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Parish of the Holy Savior

MASS TIMES

ST. ATHANASIUS & ST. JOHN
126 Maine Ave, Rumford, ME
 
Lord's Day Masses
Sat 4 pm
Sun 9:30 am (also livestreamed)

Weekday Masses
Mon, Thur and Fri 8:15 am 

Confessions
Sat 3 pm - 3:45 pm
Sun 8:45 am - 9:15 am


OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS 
265 Walker's Mills Rd, Bethel, ME
 
               Lord's Day Mass
               Sat 6 pm
 
Weekday Masses
Tues 8:15 am

               Confessions
               Sat 5:30 - 5:50 pm

Staff

Publications

2024 Lent Schedule

Below is the Lent schedule for 2024. Please call the church office (364-4556) if you have questions or would like to volunteer to bring items for Fridays' "Soup for the Soul" shared meals after Stations of the Cross.

Lent Schedule - 2024

 

Mass

 

Parish Events

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EM/Greeter/Lector Schedule

Pastoral Council

Below are the approved minutes of the Pastoral Council:

October 23, 2023

June 1, 2023

February 27, 2023

November 28, 2022

 

Finance Council

 

For the 2021 Annual Report to Parishioners click HERE

For the 2022 Combined Parish and Budgets click HERE

For the 2Q 2022 Parish Statement of Activities click HERE

For the 2Q 2022 Cemetery Statement of Activities click HERE

SUPPORT THE PARISH

For those that would like to support the parish on a weekly basis, WeShare offers a simple and convenient way to give online. Click the link below, or if you'd like assistance, contact Jennifer or Linda at the parish office (207) 364-4556.

Catechism in a Year Podcast (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Day 61: The Name of Jesus (2024)

Together with Fr. Mike, we examine the name above every other name: Jesus Christ. We explore the importance of this name and our reverence for it. Fr. Mike emphasizes that Christians, unlike those practicing other religions, tend to use the name of our Father in heaven “in vain.” He explains how detrimental and tragic that can be. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 430-435.

This episode has been found to be in conformity with the Catechism by the Institute on the Catechism, under the Subcommittee on the Catechism, USCCB.

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Day 60: God Sends His Only Son (2024)

Fr. Mike emphasizes that God did not have to do anything for us after the Fall, yet he sent us his only Son, and through his Son, we have received grace upon grace. We learn that the transmission of the Christian faith consists of proclaiming Jesus Christ to lead others to faith in him. If we are called to teach him, we must first have a relationship with him. Just as the Apostles burned with a desire to spread the Good News, we too are called to catechize and deliver the word of Christ as his spokesmen on Earth. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 422-429.

This episode has been found to be in conformity with the Catechism by the Institute on the Catechism, under the Subcommittee on the Catechism, USCCB.

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Day 59: Summary of The Fall (2024)

We have arrived at the “nugget day” or the In Brief for the sections on The Father and Original Sin. Fr. Mike reiterates the important idea that every human person is good, but every human person is also broken. This brokenness and inclination towards sin is called concupiscence. However, as St. Paul reminds us “Where sin increased, grace abounded all the more” (Romans 5:20). Fr. Mike concludes with the sentiment of hope that we believe that the world has been established and set free by God’s love. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 413-421.

This episode has been found to be in conformity with the Catechism by the Institute on the Catechism, under the Subcommittee on the Catechism, USCCB.

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Bible in a Year Podcast - Fr. Mike Schmitz

Day 61: Complaining in the Desert (2024)

Fr. Mike discusses how the Israelites complaining against God and believing they were better off in Egypt reflects our own inclination to be enslaved by sin. Today's readings are Numbers 11, Deuteronomy 10, and Psalm 33.

For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

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Day 60: Intercessory Prayer (2024)

Fr. Mike makes note of how the tribes of Israel travel with Judah (praise) leading the way, and makes note of how Moses intercedes for the people and acts as a mediator between God and man. Today's readings are Numbers 10, Deuteronomy 9, and Psalm 10.

For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

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Day 59: Obligations to God (2024)

As we read Numbers 8-9, Deuteronomy 8, and Psalm 93, Fr. Mike reflects on how the Israelites were expected to celebrate Passover in all circumstances, learned to trust that God would lead them to where they needed to go, and needed to remember God in times of abundance as well as darkness.

For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear.

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