New England diocesan Catholic schools collaborate on
New England Catholic Schools Week November 4-11

FALL RIVER, Mass. — This year the 11 (arch) dioceses of New England will be celebrating their own Catholic Schools Week November 4-11. Each diocese is celebrating in a unique way while working together to shine the light on the great things that are happening across New England in Catholic Schools.

For the first annual New England Catholic Schools Week, the Diocese of Fall River’s Catholic Schools Alliance is using this year’s theme of “Celebrating the Beauty of Every Child.” 

The week is intended to raise awareness of diocesan schools in the wider community and showcase what makes the schools and students unique.

Fall River diocesan schools will celebrate the week in school with the following daily themes:

Sunday: Faith-Filled Leaders;
Monday: Academic Achievers;
Tuesday: Humble Servants;
Wednesday: Global Influencers;
Thursday: Game Changers;
Friday: Life-long friends
Saturday: Confident Graduate; and 
Sunday: Active Alumni.

Be sure to follow the Catholic Schools Alliance and local diocesan schools on Facebook to see the fun activities the schools hold using the daily theme.

There will be several school Open Houses in the Fall River Diocese occurring during the New England Catholic Schools Week:

November 3 — Our Lady of Lourdes School, 52 First Street, Taunton, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.;
November 4 — Bishop Feehan High School, 70 Holcott Drive, Attleboro, at 1 p.m.;
Bishop Stang High School, 500 Slocum Road, North Dartmouth, from 1-3 p.m.;
November 9 — St. Francis Xavier Preparatory School, 33 Cross Street, Hyannis, from 9-10:30 a.m.

Other Open Houses taking place outside the New England Catholic Schools Week are:

October 18 — Bishop Connolly High School, 373 Elsbree Street, Fall River, from 5 to 8 p.m. and November 4 from 1-3 p.m.;
October 28 — Coyle and Cassidy High School and Middle School, 2 Hamilton Street, Taunton, from 12-2:30 p.m.;
November 16 — St. John Paul II High School, 120 High School Road, Hyannis, from 9-10:30 a.m.; and 
November 30 — St. Margaret Regional School, 143 Main Street, Buzzards Bay, from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

To find up-to-date information on Fall River diocesan Catholic schools, visit the Catholic Schools Alliance website at

Three area parishes to host event 
for students in grades seven to nine

FALL RIVER, Mass. — Holy Name and St. Anthony of Padua parishes in Fall River and St. Bernard’s Parish in Assonet are teaming up to sponsor an event for students in grades seven through nine themed, “I Have Called You By Name — Meeting Jesus at the Movies.”

The event will take place on October 28 from 2-5 p.m. at the Holy Name Parish Center, 850 Pearce Street, Fall River.

The guest speaker will be Sister Marie Paul Curley, FSP. Sister Marie Paul is a member of  Daughters of St. Paul, a worldwide community of women religious who enthusiastically communicate the love of Christ through their lives and every form of media.

An early childhood love for reading and her Pauline vocation has led Sister Marie Paul’s passion for telling engaging stories that communicate the Gospel and transform culture one person at a time.

The event is open to any student in grades seven through nine.

To register, or for more information contact Donna Costa at 774-644-5878 or email

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