St. Mary of the Visitation, St. Agnes, & St. Paul!
Meet Our Parish Clergy
Fr. Kent Deacon Al Deacon Ron
As disciples, we are called to be visible signs of christ by living the sacramental graces through his church. We value our liturgy, prayer, fellowship and evangelization. Therefore, inspired by the holy spirit, we transform our communities by being joyful witnesses to god’s love and mercy through celebrating the sacraments, living the gospel, forming disciples and serving our neighbors.
Our Mission Prayer
Heavenly father, grant that we may be more closely united to you in charity. By the help of sacramental graces, may we come to imitate more fully the virtues of jesus christ and be conformed to his image. Draw us by the inspiration of your holy spirit into a greater zeal for the mission of making you known. Give us the courage to offer generously of ourselves in time, talent and treasure. That, as we consecrate ourselves as stewards of all your material and spiritual gifts, we may share them generously with others for your greater glory. Amen.
Where Are We?
We are a relatively small number of families in two parishes but quite large in geography. We have approximately 600 registered families in our parishes. However, the distance from north to south within our cluster is about 40 miles. Our catholic parishes extend from the southern limits of central aroostook county to northern penobscot county.
On behalf of deacon albert burleigh, deacon ron ouellette, pastoral council, finance council, foundational ministries, parish staff and the good people in or parishes, i welcome you to our website. Our catholic presence comprises two parishes, st. Mary of the visitation in houlton, st. Agnes in island fall, plus the mission of st. Paul in patten. We are located in beautiful northern maine amid the rolling meadows, potato and grain fields, punctuated by a spectacular view of maine’s highest peak, mt. Katahdin. We are one of the 29 clusters of parishes within the diocese of portland; the sole diocese in the state of maine.
With my prayers,
Fr. Kent Ouellette