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  • Ordinations to priesthood, Diaconate and consecration of DIocese - June 3, 2017

    CLICK HERE to LIVESTREAM of the Ordination Liturgy on June 3 including the Consecration of the Diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary - watch live or archived broadcasts!

    CLICK for Letter from Bishop McManus on Consecration of the Diocese to Mary

  • 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.

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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.

    CLICK HERE to read homilies and speeches


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  • Local News

    • June 15
      Click on title for a Q&A document regarding the contract negotiations with DELTA, the association representing Central Catholic School teachers
    • June 13
      The Diocese of Worcester will open the Fortnight for Freedom on Thursday, June 22 (the Feast of Ss. Thomas More and John Fisher) with Mass celebrated by Bishop McManus at 7:00 p.m. at Cathedral of St. Paul, Chatham and High Streets, Worcester. Handicapped accessible parking is located in the lower Chatham Street courtyard. A light reception and a presentation by Bishop McManus on this year’s theme, “In Service to Freedom for Mission,” will follow in the Cenacle located in the lower level of the Cathedral. All are welcome.      This marks the sixth annual Fortnight for Freedom to take place in dioceses nationwide and it will run from June 21 through July 4, 2017. This 14-day period of prayer, education and action gives Catholics an opportunity to reflect on the gift of our religious freedom and to address the many current, grave challenges to religious liberty which we face in our nation.
    • June 9
      WORCESTER, MA -- Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, announced the following 23 priest assignments which will take effect July 1, 2017 unless otherwise noted. (Click title for release)
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