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    • February 15
      Bishop McManus offers Lenten Letter
      My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, We have begun the 40-day Lenten season of prayer, penance and almsgiving that precedes the re-birth of Easter. You and I need Lent because we are sinners called to repentance. However, Lent’s journey is not just aimed at repentance and, through God’s grace, overcoming sin. Lent and Easter lead us to accept Jesus Christ more fully, that we may have the abundance of life he came to bring. Too often, we settle for less.
    • February 15
      Partners in Charity begins campaign with $700,000 in donations
      The theme of Partners in Charity this year is “Faith in Action – Loving God by Serving Others.” Its patroness, Servant of God Dorothy Day, is quoted as saying that she didn’t know how to love God, except by loving the poor, or how to serve God, expect by serving the poor. The goal again this year is $5 million.
    • February 9
      Upton parish putting peace and joy into Lenten program
      In an effort to combat the pervasive negativity of our world, St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish in Upton is taking on a simple and gentle message this Lent: Let us be instruments of peace.
    • February 9
      Diocese studies possible capital campaign; seeks input
      The Diocese of Worcester has hired a consulting firm to conduct a feasibility study for a diocesan capital campaign, Bishop McManus said in a letter to the people of the diocese. After interviews and discussions, the bishop chose Guidance in Giving Inc., of Bayport, N.Y., to conduct the study.
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