FALL RIVER – Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has appointed the following priests to serve as Deans in the Fall River Diocese:

Very Reverend Daniel W. Lacroix, V.F. – Attleboro Deanery

Reverend Monsignor Stephen J. Avila, V.F. – Cape Cod Deanery

Very Reverend Jay T. Maddock, V.F. – Fall River Deanery

Very Reverend Paul A. Caron, V.F. – New Bedford Deanery

Very Reverend Richard E. Degagne, V.F. – Taunton Deanery

The appointments become effective September 1, 2016.

The Fall River Diocese is divided into five territorial districts or deaneries. The Bishop appoints a Vicar Forane (V.F.), also called a Dean, in each deanery to assist him in the promotion and coordination of apostolic and pastoral activity in that area.

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