For their 38th anniversary they renewed their marriage vows – at the groom’s first Mass as a new deacon. It was a surprise for them, and a first for his family, who couldn’t attend their wedding in Korea.
Early signs are pointing to a successful beginning of the four-year Legacy of Hope capital campaign, launched by Bishop McManus in January. Separate from Partners in Charity, Legacy of Hope supports six initiatives while also sending a portion of the funds back to the individual churches.
“I was thrilled!” Christine Doyle, of St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Dudley, was raving about meeting Stephanie Vincent, whom she’s sponsored to attend school in Haiti. “I’ve had Stephanie as a student since 2010,” through the Worcester Diocese’s Haitian Apostolate education program, she said.