Western Vicariate

Father Donaghy served as Ellicott City pastor, dean of seminary

Father Donaghy’s time at St. Paul included considerable improvements to its worship space. Restoration of the interior of its church, which dates to 1838, was completed in 1992, the year he arrived. Father Donaghy then oversaw an expansion of the worship space, which was rededicated in 2001.
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‘Saintly man’ of Cumberland dies after life of service

“He had a very deep faith, but it wasn’t a showy kind of faith,” said Capuchin Franciscan Father Gregory Chervenak, pastor of Our Lady of the Mountains. “He was very unassuming and never, ever drew attention to himself.
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Archbishop Lori presides at archdiocesan celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Close to 500 people weathered a steady snowfall the evening of Dec. 9 to participate in the archdiocesan celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. John Church.
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Beloved former Cumberland and Ellicott City pastor dies at 78

“He was so well-loved in all the parishes he served,” said Father Michael Roach, longtime friend of Monsignor James McGovern. “I’ve never known his equal.”
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Choir from St. John in Westminster heads to Carnegie Hall

“We’re a little parish choir in Westminster, invited to perform at Carnegie Hall,” said Regina McCurdy, director of liturgical music for the largest parish in Carroll County. “This is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity.”
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Mount St. Mary’s students participate in Hunger Dinner

Students at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg learned first-hand about hunger and social justice.
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Sister Mary Elko dies at 92

Sister Mary Elko, who gave 49 of the 73 years she spent as a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul to missions in Bolivia and nine years to a hospital in Baltimore, died Sept. 22 at Villa St. Michael in Emmitsburg. She was 92.
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New Mount president acknowledges its history, his own at West Point

Trainor pledged a campus where everyone will be treated with dignity and respect and an environment free of sexual assault and harassment.
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Rosary Congress opens with Mass at Baltimore Basilica

The Our Lady of Fatima Rosary Congress, a week-long devotion of prayer with the rosary, concludes Oct. 13. Seven parishes participate.
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Classroom passion runs deep in Westminster

A combined 65 years in the classroom. An endless supply of esteem for, and expertise in, Catholic schools. That’s what Antoinette “Toni” LaFlame and Barbara Ott bring to the 255 students at St. John School in Westminster.
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National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes to dedicate Shrine of St. Sharbel

The National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Emmitsburg will host a day of celebration in honor of the dedication of the Shrine of St. Sharbel.
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Presence: Pastors embrace active role at K-8 schools

The Catholic Review visited with three priests who consider it a privilege to minister to a parish school.
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