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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

               Sat 5:30 - 5:50 pm


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Below you will find links to the application and instructions for the 2022 Knights of Columbus scholarship. Deadline is June 1, 2023.  



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


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Pastoral Council

Below are the approved minutes of the Pastoral Council:

January 31, 2022

March 28, 2022

May 23, 2022

August 22, 2022

November 28, 2022


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 151: The Seven Sacraments

The Catechism introduces the seven sacraments that Christ offers the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. The Catechism highlights the fact that the sacraments are “by the Church” because the Church is “Christ’s action at work”, and they are “for the Church” because they “manifest and communicate to men…the mystery of communion with the God who is love.” Fr. Mike focuses on the fact that while ministerial priests administer many of the sacraments, their priesthood is at the service of the baptismal priesthood, into which all of the baptized are ordained. Today’s readings are from Catechism paragraphs 1113-1121.

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Day 150: The Epiclesis

At the heart of the Liturgy of the Eucharist is the epiclesis, when the priest begs the Holy Spirit to come and transform the bread and wine into the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Christ. The Catechism explains this mysterious reality, and Fr. Mike reiterates that the Mass is not a repetition of Christ’s once-and-for-all sacrifice, but a re-presentation and celebration of his eternal sacrifice on the Cross. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 1104-1112.

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Day 149: The Holy Spirit Recalls Christ’s Mystery

Fr. Mike examines how the Holy Spirit recalls the mystery of Christ. We explore how the Holy Spirit both inspires the Word of God and recalls the Word of God. Fr. Mike emphasizes that it is the Holy Spirit that helps us hear and understand God’s Word. It is the Holy Spirit that helps elicit a response of consent and commitment within us. Today’s readings are Catechism paragraphs 1099-1103.

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Bible in a Year Podcast - Fr. Mike Schmitz

Day 151: Wisdom and Folly (2023)

Fr. Mike delves deeper into the lessons Ecclesiastes teaches us today about living wisely by keeping the end in mind, enjoying the present moment, and not worrying too much about other people's opinions of us. Today's readings are 1 Kings 9, Ecclesiastes 6-7, and Psalm 7.

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Day 150: The Dedication of the Temple (2023)

Fr. Mike explains the details of Solomon's dedication of the Temple, and the power of God's presence dwelling in it. In Ecclesiastes, we continue to learn more nuggets of wisdom about friendship, prudence, and money. Today we read 1 Kings 8, Ecclesiastes 3-5, and Psalm 6.

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Day 149: All Is Vanity (2023)

Today we begin reading the book of Ecclesiastes! Fr. Mike helps us understand the central theme of this book of wisdom literature- the meaning of life. What truly matters in this passing life? It's only because God exists that everything matters because our choices and lives will endure into eternity. Today's readings are 1 Kings 7, Ecclesiastes 1-2, and Psalm 5.

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