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Christopher Cummings named first SPM president

June 27, 2016 | 4:11 pm | Lead Story #2

The diocesan Catholic Schools Office on Wednesday announced the appointment of Christopher J. Cummings as the first president of St. Peter-Marian Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School (SPM). This new form of school governance will replace the headmaster model which has been in place since SPM was established in 1976 from a merger of St. Peter […]

New independent Catholic school to open in Gilbertville

June 10, 2016 | 3:27 pm | Lead Story #2

By William T. Clew HARDWICK – A group of parents and teachers from the recently closed St. Mary’s School in Ware, with backing from a man now living in the midwest, plans to open St. Aloysius Catholic School this year in the Gilbertville section of town. In a press release the group said: “Many dedicated […]

Headmaster Sturgis retiring from St. Peter-Marian

June 3, 2016 | 6:10 pm | Lead Story #2

By William T. Clew “God, family and St. Peter-Marian. That’s been my life,” said Matthew R. Sturgis. Mr. Sturgis, will retire as headmaster of St. Peter-Marian Central Catholic Junior-Senior High School effective June 30. He retires as the longest-serving and last headmaster of the school. A new governing model of Central Catholic schools will begin […]

Catholic Charities: Helping each other thrive

May 27, 2016 | 5:36 pm | Lead Story #2

By Christina Galeone CFP Correspondent WORCESTER – In John 13:34-35, Jesus told his disciples: “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” Despite the […]

Relic of beloved Maronite saint visits Worcester parish

May 12, 2016 | 11:36 am | Featured Article #4, Lead Story #2

By Susan Bailey CFP Correspondent An ornate miniature wooden coffin with a first class relic of an ancient saint drew scores of men and women, young and old, to Our Lady of Mercy Maronite Church on June Street in Worcester on Monday and Tuesday. “Pilgrims came from as far away as New Jersey, Maine and […]

Bishop says all priests are missionaries of mercy

March 24, 2016 | 1:27 pm | Lead Story #2, Local

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER –  “We live in a culture that is very short on mercy,” Bishop McManus told the clergy, religious and laity who filled St. Paul Cathedral for the annual Chrism Mass Tuesday. Tabloids are plastered with people’s faults, shaming them. But, the bishop said, our parishes must be places where priests and […]

Cardinal O’Malley to preach novena

March 7, 2016 | 1:25 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor Cardinal Seán O’Malley of Boston is scheduled to preach at this year’s St. Francis Xavier Novena at St. John Parish. So are four Jesuits new to the novena, according to Francis R. Carroll, chairman of the novena committee. Bishop McManus, Bishop Reilly and other priests and a religious brother familiar to the […]

Mount Carmel pastor gets more bad news regarding condition of church

February 25, 2016 | 5:25 pm | Lead Story #2, Local

By William T. Clew And Tanya Connor More serious damage has been discovered at Our Lady of Mount. Carmel Church, Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-St. Ann Parish said Thursday. Msgr. Pedone, who is also pastor of Our Lady of Loreto Parish, said George O’Neill, lead architect for Gordon, Richardson, […]

Partners in Charity begins annual appeal

February 12, 2016 | 10:18 am | Featured Article #2, Lead Story #2

The 2016 Partners in Charity campaign was launched at noon Feb. 11 at  the Chancery with the showing of a video titled “Called to be Merciful.” The video, which is less than seven minutes long, includes a short talk by Bishop McManus, and describes some of the 30 agencies which Partners in Charity helps to […]

St. Joseph’s Webster fields robotics teams

January 29, 2016 | 10:06 am | Lead Story #2

WEBSTER –Two rookie robotics teams from St. Joseph School have been playing robot games all school year and in the process have come up with solutions to paper and food waste at the school. On Saturday, Dec. 19, a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) robotics team called the Brickonators attended the Massachusetts Championship Tournament at Worcester […]