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Adopt-a-Student Committee

Building Commission, Diocesan

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Catholic Charities Board, Diocesan

Catholic Free Press Board of Governors, The

Catholic Nurses, Council of

Catholic Nurses Board of Directors

Catholic Schools Board, Diocesan

Clergy Benefit Plan Board of Trustees

Commission for Women

Diaconate Advisory Board, Diocesan

Diaconate Selection Committee

Diocesan Pastoral Council

Diocesan Review Committee

Diocesan Policy Review Board

Expansion Fund Board, Diocesan

Finance Committee, Diocesan

Guild of Our Lady of Providence

Guild of St. Agnes Board of Directors

Haitian Apostolate Advisory Board, Diocesan

Haitian Apostolate Coordinators, Diocesan

Investment Committee, Diocesan

Justice and Peace Commission, Diocesan

Ongoing Priestly Formation Committee

Pastoral Planning Committee

Priests' Personnel Board

Priests' Salary Committee

Respect Life Committee, Diocesan

Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal Committee

St. Paul Catholic Schools Consortium Board

St. Vincent Community Health Care Fund Allocations Committee

Serra Club, Worcester North

Serra Club, Worcester South

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Board of Directors, Diocesan

Vicar for Religious Advisory Committee

Visitation House Board

Adopt A Student Committee
Robert R. Pape, Chairperson 
James A. Andreoli
Joseph J. Bafaro 
Dr. Francesco Cesareo
Michael J. Coogan
Atty Peter J. Dawson 
William R. Driscoll
Thomas E. Dunn
Michael J. Germain
Daniel Girard, Jr.
Timothy Griffin
Susan Ivas
Robert J. Kenney
Kristopher Kervick
Francis J. Kittredge
Honorable Francis J. Larkin 
Edward P. Madaus
Marie Maher
Sean M. McCue
Catherine G. O’Brien
John D. O’Connell 
Kathryn O'Hearn
Thomas Russell
Brenden Walsh 

Building Commission, Diocesan
Rev. John J. Foley, chairperson
Rev. Robert K. Johnson
Rob Johnson
John Lauring
Jordan O’Connor
Fr. Richard Reidy
Kevin Seaman
Rev. Thaddeus X. Stachura
Msgr. Thomas Sullivan
Richard J. Breagy (staff)

Catholic Campaign for Human Development
Msgr. Francis J. Scollen, chairperson 
Msgr. Edmond T. Tinsley
Dorothy Driscoll
Edelmira Spence
Patricia Halpin

Catholic Charities Board, Diocesan
L. Marie Agyei
Joseph J. Bafaro, Jr. - Vice President
Sr. Janet Ballentine, RSM
Claire M. Freda
Paul J. Gannon - President
J. Michael Grenon
Karen Clark Hoey, PhD
Russell Lindquist
Edward J. McTighe, Esq.
Sylvia L. Pusateri, Esq.
Rev. William Reiser, SJ
Anthony Rozevicius, CPA - Treasurer
Thomas E. Ryan
Patricia Stepanski Plouffe
John F. Strouse, Jr., Esq.
David E. Surprenant, Esq. - Clerk
Mary H. Whitney

Ex Officio
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
Raymond L. Delisle
Catherine Loeffler - Diocesan Director

Catholic Free Press Board of Governors, The
Paul F. McGrath, chairperson
Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone, bishop’s liaison
Mary T. Donovan
Rev. Francis T. Goguen
Deborah Penta
John P. Widdison
Margaret M. Russell, executive editor

Catholic Nurses, Council of
Florence L. Burke, president
Rev. Louis J. Gould, chaplain

Catholic Nurses Board of Directors
Barbara Beauregard
Margaret Deedy
Gail Finnegan, treasurer
Elizabeth Foley
Mary Hanrahan
Maureen Keating
Ellen T. Norton
Sheila O’Rourke
Jean M. Reidy, vice president
Deidre Shea, secretary
Phyllis Taberner
Katherine Walsh


Catholic Schools Board, Diocesan
Mary Lou Anderson, Ph.D, - chair
Paul Covino - vice chair
Rev. Stephen Gemme
Timothy Griffin
Carmelita Johnson 
Rev. Peter Joyce
Margaret A. Kirkendall
Patricia Marmen
Margaret L. McKenna
M. Marcus Moran, Jr.
Atty. Elizabeth W. Morse
Barbara Nealon
Patricia A. Smith
Barbara Spence
Atty. David E. Suprenant


Clergy Benefit Plan Board of Trustees
Rev. Kenneth Cardinale, president
Rev. Edward D. Niccolls, treasurer,
Rev. Eric Asante
Rev. Timothy Brewer
Msgr. Richard Collette
Rev. Joseph Dolan
Rev. Ronald Falco
Rev. Thirburse Millott
Rev. Miguel Pagan
Msgr. Francis Scollen 


