Diocese of Fall River Catholic schools to implement mask mandate

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The Diocese of Fall River Catholic schools have implemented a mask mandate as doors open for the 2021-2022 school year.

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)

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.

Forty-hour Eucharistic devotion set to begin across diocese

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New Bedford held a Corpus Christi procession with faithful adoring the Blessed Sacrament at Our Lady’s Chapel. Another procession and Adoration also took place in Fall River.

MCC issues alert on assisted suicide bill

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BOSTON, Mass. — The Physician Assisted Suicide (PAS) bill has been reported favorably by the Joint Committee on Public Health. It is not to...

Eightieth Annual Catholic Appeal closes with outstanding total of $4.6M

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FALL RIVER—The 80th Catholic Appeal, “Time to Gather, Time to Heal, Time to Love,” has closed with results representing the annual campaign’s best year...

Diocesan woman installed as President-Elect of NCCW

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Beth Mahoney, principal at St. Stanislaus School in Fall River, was recently installed as president of the National Council of Catholic Women, at the national meeting in Arlington, Va. on August 28. With Mahoney are, from left, Bishop Michael Buridge of the Diocese of Arlington, Va., and Father Thomas Washburn, pastor of the Catholic Community of Central Fall River.

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...

Bishop installs 15 candidates as Readers

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On June 22, 15 candidates currently in formation for the permanent diaconate were installed as Readers by Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., at Holy Trinity Church in Fall River. Back row, from left: Scott Taveira, Shawn Seybert, John O’Brien, Americo Miranda, Bishop da Cunha, James Adams, Tyrone Gonsalves, Jeremias Carraras, and Deacon Frank Lucca, co-director of the diocesan Permanent Diaconate Office. Front row: Leonard Guyette, Joseph Martinho, Thomas Martin, David Roderick, David Gaspar, Richard Fish, David Laird, and Philip Koch.

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