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    /slideshows/homeLarge/Conv2016banner.jpeg.jpg Learn more about Celebrate Priesthood 2016 Conversation with Bishop McManus discusses Priests Retirement care http://www.vimeo.com/184560818 _blank
    /slideshows/homeLarge/celebrate%20masthead-1.jpg Learn how you can help care for our retired priests CLICK to learn more! /celebrate-priesthood _parent
    /slideshows/homeLarge/PIC-CAKE-BANNER.jpg Diocesan Employees and PIC Advisory Board celebrate PIC Making $5 million goal http://worcesterdiocese.org/news/partners-hits-5-million-goal-for-first-time _blank
    /slideshows/homeLarge/mteresa-banner.jpg Recalling meeting Mother Teresa as a young priest in Rome click to watch the video https://vimeo.com/181075540 _blank
    /slideshows/homeLarge/bishop%20and%20Worc-pilgrims.jpg Bishop McManus joins local Pilgrims at World Youth Day in Poland Click to see more pictures and videos from Poland http://www.facebook.com/woopope _blank
    /slideshows/homeLarge/holy-door-banner.jpg Pope Francis opens Holy Door at St. Peter's Basilica Click for Resources for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in the Diocese of Worcester /year-of-mercy _parent
    /slideshows/homeLarge/college-mercy-banner.jpg Local Catholic Colleges Celebrate Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Cathedral of St. Paul Holy Door
    /slideshows/homeLarge/chalice-header.jpg Click to learn more about the real presence of Jesus Christ or view Daily Mass and Sunday Mass online from links below http://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/the-mass/order-of-mass/liturgy-of-the-eucharist/the-real-presence-of-jesus-christ-in-the-sacrament-of-the-eucharist-basic-questions-and-answers.cfm _blank
    /slideshows/homeLarge/ohpv%20rotating%20banner.jpg Update from Bishop McManus on our compliance with the Charter /charter-compliance-letter _parent
  • 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!

    Watch the video from 2015 or check out our Facebook page for photos.

  • Partners in Charity LAunches 2016 Appeal

    Bishop McManus welcomed pastors and parish representatives to the Chancery on Thursday, Feb. 11 to kick-off the 2016 Annual Partners in Charity Appeal. Attendees watched this year's video and received materials for use in their parishes following lunch in the library. CLICK TO LEARN MORE AND WATCH THE VIDEO

  • 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


  • Today's Readings

  • Disaster Relief COllection for Louisiana Flood victims

    Archbishop Kurtz, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has called for a nationwide collection during the month of September to assist Catholic Charities in its efforts with local parishes and agencies. I join my voice with his in asking for your support for a special collection to be taken up on the weekend of September 18 in the Diocese of Worcester. All donations will be forwarded to the national office coordinating relief. Any person who may not have an opportunity to donate in a parish can make an online donation to Catholic Charities USA on the web at catholiccharitiesusa.org.

  • Local News

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      “It has been a challenge for five years to reach a $5 million goal, but this year our fervent prayer was that we would make it,” said Michael Gillespie, director of the Office of Stewardship and Development, reflecting on this year’s Annual Partners in Charity Appeal. His office announced today that, as of the end of the day August 31, it has received 17,857 gifts and pledges totaling $5,022,168, thereby exceeding the $5 million goal. The campaign officially launched at an event at the Diocesan Chancery on February 11. The official total may take another week to determine given that some gifts are still in transit.
  • Archbishop WILLIAM Lori on Religious Liberty

    Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester encourages everyone to read Archbishop Lori's Response to the Chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights.  "People of faith have often been the ones to carry the full promise of America to the most forgotten peripheries when other segments of society judged it too costly." READ COMPLETE STATEMENT

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