Sunday, March 5, 2017

Dispensation Granted for St. Patrick's Day


This year, the celebration of St. Patrick’s feast day on March 17th falls on a Friday during Lent.
 
In consideration of the culinary traditions of this feast and in response to a number of requests, Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., has granted to Catholics in the Fall River Diocese a dispensation from the Lenten rule of abstaining from meat on that day.
Catholics are asked to fast and practice abstinence in Lent as means of penance to unite in the suffering and death of Christ, and to prepare for His resurrection on Easter.  In granting the dispensation, Bishop da Cunha encourages those who choose to make use of it to carry out some other sacrificial act or work of charity in keeping with the spirit of the Lenten season.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule

**Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent!**


Please note the image above.  The ashen cross blending into palm leaves not only shows the connection between Ash Wednesday at the start of Lent and Palm Sunday as we enter into Holy Week, but also symbolizes how the blessed palms that fill the church on Palm Sunday will be burnt to provide the ashes for the following Ash Wednesday.  Blessings as we enter into the season of Lent!

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MASSES @ SVdP


Wednesday, March 1:  9AM, 5:30PM, & 7PM (Spanish/Portuguese) Masses


MASSES @ SJE

Wednesday, March 1:  7AM, 8AM (School), 4:30PM, & 7PM Masses

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Bulletin Notice

PLEASE NOTE that some bulletins were uploaded late, and are labeled with a different day.  We are sorry for this inconvenience.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

9 Days for Life

 The USCCB's annual Novena 9 Days for Life takes place Saturday, January 21st-Sunday, January 29th!  Pray for the respect and protection of all human life with new intentions, brief reflections, and more each day.  To learn more and to participate, click here! 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Please click here to read a reflection on today's feast.
Happy New Year!