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Local churches share VBS decorations while sharing their faith with children

August 30, 2017 | 5:47 pm | Lead Story #2

By Christina Galeone CFP Correspondent At different times throughout the summer, Worcester County churches created welcoming, camp-like atmospheres where children could enrich their faith while participating in fun activities. These Vacation Bible Schools give kids, parents and volunteers something to look forward to. And to keep things exciting, each Vacation Bible School centers its activities […]

Deacon and wife propose inter-faith chapel at jail

August 18, 2017 | 4:36 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor  | The Catholic Free Press A retired deacon and his wife are trying to raise money to build a free-standing, interfaith chapel at Worcester County Jail and House of Correction. Deacon Gary Miller and his wife, Elizabeth, who have been ministering at the jail for years, brought  the first donation – $500 […]

Sharing their culture

July 31, 2017 | 6:22 pm | Lead Story #2

Brazilian youth host Young Neighbors in Action By Tanya Connor The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – Brazilian young people shared their faith and their culture with peers who were doing service projects July 20. Holy Family Parish’s Brazilian youth group was hosting teenagers who were participating in Young Neighbors In Action. YNIA is a week-long […]

Milford Catholic School closing

June 22, 2017 | 12:11 pm | Lead Story #2

William T. Clew The Catholic Free Press MILFORD – The closing of Milford Catholic Elementary School will bring to an end 137 years of Catholic schools in Milford. Milford Catholic Elementary will close for the 2017-2018 year, Michael Walsh, chairman of the school board, said in a letter to parents and friends of the school Tuesday. […]

New priest follows missionary path to U.S.

June 6, 2017 | 2:18 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Being a missionary doesn’t necessarily involve traveling to different places. It’s about proclaiming the Kingdom of God and sharing your faith with others – wherever you are. That’s needed everywhere. So says a missionary who’s been to Argentina, England, Kenya – and the Amazon jungle in his […]

Company donates truck to St. John’s food program

May 12, 2017 | 8:35 pm | Lead Story #2

By William T. Clew | The Catholic Free Press   The St. John’s Parish Food for the Poor program has another truck to pick up donated food for its food kitchen. A 2012 Chevrolet Express Van was donated by Tri-State Trucking Center, 411 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, and its president and chief executive officer, Kevin G. […]

Support those suffering from opioid addiction, St. Peter’s forum urges

March 31, 2017 | 12:39 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor  | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – The Church and its people were very much a part of an opioid prevention forum that encouraged attendees to support those with addictions – even when they repeatedly relapse. The forum, held March 16 in St. Peter Parish’s gym, was sponsored by the parish, the […]

Winter Vacation Bible School

February 27, 2017 | 11:33 am | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Students who don’t go away for winter break are getting a “vacation” here. Mary, Queen of the Rosary Parish in Spencer tried a new take on a time-honored program this week – Winter Vacation Bible School. With a summer camp theme, no less! The director, Kenneth Choquette, […]

Worcester Men’s Conference moves to new venue

February 17, 2017 | 1:38 pm | Lead Story #2

Speakers announced Assumption College will be the site of the 17th annual Worcester Catholic Men’s Conference, Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan and Angelo Guadagno, who co-chair the conference, have announced. They also outlined the speaking program for the day-long event which is scheduled for Saturday, April 1. The conference is the nation’s oldest diocesan-sponsored event. The […]

March for Life had a ‘different feel’ this year

February 2, 2017 | 7:14 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press It was important – and “cool” –  to be at the March for Life this year, according to a teacher and a student who participated in the annual event in the nation’s capital last Friday. “This year I felt it was really important to go,” especially after […]