Former NFL player keynote speaker at 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference

PORTLAND The amazing faith journey of a former NFL player and a closing Mass with Bishop Robert P. Deeley are among the events planned for the 2017 Catholic Men’s Conference at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on 307 Congress St. More...

FAITH NOTES :

The light that leads to life

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about light. As the days get shorter and the nights earlier, I am increasingly aware of my need for it. As the light decreases so does my energy. More...

Free missionary disciple workshop series in Auburn

AUBURN Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Auburn is offering a free series of four workshops entitled “Becoming a Missionary Disciple,” exploring what it means to be a missionary disciple and how to begin living as one. More...

Seminary cancels talk by priest who urges dialogue with gays

NEW YORK   Citing a social media backlash, the seminary at the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit priest whose latest book advocates for more compassion for gays within the church. More...

Living the Word

“Jesus said, ‘Truly I tell you, If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20 More...

Rev. Mary Ann Hoy to preside over Orr’s Island service

ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, Sept. 24, Rev. Mary Ann Hoy will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. More...

Expert offers spiritual tools for healing

LISBON — The Rev. Mike Flynn, international speaker and founder of Fresh Wind Ministries, will teach Spiritual Tools for Healing at St. Matthew’s in Lisbon on Oct. 13 from 6-9 p.m. and Oct. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Instructed Eucharist at Grace Episcopal Church in Bath

BATH — On Sunday, Sept. 24, the congregation of Grace Episcopal Church in Bath will participate in an Instructed Eucharist during a special service at 9 a.m.  More...

Happy New Year in September

BATH   Beginning on Sept. 20 and ending at sundown on Sept. More...

FAITH NOTES :

Making Time For Rest

I had no idea how tired I was until I made time to rest. Sound like an oxymoron? It did to me. After all, when we are tired, we are supposed to take a break. More...

Brunswick church raises $8,444 for charity

BRUNSWICK   The Unitarian Universalist Church of Brunswick is donating $2,111 each to four area charities.  More...

Bishop Deeley to ordain 11 to permanent diaconate

PORTLAND   Bishop Robert P. Deeley will ordain 11 men to the permanent diaconate on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. The candidates represent parishes from York to Aroostook counties.  More...

Living the Word

“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” Jeremiah 29:11  Changing Seasons   More...

Rev. Ellen Shaver to preside over Orr’s Island service

ORR’S ISLAND — On Sunday, Sept. 17, Rev. Ellen Shaver will preside over the service Sunday at All Saint’s Chapel, located at 9 Cooper Lane, off Harpswell Islands Road/Route 24 on Orr’s Island. More...

Help Yourself Shelf food pantry

WISCASSET — St. Philip’s Help Yourself Shelf Food Pantry in Wiscasset is open to all who are suffering from food insecurity. There is a sign up at 4 p.m. followed by choose time at 5 p.m. for those who need food.  More...

FAITH NOTES :

The Habit That Sustains Me

Why yes, I did miss my 4- year-old’s first day of preschool. For some reason I wrote on my calendar that it began two days after it actually did. I discovered my mistake when the school called, asking where my child was. More...

Pope Francis gets spirited, musical welcome to Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia Pope Francis received a spirited, symbol-filled welcome to Colombia on Wednesday as he began a five-day visit aimed at helping heal the wounds and divisions left by Latin America’s longest-running armed conflict. More...

Living the Word

“I would send rain on one city, and send no rain on another city: one field would be rained upon, and the field on which it did not rain withered”. Amos 4:7b  Weathering the Storms   More...

Wiscasset church welcomes new minister

WISCASSET At the 10 a.m. service on Sept. 10 at First Congregational Church of Wiscasset, the congregation will welcome Pastor Josh Fitterling. More...

Beth Israel Congregation High Holiday Schedule 2017

Rosh Hashanah   Sept. 20 — 7 p.m.: Erev Rosh Hashanah, led by Rabbi Simeon Maslin, followed by Apples & Honey  Sept. More...