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)

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.

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.

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.

Eleven diocesan seminarians gear up for another year of classes

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

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.

Annual Catholic Appeal at $3.7M, in home stretch

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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)

St. Pius X teacher receives national recognition

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SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. — In recognition of inspirational teaching nationwide, Jennifer Perrault, left, a second grade teacher at St. Pius X School in South Yarmouth,...

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