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Former soccer pro to speak at Men’s Conference

February 27, 2017 | 11:18 am | Local

Father Chase Hilgenbrinck, a former soccer player for the New England Revolution, will speak at the 17th Annual Worcester Diocesan Catholic Men’s Conference, scheduled for April 1 at Assumption College. The title of his talk is “Greatness Restored.” “Father Hilgenbrinck is a speaker all the participants can really look forward to hearing. The men who […]

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: […]

Help others ‘get the faith’ by sharing yours

January 27, 2017 | 12:59 pm | Local

Enter drawing for a book. By Tanya Connor  | The Catholic Free Press “At what point in your life did you really come to ‘know’ Jesus, and not just ‘know about’ him? What happened? How did this change your life?” About a dozen members of different parishes in the diocese shared personal stories to answer […]

NEW youth minister hired

January 6, 2017 | 12:41 pm | Local

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press A 27-year-old graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville has been hired as the diocese’s director of youth and young adult ministry. On April 24 Timothy T. Messenger Jr. is to take the helm at the Worcester Diocese’s office, New Evangelization Worcester for Youth and Young Adults. He […]

New Catholic Charities director to begin in new year

December 25, 2016 | 12:17 pm | Local

Bishop McManus has appointed Timothy McMahon of Holden as executive director of Catholic Charities Worcester County, the Board of Directors has announced. Mr. McMahon, who will begin working on Jan. 3, succeeds Catherine Loeffler who left the position in August following 25 years in the position. Judith Zeh, who has been the assistant executive director […]

Christmas dinner with the Bishop

December 22, 2016 | 5:06 pm | Local

The annual Christmas dinner hosted by Bishop McManus and Catholic Charities will be served at noon Dec. 25 in the St. Paul Cathedral Cenacle in the cathedral basement. Dinners also will be delivered to those who are homebound. Buses will provide transportation to and from the cathedral. Volunteers for home deliveries should report by 9 […]

Missionaries of Mercy to continue their work

December 9, 2016 | 5:20 pm | Local

By Tanya Connor and William T. Clew The Catholic Free Press Three “missionaries of mercy” designated by Pope Francis lived in the Diocese of Worcester during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, but did some of their work outside the country. As “missionaries of mercy,” Assumptionist Father Dinh Vo Tran, and pastors Father Peter J. Joyce […]

Two to be ordained Dec. 17

December 9, 2016 | 5:07 pm | Local

By Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press WORCESTER – Two men are to be ordained during a 10 a.m. Mass, Dec. 17 at St. Paul Cathedral. Deacon Joseph David Rice, of Our Lady of Providence Parish at St. Bernard’s Church, is to be ordained a priest. Henry Ramírez Pínzon, of Colombia, is to be […]

Diocese dismisses teacher from two schools

December 6, 2016 | 5:01 pm | Local

A part-time music and theater arts teacher has been dismissed from two Catholic schools as a result of allegations of sexual abuse that reportedly occurred in the early-1990s, according to a press release from the Diocese of Worcester. The teacher, Derek P. Sylvester of Worcester, was placed on paid administrative leave Nov. 10 and subsequently […]