Western Vicariate

Sister Georgine Grabenstein, former Cumberland teacher, dies

A member of her congregation for 79 years, Sister Georgine was born and raised in Cumberland, where she attended the former parish school and high school at St. Mary. From 1964 to 1968, she taught at the parish school.
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Timothy Trainor appointed 26th president of Mount St. Mary’s University

The Board of Trustees of Mount St. Mary’s University announced June 3 the permanent appointment of Dr. Timothy Trainor as president of the university.
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Westminster priest hopes summer convocation sparks missionary renewal

For Father Mark Bialek, being a priest means enabling his parishioners to evangelize in new ways.
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New President Appointed to Lead St. Maria Goretti High School

May 05, 2017 Hagerstown, MD, May 5, 2017 – Mr. Christopher Cosentino has been appointed as the new president of St. Maria Goretti High School. He succeeds Mr. Richard Fairly, who has served as president of St. Maria Goretti since 2011. Mr. Cosentino is currently the Associate Superintendent for Secondary Schools and Government Programs for...
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Daughter of St. Gianna Molla shares story of her sacrifice with Ellicott City parish

Molla is the child St. Gianna struggled to carry to term after doctors discovered a fibroid tumor that threatened both her life and her baby’s.
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Vicariate structure outlined for Archdiocese of Baltimore

Archbishop Lori announced he has returned the archdiocese to the three-vicariate system, with urban, eastern and western vicariates.
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Bishop-designate Parker touched lives in parishes

When Bishops-designate Adam J. Parker served as a young parish priest in Western Maryland and Halethorpe, he had a profound impact on parishioners.
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Baltimore priest who served in Iraq ready to become a bishop

On one of the bloodiest days of the Iraq War – April 9, 2004 – Father F. Richard Spencer became the link between this world and the next for many of the mortally wounded.
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