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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



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



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.

Pastoral Council

Below are the latest approved minutes of the Pastoral Council:

Meeting Minutes

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.

For more information click HERE

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

Parish On-Line Events



There are no upcoming scheduled events.

Bible in a Year Podcast - Fr. Mike Schmitz

Day 229: Shepherds of Israel (2022)

Fr. Mike explains the beautiful connections between all of our readings today. He emphasizes how good shepherds are willing to face the truth, and also sacrifice for their sheep, like Jesus who laid down his life for us. In our reading of Jeremiah, Fr. Mike also explains that the experience of shame points to the reality that there is something good within us that ought not to be violated. Today we read Jeremiah 6, Ezekiel 34-35, and Proverbs 14:25-28.

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Day 228: The Watchman's Duty (2022)

Fr. Mike expands on Ezekiel 33 and emphasizes that the role of a prophet, is to be God's watchman and speak whatever it is God wants to be spoken. He stresses the reality that those who are teachers and leaders, who shape and form the consciences of others, have the responsibility to speak the truth even when it's hard. Today's readings are Jeremiah 5, Ezekiel 33, and Proverbs 14:21-24.

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Day 227: The Towering Cedar (2022)

Fr. Mike highlights the people of Israel's flaw in trusting in the strength and power of Egypt, not realizing that although Egypt is like a towering cedar tree, the nation will eventually collapse. Fr. Mike also points out Jeremiah's vehement message to Israel to brace themselves for God's judgment. Today we read Jeremiah 4, Ezekiel 31-32, and Proverbs 14:17-20.

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