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6th Night of the Novena to Saint Anne - Hispanic Community

6th Night of the Novena to Saint Anne – Hispanic Community

Father Peter Bui, Associate Pastor of Saint Anne Church and Notre Dame Church in Southbridge was the Main Celebrant.  He was joined in prayer by the English and Hispanic communities of Saint John Paul II Parish in Southbridge. The rosary procession was led by members of the Hispanic community.

5th Night of the Novena to Saint Anne - Polish Community

5th Night of the Novena to Saint Anne – Polish Community

The fifth night of our Novena began with the Rosary procession.  Tonight, members of the Polish community carried Polish flags as they prayed.   The Joyous Mysteries were said by a Polish Lay Assumptionist in English, and in Polish by a Polish parishioner from Our Lady of Częstochowa Church in Worcester’s Metanoia Prayer Community.

2nd Night of the Novena to Saint Anne

2nd Night of the Novena to Saint Anne – Filipino Community

The second night of the Novena to Saint Anne welcomed back Father Alex Castro, A.A. to the Parish, where he was Pastor from 2018 to 2023.  The Filipino Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Boston & the Filipino community from Saint John’s Church in Worcester joined in the celebration of the Novena Mass.

The Diary of the 137th Annual Novena to St. Anne

1st Night of the Novena to Saint Anne – African Community

The Chaplain of the African Community of the Worcester Diocese, Father Enoch Kyeremateng from St. Joan of Arc parish in Worcester presided the first night of the Novena. Before the Mass, he said that he appreciates sharing his faith with us in such a sacred place. He added that the African people have a strong devotion to Mary, and they share that with our community in Fiskdale.

Father Rodel Cervantes, A.A.

An Interview with Father Rodel Cervantes, A.A.

I was born in the Philippines, the fifth of six children, all boys. My father, who died in 2000, was a policeman while my mother had been a teacher. I grew up in a very Catholic family, living near the parish church where I was an altar server.

Fr. Roger Visits Africa

Fr. Roger Visits Africa

Fr. Kizito, the vice-provincial superior for East Africa had asked me two years ago if I would be willing to lead the two retreats to include most of the Assumptionists in East Africa. I had to decline because I was heavily engaged in overseeing the move from 50 Old English Road into the “West Wing” of Emmanuel House.

AA News of the Assumption

AA News of the Assumption

During their 2nd session, held in Worcester, MA, USA, the members of the Plenary General Council prayed, with the religious from Emmanuel House, in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, at the heart of Assumption University. Beneath the organ is the motto of this mobilizing work of the Congregation: “Until Christ be formed in you”, which is quoted in Father General’s editorial on
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