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Dudley parish shares meals with community

July 1, 2016 | 10:08 am | Lead Story #1

By William T. Clew DUDLEY – When Father Krystof Korcz came to Dudley to be pastor of St. Andrew Bobola Parish in 2014, he brought something with him from Athol, where he had been pastor. It was an idea he turned into a program in Athol. It was a parish fellowship meal, a meal planned, […]

Marie Hilliard decries violations of religious liberty

June 27, 2016 | 4:08 pm | Lead Story #1

Medical, business workers pressured to violate consciences, speaker says By Tanya Connor People working in the medical and business worlds are being pressured to become like accessories to crimes. Some are fighting for their religious freedom – and yours. Guest speaker Marie Hilliard painted this scenario for listeners as the diocese opened the Fortnight for […]

Bishop McManus announces pastoral changes

June 3, 2016 | 6:04 pm | Lead Story #1

Three pastors in the diocese are retiring. Two pastors are moving to new parishes, in new communities. And two administrators are becoming pastors of the parishes over which they held watch. Bishop McManus announced these and other changes in priests’ assignments, many taking effect July 1.   Father Conrad S. Pecevich, pastor of St. Anne Parish […]

Immaculate Conception parishioners find peace in Our Lady’s Garden

May 27, 2016 | 5:33 pm | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – There are many reasons to go to church. And Immaculate Conception Parish on Grove Street has given people another one. The draw is Our Lady’s Garden, where pastor and parishioners blessed stones honoring the deceased Sunday. Getting to that point involved an alternative school, 800 pounds of topsoil and a […]

Divine Mercy and St. Jean Vianney

May 12, 2016 | 2:17 pm | Lead Story #1

By Kristine Correira Special to The CFP WORCESTER – An annual conference that focused on Divine Mercy included a surprise for the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Father Patrice Chocholski told about the surprise before his second talk and brought it out at Mass. He was the keynote speaker for the 12th annual Divine Mercy Medicine, […]

Assumptionists recall Congolese priest killed last week

March 24, 2016 | 1:22 pm | Lead Story #1, Local

By Tanya Connor And William T. Clew “I think he’s a martyr of the truth.” That’s how a priest serving at Assumption College in Worcester described his fellow Congolese Assumptionist, Father Vincent Machozi, who was killed in their homeland Sunday. Father Mulumba Kambale Matsongani, the only Congolese Assumptionist now living in the Worcester Diocese, shared […]

Parish mission reflects on God’s Mercy

March 7, 2016 | 1:29 pm | Lead Story #1, Local

By Susan Bailey CFP Correspondent “Our God has opened his arms on the cross and embraced us as we are.” This was the message of mercy that Benedictine Father Benet Phillips preached during the closing Mass of St. Rose of Lima’s parish mission, “Merciful like the Father.” The mission, which commenced during the Sunday, Feb. […]

Full text of Pope Francis’ in flight interview

February 19, 2016 | 10:44 am | Lead Story #1

Full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight interview from Mexico to Rome  Vatican City, Feb 18, 2016 / 11:00 am (CNA) – In his hour-long inflight news conference on his way from Juarez to Rome, Pope Francis touched on a wide range of hot-button topics, including immigration, pedophilia, the spread of the Zika virus and his […]

Blessed Sacrament’s youth mission is love

January 15, 2016 | 5:39 pm | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – “It’s a little intimidating to say Mass in front of angels.” Father Chester J. Misiewicz, pastor of Blessed Sacrament Parish, was talking about some of the young people who play a part in youth ministry at the parish. The ministry is not only to youth, but by them. They were […]

Bishop McManus present Retired Religious awards

December 8, 2015 | 1:12 pm | Lead Story #1

  By Tanya Connor Millions will sing, “O come, O come Emmanuel and ransom captive Israel” this Advent, Bishop McManus said in his homily Sunday at St. Paul Cathedral. He asked whether they have considered the spiritual impact those words are meant to make. It was the first Sunday of Advent and the bishop was […]