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    Fortnight for Freedom Mass and Speaker - June 26 - Cathedral of St. Paul

    REPLAY The Ordinations to the Priesthood  from June 20 online . Brought to you by TV Ministry/Office of Communications & the Office of Vocations and supported by the annual Catholic Communications Campaign.


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    • July 23
      The Diocese of Worcester has announced that applications are now available for the St. Vincent Community Healthcare Fund grants. 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 jschroeder@worcesterdiocese.org . Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015.
    • June 25
      Related: 2014 Audit finds Diocese compliant with National Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People June 25, 2015, WORCESTER, MA -- Following the Catholic Church’s commitment to the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester, has announced that Gerard L. Branconnier, Robert E. Kelley and Lowe B. Dongor have been laicized. All were dismissed from the clerical state by the Holy Father, Pope Francis. As a result of the laicizations, the three men may never function in any capacity as priests or be referred to as priests (MORE)
    • June 18
      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
    • April 19
      On Divine Mercy Sunday, April 12, 2015, before the Holy Door at Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Bull of Indiction entitled Misericordiae vultus (Eng. The Face of Mercy) was read. The Bull serves as the fundamental document that outlines the overall spirit and the intentions of the upcoming Holy Year and delineates the spiritual fruits that the anticipated renewal will hopefully reap for individuals and the Church.
  • 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.

  • Celebrate priesthood!

    Save the Date! Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Click here for details


  • Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life

    O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.