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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.

MEET OUR SEMINARIANS


peter scheffer

PETER SCHEFFER

III Theology
Pope St. John XXIII Seminary, Weston, MA
St. Pius X Parish, South Yarmouth

matthew laird

MATTHEW LAIRD

Pastoral Year
Holy Family Parish, East Taunton, MA
Christ the King Parish, Mashpee

greg quenneville

GREGORY QUENNEVILLE

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

WILLIAM O’DONNELL

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

LARRY VALLIERE

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

BRIAN CONNORS

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

JOHN GARABEDIAN

I Theology
Pope St. John XXIII Seminary, Weston, MA
St. Pius X Parish, South Yarmouth

CHRISTOPHER HUGHES

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

BRYAN BANGS

II PRE-Theology
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SEMINARY, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
CORPUS CHRISTI PARISH, EAST SANDWICH

THOMAS PALANZA, JR.

II PRE-Theology
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SEMINARY, SOUTH ORANGE, NJ
St. MARY’S PARISH, MANSFIELD

LUCAS DACOSTA

Pastoral Year
OUR LADY OF PROVIDENCE SEMINARY
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH, ACUSHNET