Welcome to the website of the Diocese of Fall River Office of Vocations!
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.
Is God calling you to serve our diocese? As you visit this site, we hope that it will provide information to guide you in your discernment. Contact one of our Vocations Directors to learn more about discerning a call to the diocesan priesthood.
AM I BEING CALLED?
FR. RYAN HEALY ORDAINED A PRIEST!
On Saturday, June 1, Bishop da Cunha ordained Fr. Ryan Healy to the priesthood. Congratulations, Father Healy and may God Bless you as you begin your ministry!
DEACON STEVE BOOTH ORDAINED A DEACON!
On Saturday, May 11, Bishop da Cunha ordained Deacon Steven Booth to the Transitional Diaconate at St. Francis Xavier Parish in Acushnet. Congratulations!
QUO VADIS DAYS...
Boys ages 14-19 are invited to join us for this year’s Quo Vadis Days. Grow in faith, fraternity, & in your discernment!