Saint Mary’s Cathedral Mass for peace on Columbus day.
More than 2000 faithful Christians with parish priests participate in the annual candlelight procession and Saint Mary’s Cathedral Mass for peace on Columbus day. This years, marchers met 5:45 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church on Middle Street, Fall River, to march approximately one-half mile to St. Mary’s Cathedral on the Second Street. The procession begins at 6:00 p.m. Marchers with Diocesan Bishop da Cunha will carry candles, recite the rosary and sing Marian hymns in various languages. At approximately 7 p.m. Bishop Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., will celebrate a Mass for Peace at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Those who are disabled or handicapped should proceed directly to St. Mary’s Cathedral, where a special area will be designated for them. The Procession and Mass for Peace has been held annually in the diocese since 1975.