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    /slideshows/homeLarge/college-mercy-banner.jpg Local Catholic Colleges Celebrate Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Cathedral of St. Paul Holy Door
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    • June 23
      The Catholic Schools Office announced today that it has appointed Christopher J. Cummings as the first president of St. Peter-Marian Central Catholic Jr.-Sr. High School (SPM) in Worcester. This new form of school governance will replace the headmaster model which has been in place since SPM was established in 1976 from a merger of St. Peter High School and Marian High School. The last headmaster, Matthew Sturgis, recently retired after having served as headmaster for 20 years. CLICK TITLE FOR MORE
    • June 16
      The following was prepared to be offered by Fr. Reidy on behalf of Bishop McManus at the Mayor's Prayer Vigil on June 15: Almighty Father, As we gather tonight shocked, saddened and angered by the reprehensible and senseless killings in Orlando, we turn to you for strength, wisdom and courage. In the face of the hatred and violence that has caused such tragedy and generated such grief, may we remember who we are, what we stand for and upon whom we rely. To those whose lives on this earth have been so unjustly cut short, grant eternal life in your Kingdom. To those who have been wounded, grant healing and health. To those whose lives have been shattered by the loss of loved ones, grant hope and trust in your love and mercy. And to those here and everywhere where hatred darkens minds and hardens hearts, may your light, love and grace pierce those hearts, enlighten those minds and change those lives with the truth that every man, woman and child is created in your image and likeness, is beloved by you and endowed with an inalienable dignity that makes us all brothers and sisters. Brothers and sisters who are called to love both friend and foe, to live in peace, to resolve disputes with reason, to respect one another in differences and to shun hatred and unjust violence. As we commend the souls of the slain to your loving care, may we commend ourselves anew to the mutual respect, love and care that Christ showed us with His life and to which the Holy Spirit empowers us with His grace. In your name we pray, Amen.
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      May 3, 2016, WORCESTER, MA -- At all the weekend Masses on April 30 and May 1, Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone, pastor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Ann Parish announced that, due to safety concerns for people in the building and for those using Mulberry Street, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church would be closed immediately and alternative plans for possible use over the coming year would cease. Further, he announced that, due to the safety concerns raised by the structural engineers over the last few days, demolition of the building would be necessary soon in order to assure safety on the public roadway in front of the building. CLICK TITLE for full release
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