Agencies/Apostolates

Ministry and Service Provided by the Agencies and Apostolates of the Diocese of Fall River that are Funded Through the Annual Catholic Charities Appeal:

Brazilian Apostolate (508) 548-1065: Rev. Messias Albuquerque, coordinator; St. Patrick’s Rectory, Falmouth, MA

Campus Ministry (508) 673-2808: Rev. Michael Ciryak, Director; St. Francis of Assissi Rectory, Swansea, MA

  • Bristol Community College
  • Cape Cod Community College
  • UMass Dartmouth
  • Stonehill College
  • Wheaton College

Cathedral Day Camp for Boys and Girls (508) 763-8874: Rena Lemieux, Asst. Director; Freetown, MA

Catholic Scouting (508) 993-2351: Rev. David Frederici, Chaplain; St.  Julie Billiart Parish,  No. Dartmouth, MA

Catholic Social Services (508) 674-4681: Arlene McNamee, Director; Fall River, MA
Emergency, transitional, and long term housing assistance; Basic Needs assistance; Counseling; Food assistance;Christmas Gift Program; GED Preparation; Immigration Services assistance; Pregnancy and Adoption, etc.

  • Attleboro:  (800) 259-0382
  • Fall River (central office):  (508) 674-4681
  • New Bedford:  (508) 997-7337
  • Hyannis:  (508) 771-6771
  • Taunton:  (508) 824-3264

Catholic Youth Organization (508) 679-6732: Rev. Jay Maddock, Diocesan Director; Holy Name Parish, Fall River, MA

  • Fall River area CYO – 508- 672-9644
  • New Bedfrod area CYO – 508-996-0536
  • Taunton area CYO – 508- 679-6732

Emergency Shelter (Catholic Social Services) (508) 674-4681

Faith Formation (508) 678-2828: Claire McManus, Director

  • Adult Evangelization and Spirituality
  • Youth and Young Adult Ministry
  • Cathechesis and Formation
  • Rite of Christion Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Family Ministry (508) 678-2828: Claire McManus, Director

Hispanic Apostolate (508) 996-5862: Rev. Richard Wilson, Diocesan Director

  • Attleboro Office: (508) 222-1115
  • Cape Cod and Islands Office: (508) 771-2658
  • Fall River Office: (508) 672-9303
  • New Bedford Office: (508) 996-5862
  • Taunton Office: (508) 822-7116

Pastoral Care of the Sick (508) 992-7163: Rev. Rodney E. Thibault, Director

  • Attleboro: Sturdy Memorial Hospital; (508) 236-8561
  • East Sandwich Rehabiliation Hospital; (508) 833-4000
  • Fall River: Charlton Memorial Hospital; (508) 679-3131 ext. 2060  : St. Anne’s Hospital; (508) 674-5741 ext. 2060
  • Falmouth: Falmouth Hospital; (508) 548-5300
  • Hyannis: Cape Cod Hospital; (508) 862-5286
  • New Bedford: St. Luke’s Hospital; (508) 997-1515
  • Taunton: Morton Hospital; (508) 828-7000

Permanent Diaconate Office (508) 995-3700: Rev. Msgr. John Oliveira, Director

Persons With Disabilities (508) 997-7337: Matthew Dansereau, Director

Portuguese Apostolate (508) 993-4704: Rev. John Oliveira, Coordinator

Prison Ministry: Barnstable Country House of Correction; Bristol County House of Correction

Pro-Life Apostolate (508) 675-1311: Marian Desrosiers, Director

Project Rachel (508) 675-1311: Marian Desrosiers, Director

Television Apostolate (508) 339-2981: Rev. Msgr. Stephen Avila, Director

Women’s Residences: (Catholic Social Services);

  • Donovan House, New Bedford: (508) 999-5893
  • St. Dominic’s Apartments, Fall River: (508) 916-2434
  • St. Clare Residence, Hyannis: (508) 775-5096
  • St. Mathieu Residence, Fall River: (508) 675-1868
  • Samaritan House (emergency): (508) 824-6497

 

 

 

 

 

 

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