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Adopt-a-Student Committee

Building Commission, Diocesan

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Catholic Charities Board, Diocesan

Catholic Free Press Board of Governors, The

Catholic Nurses, Council of

Catholic Nurses Board of Directors

Catholic Schools Board, Diocesan

Clergy Benefit Plan Board of Trustees

Commission for Women

Diaconate Advisory Board, Diocesan

Diaconate Selection Committee

Diocesan Pastoral Council

Diocesan Review Committee

Diocesan Policy Review Board

Expansion Fund Board, Diocesan

Finance Committee, Diocesan

Guild of Our Lady of Providence

Guild of St. Agnes Board of Directors

Haitian Apostolate Advisory Board, Diocesan

Haitian Apostolate Coordinators, Diocesan

Investment Committee, Diocesan

Justice and Peace Commission, Diocesan

Ongoing Priestly Formation Committee

Partners in Charity Advisory Committee

Pastoral Planning Committee

Priests' Personnel Board

Priests' Retirement Committee

Priests' Salary Committee

Respect Life Committee, Diocesan

Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal Committee

St. Paul Catholic Schools Consortium Board

St. Vincent Community Health Care Fund Allocations Committee

Serra Club, Worcester North

Serra Club, Worcester South

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Board of Directors, Diocesan

Vicar for Religious Advisory Committee

Visitation House Board

Adopt A Student Committee
Robert R. Pape, Chairperson 
James A. Andreoli
Joseph J. Bafaro 
Dr. Francesco Cesareo
Michael J. Coogan
Atty Peter J. Dawson 
William R. Driscoll
Thomas E. Dunn
Timothy Griffin
Susan Ivas
Robert J. Kenney
Kristopher Kervick
Honorable Francis J. Larkin 
Edward P. Madaus
Marie T. Maher
Sean M. McCue
Catherine G. O’Brien
John D. O’Connell 
Kathryn O'Hearn
Richard Riley
Thomas Russell
Patricia A. Smith
Brenden Walsh 

Building Commission, Diocesan
Rev. John J. Foley, chairperson
Rev. Robert K. Johnson
Rob Johnson
John Lauring
Jordan O’Connor
Fr. Richard Reidy
Kevin Seaman
Rev. Thaddeus X. Stachura
Richard J. Breagy (staff)


Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Msgr. Francis J. Scollen, chairperson 
Msgr. Edmond T. Tinsley
Edelmira Spence
Patricia Halpin
Amie Neville
Sister Mary Azanza, RA


Catholic Charities Board, Diocesan
Paul J. Gannon, president
Joseph J. Bafaro, Jr., vice president
Anthony Rozevicius, CPA, treasurer
L. Marie Agyei
Sr. Janet Ballentine, RSM
Michael Bovenzi
Claire M. Freda
J. Michael Grenon
Edward J. McTighe, Esq.
Joe Pagano
Sylvia L. Pusateri, Esq.
Rev. William Reiser, SJ
John F. Strouse, Jr., Esq.
Mary H. Whitney

Ex Officio
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
Raymond L. Delisle
Catherine Loeffler - Diocesan Director


Catholic Free Press Board of Governors, The
Paul F. McGrath, chairperson
Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone, bishop’s liaison
Mary T. Donovan
Rev. Francis T. Goguen
Deborah Penta
John P. Widdison
Margaret M. Russell, executive editor


Catholic Nurses, Council of
Florence L. Burke, president
Rev. Louis J. Gould, chaplain


Catholic Nurses Board of Directors
Jean M. Reidy, vice president
Gail Finnegan, treasurer
Deidre Shea, secretary
Barbara Beauregard
Margaret Deedy
Elizabeth Foley
Mary Hanrahan
Maureen Keating
Ellen T. Norton
Sheila O’Rourke
Phyllis Taberner
Katherine Walsh


Catholic Schools Board, Diocesan
Mary Lou Anderson, Ph.D, chair
Paul Covino, vice chair
Rev. Stephen Gemme
Timothy Griffin
Carmelita Johnson 
Rev. Peter Joyce
Margaret A. Kirkendall
Patricia Marmen
Margaret L. McKenna
M. Marcus Moran, Jr.
Atty. Elizabeth W. Morse
Barbara Nealon
Patricia A. Smith
Barbara Spence
Atty. David E. Suprenant


Clergy Benefit Plan Board of Trustees
Rev. Kenneth Cardinale, president
Rev. Edward D. Niccolls, treasurer
Rev. Eric Asante
Rev. Timothy Brewer
Msgr. Richard Collette
Rev. Joseph Dolan
Rev. Ronald Falco
Rev. Thirburse Millott
Rev. Miguel Pagán
Msgr. Francis Scollen 


Commission for Women
Susan Bailey, chairperson
Ann Wagstaff, vice chairperson
Shirley Pukaite, treasurer 
Marie Fusaro-Davis, secretary
Anne Ancona
Carolyn Black
Christine  Gagne
Sister Paula Kelleher, SSJ
Barbara Legassey
Patricia Smith
Joan Talbot
Susan Zybert


