FAITH NOTES :

The Race is Hard, But Rewards are Guaranteed

Does life sometimes feel like a race? One that you are ill-equipped and unprepared to handle? One that’s impossible to win? More...

President George H.W. Bush donates several Super Bowl LI items to diocese

PORTLAND   Thanks to President George H.W. