Ordination Update: 5 New Deacons for Springfield

Details: Five men were ordained permanent deacons for the Diocese of Springfield as part of an 11 a.m. ordination Mass held at St. Michael’s Cathedral here May 25. Springfield Bishop Timothy A. McDonnell presided over the “Rite of Diaconate Ordination” as the men from across western Massachusetts became the newest permanent deacons in the diocese. [Read More...]

A bishop who saves goals and saves souls

Longtime readers will remember that this bishop runs marathons and likes to sing his homilies.  Turns out, he’s also a “holy goalie.” Meet another side of Springfield’s Bishop Thomas Paprocki, courtesy the Springfield State Journal-Register: There is a framed photo on the wall of the Most Rev. Thomas John Paprocki’s Springfield office that stands out [Read More...]