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Churches of the Diocese of Fall River
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Parish Primary Congregation Location Est. First Pastor Comments

Diocese of Boston

 Bishop Jean de Cheverus

St. Mary (now St. Lawrence)

 Irish

 New Bedford

1821

 Philip Larissey OSA

 

Diocese of Boston

 Bishop Benedict J. Fenwick

St. Peter (now Corpus Christi 1901)

 Irish

 Sandwich

1830

 William Moran (1850)

 

St. Mary

 Irish

 Taunton

1832

 John Corry

First Catholic mass 1828

St. Mary

 Irish

 Fall River

1837

 John Corry

 

Diocese of Boston

 Bishop John Bernard Fitzpatrick

St. Mary

 Irish

 N. Attleboro

1856

 Philip Gillick

 

Diocese of Boston

 Bishop John J. Williams

St. Lawrence (formerly St. Mary)

 Irish

 New Bedford

1866

Lawrence McMahan

 

St. Ann

 French

 Fall River

1869

 Paul de Montaubricq

 

St. John the Baptist

 Portuguese

 Westport

1869

 Joao I. d'Arvedo

 

Holy Trinity (now Our Lady of Lourdes - Wellfleet 1910)

 

 Harwich

1869

 C. O'Connor

 

The Immaculate Conception

 

 N. Easton

1871

 Francis Quinn

 

Diocese of Providence

 Bishop Thomas F. Hendricken - 1872

Sacred Heart

 Irish

 Fall River

1873

 Francis Quinn

 

St. Joseph

 

 Fall River

1873

 William Bric

 

St. Patrick

 Irish

 Fall River

1873

 John Kelly

merged with Our Lady of Angels & Blessed Sacrament 2002; renamed Community of the Good Shepherd

Sacred Heart

 

 Taunton

1873

 Hugh J. Smyth

 

Notre Dame de Lourdes

 French

 Fall River

1874

Pierre Jean-Baptiste Bedard

 

St. Peter

 

 Provincetown

1874

 John McGuire

 

Sacred Heart

 French

 New Bedford

1876

 George Pager

 

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

 Irish

 Fall River

1882

 Owen J. Kiernan

 

SS. Peter & Paul

 

 Fall River

1882

Patrick Doyle

 

St. Joseph

 

 Woods Hole

1882

Cornelius McSweeney

 

St. Patrick

 

 Somerset

1883

James Masterson

 

St. John

 

 Attleboro

1883

John O'Connell

 

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

 French; Polish

 Taunton

1884

James F. Roach

 

St. Louis

 

 Fall River

1885

Louis Deady

absorbed by St. Mary's Cathedral, July 2000

St. Stephen

French; Irish

 Dodgeville (Attleboro)

1885

Patrick S. McGee

started as a mission of St. Mary's Pawtucket

Diocese of Providence

 Bishop Matthew Harkins - 1887

St. Mathieu

French

 Fall River

1887

 J.A. Payan

 closed 1989

St. James

 

 New Bedford

1888

 James F. Clark

 

St. Hyacinth

French

 New Bedford

1890

 Antoine Berube

 

Santo Christo

Portuguese

 Fall River

1891

 C.A. Martens

 

St. Dominic (now Blessed Sacrament 1902)

 

 Fall River

1892

 Fr. Bellemare OP

 

St. Mary

 

 Mansfield

1894

 Thomas Elliott

 

St. Anthony of Padua

French

 New Bedford

1895

 Hormisdas Deslauriers

 

St. Jean-Baptiste

French

 Fall River

1895

 J.S. Fortin

merged with St. Elizabeth 1999; renamed Holy Trinity

St. Kilian

 

 New Bedford

1896

 James Brady

 

St. Joseph

 

 Taunton

1896

 William H. Curley

 

St. Stanislaus

 Polish

 Fall River

1898

 P. Guzik

 

St. Roch

 French

 Fall River

1899

 J.T. Giguere

closed 1982

Holy Family

 

 E. Taunton

1900

 Charles Cullen

originally est. 1873 as a mission of Sacred Heart, Taunton

Corpus Christi (formerly St. Peter)

 

 Sandwich

1901

 Patrick McKenna

 

Blessed Sacrament (formerly St. Dominic)

 

 Fall River

1902

 D.V. Delemare

merged with St. Patrick 1999

St. Francis Xavier

 

 Hyannis

1902

 Daniel E. Doran

 

St. Michael

 Portuguese

 Fall River

1902

 Francesco Flores

 

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

 Portuguese

 New Bedford

1902

 Joseph D. Nunes

 

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

 Italian

 Fall River

1903

 R. Parrillo

 

Our Lady of the Isle

 

 Nantucket

1903

 Thomas McGee DD

 

Sacred Heart

 

 Oak Bluffs

1903

 Patrick E. McGee

 

St. Anthony

 

 Taunton

1903

 Alexandro Louro

 

Diocese of Fall River created

 Bishop William L. Stang - 1904

Espirito Santo

 Portuguese

 Fall River

1904

 George Silveira

 

Sacred Heart

 French

 N. Attleboro

1904

 D.D. Villandre

 

St. James

 French

 Taunton

1904

 Alfred Carrier

 

St. Paul

 

 Taunton

1904

 Martin Fox

 

St. William

 

 Fall River

1905

 Patrick E. McGee

 

St. Joseph

 French

 Attleboro

1905

Napoleon A. Messier SS.CC.

 

Our Lady of the Assumption

 

 New Bedford

1905

 Stanislaus Bernard SS.CC.

 

Our Lady of Lourdes

 

 Taunton

1905

 Manuel A. Silva

 

St. George

 French

 Westport

1905

 Charles E. Clerk

 

St. Mary

 

 Attleboro

1906

 Patrick S. McGee

 

St. Boniface

 German

 New Bedford

1906

 Hilarion Eikerling SS.CC.

closed 1987

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

 Polish

 New Bedford

1906

 Edward Uminski

 

Diocese of Fall River

 Bishop Daniel E. Feehan - 1907

Sacred Heart

 French

 Fairhaven

1907

 Marie Bernard Pierson SS.CC.

closed 1987

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

 

 New Bedford

1908

 Arthur Savoie

suppressed 1966

St. Anne

 French

 New Bedford

1908

 Omer Valois

 

St. Hedwig

 Polish

 New Bedford

1908

 J. Mard

 

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

 Polish

 Taunton

1909

 Hugo Dylla

 

Holy Name

 

 New Bedford

1909

 James M. Coffey

 

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

 Portuguese

 New Bedford

1909

 Augusto J. Taveira

 

Our Lady of Lourdes (formerly Holy Trinity-Harwich)

 

 Wellfleet

1910

 Fr. Jansen