Social, Justice, & Peace

 

 

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The Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching

1. Life and Dignity of the Human Person

2. Call to Family, Community, and Participation

3. Rights and Responsibilities

4. Option for and with the Poor and Vulnerable

5. Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

6. Solidarity

7. Care for God's Creation

 

MATTHEW 25 PROJECT

 

Have you ever thought of being an email advocate?

Catholic Social Teaching reminds us that we have a responsibility to care for our brothers and sisters, both here and abroad. Therefore, it is our responsibility as Catholics to remind our legislators not to abandon the poor. Ruth Oakley with Catholic Relief Services would like to add you to her email advocacy list by sending you information for three reasons:

1. To inform you of situations that need our attention.

2. So that you can pray and pass on this information to others for their prayers as well.

3. When needed, we can all remind our legislators that we want them to support bills in congress that would help CRS with relief and development programs.

CRS is a good steward of donations with 94% of all monies collected (example: Haiti relief), being used for direct support of all programs.

If interested in being an email advocate or for more information, please sign up at the display in the back of the church, contact Pam Cowperthwaite Tel. 532-9326 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or email Ruth at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

As we are all called to serve one another, the Social Justice and Peace commission has identified several ministries in our parish which are in need of volunteers.

Training will be provided.

1) We have several people living alone who cannot get out and would love to have someone visit them. You do not have to be a Eucharistic minister.

2) We have a couple people who need assistance with rides during the week to get groceries or just to get out of their homes for an hour or so.

3) We have had a couple requests for drivers to bring people to Mass on weekends.

4) Eucharistic Ministers are needed to bring Communion to people who cannot get to Mass.

5) Eucharistic Ministers are needed to celebrate the Communion Service at a local nursing home once a month.

Please consider volunteering a little of your time to help brighten someone else’s life.

For more information, please contact Pam CowperthwaiteTel. 532-9326 email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The Peace Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled, as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.

 

Anyone interested in serving on the Social Justice and Peace Commission,

please contact Pam Cowperthwaite Tel. 532-9326 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or the church office at 532-2871.
 
Mass Times

 Summer Mass Schedule:

May 1st to Oct 31st

 Winter Mass Schedule 

Nov 1st to Apr 30th

 

St. Mary of the Visitation:

Summer Schedule
Saturday 6:00pm
Sunday 8:00am


Winter Schedule
Sunday 8:00am
Sunday 10:30am

 

St. Agnes:
Summer Schedule
Sunday  10:30am


Winter Schedule
Saturday 4:00pm

 

St. Paul's Mission:

Summer Schedule
Saturday 4:00pm

Winter Schedule
No Mass

 

Daily Mass @ St. Mary's:

 Monday        @ 7:30am

Tuesday       @ 7:30am

Wedneday    @ 7:30am

 Friday @ St. Mary's @ 6:00pm

 Followed with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

& Confession from 6:30pm - 7:30pm

 

 Daily Mass @ St. Agnes:

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

& Confession from 5:00pm - 5:30pm

Thursday @ St. Agnes @ 5:30pm

 

If there is a Funeral during the week, Mass is cancelled and the Mass intention is rescheduled to the following week.

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Locations & Contact

St Mary of The Visitation

112 Military Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

 

St Agnes 

76 Sewall Street
Island Falls, Maine 04747

 

St Paul's Mission

34 Katahdin Street
Patten, Maine 04765

 

Business office

112 Military Street
Houlton, Maine 04730

Telephone: 207-532-2871

Email contact:  maryagnespaul

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