|Father LeBlanc leads eucharistic procession from Sacred Heart to Notre Dame Church.|
Final Mass at Sacred Heart
SOUTHBRIDGE - Make your home in Jesus, nowhere else.
Bring healing by refusing to walk away.
Father Leo-Paul J. LeBlanc gave these challenges, along with praise and comfort, to people from Sacred Heart of Jesus Church at their closing Mass Sunday.
After Mass he led them in procession with the Blessed Sacrament to Notre Dame Church, where he celebrated Benediction. Then some returned to Sacred Heart, where they sat quietly, talked or took photographs.Sacred Heart and Notre Dame Parishes merged last May to form Notre Dame of the Sacred Heart Parish, with Father LeBlanc as pastor. Both churches were being used.
Five men ordained to transitional diaconate
Five men preparing for priesthood were ordained transitional deacons Saturday at St. Paul Cathedral.
Deacons Michael Clements and Jonathan Slavinskas grew up in the Worcester Diocese.
Deacons Dario Acevedo and Hugo Cano are from Colombia.
Deacon Eric Asante is the diocese's first transitional deacon from Ghana. Fellow Ghanaian Deacon Anthony J. Xatse became the diocese's first African permanent deacon in 2009. So far the diocese has two African priests - Fathers Anthony Mpagi and Patrick Ssekyole - both from Uganda.
Parish will miss pastor who died suddenly; funeral Saturday
Bishop McManus will celebrate a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Paul Cathedral for Father Thomas B. Garlick, 61, pastor of St. Anne's Parish, Southborough who died Sunday in the parish rectory.
He leaves three sisters, MaryEllen Hurley and her husband Richard of Leominster, Brenda J. Garlick of Robinsdale, N.Y., and Martha J. Garlick of Somerville; two brothers, Ralph J. Garlick of Ashland and George P. Garlick and his wife Sandra of Ashburn, Va.; a niece, Johanna J. Wilson and her husband David of San Tan Valley, Ariz., and their children Amaya and Gabriel, and aunts and cousins.
Campus ministry gives guidance to students
WORCESTER - For many students, campus ministry is an integral part of their college experience. Father Tomasz J. Borkowski ministers to students part time at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and Ruth McGinn does the same, full time, at Worcester State University. Partners in Charity funds the ministry.Father Tomasz, as he is affectionately called, said was asked by Bishop McManus to take over the campus ministry at WPI last June, and to go back to school himself. Father Tomasz is currently studying for his licentiate in sacred theology at Boston College's School of Theology and Ministry. It is a two-year program.
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