Bishop ordains new priest for diocese of Fall River

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Newly-ordained Father Peter R. Scheffer Jr. gives his first blessing as a priest to Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., during his ordination Mass on Saturday. (Photo by Deacon Alan Thadeu)

Letter of reinstatement of Sunday Mass obligation

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June 8, 2021 Brothers and Sisters,"Without the Lord's day, we cannot live!" His Holiness, Pope Benedict, in his homily at theCathedral of Saint Stephen in...

Annual appeal continues; diocesan seminarians aided by area faithful

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Deacon William O'Connell III, left and Matt Laird prepare the altar for a recent Liturgy.

Corpus Christi procession is in New Bedford June 6

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The annual Corpus Christi procession, sponsored by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate at Our Lady's Chapel in New Bedford, will take place Sunday,...

Guidelines for Liturgical practices as pandemic restrictions are lifted – effective May 29

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FALL RIVER — In light of the recent updated health advisories by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the lifting of State COVID-19 restrictions, parishes...

Diocesan Pastoral Care of the Sick ministry aided by Appeal

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Father Thomas Kocik, Chaplain to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis and former Chaplain to Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.

Four men to be ordained as transitional deacons Saturday at cathedral

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Clockwise from top left, Matthew F. Laird, William J. O'Donnell III, Laurent M. Valliere, and Gregory K. Quenneville, will be ordained as transitional deacons at St. Mary's Cathedral May 22 at 11 a.m.

Annual Catholic Appeal Supports Solanus Casey Food Pantry

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, food pickup at the Solanus Casey Food Pantry in New Bedford was moved outdoors.

Bishop lauds works of St. Joseph at Church that connect with Saint’s ‘Humility and...

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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., visited the Mary Garden following a Mass on May 1 at St. Joseph Church in Woods Hole where he lauded the virtues and example of St. Joseph. (Photo by John E. Kearns Jr.)

Office of Faith Formation offers “Forward Together” Spring Planning Series

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By David CarvalhoDiocesan Faith Formation Senior Directordcarvalho@dioc-fr.org FALL RIVER — Many Catholics may be asking: will people come back to parishes? Perhaps a more important...

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