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Cluster 5

Stanley J. Morrison
Charlotte Ducharme Francoeur
Mary Helen Levasseur
Bertha E. Walsh
Yvette Deabay
Doris M. Bouchard

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

mary, Mother of Jesus and of us allSeptember Feasts

3 - St. Gregory the Great
5 - Bl. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)
8 - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
9 - St. Peter Claver
10 - St. Thomas of Villanova
12 - Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary
14 - Exaltation of the Holy Cross
15 - Our Lady of Sorrows
17 - St. Robert Bellarmine
21 - St. Matthew
23 - St. Pio (Padre Pio)
24 - Bl. John Newman
27 - St. Vincent de Paul
29 - Sts. Michael, Gabriel, & Raphael
30 - St. Jerome

Links to their biographies

Fr. Cyr: Chaplain of the Year

Congratulations, Father, from all the parishes in our cluster on being selected Chaplain of the Year by the Maine Knights of Columbus. 

Parish Youth Ministry

Newsletter and 2014-15 schedule

Cover of Sept - Oct 2014 harvest magazineHarvest Magazine

September - October 2014


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Parish Life Conference

Workshop details


Help Maine Legalize New Plate

choose-life_sample-plateIn other states, Choose Life License Plates have raised $19 million+  to support adoption efforts of Crisis Pregnancy Centers, Maternity Homes and not-for-profit adoption agencies.

Two thousand plates must be pre-ordered to enable the Maine legislature to pass a law making the plates legal. ORDER FORM (Our money is returned if the law is not passed.)

Diocese-wide job openings  as of September 10, 2014.

Cluster Events

September 14:
Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross - today's Scriptures
September 21:
Middle & High School Youth Ministry - St. Benedict's, 5-7 p.m.
September 27:
Parish Life Conference - Lewiston, 8:30-4:00; Workshops for parish ministries
September 28:
O'Hara Fest: Retirement Party for Fr. John O'Hara - Holy Redeemer Church, Bar Harbor, after 11 a.m. Mass. All former parishioners invited!
October 3 -5:
Notre Dame de Québec Pilgrimage with Bishop Deeley - 350th Anniversary Details
October 5:
Middle & High School Youth Ministry - St. Benedict's, 5-7 p.m.
October 10:
Youth Ministry Fall Event - St. Mary's, Houlton, featuring the band Exit 244
October 11:
Fourth Annual Maine Catholic Men's Conference - Augusta Civic Center, all day; Details
October 18:
Reteat with Susan Conroy - St. Benedict's, 9 a.m. - 5p.m.

Annual Maine Catholic Charismatic Conference, Waterville, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Bible in a Day Workshop, Portland, & by videoconference in Caribou & Brewer, all day, Details
October 19:
Middle & High School Youth Ministry - St. Benedict's, 5-7 p.m.
October 24:
8th Annual Harvest Ball - Benefit for Harvest Magazine. Details
October 31 - November 2:
Youth Ministry Journey Retreat- St. Dominic Academy, Auburn
November 8:
Maine Catholic Women's Conference - Hilton Riverwatch, Auburn, all day;  Details
November 14-16:
Rachel's Vineyard Retreat - For all family members and friends hurting from abortion. More info
November 16:
Middle & High School Youth Ministry - St. Benedict's, 5-7 p.m.
November 30:
Middle & High School Youth Ministry - St. Benedict's, 5-7 p.m.