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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.

  • Bishop Calls for donations for haiti following hurricane matthew

    ... I am asking that a special collection be taken as soon as possible within the current schedule of our individual parishes.  We will forward these funds to Haiti as soon as possible. Individuals may also send a check directly to the chancery if they so choose at 49 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609, made payable to “R.C. Bishop of Worcester” with a notation for Haitian Relief. A secure electronic donation page has also been set up on our website... CLICK FOR COMPLETE LETTER

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  • Pope FranCIs in the U.S.

    Check out posts and photos from Worcester pilgrims in Philadelphia during his visit at the WooPope Facebook page.

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    • January 19
      January 19, 2017, 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, 2016. That report also highlights many of the accomplishments of the diocesan agencies and ministries during that timeframe. In his letter, Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, S.T.D., Bishop of Worcester, wrote that he was pleased to report a surplus of 0.8% or $210,373 “including realized and unrealized gains on investments” after total expenses of $26,002,905. By comparison, there was an operating deficit of $1,192,704 in the previous fiscal year. The Bishop attributed this in great part to “the fiscally conservative operations of our agencies and ministries, most notably Central Administration” as well as a surplus of $791,737 in the Diocesan Expansion Fund. CLICK TITLE FOR COMPLETE RELEASE
    • January 19
      January 19, 2017, WORCESTER, MA -- Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester announced today that Delma L. Josephson, Ph.D. will retire as Superintendent of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Worcester at the end of August, 2017. Bishop McManus also announced that he will establish a search committee under the direction of David Surprenant, Esq., former chair of the Catholic Schools Board. CLICK TITLE FOR COMPLETE RELEASE
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