The Diocese of Portland has announced, in coordination with the CDC and the State of Maine, major updates to the pandemic protocols currently in place in our Church. Effective Monday, May 24th:
- Masks are no longer required for any person at any time, inside or outside the churches.
- Capacity limits, advance registration, and the gathering of contact tracing information for those attending Masses are eliminated.
- Pew seating arrangements to establish six or more feet of distance between each person/family are eliminated. Those attending Masses are welcome to sit where they are comfortable. All pews will be available for seating.
- The distribution of Holy Communion to the homebound is restored.
- Indoor choir practices can be held without distancing.
For those not yet comfortable with a return to Mass, the Mass will be broadcast simultaneously downstairs in the Church Hall at St. Athanasius and St. John at 4:00pm Sat. and 9:30am Sun.
The obligation to attend Mass will continue to be dispensed for the foreseeable future.
THE OFFICE IS CLOSED TO FOOT TRAFFIC
As a precaution against potential COVID-19 infection, the Parish Office is closed to foot traffic. We apologize for the inconvenience. The office staff will continue to work regular hours and will still be available to assist you. You can reach us via email:
or by phone:
(Please leave a message! Voice messages are checked regularly, including off-hours.)
126 Maine Ave. Rumford, ME
Lord's Day Masses
Sun 9:30am (also livestreamed)
Mon, Wed., and Fri 8:15am (also livestreamed)
OUR LADY OF THE SNOWS
265 Walker's Mills Rd. Bethel, ME
Lord's Day Mass
To view past Mass recordings, go to the Parish YouTube Channel
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
SUPPORT THE PARISH
During these difficult times, we are exceedingly grateful to everyone who has continued to support the parish financially. Many parishioners have remained committed to dropping off or mailing in their offertory envelopes. We are also grateful for the generosity of several friends of the parish who have made donations. Thank you!
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 Sue or Cheryl at the parish office (207) 364-4556.
2021 Annual Catholic Appeal
Parish On-Line Events
There are no upcoming scheduled events.