Final planning commission reports 
presented to bishop during Mass


FALL RIVER, Mass. — The planning process underway in the Fall River Diocese reached a milestone on Saturday, September 14, as Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., offered a Mass to celebrate the work of nearly 400 volunteers who have been serving on various planning commissions. Since February, these volunteers from across the diocese have worked together conducting research and developing recommendations designed to strengthen the diocese as part of the “Rebuilding in Faith and Hope” initiative. 

During the Mass, representatives from the Governance, Youth and Young Adult, and Catholic Social Services Commissions presented  their plans to Bishop da Cunha for a formal blessing. Next steps in the process include prioritization and implementation of the recommendations with the newly-formed Diocesan Pastoral Council. Commission representatives presenting their respective plans were Allison Gingras for Governance, Deborah Cabral for Youth and Young Adult, and Stacia Plumb for Catholic Social Services.  

The full planning document can be viewed on the Diocese of Fall River website at

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