Bishop ordains new priest for diocese of Fall River

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)

Forty-hour Eucharistic devotion set to begin across diocese

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.

Four men to be ordained as transitional deacons Saturday at cathedral

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.

Eleven diocesan seminarians gear up for another year of classes

By Dave Jolivet SOUTH DARTMOUTH — While most of us are trying to find ways to keep cool during the dog days of August, 11...

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

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...

Annual Catholic Appeal at $3.7M, in home stretch

Prison Ministry brings Christ’s love to the residents at the Bristol and Barnstable County Houses of Correction. (Photo by Peter Pereira; Photo taken prior to COVID pandemic)

Celebrating 30 years of assisting Catholic school students, FACE welcomes season with two events

By Dave Jolivet, Editor FALMOUTH — The diocesan Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE) has two special summer events coming up quickly. One, a summer...

MCC issues alert on assisted suicide bill

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

St. Anne Shrine to host Novena, celebration for feast of Saints Ann and Joachim

Statue of St. Anne, grandmother of Jesus, and the Blessed Virgin Mary at St. Anne Shrine in Fall River.

Annual Catholic Appeal Supports Solanus Casey Food Pantry

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