"I will rather boast most gladly of my weaknesses, in order that the power of Christ may dwell with me."   2 Cor. 12:9

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Catholic Appeal for 2015

Help fund hospital chaplains, ministries on campuses and in prisons, parish youth ministry, home supplies, the food bank and much more:

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Support VBS: raffle tickets for $250 prize

VBS Thailand TrekPlease consider sponsoring a child for this year's Vacation Bible School. The theme is a Cross Culture Thailand Trek. The cost for one child to attend this exciting week is approximately $20.

VBS will be held July 6 - 10 at St. Benedict's parish center and grounds.  Raffle tickets can be purchased at the parish office, from Anna, or from VBS volunteers. $20 per ticket;  50 tickets to be sold with one winner: $250.  Thank you for your continued support of our parishes'  VBS.

VBS Items needed as of June 28th: raffia table skirts; four large. pieces of 2" insulated foam sheets; colorful lanterns (can be returned); unbreakable tea pots (can be returned); melon-ballers (can be returned); and VOLUNTEERS!!!!  Please contact Anna to help: 365-4269. 

Encyclical of Pope Francis on our common home

“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord”. Read the new, St. Francis-inspired, letter to all of us from Pope Francis.

Fr. Bruce Siket, cluster 5 pastor, MaineThe Pastor's Voice

June 2015.   Well, it has been at least four months since we first started to discuss possible Mass time changes to increase the time I can spend with each church site. I have listened to comments and suggestions from each church and have even suggested some times. I think that it is time to decide on and implement any changes for the summer months and revisit and evaluate the results this fall.   Read Father's message to us.

file photo of St. Martin's clothing racksThrifty Thursdays at the Thrift Shop

People come from far and wide to shop at the St. Martin of Tours Thrift Shop, and the volunteers are now offering them a special incentive to buy more: Thrifty Thursdays. Read the story.

Events Calendar
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. Benedict
Sun. 9:30 a.m. Christ the Divine Mercy: St. Peter's
Sun. 11:30 a.m. Christ the Divine Mercy: St. Martin's
Staff out-of-office
July 6: all Church offices closed
St. Martin's &Stearns Schools 1960 Reunion
July 5, noon
Class of 1960  reunion at Pelletier's Restaurant, Millinocket
Vacation Bible School
July 6 - 10
Thailand Trek for pre-school to grade 6
9:00 - 11:30 a.m., St. Benedict's parish center
All children are welcome; volunteers needed
Lawn Party & Auction
July 23, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Christ the Divine Mercy Parish fundraiser, held at St. Peter's. Drop off auction donations at St. Peter's during office hours. See end of bulletin for AUCTION ITEMS donated so far.
Life Line Screening
July 29, 9 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Held at St. Martin's; by the Life Line Screening organization; screens for disease risk factors. For 10% discount on the Wellness Package, register online. See bulletin for more details.
K of C Yard Sale & BBQ
August 1, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Held at St. Martin's. Please contact Terry Leavitt at 723-1169 or Gerry Baker at 447-5890 to pick up donations.

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