Sister Margaret Ann Brown, R.S.M. (also known as Sister Mary Anthony) a Sister of Mercy for 77 years, passed away peacefully at the age of 96 on Dec. 15 at McAuley Healthcare Center in Watchung, New Jersey.
WORCESTER – A new, three-month homeless shelter opened Monday in Blessed Sacrament Parish’s Phelan Center at 6 Federal Place. Open Sky Community Services, a Worcester-based behavioral health and human services organization, is operating the shelter.
The young mother and foster father were poor. But they chose life for the Baby, even though they had to wrap him in swaddling clothes and lay him in a manger. He changed the world, and 2,000 years later we’re still celebrating his birth, in part by supporting children and parents in need today.
Jerry Beddes, 75, of Worcester, first got involved by delivering meals to homebound elders, individuals with disabilities and those who may otherwise go without a meal. Then for more than 30 years, he managed the delivery routes for the Bishop's Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners.
According to the Diocese of Worcester, Bishop McManus has determined that there is a credible allegation of sexual abuse of a minor by Father Alan J. Martineau. Father Martineau has been on administrative leave since January 2022 and will remain on leave and cannot present himself as a priest.
WORCESTER – A treasured tradition, suspended because of the coronavirus, returned last week to Notre Dame Long Term Care Center on Plantation Street. Residents, family members and staff gathered to set up the Nativity scene.
WORCESTER – Grants totaling $22,000 were awarded to 19 programs by the local committee for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Bishop McManus presented the grants Nov. 28 at the St. Peter Parish gymnasium.
This weekend, an important collection for the retired Religious will be held at Masses in the Diocese of Worcester. Last year, five religious orders in the diocese received $311,319 in financial support from the national Retirement Fund for Religious.
Parishes, schools offer ways to get ready for season. As we prepare to celebrate the incarnation of Christ at Christmas, we can see his ongoing presence with us in the Eucharist, noted Father Thomas G. Landry.
What are parishes doing for the National Eucharistic Revival? Before the COVID-19 pandemic upended so many things around the world, St. Joseph Parish in Charlton offered eucharistic adoration in the church three days a week.
As senior captains, Damien and Antonio are the team’s top two running backs and they will lead St. Bernard’s into the Division 7 state championship game against West Boylston at 3 p.m. Friday at Gillette Stadium.