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First Friday pilgrimage at St. JPII Parish

September 16, 2016 | 4:29 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press SOUTHBRIDGE – Walking to a pilgrimage church, and through its Holy Door, is a source of grace for pilgrims and their priests, according to some who have done it. St. John Paul II Parish has been holding a pilgrimage the first Friday of each month during the […]

Webster Parish spreads the faith to neigborhood

September 12, 2016 | 11:33 am | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WEBSTER – Spreading the message of the Gospel out in the world – starting with the neighborhood. There’s a very big drive at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish to do that, according to Joan Machado, head of the parish’s evangelization team. On Aug. 27 they had their […]

Thieves break in to Our Lady of Czestochowa Church

July 8, 2016 | 1:02 pm | Lead Story #2

The Catholic Free Press Thieves broke into Our Lady of Czestochowa Church at 34 Ward St. early Saturday, stole a projector, a speaker, 12 microphones, a small amount of cash and damaged a votive candle stand. Father Ryszard Polek, pastor, said two thieves were photographed by a security camera that had just been set up. […]

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 […]