Diocese recommends faithful wear masks when attending Mass

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FALL RIVER — As most of you know, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced a change...

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.

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.

Best-selling author and virtuoso pianist shares mother’s refugee story during Nazi invasion, at diocesan...

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NORTH DARTMOUTH — The situation in the Ukraine currently has the attention of the entire world and, because of technology, the world is able...

Diocesan Parish Leader Convocation slated for September in East Freetown

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By Dave Jolivet FALL RIVER — In their ongoing efforts to keep diocesan faithful informed and enlightened, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., and the...

U.S. bishops announce Eucharistic Revival; diocese to inaugurate event in June

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By Dave Jolivet FALL RIVER — With the increasingly disturbing trend of fewer Catholics believing in the true presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist,...

Diocesan Office for Safe Environment explains ‘Essential Three’

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FALL RIVER — In July 2020, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., promulgated the Diocesan Policy for Protecting the Faithful. This policy updated the...

Real listening is key to Synod success

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(Third in a series about the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops) “We listen to each other, to our faith traditions and...

Letter to priests on religious exemptions from vaccine mandates

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Editor’s note: Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., issued the following letter to priests of the Fall River Diocese on August 25, 2021 in...

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