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    /slideshows/homeLarge/Hands-ordination.jpg Eight Men To Be Ordained Priests on June 20 for Diocese of Worcester See LIVESTREAM box below to watch the ordination LIVE online
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    /slideshows/homeLarge/tvproduction-web.jpg Support the Catholic Communications Campaign on June 6 & 7 in your parish Test your knowledge of what Catholic Communications is all about! /catholic-communications-quiz _parent
    /slideshows/homeLarge/nuns-web.jpg Year of Consecrated Life Join us at Cathedral of St. Paul on June 14 at 10:15 for a Public Mass of Thanksgiving (see events)
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  • LIVESTREAM LINKS

    Fortnight for Freedom Mass and Speaker - June 26 - Cathedral of St. Paul

    REPLAY The Ordinations to the Priesthood  from June 20 online . Brought to you by TV Ministry/Office of Communications & the Office of Vocations and supported by the annual Catholic Communications Campaign.

    CLICK TO REPLAY ORDINATIONS TO THE DIACONATE

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    • July 2
      July 2, 2015, WORCESTER, MA –The Office of Development for the Diocese of Worcester, which oversees the annual Partners in Charity Appeal, announced that as of July 1st it has raised 4,663,170 or 93% of its $5Million goal. Efforts over the coming month will continue to be focused on reaching goal. The annual appeal funds dozens of educational, pastoral and charitable programs of the diocese, all of which benefit tens of thousands of people each year. CLICK TITLE FOR MORE
    • June 26
      For millennia, society has recognized the unique benefits of marriage to the common good of society. Hence, society has protected legally the foundational union of man and woman as the irreplaceable basis of family life. In the American experience, the states have protected this union as the way civilization flourishes through the gift of new human life. The Supreme Court’s decision requiring that all states license and recognize marriage between two people of the same sex is tragic because it will undermine the public morality of society. MORE
    • June 25
      Related: 2014 Audit finds Diocese compliant with National Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People June 25, 2015, WORCESTER, MA -- Following the Catholic Church’s commitment to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, has announced that Gerard L. Branconnier, Robert E. Kelley and Lowe B. Dongor have been laicized. All were dismissed from the clerical state by the Holy Father, Pope Francis. As a result of the laicizations, the three men may never function in any capacity as priests or be referred to as priests (MORE)
    • June 18
      Statement from Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester: I am grateful to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for his Encyclical Laudato Si, which calls for dialogue throughout the world on how we can be better stewards of the earth and, in so doing, be more responsive to the plight of the poor around the world. MORE
    • April 19
      On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, 2015, before the Holy Door at Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Bull of Indiction entitled Misericordiae vultus (Eng. The Face of Mercy) was read. The Bull serves as the fundamental document that outlines the overall spirit and the intentions of the upcoming Holy Year and delineates the spiritual fruits that the anticipated renewal will hopefully reap for individuals and the Church.
  • Mission Statement

    As individuals, families and parishes, our mission as the Diocese of Worcester is to respond joyfully to Christ’s call to become more fully the People of God. Though imperfect, we are a blessed people striving to participate in Christ’s mission of reaching out to all. Therefore, we accept the Gospel challenge, which calls us to bring another to a deeper knowledge and love of God. Since God calls us to live in community in the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves in this time and place to becoming a prayerful and faith-filled Church that truly reflects the glory of God.

  • Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life

    O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.