Bishop ordains new priest for diocese of Fall River

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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)

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.

Five diocesan priests set to retire this month

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By Dave Jolivet SOUTH YARMOUTH — As Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands slip into mid-summer activities, five diocesan priests will soon embark on...

Dominican Sister Tulia Giraldo celebrates 70th anniversary of religious profession

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Dominican Sister Tulia Giraldo receives Holy Communion from Father Richard Furlong n the Chapel of the Dominican Sisters in Dighton, during a Mass celebrating Sister's 70th anniversary of her religious profession

Parishes bring Risen Christ to homes across diocese

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MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. — As people anxiously wait for the Coronavirus pandemic to peak and show signs of slowing down, no place is safe from the scourge....

Schools expand partnership with S.E.A.L. Foundation to provide special education services to more students

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FALL RIVER — It can often be difficult for families to find a school where their student with learning differences is welcomed and given...

Bishop ordains four men as transitional deacons

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From left, Reverend Misters Laurent Valliere, Gregory Quenneville, William O’Donnell III, and Matthew Laird kneel while the bishop says the consecratory prayer at their ordination Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral on May 22. (Photo by Deacon Alan Thadeu)

Eightieth Annual Catholic Appeal closes with outstanding total of $4.6M

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FALL RIVER—The 80th Catholic Appeal, “Time to Gather, Time to Heal, Time to Love,” has closed with results representing the annual campaign’s best year...

Parishes bring risen Christ to homes across diocese

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By Dave JolivetPrint Editordavejolivet@anchornews.org MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass. — As people anxiously wait for the Coronavirus pandemic to peak and show signs of slowing down, no place is safe...

Area Catholics respond to George Floyd killing, resulting protests

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FALL RIVER, Mass. — Over the past two weeks, the nation’s focus has shifted from dealing with the shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic...

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