Diaconate Advisory Board, Diocesan
Deacon Anthony R. Surozenski, director
Most Rev. George E. Rueger
Deacon Ronald B. and Kathleen Buron
Deacon James M. and Carole Denning 
Deacon Francisco and Fanny Escobar
Rev. Ronald Falco
James Fraser
Rev. James S. Mazzone
Deacon Gerald M. and Veronika Montiverdi, Jr. 
Lori Pandiscio
Deacon Peter and Gail Ryan
Deacon Wesley S. and Judith Stevens
Deacon William H. and Theresa White


Diaconate Selection Committee
Deacon Anthony R. Surozenski, director
Deacon Ronald B. and Kathleen Buron
Deacon Paul and Lorraine Carrier
Deacon Michael and Linda Corby
Deacon Philip E. and Carol Devine
Deacon Francisco and Fanny Escobar
Deacon David R. and Gale Isabelle
Deacon Richard and Pearl Martino
Deacon Roland M. and Brenda Michaud
Deacon Pasquale G. Mussulli
Deacon Lee E. and Annette Packard
Rev. Jose A. Rodríguez
Deacon Peter and Gail Ryan
Deacon Harry M. and Marguerite Sweet
Deacon William H. and Theresa White


Diocesan Pastoral Council
Joanne Powell, chairperson
Brent Anderson
Michael Bovenzi
Julie Ekeson
Nissa Gadbois
Laurene Hirko
Christopher Klofft, Ph.D.
Gina Kuruvilla
Lisa LeBlanc
Deacon Franklin Lizardo
Denise Macaloney
Pauline Morris
Richard F. Reidy
Steve Rust
Susan Zybert

Ex officio
Sr. Jacquelyn Alix, pfm
Deacon Paul Audette
Raymond L. Delisle
Most Revered Robert J. McManus


Diocesan Review Committee

Most. Rev. Robert J. McManus, ex officio
Judith Audette, chairperson
Claire Freda, vice chairperson
Maurice Boisvert
Rev. C. Michael Broderick
Raymond L. Delisle
Dr. John Duggan
Richard Hummel, Ph.D
Sister Paula Kelleher SSJ
Christina Martinez
Marion McGovern
Frances Nungent
Rev. Dan N. Paleologos
Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone
Katherine Perkins
Rev. Richard F. Reidy
Edward J. Reynolds
Rev. José A. Rodríguez
Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan
Msgr. Edmond D. Tinsley
Sister Mary Lou Walsh SND
Lynda Young


Diocesan Policy Review Board
Elizabeth W. Morse, esq.
Honorable Herbert F. Travers Jr.
Marvin Baum, MD.


Expansion Fund Board, Diocesan
Peter Dawson, chairperson
Martin F. Connors, Jr.
Msgr. John Doran
John E. Graham
Rev. Richard J. Jakubauskas 
William F. Jones

Terrence Sullivan
Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan
Jerome D. Jussaume (staff)


Finance Committee, Diocesan
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
Joseph A. Giovino, chairperson
John O’Connor, vice chairperson 
Jack Calareso, Ph.D.
Robert Donahue
Patricia L. Jones
Rev. Joseph M. Nally
Rev. Richard Reidy
Msgr. Francis J. Scollen
Carol A. Adams (staff)
Jerome D. Jussaume (staff)


Guild of Our Lady of Providence
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, honorary president
Most Rev. George E. Rueger, spiritual adviser
Catherine M. Doran, liason to the bishop
M. Christine Riccio, president
Ellen Ross, vice president
Irene M. Shulten, treasurer
Linda Delamere, secretary
Dorothy F. McLaughlin, corresponding secretary


Guild of St. Agnes Board of Directors
Mark Brophy, president
Donna Byrnes, vice president
Robert Blute, treasurer
Patricia Couhig, secretary
Michael Akerson, esq.
Steven Bliss
Linda Bonder
Ellen Daly
Lee Davidson
Kristen Diggins
Meg Kursonis
Noreen Landry
Lynn McCarroll
Sally Niemi-Farhoody
Denise O'connell
Dianne Trachimowicz
Ron Valerio


Haitian Apostolate Advisory Board, Diocesan
Dr. John Zawacki
Carol Adams
Sister Michelle Jacques, SSA
Father Peter White
Dr. Upadhyay Ram
Carolyn Leary
Sister Paula Kelleher, SSJ
Kathleen Kelleher
Frances Nugent


Haitian Apostolate Coordinators, Diocesan
Martha Tower
Dr. John Broach
Katie Broach
Michael Grimes
Erin Grimes
Jean O’Reilly
Harry and Maureen Harch
Eileen McTiernan
Deacon Peter Ryan
Deacon Eduardus Meilus


