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.
Bishop installs 15 candidates as Readers
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.
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...
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)
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.
Falmouth Catholic churches unify to form one new parish; St. Joseph, Guardian of the...
FALMOUTH — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., the Bishop of the Diocese of Fall River, has approved the recommendation of the Pastoral Council...
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)
Letter of reinstatement of Sunday Mass obligation
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...
Annual appeal continues; diocesan seminarians aided by area faithful
Deacon William O'Connell III, left and Matt Laird prepare the altar for a recent Liturgy.