Santo Christo Parish, Logo
  Fall River, Massachusetts
(508) 676-1184

Click "About Us" to download our 125th Anniversary Commemorative Book

The oldest existing Luso-American parish in the Roman Catholic  Diocese of Fall River

Established 1892

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P=Portuguese • E=English


Vigil Sat. 4:00 pm (P)
8:00 am (P)
9:30 am (E)
11:00 am (P)


Mon., Tue., Wed. & Fri.
8:00 am in chapel (P)

Holy Days of Obligation

8:00 am (P)
5:30 pm (E)

8:00am – 2:30pm

Sat. 3:00–3:45pm
or by appointment
(call the office/rectory)


June 23-24
— Santo Christo Parish Feast —
Solemn Feast Mass 6/23 @ 6pm
Solemn Procession 6/24 @ 4pm

Sacraments Sacraments are a gift beyond value.
We offer preparation classes for the sacraments of Christian initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, first Holy Communion) as well as marriage preparation.



Worship flows out into charity, evangelization, catechesis, and pastoral care. We strive to profess the truth and embody the love of Christ in our parish and in the wider community.



At Holy Mass we celebrate Christ's death and resurrection, uniting ourselves to His perfect sacrifice in the Eucharist and receiving in return the bread of life, His true Body and Blood in Holy Communion.


About Us

Santo Christo is a Roman Catholic parish in Fall River, Massachusetts. Established in 1892, it is the mother church of the ethnic Portuguese parishes in our area. We invite you to become a member of our vibrant community by worshiping God at Holy Mass, receiving the sacraments with faith and devotion, and participating in parish events and ministries. Mass and the sacraments are celebrated in English and Portuguese.

We are the only Catholic parish in all the world named Santo Christo. The original, longer name, Senhor Santo Christo dos Milagres, means "Lord Holy Christ of the Miracles." We incorporate the image of our Lord Jesus Christ scourged and crowned before His crucifixion — an image referred to as "Ecce homo" (Latin for "Behold the man"), drawing from Pontius Pilate's statement in John 19:5. This figure is widely revered on the island of São Miguel (St. Michael) in the Azores, where much of our community has roots.

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