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National gathering of Kenyans in Worcester

August 18, 2017 | 4:53 pm | Lead Story #3

By Tanya Connor The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – Local Kenyans hosted a national gathering of their countrymen with two bishops Saturday, in what organizers described as part of evangelization. Hundreds of people, mostly Kenyans, participated in The Sixth Annual Swahili Mass organized by the Kenyan Catholic Community in America. Archbishop Peter J. Kairo, archbishop […]

African Ministry hosts Mass

July 2, 2017 | 4:59 pm | Lead Story #3

By Paul Awortwi-Mensah Special to The CATHOLIC FREE PRESS WORCESTER – A call for Christians to activate their faith, not their fears, was issued at the annual African Catholic Ministry Mass with Bishop McManus, held June 25 at St. Paul Cathedral. The Mass brought together more than 200  immigrants from different African countries, who worship […]

Always in ministry, now an ordained minister

June 16, 2017 | 11:01 am | Lead Story #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press “As of Saturday morning I will end 36 years of ministry as a lay person.” Paul Covino, director of campus ministry at Assumption College, was reflecting on his ordination to the permanent diaconate a few days before it took place. On June 3 he was ordained to […]

 St. Joseph Initiative educates on end-of-life issues

June 8, 2017 | 6:25 pm | Lead Story #3

By Susan Bailey | Correspondent, The Catholic Free Press “Be attentive.” This is the advice of Father James M. Boland, associate pastor of St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Westborough, with regards to any legislative action on end-of-life issues. Father Boland is one of the newest members of the Witness for Life committee, a group […]

Caregivers talk about power of faith

May 12, 2017 | 8:09 pm | Lead Story #3

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press “We believed that within several hours she would be passing.” Dr. Waldemar Szypulski was talking about Barbara Rudzik, one of his patients. “What is left?” asked the department chief and specialist of the Intensive Care Unit Mazurski Health Center in Elk, Poland. “Only prayer.” Prayer it was. […]

Father Muñoz dies in Spain

April 27, 2017 | 4:01 pm | Lead Story #3

Father Eusiquio-Arranz Muñoz, 81, a retired priest of the Diocese of Worcester, died April 21 in Segovia, Spain, where he had returned to live with his family. He was born April 9, 1936, in Adrados, Spain, the son of Genaro and Felipa (Arranz) Muñoz. He studied at the Angelicum University, Rome, and was ordained a […]

Worcester parish, Uxbridge parish on Lenten journey together

March 31, 2017 | 12:54 pm | Lead Story #3

By Christina Galeone | CFP Correspondent Making room in our lives for more prayer and almsgiving is an essential part of Lent. Those practices can also lead us to new journeys. That’s what happened recently to Father Nicholas Desimone and his parishioners at St. Mary’s Parish in Uxbridge. During this holy season, the Lenten journey […]

Bishop Reed gets high ratings at St. John’s novena

March 17, 2017 | 12:32 pm | Lead Story #3

By Tanya Connor The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – Movies and previews, the Gospel and the novena. How are they connected? Stay tuned and you’ll hear it from the president of the Catholic TV Network – Bishop Robert Reed. Bishop Reed, an auxiliary bishop of Boston, seemed to be getting high ratings from listeners Saturday […]

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 […]