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Pope to commission three local confessors to be ‘missionaries of mercy’

February 5, 2016 | 12:24 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor Three local priests are among more than 1,000  “missionaries of mercy” receiving a special Year of Mercy mandate from Pope Francis. Father C. Michael Broderick and Father Peter J. Joyce, Worcester diocesan priests, and Father Dinh Vo Tran, an Augustinian of the Assumption, are to meet with the pope in Rome next […]

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. […]

New England Knights honor Bishop Reilly

November 6, 2015 | 3:07 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor WORCESTER – Love of the Church, the family, the priesthood, the bishop and the Knights of Columbus was expressed Sunday at a unique series of events honoring a unique person. It was the first time men from all the districts in the Bishop James A. Healy Province became Fourth-Degree Knights of Columbus […]

Lancaster parish marks milestone

October 22, 2015 | 3:22 pm | Lead Story #2

By Patricia O’Connell CFP Correspondent LANCASTER – Bishop Daniel Reilly recounted how he once went to New York City. This was back in the days when more people went to church and participated in parish life. “Where are you from?” people would inquire. “St Michael’s Parish,” he answered, noting that he identified more with his […]

Local clergy assist Pope Francis during visit

October 1, 2015 | 11:18 am | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor The Lord, the pope and the people touched clergy from the Worcester Diocese who concelebrated or assisted at Masses with the Holy Father, and took leadership roles themselves. Deacons and their wives also told of inspiration they gained from the Sept. 22-25 World Meeting of Families Congress in Philadelphia. Father Juan D. […]

Locals watch and react to Pope’s words to Congress

September 24, 2015 | 3:35 pm | Lead Story #2

By William T. Clew and Tanya Connor Students, faculty, administrators  and staff at the College of the Holy Cross began to file into the Rehm Library when the doors opened at 8:30 a.m. A large television screen hung at one end of the room. It was tuned  to EWTN, which carried the pope’s address with […]

Local people prepare to see Pope Francis

September 18, 2015 | 2:42 pm | Lead Story #2

By Tanya Connor Patrick Seed had already planned to return to The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., from which he graduated last spring. “It’s the pope,” the member of St. Mary Parish in Shrewsbury said, explaining his reason for visiting his alma mater at this time. How often do you get to see […]