November 10, 2016
Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, has appointed Paul G. Schasel of North Attleboro, MA to be the next director of fiscal affairs for the Diocese of Worcester which is canonically called the Finance Officer. He will begin working with the diocese on Monday, November 14 and assume the responsibilities as director on December 30. The current director, Carol Adams, is retiring at the end of December and will work with Mr. Schasel during the transition period. (CLICK TITLE)
August 10, 2016
The Office of Development of the Diocese of Worcester has announced that as of August 8, 2016 it has received 16,997 gifts and pledges totaling $4,853,744 toward this year’s Annual Partners in Charity Appeal. The total raised to date represents 97% percent of the $5 million goal. The campaign officially launched at an event at the Diocesan Chancery on February 11.
January 21, 2016
January 21, 2016, WORCESTER, MA -- Following a complete audit of its financial accounting, the Diocese of Worcester has issued online Financial Statements and online and printed editions of the Annual Report on Financial Activities for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2015. In his letter, Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, S.T.D., Bishop of Worcester, wrote that the Diocese was challenged on a number of fronts, including $840,001 in unrealized losses on investments. The Bishop referred to the unrealized losses as “primarily a reflection of the state of the market when our year ended on August 31.” The Statements of Activities showed an operating deficit of $1,192,704 after expenses totaling $25,178,740 for 2015 compared to a surplus of $1,276,057 the previous year, primarily from unrealized gains, on expenses totaling $25,271,377. (CLICK ON TITLE FOR FULL RELEASE)
June 18, 2015
Statement from Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester: I am grateful to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, for his Encyclical Laudato Si, which calls for dialogue throughout the world on how we can be better stewards of the earth and, in so doing, be more responsive to the plight of the poor around the world. MORE