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Eclipse a way to appreciate creation, Vatican astronomer tells audience

August 21, 2017 | 2:38 pm | Local

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (CNS) — A total solar eclipse is a rare event, something to appreciate and enjoy in the mind of Jesuit Brother Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory. So as the first eclipse crossed the country from coast to coast in 99 years Aug. 21, Brother Consolmagno […]

Father Gallagher to serve Assumptionists as provincial

July 2, 2017 | 4:55 pm | Local

Assumption College Vice President for Mission Father Dennis Gallagher, A.A. was appointed Provincial Superior of the North American Province of the Augustinians of the Assumption. The appointment was made on June 21 by Father Benoît Grière, A.A., Superior General of the Congregation, after consultation with the Assumptionists throughout the North American region, according to a […]

Corpus Christi procession in Diocese of Worcester

June 22, 2017 | 4:49 pm | Local

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish to sell Mulberry Street property

June 15, 2017 | 12:48 pm | Local

William T. Clew  | The Catholic Free Press Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is in the process of picking a real estate agent to arrange the sale of its property on Mulberry Street, according to Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone, pastor. The property includes the church building, rectory, the Gene J. Defeudis Italian-American Cultural Center, […]

Partners in Charity dives into summer

June 6, 2017 | 2:10 pm | Local

The diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development is beginning what some people call the second half of the annual Partners in Charity appeal with a positive outlook. The appeal begins its annual solicitations the first week of Lent. By the beginning of June, most of the gifts and pledges for the fund drive have been […]

Mary C. Reilly, 96, Bishop Reilly’s sister

June 5, 2017 | 3:03 pm | Local

Mary C. Reilly, 96, formerly of Carriage Drive died Wednesday, May 31,  at The Saint Antoine Residence in North Smithfield, R.I. Born in Providence, a daughter of the late Francis E. and Mary A. (Burns) Reilly, she had lived in Lincoln for many years. Ms. Reilly was a clerk in the Registrar’s Office at Providence […]

Wallace M. Banach, 88, father of Archbishop Banach

June 4, 2017 | 10:06 am | Local

Wallace M. Banach, 88 AUBURN – Wallace M. Banach, 88,  passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, June 2. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Jane F. (Anisko) Banach. He also leaves two sons: Archbishop Michael W. Banach, Apostolic Nuncio (Vatican Ambassador) to Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau and […]

St. Stephen’s, Holy Family to share one pastor

May 15, 2017 | 9:28 pm | Local

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – St. Stephen and Holy Family parishes are to begin sharing a pastor July 1, both pastors announced last weekend. They said the parishes are not merging. St. Stephen’s Church and Holy Family’s church building – St. Joseph’s – will be used. Father Steven M. LaBaire, […]

Catholic Charities adds volunteer coordinator

May 5, 2017 | 1:50 pm | Local

By William T. Clew  | The Catholic Free Press Volunteers. That is who Catholic Charities Worcester County is after. And Rose Gage, coordinator of volunteer services, is out to get them. She is newly arrived at Catholic Charities. She grew up on Staten Island, New York, and graduated from St. Joseph-by-the-Sea High School there. She […]

Doing your civic duty – serve on a jury

May 1, 2017 | 12:55 pm | Local

By Bob Cronin / Senior Scene   Several weeks ago I got a strange looking piece in the mail, not an envelope but a rather legal looking document that prompted some close inspection. It informed me that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts expected me to be at the District Court in Fitchburg at 8:30 a.m. on […]