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    • October 20
      Sister Ann Mary Cobb is to receive this year’s Retired Religious Award for her community, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, at 10:30 a.m. Mass, Oct. 22, St. Paul Cathedral, Worcester. A venerated, retired teacher at the age of 96, Sister Ann Mary is thought of as a much deserving vowed religious by all who know her.
    • October 20
      This year marks the 125th anniversary of St. Joseph School in Webster. The school headmaster, Mgsr. Anthony S. Czarnecki, welcomed Bishop McManus, priests, parents and students to an anniversary Mass Sunday. He paid tribute to the Felician Sisters who were there in 1892 to welcome the school’s first students.
    • October 19
      The St. Thomas More Society of Worcester County will honor four people from the community as part of its sixtieth annual Red Mass on October 29 at 10:15 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 19 Chatham Street, Worcester. The Mass is open to the public. The awardees are: Chief Justice Timothy F. Sullivan, attorneys Patricia Finnegan Gates and Jeffrey P. Greenberg, and Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent. The Red Mass references the color of the vestments traditionally worn by the celebrants and Judges attending the King’s Bench in Westminster, England. A private reception will follow in the Cenacle located in the lower level of the Church.
    • October 16
      WORCESTER – Bishop McManus, joined by adults, children and teenagers, led the rosary across from the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic Oct. 16 as part of the 40 Days for Life campaign to end abortion. The international campaign, held twice a year, includes fasting and peaceful prayer each day outside abortion clinics. It has saved and changed lives. Photo by Tanya Connor | The Catholic Free Press
    • October 13
      WEBSTER – The Respect Life Committee of Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish and All Saints Academy students in grades 5-8 prayed the rosary on Oct. 13 outside the Emmaus Center across from the church. “This was a wonderful way to celebrate the Fatima apparitions,” said Father Adam Reid, pastor.
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