Diocese of

Fall River

USA USA

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Continent: North America

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Fall River / Riverormen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Boston

Depends on: Dicastery for Bishops

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Our Lady of the Assumption

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Contact Info

Address: 47 Underwood St., P.O. Box 2577, Fall River, MA 02720, USA

Phone: +1 (508) 675-1311

Present Prelates

Bishop (2014.07.03 – ...):Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V. (70)Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V. (70)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Fall River (Roman Rite)

Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V. (70)Bishop Edgar Moreira da Cunha, S.D.V. (70)
(2014.07.03 – ...)

Bishop of Fall River (USA)

Sufficit tibi gratia mea

Born:1953.08.21 (Riachão do Jacuípe, BA, Brazil)
Ordained Priest:1982.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:2003.09.03

Titular Bishop of Ucres (2003.06.27 – 2014.07.03)

Auxiliary Bishop of Newark (USA) (2003.06.27 – 2014.07.03)

Bishop of Fall River (USA) (2014.07.03 – ...)

Bishop George William Coleman (85)Bishop George William Coleman (85)
(2003.04.30 – 2014.07.03)

Bishop emeritus of Fall River (USA)

Domini sumus

Born:1939.02.01 (Fall River, MA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1964.12.16
Consecrated Bishop:2003.07.22

Priest of Fall River (USA) (1964.12.16 – 2003.04.30)

Bishop of Fall River (USA) (2003.04.30 – 2014.07.03)

Cardinal Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. (79)Bishop Seán Patrick O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. (79) (later Cardinal)
(1992.06.16 – 2002.09.03)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Vittoria
Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA)
President of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors
Member of Council of Cardinals

Quodcumque dixerit facite

Born:1944.06.29 (Lakewood, OH, USA)
Ordained Priest:1970.08.29
Consecrated Bishop:1984.08.02
Created Cardinal:2006.03.24

Coadjutor Bishop of Saint Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) (1984.05.30 – 1985.10.16)

Bishop of Saint Thomas (U.S. Virgin Islands) (1985.10.16 – 1992.06.16)

Bishop of Fall River (USA) (1992.06.16 – 2002.09.03)

Bishop of Palm Beach (USA) (2002.09.03 – 2003.07.01)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Boston (USA) (2003.07.01 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Vittoria (2006.03.24 [2006.10.01] – ...)

Member of Council of Cardinals (2013.04.13 – ...)

Member of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (2014.03.22 – 2014.09.10)

President of Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors (2014.09.10 – ...)

Archbishop Daniel Anthony Cronin (96)Bishop Daniel Anthony Cronin (96) (later Archbishop)
(1970.10.30 – 1991.12.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Hartford (USA)

Ad obœdiendum fidei

Born:1927.11.14 (Boston, MA, USA)
Ordained Priest:1952.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1968.09.12

Priest of Boston (USA) (1952.12.20 – 1968.06.10)

Titular Bishop of Egnatia (1968.06.10 – 1970.10.30)

Auxiliary Bishop of Boston (USA) (1968.06.10 – 1970.10.30)

Bishop of Fall River (USA) (1970.10.30 – 1991.12.10)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Hartford (USA) (1991.12.10 – 2003.10.20)

Bishop James Louis Connolly
(1951.05.17 – 1970.10.30)

Auspice Maria

Born:1894.11.15 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1923.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1945.05.24
Died:1986.09.12 († 91)

Titular Bishop of Mylasa (1945.04.07 – 1951.05.17)

Coadjutor Bishop of Fall River (USA) (1945.04.07 – 1951.05.17)

Bishop of Fall River (USA) (1951.05.17 – 1970.10.30)

Titular Bishop of Thibuzabetum (1970.10.30 – 1970.12.31)

Bishop James Edwin Cassidy
(1934.07.28 – 1951.05.17)

In cruce salus

Born:1869.08.01 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1898.09.08
Consecrated Bishop:1930.05.27
Died:1951.05.17 († 81)

Auxiliary Bishop of Fall River (USA) (1930.03.21 – 1934.07.13)

Titular Bishop of Ibora (1930.03.21 – 1934.07.28)

Coadjutor Bishop of Fall River (USA) (1934.07.13 – 1934.07.28)

Bishop of Fall River (USA) (1934.07.28 – 1951.05.17)

Bishop Daniel Francis Feehan
(1907.07.02 – 1934.07.19)

Maria spes mea

Born:1855.09.24 (USA)
Ordained Priest:1879.12.29
Consecrated Bishop:1907.09.19
Died:1934.07.19 († 78)

Bishop of Fall River (USA) (1907.07.02 – 1934.07.19)

Bishop William Stang
(1904.03.12 – 1907.02.02)

Super rivos aquarum fructificate

Born:1854.04.21 (Germany)
Ordained Priest:1878.06.15
Consecrated Bishop:1904.05.01
Died:1907.02.02 († 52)

Bishop of Fall River (USA) (1904.03.12 – 1907.02.02)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Churches by City (102)

Providence (←), Boston (↑)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 3,107 km²

Population: 286,000 Catholics (33.3% of 857,609 total)

Pastoral Centres: 74 parishes

Personnel: 179 priests (114 diocesan, 65 religious), 76 deacons, 159 religious (74 brothers, 85 sisters), 11 seminarians

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