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parish life conferenceOct. 17: Encounter the Joy of the Gospel

Parish Life Conference:  9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mass at 4:00 pm 

Where: Ramada Inn, Pleasant St., Lewiston

Click here for a complete schedule.


Forming family faith conferenceEngaging parents: faith formation videoconference

November 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

The workshop, presented by our diocese's Center for Ministry Development, will share effective ways in which parish communities are engaging parents and helping families grow in faith together.  Event details

Synod on the familySynod of Bishops on the Family

Bishops from around the world have gathered with Pope Francis to discuss the structure and role of families today. What to expect from the Synod.

Catholic News Agency international articles: coverage of the Synod

EWTN news livestream TV coverage

Pope tells Bishops to listen and learn from families and from the Holy Family. Article

So others may see

Here is Mary Jo Robinson's blog about her exciting mission to Nairobi, Kenya to care for children at risk. Mary Jo grew up in St. Benedict's parish and is truly an emissary of Christ from our cluster. Her blog and lots of photos


Francis Cameron "Skip" St. Peter
Yvonne M. Morrow
Donald E. McInnis Sr.
Bernard R. "Bunny" White

We offer our prayers for the faithful departed and our condolences to their families and friends. May their souls rest in the peace of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Events Calendar
Autumn-to-Spring 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
Synod on the Family
October 4 - 25
Rome, CNA coverage; and EWTN coverage
Encounter the Joy of the Gospel
October 17, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Parish Life Conference, Lewiston ME , Details
Husband-Wife to Be Canonized at Synod
October 18
St. Thérèse's parents, Blesseds Louis & Zelie Martin, will be the first married couple to be declared Saints as a couple. More info
Knights of Columbus Auction & Supper
October 22, 4 p.m.
St. Martin's hall; auction at 5 p.m., baked ham supper is $7. To donate items, call Kermit Cote at 723-4972
Catholic Charismatic Conference
October 24, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sponsor: Diocesan CCMP
Location: Corpus Christi Parish, Sacred Heart Church 72 Pleasant St., Waterville.
Speakers: Therese & John Boucher
All Saints & All Souls
November 1 -2
ACTS Retreat for Men
November 5 - 8
Christian Life Center, Frenchville, ME 543-6193
ACTS Missions.org
St. Peter's Harvest Tea & Sale
November 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Christ the Divine Mercy Parish's event at St. Peter's church site. See bulletin for details.
Engaging Parents: Forming Family Faith
November 12, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Videoconferenced event - attend in Caribou or Brewer. Details
Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy Begins
December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016
Once every 25 years a Pope declares an extraordinary holy year. "Having already described his entire papacy as a "Kairos" of mercy, meaning a privileged moment in God’s plan of salvation, Francis said the time is ripe for that message." Source