Fall River – Members of the Fall River Diocese are invited to join Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., in the annual Procession and Mass for Peace on Monday, October 10, 2022, the Columbus Day holiday.

Participants in the procession should meet by 5:30 p.m. in the area of St. Anne’s Shrine, across from Kennedy Park on South Main Street in Fall River, to march approximately one-half mile to St. Mary’s Cathedral. The procession will begin at 6 p.m. Marchers will carry candles, recite the rosary, and sing Marian hymns.

Upon arrival of the procession at St. Mary’s Cathedral, located at the corner of Second and Spring Streets, Bishop da Cunha will celebrate the Mass for Peace. The bishop will be homilist at the liturgy as well.

Those who are handicapped or disabled should proceed directly to the Cathedral, where a special area will be designated for them.

“I encourage our faithful to join us either in person or in prayerful solidarity,” said Bishop da Cunha. “We’ll gather this year as war continues to rage in Ukraine, as divisions impair our nation, and as too many bear scars from violence and injustice. Our Columbus Day procession and Mass is a response to the urgent appeal of the Blessed Mother in Fatima in October 1913 to pray for peace. That need clearly remains today.”

The Mass for Peace will be live streamed on the diocesan Facebook page at www.facebook/fallriverdiocese.

The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D.
The Bishop of Fall River