“Lent helps us change for the good, for the better, for the best”

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St. Joseph’s to observe ’24 Hours for the Lord’ By Laurie Schlatter Citizen Chronicle Writer CHARLTON — In a conversation reflecting the tides of life, the Rev. Robert Grattaroti, who goes by Father Bob, is both patient and exuberant, solemn and animated in explaining the practices of the Lenten season […]

Faith in Action: St. Luke’s serves the community of homeless

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Southern Worcester County’s only shelter challenged by growing need By Laurie Schlatter Citizen Chronicle Writer SOUTHBRIDGE — Dr. John Howland, the soft-spoken executive director of St. Luke’s Guesthouse, sounds a bit surprised to take stock of the homeless shelter a year after officially reorganizing as a nonprofit charity. “We’re actually […]