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HOLY WEEK BEGINS MARCH 28-29

St. Mary's Cathedral Holy Week Schedule


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CHRISM MASS IS TUESDAY, MARCH 31st

Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate the Mass of Chrism at 4 p.m., and all are welcome to attend. Bishop da Cunha will bless the oils that are used in the sacramental life of the Diocese throughout the year: Oil of Catechumens, Oil of the Sick, and Chrism. Chrism – a mixture of olive oil and balsam- is used at baptism, ordination and the dedication of churches and altars. In the context of the Mass, priests of the Diocese will renew their commitment to service.


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BISHOP DA CUNHA TO CELEBRATE EASTER TV MASS;
EXPANDED HOUR-LONG MASS TO AIR AT 11:30 A.M. ON CHANNEL 6


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FOR YOUR LENTEN JOURNEY

2015 Lenten Calendar: Daily inspiration for your Lenten journey
From Pope Francis: Read the Holy Father's Message for Lent
Lenten Regulations: Days of Fast, Abstinence; Call for Prayer, Works of Piety, Charity


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BISHOP DA CUNHA'S LENTEN MESSAGE

Dear friends,

The ashes we received this past Wednesday remind us of the 40-day journey upon which we have embarked toward the Paschal Mystery. All other ritual symbols we receive become invisible. When we leave church, no one knows we were marked with the symbol. On Ash Wednesday, we keep the mark visible on our foreheads for hours. Everyone knows where we have been, what we did, and who we are.

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HOLY NAME PASTOR TO BE HONORED BY NATIONAL CATHOLIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION

Father Jay Maddock, VF, who is pastor of Holy Name Parish, Fall River, and director of its school, will receive the 2015 Distinguished Pastor Award from the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) for his dedication and commitment to excellence. Father Maddock will be recognized during the annual NCEA Convention & Expo that will take place April 7-9 in Orlando, Fla.

In photo, Fr. Maddock talks with a Holy Name School student at its recent Science Fair.


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Be Part of the Diocesan Pilgrimage to Philadelphia This September
6-Day and 4-Day options are available:

Pilgrimage to Participate in the World Meeting of Families, Papal Visit & Mass

Pilgrimage to Participate in the Papal Visit & Mass


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RICE BOWL: WHAT YOU GIVE UP CAN CHANGE LIVES

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program for families and faith communities in the United States who want to put their faith into action. funny pictures


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WATCH THE TV MASS ONLINE

The Television Mass airing each Sunday at 11 a.m. on WLNE-TV, channel 6, is now available online! For 50 years, the Fall River Diocese has sponsored this Mass for those unable to attend a parish Mass because of age or infirmity.


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CONSIDERING A VOCATION? WANT TO SUPPORT ONE?

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