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Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

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121 Mount Pleasant St.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
508-992-3184

April 2018

Permanent Diaconate Convocation

April 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 121 Mount Pleasant St.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
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Permanent Deacons and deacon candidates are invited to participate in this Convocation 2018. Program will include three conferences, Mass celebrated by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., lunch and fellowship. Contact the Permanent Diaconate Office to register.

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June 2018

Ministry of Acolyte Installation

June 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 121 Mount Pleasant St.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
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Nine candidates who are studying for the Permanent Diaconate in the Fall River Diocese will be installed as acolytes in the context of Mass to be celebrated by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. The ministry of acolyte is the second of two ministries that deacon candidates must receive and exercise as part of their preparation for ordination.

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Listening Session for Deacons and Wives

June 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 121 Mount Pleasant St.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
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Deacons and their wives are encouraged to attend this Listening Session with Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., as part of the Rebuilding in Faith and Hope strategic planning process now underway in the Fall River Diocese. Input and comments from this session will be utilized by the Deacon Council as it develops a strategic plan specific to the Office of the Permanent Diaconate.

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August 2018

Permanent Diaconate Information Night

August 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 121 Mount Pleasant St.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has authorized the formation of a new class for Permanent Deacons in the Fall River Diocese, beginning in the spring of 2019. This Information Night will delve into the process of becoming a deacon. Those interested in pursuing this vocation, which begins with an Aspirancy period, are invited to submit a preliminary application. Details and the application form are available on the Permanent Diaconate website at www.frpermanentdiaconate.com. Another Information Night on the Permanent Diaconate will be…

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November 2018

Permanent Diaconate Information Night

November 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 121 Mount Pleasant St.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has authorized the formation of a new class for Permanent Deacons in the Fall River Diocese, beginning in the spring of 2019. This Information Night will delve into the process of becoming a deacon. Those interested in pursuing this vocation, which begins with an Aspirancy period, are invited to submit a preliminary application. Details and the application form are available on the Permanent Diaconate website at www.frpermanentdiaconate.com. If you have any questions, please contact either Deacon…

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January 2019

Permanent Diaconate Information Night

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Holy Name of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 121 Mount Pleasant St.
New Bedford, Massachusetts 02740
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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has authorized the formation of a new class for Permanent Deacons in the Fall River Diocese, beginning in the spring of 2019. This Information Night will delve into the process of becoming a deacon. Those interested in pursuing this vocation, which begins with an Aspirancy period, are invited to submit a preliminary application. Details and the application form are available on the Permanent Diaconate website at www.frpermanentdiaconate.com. If you have any questions, please contact either Deacon…

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