Meeting of Families
Begun in 1994 by St. John Paul II, the World Meeting of Families is an international
Catholic congress celebrating the family.
It is being held in Philadelphia from September 22 to the 25th. Pope Francis will visit the city September 25 to
27. About the event
If you can't attend in Philadelphia, our diocese has put together a resource list of
suggested activities for our involvement in this event of the worldwide church.
Are you are our next website leader?
Webmaster Janet DeGraw is planning to move when her house sells. If you
or someone you know would be interested in helping to bring our Christian
presence to the Katahdin region, please let Father know. He is looking into
using a template that doesn't require specialized skills to maintain the
site, so don't be scared-off if you have never done anything like this
before! Just bring your love of the Lord and Our Lady and your desire
to spread the word! Thank you and God bless you.
With good food and lots of laughter, Christ the Divine Mercy Parish
and St. Benedict Parish each honored Deacon Dan Watson for 17
years of service to our cluster community.
the opportunities at the dinner and the breakfast to offer his own thanks to his family,
the cluster staff, and the parishioners, for their love and support in his
ministry over the years. He asked for our prayers to go with him as he
discerns the Lord's will for the next phase of his life.
Christ the Divine Mercy Parish's Annual Lawn Party & Auction
Thank you to all who made this year’s Lawn Party and
Auction, held at St. Peter's, the success it was. From the blessing Fr. Bruce give us to the
final minute, a terrific time was had by all. We look forward to next year’s
event and hope to see you there!
A list of the prize and raffle winners
is in the Divine Mercy
bulletin for August 9, 2015, page 7.
Mary Jo Robinson - next stop: Kenya
Remember this bright-faced and prayerful young woman, so active in ministry as a teen in our cluster?
She has been working with refugees in Syracuse, NY, and plans to dedicate her
life to that work. Read
about her exciting next steps.
Cluster 5's Thailand Trek: 22nd year of VBS
VBS PHOTOS in a wonderful slideshow.
Program lead Anna Robinson said: "Thank you to our 2015 Vacation
Bible School volunteers. This cluster program, our 22nd year of
VBS, would not be possible without the dedicated teens and adults from the
community giving of their time and talents!"
The Pastor's Voice
July 2015. It has been several weeks since I have written a
Pastor's Voice and ... it occurs to me that things
would be easier and more efficient at Christ the Divine Mercy Parish if
everything was in one office.Read Father's
message to us.
- New Sunday Mass Schedule
- June 13 - August 30
Sat. 4 p.m.
Christ the Divine Mercy: St. Martin's
Sun 7:30 a.m. St.
Sun. 9:30 a.m. Christ the Divine Mercy: St.
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Christ the Divine Mercy: St.
- 2015 Blue Mass
- September 13, 10 a.m.
the Immaculate Conception, Portland
- World Meeting of Families
- Congress: Sept. 22 - 25
visit: Sept. 25 - 27
Philadelphia: We are
called together from all over the world in celebration of
the family, the sanctuary of love and life.
- ACTS Retreat for Women
- October 1 - 4
Center, Frenchville. Many women in our cluster have made
an ACTS retreat and can tell you it is a wonderful
experience. CLC: 543-6193
- 55th Annual Harvest Tea & Sale
- October 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
is a joint effort of the two churches in Christ the Divine
Mercy Parish, to be held at St. Martin's
hall. Volunteers and items needed. See
Encyclical of Pope Francis on our common home
“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”.
new, St. Francis-inspired, letter to all of us from Pope Francis.
Follow Pope Francis & Bishop Deeley