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  • Bp. Barron's Lent Reflections

    • Friends, our Gospel for today is taken from the beginning section of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus has symbolically established himself as the new Moses, giving a law upon a mountain. His “you have...
  • 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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  • Pope FranCIs in the U.S.

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    • March 16
      The Office of Development of the Diocese of Worcester has announced that it has concluded the advanced gifts phase of this year’s appeal prior to the diocesan-wide In-pew Sunday. The appeal has received 2,147 gifts and pledges totaling $1,192,175 to jump-start this year’s Annual Partners in Charity Appeal. This weekend, March 19, is the official In-pew Sunday in 97 parishes and 3 missions which comprise the Diocese of Worcester. The total raised to date is nearly 24 percent of the $5 million goal. CLICK headline to read complete release.
    • March 16
      Statement from Bishop McManus: This year the Liturgical Memorial of St. Patrick, March 17, falls on a Friday of the Second Week of Lent, a day of abstinence. In light of the number of inquiries about my granting a dispensation from the requirement to refrain from eating meat on the Fridays of Lent, I am granting a diocesan-wide dispensation from the law of abstinence on Friday, March 17, 2017. I would ask the Catholic faithful who take advantage of this general dispensation to perform another act of penance on either the day before or after March 17, 2017.
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