Commission for Women
Susan Bailey, chairperson
Ann Wagstaff, vice chairperson
Pearl Martino, secretary
Shirley Pukaite, treasurer
Anne Ancona
Carolyn Black
Marie Fusaro Davis
Mary Donovan
Christine  Gagne
Sister Paula Kelleher, SSJ
Barbara Legassey
Frances Nugent
Patricia Smith
Joan Talbot
Susan Zybert


Diaconate Advisory Board, Diocesan
Deacon Anthony R. Surozenski, director
Most Rev. George E. Rueger
Deacon James M. and Carole Denning 
DEacon Francisco and Fanny Escobar
Rev. Ronald Falco
James Fraser
Rev. James S. Mazzone
Deacon Gerald M. and Veronika Montiverdi, Jr. 
Lori Pandiscio
Deacon Wesley S. and Judith Stevens


Diaconate Selection Committee
Deacon Anthony R. Surozenski, director
Deacon Paul and Lorraine Carrier
DEacon Michael and Linda Corby
Deacon Philip E. and Carol Devine
Deacon Francisco and Fanny Escobar
Deacon David R. and Gale Isabelle
Deacon Richard and Pearl Martino
Deacon Roland M. and Brenda Michaud
Deacon Pasquale G. Mussulli
Deacon Lee E. and Annette Packard
Rev. Jose A. Rodriguez
Deacon Harry M. and Marguerite Sweet

Diocesan Pastoral Council
Susan Zybert, chairperson
Brent Anderson
Mary Belmore
Michael Bovenzi
Julie Ekeson
Nissa Gadbois
Laurene Hirko
Christopher Klofft, Ph.D.
Gina Kuruvilla
Deacon Franklin Lizardo
Denise Macaloney
Pauline Morris
Joanne Powell
Steve Rust

Ex officio
Sr. Jacquelyn Alix, pfm
Deacon Paul Audette
Ray Delisle

Diocesan Review Committee

Most. Rev. Robert J. McManus, ex officio
Richard Hummel, Ph.D.
Claire Freda, Vice Chairperson
Judith Audette, Chairperson
Rev. Jose A. Rodriguez
Cathy Perkins
Dr. John Duggan
Rev. C. Michael Broderick
Msgr. Edmond T. Tinsley
Sr. Mary Lou Walsh, SND
Honorable Edward J. Reynolds
Dr. Lynda Young
Fr. Dean N. Paleologos
Raymond Delisle
Frances Nugent
Sr. Paula Kelleher, SSJ
Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan
Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone

Diocesan Policy Review Board
Elizabeth W. Morse, esq.
Honorable Herbert F. Travers Jr.
Marvin Baum, MD.

Expansion Fund Board, Diocesan
Janet Chambers
Martin F. Connors, Jr.
Peter Dawson
Msgr. John Doran
John E. Graham
Rev. Richard J. Jakubauskas 
William F. Jones
Terrence Sullivan
Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan
Jerome D. Jussaume (staff)


Finance Committee, Diocesan
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
Joseph A. Giovino, chairperson
John O’Connor, vice chairperson 
Jack Calareso, Ph.D.
Raymond Delisle
Robert Donahue
Patricia L. Jones
Rev. Joseph M. Nally
Rev. Richard Reidy
Msgr. Francis J. Scollen
Carol A. Adams (staff)
Jerome D. Jussaume (staff)


Guild of Our Lady of Providence
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, honorary president
Most Rev. George E. Rueger, spiritual adviser
Elizabeth Regele, president
Dr. Nancy Johnson, past president
Ellen M. Blanchard
Dorothy F. McLaughlin
Irene M. Shulten
Mary C. Murphy


Guild of St. Agnes Board of Directors
Mark Brophy, president
Michael Marchand, ex-officio
Donna Brynes, vice president
Msgr. Edmond T. Tinsley, treasurer
Patricia Couhig, secretary
Michael Akerson, esq.
Linda Bonder
Kristen Diggins
Linda Garofoli, PhD.
Meg Kursonis
Noreen Landry
Craig A. J. Manseau
Lynn McCarroll
Charles McManus
Denise O’Connell
Kerry O’Keefe
Stephen Perla
Ron Valerio


Haitian Apostolate Advisory Board, Diocesan
Dr. John Zawacki
Carol Adams
Sister Michelle Jacques, SSA
Father Peter White
Dr. Upadhyay Ram
Carolyn Leary
Sister Paula Kelleher, SSJ
Kathleen Kelleher
Frances Nugent


Haitian Apostolate Coordinators, Diocesan
Martha Tower
Dr. John Broach
Katie Broach
Michael Grimes
Erin Grimes
Jean O’Reilly
Harry and Maureen Harch
Eileen McTiernan
Deacon Peter Ryan
Deacon Eduardus Meilus


Investment Committee, Diocesan
Janet C. Simonds, chair
Timothy Griffin
Patricia L. Jones 
Christian McCarthy
John O’Connor
George F. Sullivan Jr. 
Carol A. Adams
Jerome D. Jussaume (staff)


