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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 […]

10th anniversary of Little Audrey’s death to be celebrated

April 27, 2017 | 3:28 pm | Local

By Tanya Connor The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – The mother of “Little Audrey,” whose canonization is being sought, expressed surprise and pleasure that Bishop McManus himself would celebrate a 10th anniversary Mass for her daughter today. “I asked him, as a mother,” if the Mass could be held at St. Paul Cathedral, Linda Santo […]

Teens experience hunger

April 13, 2017 | 4:49 pm | Local

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press Teenagers frosted cupcakes for people who would be eating at the Mustard Seed soup kitchen in Worcester last Saturday. They themselves hadn’t eaten, but they didn’t even lick their fingers, according to Carol DeAngelis, a catechist and youth group leader at St. Columba Parish in Paxton. What […]

Knights and Problem Pregnancy join for Rose Drive

March 31, 2017 | 12:59 pm | Local

The single thought of preserving life was a natural bonding agent for two organizations – the Knights of Columbus and Problem Pregnancy of Worcester Inc. Problem Pregnancy is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide pregnant women an alternative to abortion through professional/confidential counseling, pregnancy testing, and ultrasound scanning. Problem Pregnancy offices are located […]

Bible expert to speak at Men’s Conference

March 24, 2017 | 12:18 pm | Local

Jeff Cavins, a presenter on the Bible and founder of the Great Adventure Bible Study series, will speak at the 17th Annual Worcester Diocesan Catholic Men’s Conference, scheduled for Saturday, April 1, at Assumption College. The title of his talk is “The King and His Men.” In his talk, Cavins will discuss the difference between […]

Bishop McManus announces dispensation from abstinence on St. Patrick’s Day

March 1, 2017 | 12:06 pm | Local

In honor of St. Patrick, Bishop McManus has added the Diocese of Worcester to the growing list of dioceses offering dispensation from the Lenten rule requiring Catholics to abstain from meat on Fridays. In a memo he said, “This year the Liturgical Memorial of St. Patrick, March 17, falls on a Friday of the Second […]

Travel to Ireland

February 14, 2017 | 11:58 am | Local

The Catholic Free Press & Emmanuel Radio present St. Patrick’s Ireland September 16 – 25, 2017 Join us on a faith-based journey that blends the history and culture of Ireland with some of its most revered pilgrimage sites. Spend time in worship and contemplation at the Marian Shrine of Knock. Visit the monastic site of […]

Ireland Travel Night rescheduled

January 31, 2017 | 10:40 am | Local

The Travel Night for the Trip to Ireland, sponsored by The Catholic Free Press and Emmanuel Radio, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Feb. 15, 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish, 353 Grove St., Worcester. For more information or to receive a brochure contact: Here is a link to details about the trip as well: […]