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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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Christmas Message from Bishop McManus

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
      During this season of joy, our hearts are stirred by the beauty, depth and constancy of God’s love for each one of us.  Truly, God so loved the world that He sent His Son as our Savior (Jn 3: 16).
      As we celebrate the birth of Jesus, our Christmas Mass, together with our family gatherings and customs, draws us together in the renewal of that comforting realization.   Whether it be the words of the Christmas Gospel, the sight of a lowly manger, the sounds of a cherished carol or, above all, our receiving in Holy Communion the same Savior who was born at Bethlehem, we are deeply moved by the wonder, awe and reassurance that our good God has drawn close to us.    
      In that spirit, families gather to share their joy and love for God and one another.  Pope Francis reminds us that the family is a “‘center of love’ where the law of respect and communion reigns and …no one is set apart”  and that  “the family continues to be a school unparalleled in humanity, an indispensible contribution to a just and supportive society.” CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE LETTER

Watch the Ordinations to the Transitional Diaconate Online

CLICK HERE to archived video of the December 20 Ordinations from Cathedral of St. Paul.

TV Ministry has moved on Charter from 3 TO 193!

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


To view all News Releases, visit What's Happening on main menu.

Bishop McManus to Ordain Three Deacons this Saturday
December 17, 2014, WORCESTER, MA -- On Saturday, December 20 at 10 am, Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, will ordain Juan David Escudero Muñoz, Mateus Monteiro De Souza, and Carlos Andres Ruiz Vasquez, three seminarians of the Diocese of Worcester to the transitional diaconate at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The transitional diaconate is the final stage of preparation for ordination to the priesthood. CLICK for complete release

St. Vincent Healthcare Grants awarded for 2014
27 area programs receive $43,550
Dec. 3, 2014, Worcester, Mass.— During the month of November, 28 programs received St. Vincent Healthcare Grants for 2014 totaling $63,250. The Fund is under the oversight of the Diocese of Worcester. According to Bishop Robert McManus “The Diocese of Worcester is committed to continuing the mission of the St. Vincent Development Foundation which raised the initial funds to provide for medical and healthcare assistance in the community in keeping with the Catholic mission of the hospital’s founders, the Sisters of Providence.” CLICK for complete release

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.

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Watch the 
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.