ARE YOU BEING CALLED?
“The call to holiness is a universal call, valid for all human beings without distraction of age, profession, race or language. Just as all are redeemed, so all are called. The vocation to holiness means putting into practice, in one’s own daily life, the example and teaching of Jesus Christ”.
~ St. John Paul II
THE DIOCESE OF FALL RIVER
With 82 parishes, the Catholic Diocese of Fall River covers 1,194 square miles in Southeastern Massachusetts, including Bristol County, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and the towns of Mattapoisett, Marion and Wareham in Plymouth County. Within the area the Catholic population numbers over 350,000 persons.
Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D. is the Eighth Bishop of the Fall River Diocese. The Catholic Population of the diocese is roughly 325,000 people, or roughly about 40% of the general population.
There are approximately 100 Diocesan Priests serving in 82 parishes throughout the Diocese. Our Priests also work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, missions and other diocesan offices and special ministries.