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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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Holy Week from St. Paul Cathedral

Please note that we are replaying Easter Vigil from 2013 due to technical issues.


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Partners in Charity Report at End of Lent
April 14, 2014, WORCESTER, MA – The Office of Development of the Diocese of Worcester has announced that from Ash Wednesday until Palm Sunday parishioners have made more than 8,858 gifts and pledges totaling $2,662,691 toward this year’s Annual Partners in Charity Appeal. A majority of the 108 parishes and missions in the diocese began their appeal during Lent. The goal for this year’s appeal is $5 million. CLICK FOR PARTNERS-CHARITY.NET

Statement on First Anniversary of Pope Francis
March 13, 2014 - "I ask the Catholic Community in the Diocese of Worcester to join me in a prayer of thanksgiving for our Holy Father, Pope Francis, on this first anniversary of his election as Bishop of Rome and Successor to St. Peter. In a very short period of time he has captured the imagination of both believers and non-believers throughout the world. He has encouraged us to go beyond our areas of comfort and make Christ’s love manifest to those who are in the periphery of society, whether from poverty, neglect or abandonment. In so doing, Pope Francis has moved us all to reexamine our mission as Catholics and as human beings so that we may demonstrate our love for our brothers and sisters in Christ in very real ways. May God grant him the strength and perseverance to lead us in his Petrine Ministry for many years to come." Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester

Bishop McManus to Welcome Hundreds on Road of Initiation
March 7, 2014 WORCESTER, MA -- On Sunday, March 9 at 3 PM at the Cathedral of St. Paul, Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, Bishop of the Diocese of Worcester, will welcome 84 adults and older children who have responded to the movement of the Holy Spirit and are seeking membership in the Catholic Church.  After receiving testimony from their godparents, the Bishop will invite participants known as catechumens to confirm their desire by signing their names in the Book of Elect as part of the Rite of Election. CLICK TO READ RELEASE

Diocese of Worcester Releases Financial Reports for FY2013
January 16, 2014, WORCESTER, MA -- Following a complete audit of its financial accounting, the Diocese of Worcester has issued an online Financial Report and online and printed editions of the Annual Report on Financial Activities for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2013. CLICK for Complete Release and Reports

Finance Policies Compliance Letter from Bishop McManus
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Daily Mass

Broadcast Monday through Friday and available as a QuickTime movie, the Mass is updated each weekday afternoon. Click on image to view. A Free QuickTime download link is available from the TV Ministry site if you need it for your computer. 

Share in their Care

Join Bishop McManus, Sister Paul Kelleher, SSJ, and Ray Delisle as they discuss the Retirement Fund for Religious. CLICK HERE

Learn about the Haitian Apostolate,
a Partners in Charity Agency.