springfield diocese http://wamc.org en New Springfield Bishop Makes Good First Impression http://wamc.org/post/new-springfield-bishop-makes-good-first-impression <p>A new spiritual leader has been appointed for the 230,000 Roman Catholics in western Massachusetts. Bishop Mitchell Rozanski will replace Bishop Timothy McDonnell as head of the Springfield diocese. The new bishop left a good first impression, but will face many challenges.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:39:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 93068 at http://wamc.org New Springfield Bishop Makes Good First Impression Chicopee Church to Hold Masses Again http://wamc.org/post/chicopee-church-hold-masses-again <p></p><p>A Roman Catholic church in Chicopee closed by the Springfield Diocese in 2009 is scheduled to start celebrating a weekly Mass again a year after the Vatican determined that local church officials could not sell the building.&nbsp;</p><p>The diocese announced Wednesday that a weekly Mass would be celebrated at St. Patrick starting Dec. 1.</p><p>The diocese stressed that the decision does not mean that St. Patrick would re-open as a distinct parish. St. Patrick remains a subsidiary of Holy Name of Jesus Parish.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 52027 at http://wamc.org