St. Lawrence Martyr Church marks 200 years — Part II

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Led by altar servers, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., priests and deacons begin to process from St. Lawrence Church in New Bedford following a Mass celebrating the parish’s 200th anniversary on November 21. A celebratory dinner followed the Mass. (Photo taken from the livestream Mass.)

December diocesan collection helps aging religious Sisters, Brothers, priests

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FALL RIVER — The Diocese of Fall River will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection December 11-12. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by...

Diocesan schools wrap up active Discover Catholic Schools Week

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FALL RIVER — The topic of education continues to be highlighted in the media as the Covid-19 pandemic has influenced and changed every aspect...

St. Lawrence Church 200th Anniversary Mass is November 21

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Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part history of St. Lawrence Church in New Bedford. The introduction was written by the editor....

FACE Fall Dinner welcomes back live audience in Westport

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From left, Kait Walsh, anchor at WPRI TV; Janna Lafrance; Bishop da Cunha; guest speaker and performer Matt Maher; and John Feitelberg gathered for a photo at the FACE Fall Dinner in Westport.

Missionaries of La Salette in North America elect Cape Cod pastor as new leader

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BREWSTER — Father William V. Kaliyadan, M.S., pastor of Our Lady of the Cape Parish in Brewster, was elected to be the provincial superior...

Diocesan Catholic schools launch Did You Know campaign

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Teachers at St. Francis Xavier School in Acushnet are called to a vocation as they develop the whole child — mind, body and soul. Here, students and teachers take part in an outdoor prayer service. Diocesan schools have recently launched the DID YOU KNOW campaign which highlights the quality of Catholic school teachers and will communicate often misunderstood attributes of a Catholic education. Story on page two.

Bishop ordains new priest for Sacred Hearts order

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Father William Gural, SS.CC., is surrounded by members of his order, Bishop da Cunha, and diocesan priests, following his ordination to the priesthood on October 16 at St. Joseph’s Church in Fairhaven. Father Gural is to the bishop’s immediate left.

Historic Fall River Area First Friday Club makes post-pandemic return

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FALL RIVER — Hosted by Knights of Columbus at St. Anthony of the Desert Parish in Fall River, the Fall River Area First Friday...

The GAME ON: Field Renovation Campaign will renovate Bishop Stang High School’s athletic fields

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Dartmouth — Bishop Stang’s iconic chapel image of Christ is a window into the school’s soul, and what happens on the athletic fields offers...

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