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Ecumenical services seeks to break down walls

February 27, 2017 | 11:24 am | Lead Story #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – Worshippers entering Assumption College’s chapel for the annual ecumenical service Friday were welcomed with programs and candles. But their way to the pews was partially blocked by students holding stones bearing bad words: “persecution,” “division,” “pride,” etc. During the service, the students (11 from Assumption […]

Superintendent search committee named

February 17, 2017 | 1:40 pm | Lead Story #3

Bishop McManus has named Atty. David E. Suprenant of Sutton, former Catholic Schools Board chairman, to head a nine-member search committee to find a successor for retiring Superintendent Delma Josephson. Mrs. Josephson, superintendent since 2009,  announced in January that she will retire before the start of the next school year. Other committee members are: Doreen […]

Legion of Mary humbly serves people

January 27, 2017 | 1:25 pm | Lead Story #3

By Christina Galeone CFP Correspndent SHREWSBURY – Do you have a special hope for the new year? For many people who are ill, frail, troubled, poor or imprisoned, their hope involves two words – Christian compassion. It’s the kind of compassion that sits beside people and holds their hands.  It’s the kind of life-sustaining, respectful, […]

St. Vincent Cancer & Wellness Center offers spiritual support group

January 20, 2017 | 3:47 pm | Lead Story #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – People whose cancer has affected them spiritually have been expressing a need for help with such struggles. As a result, St. Vincent Hospital has formed a support group to provide that help. It is for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and those concerned about them. The […]

Haitian visitors share personal messages at St. Mary, Milford

January 6, 2017 | 5:09 pm | Lead Story #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press MILFORD – People at St. Mary of the Assumption Parish got a personal update from their sister parish in Haiti. A delegation from Sacré Coeur Parish in Les Cayes visited Massachusetts Dec. 10-14. The pastor, Father Jean-Alfred Bernard, and two parish council members, Pierre Antoine Borgella and […]

Diocese, businessmen offer alternative for Mount Carmel property

December 22, 2016 | 4:39 pm | Lead Story #3

By William T. Clew  | The Catholic Free Press Bishop McManus, through Father Richard F. Reidy, diocesan vicar general, put a new proposal regarding the future of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – St. Ann Church before the Worcester City Council and a preservation group on Tuesday. Father Reidy told the City Council: Remove the […]

Fran Pike retiring from St. Vincent de Paul

November 22, 2016 | 5:01 pm | Lead Story #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – The bishop embarrassed her – after her mother volunteered her. She met with opposition – after her husband volunteered her. Sunday she was honored – for leading a non-profit organization of volunteers for 21 years. Frances E. Pike, 80, executive director of the St. Vincent […]

Living out, learning about the Works of Mercy

November 3, 2016 | 3:26 pm | Lead Story #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press As the Year of Mercy comes to the close, the people at St. Joseph Parish in Fitchburg reflect on what they have been living and learning about the works of mercy. Yes, Bishop McManus named the church a pilgrimage site for the Year of Mercy, but parishioners […]

The shows go on at Holy Name performing arts center

October 20, 2016 | 5:19 pm | Lead Story #3

By William T. Clew | The Catholic Free Press They have raised the money and have done the work. Now comes the celebration. So Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School is going to present a musical show, “What We Do For Love,” in its newly restored performing arts center. The Joseph R. Burke Center […]

Activist urges people to become informed about physician-assisted suicide

September 30, 2016 | 4:18 pm | Lead Story #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press TEMPLETON – A leader in the fight against physician-assisted suicide brought the issue home to people here Sept. 20, talking about things happening locally and nationally and calling for action. Matthew P. Valliere, executive director of the New Jersey-based Patients Rights Action Fund, spoke and showed brief […]