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    • March 15
      St. Bernadette students honor those slain in Florida
      NORTHBOROUGH - In a simple, solemn ceremony, in St. Bernadette Church Wednesday, eighth-grade students at St. Bernadette Elementary School remembered those students and staff who were shot and killed a month ago at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
    • March 15
      Worcester youth called to be light to the world
      Stories about a “crazy” visitor, a “crazy” pope and a not-so-peaceful Christmas Eve led to lessons about the love of the Lord. Middle schoolers heard these stories at the diocesan youth rally Saturday at St. Peter-Marian Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in Worcester. About 50 youth and adult leaders attended.
    • March 15
      Shrewsbury parish service project feeds 40,000
      SHREWSBURY – Sandwiched between two snowstorms, a celebration took place in St. Mary Parish on the afternoon of March 10. The festive atmosphere included music, excitement and plenty of food. But the food wasn’t for the people attending the event … and that’s what made it a celebration.
    • March 9
      Bishop opens 24 Hours with the Lord at Christ the King Parish
      Bishop McManus censes the Host at the start of the diocese’s “24 Hours for the Lord” Friday at Christ the King Parish in Worcester. With him are Father Richard F. Reidy, in residence there, and Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan, the pastor. Bishop McManus said this celebration was an acceptance of Pope Francis’ invitation to join him and the universal Church in this time for God. The bishop said Lent is a good time for confession. He encouraged examining one’s conscience about how well one loves God and neighbor. In addition to Christ the King, parishes here with 24-hour adoration and confessions Friday into Saturday morning are: Annunciation in Gardner (in Holy Spirit Church), St. Joseph’s, Charlton, and St. Roch’s, Oxford. PHOTO BY Tanya Connor | CFP
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