Four diocesan seminarians ordained transitional deacons

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Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., asks the candidates to declare their willingness to accept the duties and responsibilities of the diaconate at the May 21 transitional deacon ordination at St. Mary's Cathedral in Fall River. From left: Rev. Mr. Brian Connors; Rev. Mr. John Garabedian; Rev. Mr. Christopher Hughes; and Rev. Mr. Thiago Menezes Santos. (Photo by Deacon Alan Thadeu)

Lumen Christi Gala to Support Diocesan Cathedral, June 8 at White’s of Westport

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On June 8 at White’s of Westport, the Lumen Christi Gala to support the historic Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption in Fall...

Bishop da Cunha’s 2022 Easter Message

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Dear Friends in Christ, “Yes, Christ my hope is arisen.” With these powerful words sung in the Easter Sequence at Mass, we proclaim the Good...

Synod email incorrect

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Please note that the email address listed in prior Anchor editions should have read synodinput@anchornews.org. It was incorrectly listed as synodnews@anchornews.org. If you have previously...

Knights from around the world rapidly respond to needs of Ukrainian people

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Knights in Ukraine gather with Cardinal Konrad Krajewski (center), almoner of His Holiness, and Archbishop Mieczysław Mokrzycki of Lviv in a storage area at the Seminary of the Archdiocese of Lviv, March 9. The seminary has become a distribution point for humanitarian aid to Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion. Photo by Tamino Petelinšek

Celebrating friendship with Catholic Social Services

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From left, Judy Pavao, Maria Jose Franca, Vidalia Medeiros and Judith Medeiros recently hosted a Dia dos Amigos e Amigas (Friends Day) event at Santo Christo Parish in Fall River.

Bishop da Cunha’s 2022 Lenten Message

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Dear Friends in Christ, The holy season of Lent is again upon us, a season in which we are called to embark on a Spiritual...

Retired Bishop Coleman celebrates Mass with priests celebrating jubilee years

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Several priests at Cardinal Medeiros Residence in Fall River are observing ordination anniversaries this year. Msgr. John A. Perry was been instrumental in organizing...

Formation of new Permanent Diaconate class begins this fall

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FALL RIVER — Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has authorized the formation of a new class of Permanent Deacons beginning in the diocese in September 2022. A series of Information Nights will be held in the months to come. Zoom sessions will be held on Saturday, February 19; Monday, March 21; and May 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. In person sessions will be held on Monday, June 27, and Sunday, August 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Registration is required and may be completed on the Permanent Deacon website. All the sessions cover the same material. If interested in learning more about the process for becoming a deacon in the Diocese of Fall River, please join one these Information Nights by registering on the website — frpermanentdiaconate.com. Those interested in pursuing a vocation to the diaconate, scheduled to begin the Aspirancy phase in September 2022, are invited to submit a preliminary application and a letter of support from their pastor. The deadline for submitting these materials to the Office of the Permanent Diaconate is August 1. Additional details and the preliminary application are available on the website. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Frank Lucca or Rev Robert Oliveira, Co-Directors of the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at office@frpermanentdiaconate.com or contact the Office of the Permanent Diaconate at 508-990-0341.

West Harwich Faith Formation teens touch many lives

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Students from the Holy Trinity Parish Confirmation class in West Harwich, visited the St. Clare’s Sober House in Hyannis with donated needed necessities for the women. (Photo by Barbara-Anne Foley)

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