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Year of Mercy: February 2016

February 2016 Year of Mercy theme: Visit the sick and comfort the afflicted

From the diocese: Prayers, reflections, and suggestions on how to fulfill February's corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

"Friendly February" at the Thrift Store

St. Martin’s Thrift Store in Millinocket is holding a month-long store promotion that gives a 50% discount to customers who bring along a friend to shop during February. The friend will also receive the discount.

In addition, there will be other sales announced during February, including the regular "thrifty Thursday" sales. 

The store has been serving the Katahdin Region for more than 50 years and proceeds help to support the food pantry and emergency fuel fund, both of which are open to eligible Katahdin area residents regardless of their religious affiliations.

Fr. Bruce Siket, pastorVoice of the Pastor

January 2016.   As I start my second year as pastor of these two parishes, I think that it is time that we start a dialog on something that is crucial to the success and growth of any parish, that is stewardship. I know that this a word that some people hate to hear, but stewardship is what every parish needs to exist. The first thing that people say is (continue here)


Richard Herman "Dick" Madore
George Leroy Michaud Jr.
Gloria "Arline" Levasseur

We offer our prayers for our faithful departed and our condolences to their families and friends. May all the faithful departed rest in the peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

St. Benedict’s Storm/Mass Cancellations

Mass cancellations will be recorded on the office answering machine as soon as Father makes the determination. Please call 365-4294 before Mass to check the status.

Events Calendar
Sunday Mass Schedule
Oct. 1 - May 31
Sat. 4 p.m. Christ the Divine Mercy: St. Martin's
Sun. 7:45 a.m. Christ the Divine Mercy: St. Martin's
Sun. 9:30 a.m. Christ the Divine Mercy: St. Peter's
Sun 11:15 a.m. St. Benedict
Blessing of Throats
Feb. 7 at Sunday Masses, for the Feast of St. Blaise, Feb. 3rd.
Ash Wednesday
Feb. 10
Stations of the Cross
Feb. 12, 19, 26 and Mar. 4, 11, 18
10th Annual Katahdin Area Celebration of Life Event
Feb. 13, 9 a.m. registration
Starts at Katahdin Middle and High School. See bulletin for details
Heavenly Valentine's Dinner
Feb. 13, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
St. Benedict's parish hall. See bulletin for details
Afternoon Sledding
Feb. 14, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m
Millinocket Recreation Complex next to Stearns High. Sponsored by Christ the Divine Mercy Family Life Ministry. Storm date 2/21.
Easter Sunday
Mar. 27

Mary Jo's Kenya Blog

Mary Jo Robinson writes about her work with refugees and the insights she has gained. Mary Jo grew up in St. Benedict's parish and was truly an emissary of Christ from our cluster. Her blog and photos