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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.

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Due to Charter’s recent upgrade and upcoming change to Comcast, TV3 is moving to Channel 193 on cable boxes. If you no longer see the Daily Mass, Sunday Mass, Family Rosary or weekly specials on 3 on your Charter cable box, go to channel 193.

Get the Facts about Ebola

Click HERE for a FLYER from the City of Worcester Dept. of Public Health
Click HERE for a small POSTER from the City of Worcester Dept. of Public Health


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Bishop's letter to parishioners in the City of Gardner
CLICK HERE for the Nov. 1 letter from Bishop McManus to the parishioners in the four parishes in the City of Gardner.

Diocese Receives $1.6 Million Bequest for Partners in Charity

Parishes appeal ends at 96% of their $5 Million goal
SEPTEMBER 11, 2014, WORCESTER, MA -- Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, announced today that the Diocese of Worcester has received a bequest of $1.6 million from the Estate of Claire Berthiaume for Partners in Charity. Parish and diocesan efforts for the year which ended August 31, 2014 have raised $4,823,028 in the annual campaign to support the twenty-eight agencies, ministries and programs funded by Partners in Charity. MORE

Advance Academy to Begin This Fall At St. Bernard CCHS, Fitchburg
August 4, 2014, Worcester, MA -- A new Advanced Academy will begin this fall at St. Bernard’s Central Catholic High School in Fitchburg,. Dr. Delma Josephson, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, announced that the Advanced Academy is a program that consists of pre-Advanced Placement classes in the 9th and 10th grades followed by Advanced Placement Classes in the 11th and 12th grades. Students who are part of the Advanced Academy are expected to take 3 to 5 AP courses during their time at St. Bernard. CLICK FOR PRESS RELEASE

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Daily Mass

Broadcast Monday through Friday and available as a QuickTime movie, the Mass is updated each weekday afternoon. Click on image to view. A Free QuickTime download link is available from the TV Ministry site if you need it for your computer. 

Celebrate Priesthood!

Join Bishop McManus, Msgr. Francis Scollen, Fr. Paul O'Connell and Ray Delisle as they discuss the gift of Priesthood in our diocese and the care of retired priests.  CLICK HERE

Learn about the Haitian Apostolate,
a Partners in Charity Agency.