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Diocese of Fall River

Dioecesis Riverormensis



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Bishop(s)

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 12 March 1904
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Boston
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Country: United States of America
  • Square Kilometers: 3,107 (1,194 Square Miles)
  • Description: Bristol, Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket Counties plus parts of Plymouth County.
  • Conference Region: I (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT)
  • Catholic Directory Abbreviation: FR
  • Official Web Site: http://www.fallriverdiocese.org/
  • Mailing Address: 47 Underwood St., P.O. Box 2577, Fall River, MA 02722
  • Telephone: (508)675-1311
  • Fax: 679-9220

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
12 March 1904ErectedDiocese of Providence Diocese of Fall River (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950214,515440,72948.7%2061103166789498797ap1951
1966277,916494,72356.2%2441664106772901,020109ap1967
1970297,418493,72360.2%2411814227042081,004112ap1971
1976325,000535,00060.7%225178403806231812113ap1977
1980335,000553,00060.6%229172401835216747113ap1981
1990350,430700,44050.0%1931543471,00936194512111ap1991
1999341,482721,50047.3%1801353151,0845627366111ap2000
2000361,350735,90049.1%1591372961,22062168326110ap2001
2001348,549787,87644.2%1671302971,17362166314106ap2002
2002350,570590,91159.3%1721222941,19262158303103ap2003
2003346,054824,23542.0%1691413101,11690167295101ap2004
2006347,385831,96541.8%1531212741,2678513121296ap2007

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


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Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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