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Unrealized gains account for surplus for Diocese

January 16, 2015 | 6:53 pm | Lead Story #1

By William T. Clew The Diocese of Worcester finished the 2014 fiscal year with an operating surplus of $1,276,057, according to information released by Bishop McManus after an annual audit of diocesan financial activities. Expenses for 2014 were $25,271,377. In fiscal 2013 the diocese had a surplus of $122,418 on expenses totaling $24,750,617. In a […]

2014 Highlights in the Diocese of Worcester

January 2, 2015 | 4:28 pm | Lead Story #1, Uncategorized

This year, many in the Worcester Diocese took note of the historic canonization of two popes: John XXII and John Paul II. Compiled by William T. Clew January:  Roderick P. Murphy, director of Problem Pregnancy of Worcester Inc., and his wife, Jean, journeyed to Washington, D.C., to observe oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court […]

Christmas greeting from Bishop McManus

December 23, 2014 | 3:08 pm | Lead Story #1

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, During this season of joy, our hearts are stirred by the beauty, depth and constancy of God’s love for each one of us. Truly, God so loved the world that He sent His Son as our Savior (Jn 3: 16). As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our […]

Bishop McManus to start dialogue on the family

November 20, 2014 | 4:14 pm | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor After the first of the year the Worcester Diocese will begin consultations that Pope Francis has asked bishops to conduct, Bishop McManus told The Catholic Free Press Monday. The bishops are to seek the input of clergy, religious and laity in preparation for the world synod on the family next October, he […]

Bishop accepts recommendation for one parish in Gardner

November 2, 2014 | 7:05 pm | Lead Story #1

Bishop McManus issued a letter to the Catholic community in Gardner Saturday regarding the reconfiguration of the four-parish city. He has accepted the recommendation that there be one territorial parish there instead of the current four ethnic parishes. Presently, Father Thomas M. Tokarz is pastor to Holy Spirit Parish and St Joseph Parish. Father Brian […]

St. Bernadette School earns national recognition

October 7, 2014 | 4:38 pm | Lead Story #1

By William T. Clew NORTHBOROUGH – St. Bernadette School has been named  as a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Secretary of Education. It is one of only 50 non-public schools, and the only one in New England, to receive the award. There were 287 public schools across the United States who […]

Togetherness celebrated at annivesary Mass

September 26, 2014 | 11:56 am | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor Married couples have a variety of ways of staying together. But one method of remaining close – bringing a lawn chair up to the roof – was perhaps the most unusual of those mentioned Sunday. The Diocese’s annual Mass for couples celebrating significant wedding anniversaries had just ended at St. Paul Cathedral. […]

Give to your school

September 19, 2014 | 10:46 am | Lead Story #1

Bishop McManus, in a letter to the people of the diocese, asks that they help support local Catholic schools by giving to the Catholic School Appeal on Sept. 27 and 28. There are envelopes for the Appeal provided in the parish offertory packages and in the 2013-14 annual report from the diocesan Catholic schools office.  […]

$1.6 million bequest left to Partners in Charity

September 12, 2014 | 11:10 am | Featured Article #1, Lead Story #1

The Diocese of Worcester has received bequest of $1.6 million from the estate of Claire R. Berthiaume to support Partners in Charity, Bishop McManus has announced. The annual Partners in Charity Appeal, which helps support 28 charitable, educational and ministerial organizations in the diocese, ended its fund drive Aug. 31, the end of the 2013-14 […]

Bishop McManus opens Gardner school with Mass

September 4, 2014 | 12:41 pm | Lead Story #1

By Patricia O’Connell GARDNER – The first day of school at Holy Family Academy began at 9 a.m. Aug. 28 with a Mass celebrated by Bishop McManus in Holy Rosary Church. Holy Family is a result of the merger of  Holy Rosary and Sacred Heart elementary schools, after it was decided one school would better […]