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Millbury school year starts with new principal

September 12, 2014 | 11:23 am | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor MILLBURY – God loves us – and others. And we should do the same. A new principal and pastor are seeking to counter a culture of violence with this message. John Hoogasian said Father Daniel R. Mulcahy, who became pastor of St. Brigid and Our Lady of the Assumption parishes July 1, […]

Diocesan school year starts with change and hope

August 28, 2014 | 1:21 pm | Lead Story #2

By Patricia O’Connell CFP Correspondent WORCESTER – As students head back to class, there will be a number of changes within the diocesan school system. In Gardner, there is now one Catholic elementary school instead of two. Holy Rosary and Sacred Heart elementary schools have merged to form a new institute called Holy Family Academy, […]

Nazareth continues Assumption tradition

August 21, 2014 | 1:22 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor LEICESTER – Devotion, tradition, memories. These still mark the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary at McAuley Nazareth Home for Boys. After the annual outdoor Mass at the grotto, Marie Cecchini stopped in front of the statues of Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Bernadette. “I’ve been coming out […]

Summer music studies end with playing Frescobaldi Mass

August 14, 2014 | 9:30 am | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor Holy Cross College’s organ scholar played music written for a Mass – in a Mass – Aug. 2, which those involved said was a rare occurrence. The homilist even likened it to Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000, using the words “marvel” and “miracle.” Abraham Ross, the current organ scholar at the College […]

Sisters of St. Joseph agree to sell Mont Marie property

August 7, 2014 | 12:52 pm | Lead Story #2

By Father Paul J. Tougas CFP correspondent Sister Maxyne D. Schneider, president of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, has announced the signing of a purchase and sale agreement for their 52-acre Mont Marie campus in Holyoke. Completion of the sale, which includes the Mont Marie Health Care Center, is expected this fall. According […]

St. Bernard’s to offer AP program; longtime headmaster to retire

July 31, 2014 | 1:32 pm | Lead Story #2

FITCHBURG – A new Advanced Academy will begin this fall at St. Bernard Central Catholic High School, Delma Josephson, diocesan superintendent of Catholic Schools, announced. She also announced the retirement of the school’s longtime headmaster, James Conry. The superintendent said that the Advanced Academy is a program that consists of pre-advanced placement classes in the […]

Swift action brings new buffer zone

July 24, 2014 | 1:20 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor and William T. Clew Wait and see whether to litigate. Continue what they’ve been doing. These are among ways pro-life advocates spoke of responding to the Massachusetts House of Representatives’ vote Wednesday for what some are calling the “new buffer zone bill.” By a 116-35 vote, the House passed a bill supporters […]

Votes fall short to move Senate bill forward in response to Hobby Lobby

July 17, 2014 | 1:07 pm | Lead Story #2

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Senate July 16 voted to block consideration of a bill aimed at reversing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and forcing businesses to provide contraceptive coverage for employees even if they object to it on religious grounds. Known as the “Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference […]

Exploring the Bible

July 10, 2014 | 1:41 pm | Lead Story #2

During the week of June 23, members of the Webster Dudley Youth Group held a five-day, “Camp Catholic” Vacation Bible School, for children ages 4-10.  The program was attended by 32 youngsters from Webster, Dudley, Oxford, Douglas and Thompson, Conn., according to Christina Ralph, youth ministry coordinator. Each day of “Camp Catholic” had a different […]

Supreme Court ruling called ‘great victory’

July 3, 2014 | 12:48 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor Members of the Worcester Diocese, affected or not by Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, commented about it this week. There was praise for the decision, and also concern about what it did not address and questions still to be answered. “It’s certainly a great victory,” said Allison […]