Fall River, Mass., Mar 8, 2004 / 22:00 pm
The Diocese of Fall River will mark its 100th anniversary with a mass of thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption March 14.
Bishop George W. Coleman will be the principal celebrant and homilist at the 3 p.m. mass. A dinner at White’s of Westport will follow.
Because the cathedral has a seating capacity of about 750, admission is by ticket only. Leaders and representatives of each of the 101 parishes have been invited, along with the mayors of cities in the diocese and other faith groups in the area, and representatives of different apostolates and ministries.
"This centennial mass offers us an appropriate opportunity to thank God for his many blessings to the Fall River Diocese over these past 100 years," Bishop Coleman said.