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    • July 20
      Shrewsbury couple up front with Pope Francis
      For Ann and Frank Masiello of Shrewsbury, members of St. Mary of the Hills Parish, Boylston, it was the trip of a lifetime that grew out of the devastating loss of their son Daniel.The couple had front row seats at a Vatican audience with Pope Francis.
    • July 20
      'Humanae Vitae' counters sexual revolution
      July 25, 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Humanae Vitae,” Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical on the proper use of the gift of sexuality in marriage. The encyclical’s first words are these: “The most serious duty of transmitting human life, for which married persons are free and responsible collaborators of God the Creator, has always been a source of great joy to them.”
    • July 19
      Cheering teens celebrate Jesus at Steubenville East
      Teenagers streamed past applauding peers to the arena stage – to show their openness to a possible priestly or religious vocation. At another point, youth stood to acknowledge that they had proclaimed Jesus as Lord of their lives for the first time that weekend.It was Steubenville East.
    • July 19
      Melkite Patriarch Absi brings message of unity, support
      Melkite Patriarch Youseff (Joseph) Absi met with his people after a Typica service Saturday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Worcester. Bishop McManus was among many clergy who attended to meet the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East.
    • July 18
      The Diocese of Worcester has announced that applications are now available for the St. Vincent Community Healthcare Fund grants. This is the twentieth year for grants since it was established in June 1998. Forms with eligibility requirements are available through the Office of the Chancellor, Diocese of Worcester, 49 Elm St., Worcester, MA 01609, phone 508-929-4345 or fax at 508-754-2768 or email ssmillie@worcesterdiocese.org. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018 .
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