop da Cunha (April 17, 2020)

Video Easter Message from Bishop da Cunha

In FRC Media Interview, Bishop Reflects on Faith, Holy Week in Midst of Pandemic

A Message from Bishop da Cunha Assuring All of his Thoughts & Prayers (March 26, 2020)

Additional Directives Issued for Diocese in Response to Coronavirus

Televised and Online Masses

Diocese of Fall River Schools Quickly Transition to Remote Learning

Bishop to Lead Online Rosary, Invites Prayer Requests

Virtual Prayer Service for Catholic School Community

What is Your Prayer Request?

A Video Message from Bishop da Cunha (March 17, 2020)

Bishop Suspends Celebration of Masses in Diocese Effective March 17, 2020

Bishop Issues Dispensation from Sunday Mass

Directives to be Followed in Response to Coronavirus

Pandemic Planning Guide for Parishes

Diocese of Fall River Catholic Schools Closing March 16-27

Participating in the Mass from Home

Catholic Mutual Backgrounder on Virus Preparedness

A Message from Bishop da Cunha on the Coronavirus (March 4, 2020)

Prayers & Resources

Prayer of the Holy Father to Mary for Month of May 2020
Prayer During a Pandemic
Making a Spiritual Communion
Now On YouTube: Online Rosary Lead by Bishop da Cunha
COVID-19: A Prayer of Solidarity
Pope Francis’ Prayer with Mary for COVID-19
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Responds to Coronavirus (including prayer resources)
Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe in a Time of Trial and Testing
USCCB Statement on Catholic Response to Outbreak of Coronavirus (February 18, 2020)

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Department of Homeland Security
WebMD: Epidemics, Pandemics & Outbreaks

The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Bishop of Fall River