Justice and Peace Commission, Diocesan
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
Deacon Joseph M. Baniukiewicz
LaVerne Bertin
Richard Burton
William Driscoll
Sister Rena Mae Gagnon, PFM
Brother Edward Hall, CP
Joanne O’Brien
Brain O’Connell
Rev. William Reiser, SJ
Matthew Ryan
Nancy Woolfrey


Ongoing Priestly Formation Committee
Rev. Ronald Falco, director
Rev. Daniel J. Becker
Rev. Robert A. Grattaroti
Rev. James S. Mazzone
Rev. Michael J. Roy
Msgr. Francis J. Scollen
Msgr. Edmond T. Tinsley


Pastoral Planning Committee
Msgr. Michael G. Foley

Msgr. F. Stephen Pedone

Rev. Richard Reidy

Msgr. Michael F. Rose

Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan

Rev. Jose Andre Rodriguez

Deacon Anthony Surozenski

Raymond  Delisle

John J. Duggan

James Fraser

Frank Kartheiser

Elizabeth Marcil, Chair

Lori Pandiscio


Priests’ Personnel Board
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus, chairman ex-officio
Rev. Paul t. O’Connell
Rev. Francis T. Goguen
Rev. Richard F. Trainor
Rev. Ronald G. Falco
Rev. Jose A. Rodriguez
Rev. Stephen M. Gemme
Rev. Rocco Piccolomini


Priests’ Salary Committee
Msgr. Francis J. Scollen, chairman
Rev. Richard T. Carey
Msgr. Richard E. Collette
Rev. Stephen M. Gemme
Rev Richard A. Jakubauskas
Msgr. Edmond T. Tinsley


Respect Life Committee, Diocesan 
Allison LeDoux, director 
Msgr. Peter R. Beaulieu 
Rev. Stephan M. Gemme 
Jacqueline Tocci Hager 
Dr. John W. Harding 
Kathleen A. Jordan 
Sister Paula A. Kelleher, SSJ 
Sandra A. Kucharski 
Rev. Joseph M. Nally  
Rev. Michael J. Roy

Retirement Fund for Religious Appeal Committee
Sister Paula A. Kelleher, SSJ, chairperson
Robert C. Ballantine
Raymond L. Delisle
Edward L. Faron
Sister Marie Finneron, RSM
William F. Kelly
Francis J. Larkin
Allison LeDoux
Sister Joan Pollock, SSJ
Msgr. Edmond T. Tinsley
Sister Mary Lou Walsh, SND


St. Paul Catholic Schools Consortium Board
Marcus Moran Jr., chairperson
Patricia M. Halpin, vice chairperson
James Conry
Andrew Boucher
Norman Boudreau
Sister Julie Ciccolini, PBVM
Patrick Cronin 
Richard Flannagan
John Ginnity
Atty. Patrick Malone
Sister Patricia Murphy, SSJ
Rev. Brian P. O'Toole
Carolyn Polselli
Candace Race
John Worden, IV, MD.


St. Vincent Community Health Care Fund Allocations Committee
Most Rev. George E. Rueger
Msgr. Thomas J. Sullivan
Carol A. Adams
Lisa Carroll
Jeanette Bruso
Sister Theresa Khen Doan, MPV
Jerome D. Jussaume


Serra Club, Worcester North
David L. Higgins, president
Louis Giullani, president-elect
Norman J. Boudreau
Francis Pandiscio
Theresa Burchstead
Phyllis Maston
Jean Lawler
Richard Burchstead
Mary Mathieu
Paul Bessette
Paul Janda
Honorable Edward Reynolds


Serra Club, Worcester South
Paul R. Wajer, president
Constance Favreau, president-elect
Donald Bourque
William J. Szymczak
Patricia E. Soltys
Henry J. Langlois
Michael R. Pio
William Byrnes
Robert E. Duval
Ellen L. Gevry
Robert A. Lekstrom
Gail Quigley
Irene Russell
John B. Szymczak


Society of St. Vincent de Paul Board of Directors, Diocesan
Most Rev. Robert J. McManus
Robert F. Pike, president
Alfred E. Ballard, vice president
John F. Yovino, clerk
Rev. William E. Champlin
George Bousquet
Roger Hachey
John H. McNamara
Robert K. Smith
Roland Tremblay
Frances E. Pike


Vicar for Religious Advisory Committee
Sister Paula A. Kelleher, SSJ, chairperson
Sister Mary Theresa Barry, RSM
Sister Catherine Thomas Connolly, SND
Sister Marie Finneron, RSM


Visitation House Board 
Joseph Williams - President
Thomas Hardy   - Treasurer
Juliann O'Connor - Clerk
Lisa Griffin
Dr. John Harding
Msgr. James P. Moroney
Margaret Mellican
Joseph Ryan