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“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

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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.

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DEACON WILLIAM O’DONNELL, III

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IV Theology
St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA
Holy Trinity Parish, West HarwicH

greg quenneville

DEACON GREGORY QUENNEVILLE

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IV Theology
St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA
St. Theresa Parish, South Attleboro

matthew laird

DEACON MATTHEW FRANCIS LAIRD

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IV THEOLOGY
St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA
Christ the King Parish, Mashpee

DEACON LAURENT MICHAEL VALLIERE

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IV Theology
St. John’s Seminary, Brighton, MA
ST. STANISLAUS PARISH, FALL RIVER

JOHN GARABEDIAN

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iiI Theology
iMMACULATE CONCEPTION SEMINARY, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
ST. mARY’S pARISH, mANSFIELD

BRIAN CONNORS

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III Theology
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SEMINARY, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
HOLY FAMILY PARISH, EAST TAUNTON

CHRISTOPHER HUGHES

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III Theology
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SEMINARY, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
Christ the King Parish, Mashpee

THIAGO MENEZES SANTOS

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III Theology
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SEMINARY, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
ARACAJU, BRAZIL

BRYAN BANGS

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II Theology
CORPUS CHRISTI, E. SANDWICH
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SEMINARY, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ

LUCAS DACOSTA

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ST. JOHN’S SEMINARY, BRIGHTON, MAI THEOLOGY
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH, ACUSHNET

SHAYNE DIAS

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COLLEGE SENIOR
SANTO CHRISTO PARISH, FALL RIVER
OUR LADY OF PROVIDENCE SEMINARY