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  • 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.

  • Celebrate priesthood!

    check out our Facebook page for ongoing info.

  • World Youth Day








     

    Click on logo for international resources or visit WooPope on Facebook to check out posts from local youth attending World Youth Day in Krakow
    with Bishop McManus.

  • Pope FranCIs in the U.S.

    Check out posts and photos from Worcester pilgrims in Philadelphia during his visit at the WooPope Facebook page.

    CLICK HERE to read homilies and speeches

     

  • Today's Readings

    • Reading 1  Is 11:1-10
      Responsorial Psalm  Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17
      Reading 2  Rom 15:4-9
      Gospel  Mt 3:1-12
  • Bp. Barron's Advent Reflections

    • I think one of the best ways to enter into Advent is to get reacquainted with the Bible. Many Catholics don’t know the Bible very well. Vatican II called for a revival in biblical studies, but I...
  • Bishop Calls for donations for haiti following hurricane matthew

    ... I am asking that a special collection be taken as soon as possible within the current schedule of our individual parishes.  We will forward these funds to Haiti as soon as possible. Individuals may also send a check directly to the chancery if they so choose at 49 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609, made payable to “R.C. Bishop of Worcester” with a notation for Haitian Relief. A secure electronic donation page has also been set up on our website... CLICK FOR COMPLETE LETTER

  • Local News

    • December 3
      Mr. Derek P. Sylvester, a part-time music and theater arts teacher at St. Mary Elementary School in Shrewsbury and St. Joseph Elementary School in Webster, has been terminated from his positions due to allegations of sexual abuse reported to have occurred in the early 1990’s, prior to his employment at the schools. Mr. Sylvester has denied that any sexual abuse had occurred. No information has come to the attention of either school of any untoward behavior by Mr. Sylvester while employed at any parish or diocesan school, nor as to any student of any of such school. CLICK TITLE FOR COMPLETE RELEASE
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