Diocese loses two beloved priests during Christmas week

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FALL RIVER — The Fall River Diocese recently lost two beloved priests; one shortly before and one after Christmas Day. Msgr. John J. Smith, 89,...

The Museum of Family Prayer readies for 2021 October Rosary Festival

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NORTH EASTON, — The Museum of Family Prayer, dedicated to the work of Venerable Patrick Peyton to help families pray together, announced the 2021...

Bishop to celebrate Mass of Atonement

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FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will be principal celebrant and homilist of a special Mass of Atonement on Sunday, April...

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.

Diocese announces the merger of two New Bedford Catholic schools

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The St. James-St. John School building and the Kennedy Youth Center in the rear of the property on Orchard St. in New Bedford, will be renovated and updated to house a new diocesan Catholic school following the merger of Holy Family-Holy Name and St. James and St. John’s schools in the Whaling City.

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.

Bishop da Cunha’s 2021 Easter Message

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Dear Friends in Christ, As we celebrate another Easter, we are reminded that, even in the midst of a pandemic, this is a time...

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)

Child protection, healing, reform is primary focus for Fall River Diocese

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FALL RIVER — In January 2002, the Boston Globe began publishing a series of Spotlight articles that would lead to a firestorm of revelations...

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)

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