SHREWSBURY – St. John’s High School Board of Trustees has unanimously selected Benjamin P. Horgan as the new head of school to succeed Alex Zequeira, the current headmaster, at the end of this school year.
Denise Boucher-Garofoli has every reason to feel at home at Boucher’s Good Books. The store has been around for 50 years and she has worked at it for each of them. In addition, the store is located at 254 Lake Ave. in the house in which she grew up. Her father, Lou Boucher, bought the home when Boucher-Garofoli was 3 years old.
A bone from an arm that likely hugged Jesus was venerated 1,033 times by people over a period of about six hours on Nov. 16 at Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish, the only place in the Worcester Diocese where this relic of St. Jude the Apostle was scheduled to stop during its nine-month U.S. pilgrimage.
Divine Mercy Parish in Blackstone and the town community, including the Parks and Recreation Department, celebrated and honored veterans on Sunday.The parish Fellowship Ministry provided a hot breakfast, children in the Religious Education program and the town schools hand-crafted thank you cards, posters, and placemats.
The St. John’s High School golf team won its eighth state championship last month and its first since Joe Plante helped the Pioneers repeat as state champs in 2012. Mr. Plante, 28, died unexpectedly on Oct. 23, but St. John’s coach Sean Noonan believes he helped the Pioneers win their latest state title as well.
A total of $21,000 was awarded on Monday by Bishop McManus at the St. Peter Parish gym in Worcester, which represented the local portion of the annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development collection taken up in 2022.
Adaptive responses, new ways of thinking and acting- which are flexible and dynamic responses to changing circumstances, involving the ability to learn, innovate, and adjust behaviors or strategies to effectively address new challenges or situations were created.
The human being has a desire – a need – to interact with other human beings. The drive to connect with others comes from God who always calls us to community and even refers to the Church as the very body of Christ.
I would have completely missed that encounter which provided a spiritual boost for me in the crazy scheduled life I lead had I not decided to attend. God provided me with a gift of beauty that evening.
As I unwrapped his swaddle and marveled over his little fingers and toes and listened to his heart beating against mine, I wondered if he already knew the love of God, through the love I was pouring out on him.
From infants to individuals over 90 years old, cremated remains of 167 people who were without a proper burial place and left at funeral homes in Worcester were interred on Nov. 2, All Souls’ Day, at Notre Dame Mausoleum, part of the diocesan cemetery system.
About 200 teenagers and adult leaders attended the 2023 Diocesan High School Youth Rally Nov. 5 at Anna Maria College in Paxton. Youth reacted positively to a gathering where they heard about heaven, hell, and an ordinary/extraordinary teenager.
WORCESTER – A Ukrainian man, Vitaliy Sobolivskyy, is on a mission of thanksgiving and unity focused on Christ and his cross, taking the Cross of Gratitude – an approximately 800-pound oak crucifix – to churches, nations’ capitals and elsewhere, for nearly two decades. This week the cross is at Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish.
During this month commemorating all saints and all souls, this relic of the “Apostle of the Impossible” is to be available for veneration in Sacred Heart Church from 1-9 p.m. Nov. 16, except during a 6 p.m. Mass in the saint’s honor.
Much has changed about St. Bernard’s High School in Fitchburg since Angela (Capone) McGuire graduated in 1952. Next week St. Bernard’s High School is welcoming back older alumni who haven’t visited the school in a while. (Still time to register, and see who will attend; click to read.)
Ever since he began attending St. John’s High School baseball games in Shrewsbury when he was 9 or 10, Mr. Cummins wanted to play baseball for the Pioneers. After he graduated from St. John’s in 2008, he began thinking about becoming the head baseball coach one day. That day arrived on Oct. 2 when he was named head coach, replacing his former coach, Charlie Eppinger, who stepped down.