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.

Celebrating 30 years of assisting Catholic school students, FACE welcomes season with two events

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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 Provincetown Blessing of the Fleet continues amid restrictions

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Father Hugh McCullough blesses a kayaker who rowed up to the boat from which the blessings were given. (Photo by Deacon Alan Thadeu)

Diocesan Office of Faith Formation making plans for annual diocesan Catholic Youth Day

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By Dave Jolivet MARTHA’S VINEYARD — The diocesan Office of Faith Formation has announced that the annual Catholic Youth Day will take place on August...

East Freetown Circle of Life Ministry hits ground running a year after being derailed...

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A table in the narthex at St. John Neumann Parish in East Freetown provides parishioners with information about the Circle of Life Ministry’s monthly activities and more.

Annual Catholic Appeal at $3.7M, in home stretch

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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

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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.

Falmouth Catholic churches unify to form one new parish; St. Joseph, Guardian of the...

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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

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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)

Cathedral garden providing food for the body and mind

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FALL RIVER ­­ —  The bad news is that many folks in prior generations and some still around today couldn’t give a hoot about...

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