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.

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)

Forty-Four Teens Receive Diocesan Youth Award

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Jacob Torres of St. Stanislaus Parish, part of the Catholic Community of Central Fall River, receives the St. Pius X Youth Award from Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V. (Photo by Deacon Alan Thadeu)

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)

Students at All Saints Catholic School raise $1,000 for New Bedford child in need...

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All Saints Catholic School students show their support for Jeremiahs and his family as they anticipate Jeremiahs̕ need for a heart transplant.

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...

Beloved Statue Returns to Saint Anne Shrine

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Good Saint Anne has come home! After the closing of Saint Anne's Parish in 2018, this statue of of Saint Anne and the Blessed Mother...

State Legislators honor Espirito Santo School, others, for being Outstanding Corporate Citizens

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BOSTON — On April 7, 10 companies, including the Espirito Santo School in Fall River, were honored by the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition (MCC) for...

Annual appeal continues; diocesan seminarians aided by area faithful

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Deacon William O'Connell III, left and Matt Laird prepare the altar for a recent Liturgy.

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