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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 […]

Dismas Family Farm cultivates more than produce

August 28, 2014 | 1:12 pm | Lead Story #1

By William T. Clew WESTBOROUGH – This is the fourth year that Dismas House has been involved with the Farmers’ Market on the lawn of the Congregational Church near the center of town and this is its strongest year so far. That is the assessment of David McMahon, Dismas House co-director with his wife Colleen […]

St. Peter’s marks centennial

August 21, 2014 | 1:10 pm | Lead Story #1, Uncategorized

By Tanya Connor PETERSHAM – Members of St. Peter’s Parish illustrated their spirit with stories and memories as they celebrated the 100th anniversary of their church’s dedication. Bishop McManus celebrated the Mass Sunday. Concelebrants were the new pastor, Father Edwin Montaña, priests who formerly served the parish and one from a religious order in town. […]

Leominster responds to homeless families with ‘Christmas in July’

August 14, 2014 | 12:00 pm | Lead Story #1

By Patricia O’Connell CFP Correspondent LEOMINSTER – Most parishes have a “giving tree” in the weeks before Christmas. This summer, though, St. Leo Parish celebrated “Christmas in July.” A bare tree was placed on the front side of the church, so parishioners could take a tag, each of which had the age and clothing size […]

St. Gabe’s teaches about faith in a fun environment

August 7, 2014 | 12:50 pm | Lead Story #1

By Laura Lambert CFP Correspondent UPTON – The chatter of nearly 200 young people filled the halls of Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church this past week as the Catholic parish of Mendon and Upton welcomed 100 youngsters and more than 80 volunteers to their annual vacation Bible school program. This year’s pirate theme was a […]

Seminarians’ summer provides glimpse of life as priest

July 31, 2014 | 1:31 pm | Lead Story #1

By Tanya Connor A Brazilian has seen a different kind of poverty here. A Venezuelan has surprised parishioners with his local connections. And a Worcester man has brought his experience with his father’s death to his hospital ministry. These are among stories the Diocese’s seminarians tell about their summer assignments. Brazilian native Mateus Souza said […]