The Procession and Mass for Peace on the Columbus Day holiday has been a tradition in the Fall River Diocese for over 40 years. While it is not possible to have a procession this year in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate a Mass for Peace at 6 p.m. on the Columbus Day holiday, Monday, October 12, in St. Mary’s Cathedral. The Mass will be preceded by recitation of the Rosary beginning at 5:30 p.m.

All guidelines in place for the safe celebration of Mass during the pandemic will be followed including occupancy limits within the Cathedral to provide for social distancing. Anyone who wishes to attend the Mass must pre-register online through the link below. Seats will be allotted to those who register on a first-come, first-served basis so sign up for the Mass today.

While the number of those able to be present at the Mass will necessarily be limited, the Mass for Peace be live streamed on the Diocese of Fall River  Facebook page. Those not attending the Mass in person are invited and encouraged to take part in it virtually this year to join their prayers with those from across the Diocese for peace through the intercession of Our Lady of Fatima.

Register to attend the Mass for Peace here.

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