Worcester Catholic Worker community celebrates 25 years on Mason Street

posted by Mike on August 13th, 2012

Worcester Catholic Worker, 25th anniversary

Folks from far and wide packed the kitchen and every other nook and cranny downstairs at 52 Mason Street tonight for a mass marking the 25th anniversary of the Saints Francis and Thérèse Catholic Worker community relocating to the house in 1987. Mass was celebrated by retired Worcester Auxiliary Bishop George Rueger.

It was fantastic to see so many Central Massachusetts lay Catholic communities represented, as well as so many people from other communities of faith and action.

See also:

Founders of the Saints Francis & Therese Catholic Worker community
The founding members of the SS. Francis & Thérèse Catholic Worker. Back row: Claire Schaeffer-Duffy, Justin Duffy, Scott Schaeffer-Duffy. Front row: Carl Siciliano, Sarah Jeglosky, Dan Ethier.

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4 Comments Leave a comment.

  1. On August 14, 2012 at 15:12 joe grant said:

    Congratulations. The work the CW does is critically important. Keep up the good work.

  2. On August 14, 2012 at 17:00 Monica Siemer said:

    Oh my gosh, Scott and Claire! You probably don’t remember me but I was a cofounder of the St. Francis Catholic Worker Community (at the north house with families) while you, Claire, were at the downtown house with Fr. Marv Mottet. I am so thrilled to see you going strong through 4 children!!! I had five and am only now getting back into this way of life (or trying to!). God bless you!! I especially like the good relationship your house has with the auxiliary bishop! It speaks volumes of your true Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin spirits of love and respect for the Church, Christ’s beloved Bride. Some time I will come to visit you! Take care and God bless! Monica

  3. On August 14, 2012 at 17:19 Rosalie Riegle said:

    CONGRATULATIONS! I just love the long-ago photo! And all of you! Coincidentally, I was indexing your interviews for *Doing Time for Peace* and took a break and found this.

  4. On August 15, 2012 at 10:09 Shawn M. Donovan said:

    Congratulations to the Mason Street Catholic Worker community on 25 years of wonderful work and witness. This fall, the Mustard Seed celebrates its own 40th anniversary. We began in a small storefront on Pleasant Street creating a ‘neighborhood living room’ where people came in, had coffee, sat and talked, and had a bowl of soup. The world is redeemed by the Works of Mercy. Blessings to you all.

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