Letter of reinstatement of Sunday Mass obligation

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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...

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.

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.

Office of Faith Formation offers “Forward Together” Spring Planning Series

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By David CarvalhoDiocesan Faith Formation Senior Directordcarvalho@dioc-fr.org FALL RIVER — Many Catholics may be asking: will people come back to parishes? Perhaps a more important...

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,...

Bishop ordains five to Transitional Diaconate in Indiana

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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. went to Notre Dame University for the August 29 ordination of five men as Transitional Deacons for the Congregation of Holy Cross. (Photo courtesy of Congregation of Holy Cross)

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...

Diocesan Pastoral Care of the Sick ministry aided by Appeal

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Father Thomas Kocik, Chaplain to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis and former Chaplain to Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River.

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,...

A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., to the Clergy,...

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“Now, more than ever, God is calling us to move forward and not stand still. My hope in this pastoral letter is to offer...

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