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Parish of the Holy Savior


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

Weekday Masses
Mon, Tue, Thur and Fri 8:15 am (also livestreamed)

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

265 Walker's Mills Rd, Bethel, ME
               Lord's Day Mass
               Sat 6 pm

               By Appointment

(Jan. 18, 2023)  A Statement from Bishop Deeley on Governor Mills’ Radical Abortion Measure


To view past Mass recordings, go to the Parish YouTube Channel



Pastoral Council

Below are the approved minutes of the Pastoral Council:

January 31, 2022

March 28, 2022

May 23, 2022

August 22, 2022

Pastoral Plan

Update September 2020

The Pastoral Plan Implementation Team has been meeting regularly over the past couple of weeks to prepare a summary of the 2020-2023 Pastoral Plan adjusting the timetable due to COVID-19. The Team has also been reading Fr. James Mallon's excellent book Divine Renovation. Currently, the team is evaluating potential "belonging programs" such as Alpha, ACTS Retreat, Arise Together in Christ, Christ Life, and Relit. We aim to have a recommendation to the parish soon.

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Parish Events



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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.

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

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

Day 31: The Meaning of Faith

The Catechism wraps up our “I Believe in God” paragraphs with an In Brief and “The Implications of Faith in One God”—or, what God’s being means for us and our lives. Faith in our God means knowing his greatness, living in thanksgiving, knowing the dignity of all men, making good use of creation, and trusting God in every circumstance. Fr. Mike reminds us that “in every circumstance,” meaning even in adversity, God uses all things for the good. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 222-231.

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Day 30: God Is Who Is

God is truth, God is love, and God is being itself. Today's Catechism readings begin to unpack the eternal nature of God and share with us God’s “innermost secret." Fr. Mike teaches us that because God made us in his image and likeness, then we too are called to embody truth and love. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 212-221.

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Day 29: Knowing the Name of God

We can learn a lot about the nature of God from his Divine Name revealed in Scripture. When God said to Moses, “I am who I am,” this was a revelation of a name as well as a refusal of a name. Fr. Mike explains how this mystery reveals truths about God: he is infinitely above all things; we cannot comprehend him, yet he draws close to us. This Divine Name expresses the steadfast, faithful, unchanging love of God for his people, even when we betray and abandon him. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 205-211.

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Bible in a Year Podcast - Fr. Mike Schmitz

Day 31: Frogs, Gnats, and Flies (2023)

Fr. Mike points out how today's reading from Exodus can act like a mirror for us as we continue to hear the story of Moses and Pharaoh in Exodus 8 and also listen to Leviticus 6 and Psalm 48.

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Day 30: Nile Turned to Blood (2023)

Fr. Mike explains how God is doing something new in this period, and shows us how much God desires to pour out his mercy. Today we read Exodus 6-7, Leviticus 5, and Psalm 47.

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Day 29: Moses Returns to Egypt (2023)

Fr. Mike delves deeper into Moses' call to lead the Israelites out of Egypt, and reminds us that God desires to make us free so we that we can worship him. Today's readings are Exodus 4-5, Leviticus 4, and Psalm 46.

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