Investment Committee, Diocesan
George F. Sullivan Jr., chair
William Durgin
Christian McCarthy
John O'Connor
Carol A. Adams (staff)
Jerome D. Jussaume (staff)


Justice and Peace Commission, Diocesan
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
Deacon Joseph M. Baniukiewicz
LaVerne Bertin
Richard Burton
William Driscoll 
Sister Rena Mae Gagnon, pfm 
Joanne O’Brien
Rev. William Reiser, SJ
Matthew Ryan
Nancy Woolfrey


Ongoing Priestly Formation Committee
Rev. Ronald Falco, director
Rev. William E. Champlin
Rev. Manuel A. Clavijo
Rev. Paul T. O'Connell
Rev. Adam Reid
Rev. Walter J. Riley


Partners in Charity Advisory Committee
Rev. Ernest P. Allega
Mary Lou Anderson
Rev. C. Michael Broderick
Rev. James J. Caldarella
Dianne Cetin
Rev. Nicholas Desimone
Michael P. Gillespie, director, Office of Stewardship and Development
Anne Good
Patricia Halpin
Msgr. Robert K. Johnson
Rev. Charles F. Monroe
Most Rev. George Rueger
Rev. James M. Steuterman
Deacon Wesley S. Stevens


Pastoral Planning Committee
Elizabeth A. Marcil, chair
Ann Doyle
Raymond L. Delisle
Msgr. Michael G. Foley
James Fraser
Frank Kartheiser
Kevin Lynch
Lori Pandiscio
Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone
Rev. José A. Rodríguez
Msgr. Michael F. Rose
Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan
Deacon Anthony R. Surozenski


Priests’ Personnel Board
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, chairman ex-officio
Rev. Ronald G. Falco
Rev. Joseph M. Nally
Rev. José A. Rodríguez 


Priests' Retirement Committee
Rev. Walter J. Riley, chairman
Rev. Martin P. Donahue
Rev. John E. Kelley
Rev. Paul M. Lapalme
Rev. José A. Rodríguez
Rev. Charles F. Monroe
Sister Mary Ann Bartell, CSE


Priests’ Salary Committee
Msgr. Francis J. Scollen, chairman
Rev. Richard T. Carey
Msgr. Richard E. Collette
Rev. Stephen M. Gemme
Rev Richard A. Jakubauskas
Carol A. Adams


Respect Life Committee, Diocesan 
Allison LeDoux, director 
Msgr. Peter R. Beaulieu
Deacon Robert S. Connor
Jacqueliene Tocci Hager
Dr. John W. Harding
Kathleen A. Jordan
Sister Paula A. Kelleher, SSJ
Sandra A. Kucharski
Rev. Joseph M. Nally
Rev. Richard F. Reidy
Rev. Michael J. Roy
Margaret M. Russell


Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal Committee
Sister Paula A. Kelleher, SSJ, chairperson
Robert C. Ballantine
Raymond L. Delisle
Edward L. Faron 
Francis J. Larkin
Allison LeDoux
Sister Joan Pollock, SSJ
Msgr. Edmond T. Tinsley
Sister Mary Lou Walsh, SND


St. Paul Catholic Schools Consortium Board
Marcus Moran Jr., chairperson
Patricia M. Halpin, vice chairperson
Andrew Boucher
Norman Boudreau
Sister Julie Ciccolini, PBVM
James Conry
Patrick Cronin
John Hinnity
Patrick Malone
Rev. Brian P. O'Toole
Carolyn Polselli
Candace Race
John Worden IV


St. Vincent Community Health Care Fund Allocations Committee
Most Rev. George E. Rueger 
Carol A. Adams
Lisa Carroll
Jeanette Bruso 
Raymond L. Delisle 
Jerome D. Jussaume


Serra Club, Worcester North
Richard Burchstead, president
Robert DeBettencourt, vice president-elect
Joyce Garinger, secretary
Paul Janda, treasurer
Jean Lawler
John Shannon
Dennis Suertte
Thomas Marchand
Phyllis Maston
Edward Reynolds
Marry Mathieu


Serra Club, Worcester South

Stephen Khout, president
Rev. Joseph F. Szwach, chaplain


Society of St. Vincent de Paul Board of Directors, Diocesan
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
Rev. William E. Champlin
Robert F. Pike, president
Robert K. Smith, vice president
Marie Bastone, clerk
Stephen Abate
Philip Coleman
Roger Hachey
Frances E. Pike
Louis Tripodi Jr.


Vicar for Religious Advisory Committee
Sister Paula A. Kelleher, SSJ, chairperson
Sister Catherine Thomas Connolly, SND
Sister Mary Lou Walsh, SND


Visitation House Board 
Joseph Williams, president
Thomas Hardy, treasurer
Juliann O'Connor, clerk
Deacon Ronald B. Buron
Dr. John W. Harding
Margaret Melican
Rev. Adam Reid
Rev. Walter J. Riley
Evelyn Lindquist, executive director