All are invited and encouraged to take part in the Fall River Diocesan Day of Eucharistic Encounter on Saturday, September 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Bishop Connolly High School in Fall River. The day is a key event in the diocesan observance of the National Eucharistic Revival now underway across the country. International author and speaker Chris Stefanick, who heads up Real Life Catholic, and Boston Archdiocesan Auxiliary Bishop Cristiano G. Borro Barbosa will be among featured speakers. This Day of Eucharistic Encounter will include sessions in multiple languages, Mass, Adoration, Eucharistic exhibits, vendors, and more. Families are welcome with activities available for children. As the Diocese celebrates its 120th anniversary year, join Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in prayer for its renewal, turning to the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus.

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• English: Register here
• Portuguese: Registre-se aqui
• Spanish: Registrar aquí

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Keynote Speakers

Chris Stefanick is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and television host who has devoted his life to inspiring people to live a bold, contagious faith. His live seminars reach more than 85,000 people per year, and his reality TV show, videos, and radio spots reach millions of people. He authored the Chosen Confirmation program which has already formed more than 500,000 teens. A graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, Chris is also the founder and president of Real Life Catholic, a non-profit which operates as the headquarters for Chris’s various initiatives. He is married and he and his wife, Natalie, have six children.

Bishop Cristiano G. Borro Barbosa was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop for the Archdiocese of Boston on January 6, 2024. He serves as the secretary for evangelization and discipleship for the archdiocese and as the episcopal vicar for its central region. Ordained to the priesthood in his native Brazil in 2007, he was incardinated to the Archdiocese of Boston in 2021. He holds advanced degrees in Sacred Theology from Boston College and is on the faculty at Pope St. John XIII National Seminary in Weston, Mass., and at St. John’s Seminary in Brighton. He speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Father Hugo A. Cano has served as Director of Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Worcester for the past five years. In 2021, he was appointed to also serve as rector of the diocesan Cathedral of St. Paul. A native of Columbia, he studied at the Pontifical Bolivarian University there before coming to the United States. He was ordained a priest for the Worcester Diocese in 2012 and served in parish ministry before becoming chaplain at Worcester Polytechnical Institute in 2015. He was also a co-director of the Holy Name of Jesus House of Studies in Worcester, which houses the diocesan Office of Vocations and different formation programs.

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will be principal celebrant and homilist of Mass celebrated in the context of this Diocesan Day of Eucharistic Encounter. This September, Bishop da Cunha will observe his tenth anniversary as Bishop of Fall River. Born and raised in Brazil, he came to the U. S. as a seminarian for his religious community, the Society of Divine Vocations, for which he was ordained a priest in 1982. Over the next 20 years, he served in parish ministry in New Jersey as well as in leadership positions for his community. In 2003, he was appointed auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Newark, N.J., and in 2014, Pope Francis named him the Eighth Bishop of Fall River with his installation taking place on September 24.

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