The Diocesan Pastoral Council

Under the authority of Bishop Da Cunha, the Diocesan Pastoral Council(DPC) is a group of lay leaders, clergy, and religious who study and advise the Bishop about the pastoral works of the diocese. The DPC also advises the Bishop on matters related to pastoral ministry within the Diocese including but not limited to the implementation of the Diocesan Pastoral Plan.

Members of The Diocesan Pastoral Council

Most Reverend Edgar M. da Cunha, S.D.V., D.D., Bishop of Fall River

Chair: Michael Murray, Our Lady of Fatima New Bedford

Secretary: Amanda Tarantelli, Transfiguration of the Lord   North Attleboro

Staff: Laura Carrillo, Director of Strategic & Pastoral Planning

Joe Booth, St. Mary’s Fairhaven

Maryanne DeChambeau, Transfiguration of the Lord North Attleboro

Charles Feeney, Christ the King  Mashpee

Christopher Fortier, St. Anthony’s Mattapoisett

Richard Grace, St. Mary’s Cathedral Fall River

Berta Herrera, Our Lady of Guadalupe New Bedford

Virginia Jacques, St. Jude the Apostle Taunton

Anna Marini, St. Margaret of Scotland Buzzards Bay

Peter Marshall, St. Ann’s Raynham

Michael Murphy, St. John the Evangelist Attleboro

Joseph O’Keefe, St. Pius X South Yarmouth

Cheryl Paulo, St. John Neumann East Freetown

Michael Philipps, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Seekonk

James Riley, St. Mary’s   Norton

David Rose, St. Mary’s Cathedral Fall River

Joseph  Sollecito, St. Andrew the Apostle Taunton

Diaconate Community

Deacon Peter Guerish, St. Elizabeth Seton North Falmouth


Fr. Matt Gill, Our Lady of Victory/Our Lady of Assumption Parishes

Fr. John Ozug , St. Anthony’s/St. Rita’s Mattapoisett/Marion

Ex Officio

Very Rev. Richard Wilson, Vicar General & Pastor Holy Family East Taunton

Rev. John Murray, Moderator of the Curia & Pastor St. Ann’s Raynham