History of the Start of St. Camillus Parish: On March 28, 1953, the mission of St. Camillus de Lellis, patron saint of the ill, was established. It was served by the priests of St. Bernard under the direction of Monsignor Martin. By October, it was evident that the venture was growing successfully, reaching the patients and nursing students at Burbank Hospital,and the students at nearby Fitchburg State College, and many in the area even as far away as Ashby and Townsend. On October 7, 1953, the mission became a parish church with Father Edmund P. Marshall as pastor and Father Daniel P. O'Brien as curate. The needed rectory was built for them to occupy on August 1, 1954.
History of St Bernard:
St. Bernard: Bernard of Clairvaux, O.Cist (1090 - August 20, 1153) was a French abbot and the primary builder of the reforming Cistercian order. After the death of his mother, Bernard sought admission into the Cistercian order. Three years later, he was sent to found a new abbey at an isolated clearing in a glen known as the Val d'Absinthe, about 15 km southeast of Bar-sur-Aube. According to tradition, Bernard founded the monastery on 25 June 1115, naming it Claire Vall'e, which evolved into Clairvaux. There Bernard would preach an immediate faith, in which the intercessor was the Virgin Mary.  In the year 1128, Bernard assisted at the Council of Troyes, at which he traced the outlines of the Rule of the Knights Templar, who soon became the ideal of Christian nobility. On the death of Pope Honorius II a schism broke out in the Church. Louis VI of France convened a national council of the French bishops at tampes, and Bernard was chosen to judge between the rivals for pope. In 1139, Bernard assisted at the Second Council of the Lateran. Bernard denounced the teachings of Peter Abelard to the Pope, who called a council at Sens in 1141 to settle the matter. Bernard soon saw one of his disciples, Bernard of Pisa, elected Pope. Having previously helped end the schism within the Church, Bernard was now called upon to combat heresy. In June 1145, Bernard traveled in Southern France and his preaching there helped strengthen support against heresy. Following the Christian defeat at the Siege of Edessa, the Pope commissioned Bernard to preach the Second Crusade. The last years of Bernard's life were saddened by the failure of the crusaders, the entire responsibility for which was thrown upon him. Bernard died at age 63, after 40 years spent in the cloister. He was the first Cistercian monk placed on the calendar of saints, and was canonized by Pope Alexander III on 18 January 1174. Pope Pius VIII bestowed upon him the title "Doctor of the Church".
History of St Camillus:
St. Camillus established the order of Clerks regular ministers to the sick, better known as Camillians. His experience in wars led him to establish a group of health care workers who would assist soldiers on the battlefield. Their symbol on their cassock remains today a red cross. Camillus was so upset at how hopeless plague cases were treated during his time, that he formed the "Brothers of the Happy Death," for plague victims. It was the efforts of the "Brothers of the Happy Death," and his supernatural healings that the people of Rome credited Camillus with getting rid of a certain plague, and Camillus was named "Patron Saint of Rome" for a time. Throughout his life Camillus' ailments caused him suffering but he would permit no-one to wait on him and would crawl to visit the sick when unable to stand and walk. It is said that Camillus possessed the gifts of healing and prophecy. He was beatified in 1742 and canonized by Benedict XIV in 1746.
FSU Catholic Campus Ministry: ( Transferred to the Pastor of St Boniface Parish Sept 1,2015 )
The Catholic Campus Ministry at Fitchburg State University, student-based within the Catholic tradition, is a spiritual and religious ministry open to all, and available to all for spiritual guidance. It is a growth ministry, which assists young men and women in developing their faith and their morals. It is a support ministry where students can get help in dealing with their personal difficulties and confusion and an all-purpose ministry where students can feel welcomed and get involved through prayer and a sense of stewardship.