January 30, 2018

Catholic Communications introduces ‘This Week in the Diocese’ photo gallery

Staff report

Parish council members from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Springfield volunteer at the Loaves & Fishes soup kitchen as their January meeting. (IObserve photo/courtesy of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish)


SPRINGFIELD – Thanks to photos submitted by Sister of St. Joseph Betty Matuszek, pastoral minister of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Springfield, and Linda Reardon, principal of St. Stanislaus Kostka School in Adams, the first “This Week in the Diocese” photo gallery has been posted on the homepage.

Along with photos taken by Catholic Communications staff, the weekly gallery was introduced to highlight everyday Catholic life in western Massachusetts. Parishioners, pastors, religious educators, and Catholic school principals and staff are invited to submit one to three photos per week with brief caption information to Rebecca Drake, Catholic Communications editor/news director at

Photo submissions can feature events, people, and places, such as parish fairs, volunteers, prayer groups, student projects, favorite statues, baptisms, weddings, choirs, new altar servers, parish gardens – any subjects that help celebrate the people, priests, religious women and men, liturgies, pilgrimages, trips, and other events that bring the Gospel to life in the Springfield Diocese.

Any questions can be directed to Rebecca Drake at the email above or 413.452.0636.

Here is the direct link to the debut “This Week in the Diocese” gallery: