Fifty-nine young persons from parishes throughout the Fall River Diocese will receive the Pope Saint Pius X Youth Award from Bishop George W. Coleman in the context of a 7 p.m. prayer service on Tuesday, May 21, at St. Mary's Cathedral. The annual award, named for the pontiff who created the Fall River Diocese in 1904 and presented for the first time in 2001, recognizes teens who serve their parish community with selflessness, commitment and dedication.
The Fall River Diocese annual Catholic Charities Appeal is now underway in parishes throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the Islands. It's the one time during the year when the Diocese asks for financial help to fund its many charitable services and programs.
A number of special Masses and prayer services will be celebrated in the Fall River Diocese on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, for those who have died and in a special way for those buried in diocesan cemeteries.
NEW ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR PERSONNEL NAMED FOR DIOCESAN SCHOOLS
A longtime educator currently serving as principal at a parish elementary school in Fall River has been named to a key administrative position for Catholic schools in the Fall River Diocese. Louise P. Kane, now principal at Espirito Santo School, will become assistant superintendent for personnel for Fall River Diocesan schools, effective July 1, Bishop George W. Coleman has announced.
CLI: A 6-DAY LEADERSHIP TRAINING EXPERIENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH
The Christian Leadership Institute or CLI seeks to foster the leadership potential of young adults in our Diocese and Church by heightening each person's gifts and talents for roles and responsibilities within school and parish and beyond. Program to be offered July 13-18 at Cathedral Camp. Register now.
In this Year of Faith, the U.S. Catholic Bishops have called for a nationwide effort to advance a movement for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty through prayer, penance and sacrifice. Join the movement!
An October 11 evening Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral formally opened the Year of Faith in the Fall River Diocese. In his Apostolic Letter, Porta Fidei, Pope Benedict proclaimed this special Year of Faith for the Universal Church, to begin Oct. 11, 2012 and conclude Nov. 24, 2013, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. The Year of Faith offers an opportunity for all Catholics to deepen their faith.
The Television Mass airing each Sunday at 11 a.m. on WLNE-TV, channel 6, is now available online! For nearly 50 years, the Fall River Diocese has sponsored the Mass for those unable to attend a parish Mass because of age or infirmity.