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    /slideshows/homeLarge/mteresa-banner.jpg Recalling meeting Mother Teresa as a young priest in Rome click to watch the video https://vimeo.com/181075540 _blank
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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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    with Bishop McManus.

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  • Today's Readings

  • 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

    • October 24
      As our society battles the devastating opioid crisis which each day claims the lives of those who have been snared in the trap of addiction, it is troubling that we would legalize a gateway drug that, in addition to its own damaging effects, has led far too many users to be destroyed by the use of opioids. It is notable that Governor Baker, District Attorney Joseph Early and the School Committee of the City of Worcester all strongly oppose the legalization of marijuana, with particular recognition of the harm such an action would bring to children and young people. CLICK TITLE FOR COMPLETE LETTER AND LINKS
    • October 24
      October 24, 2016, WORCESTER, MA -- Thirty-one grants totaling $14,700 are being presented today as part of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The collection is taken up nationwide each year on the week before Thanksgiving and 25% of the donations are used for local organizations who are working to combat poverty and the root causes of poverty in America. The grants are being presented by Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, on behalf of the local CCHD committee at a ceremony at 1 pm at Clark University LEEP Student Engagement Center, 931Main Street, Worcester, in SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE CENTER. The recently completed building is next to St. Peter Parish in Worcester. CLICK TITLE FOR COMPLETE RELEASE
    • October 13
      Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, has asked parishes throughout the Diocese of Worcester to take up an additional collection for relief efforts in Haiti. As Bishop McManus wrote last Thursday to the pastors, “the Diocese of Les Cayes, our twinned diocese, bore the brunt of the storm as the eye of the hurricane passed over the west end of the island nation. Cardinal Chibly Langlois has informed me that, along with the loss of all agriculture and destruction to homes, 80% of their parishes and school, which often serve as community centers for the people, have sustained significant damage. He has asked for our assistance. Therefore I am asking that a special collection be taken as soon as possible within the current schedule of our individual parishes.”
  • Archbishop WILLIAM Lori on Religious Liberty

    Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester encourages everyone to read Archbishop Lori's Response to the Chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights.  "People of faith have often been the ones to carry the full promise of America to the most forgotten peripheries when other segments of society judged it too costly." READ COMPLETE STATEMENT

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