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Trappist Pilsner wins international approval

May 12, 2016 | 2:33 pm | Lead Story #2

By William T. Clew SPENCER – The world’s first Trappist Pilsner beer, Feierabendbier, is being brewed by the Trappist monks in the brewery at St. Joseph’s Abbey. Father Isaac Keeley, director of the state-of-the-art brewery on the Abbey grounds, said the new Pilsner won the approval of the International Trappist Association. The association meets four […]

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 […]

Mercy Centre has perfect record over 25 years

January 15, 2016 | 5:44 pm | Lead Story #2

By William T. Clew This was the big one. The Mercy Centre was playing the women’s basketball team from the College of the Holy Cross for the 25th year. In each of those 24 previous years, the Mercy Centre has won. Every year, Holy Cross Coach Bill Gibbons tells the Mercy Centre players and coaches […]

Bishop merges Ashburnham parishes

December 31, 2015 | 4:50 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor St. Anne and St. Denis parishes in Ashburnham are being merged and a new parish named St. Denis is being formed, effective Sunday, Jan. 3, Bishop McManus has decreed. Histories of St. Anne’s say a mission church was built in South Ashburnham in 1893 at the junction of Center and Cross streets. […]

St. John’s headmaster to retire at year’s end

November 19, 2015 | 9:05 pm | Lead Story #2

By William T. Clew SHREWSBURY – Michael W. Welch, who has announced he will retire as headmaster of St. John’s High School at the end of the school year, said that he has been “very blessed” to have led the school that he loves for 15 years. A graduate of St. John’s in 1978, Mr. […]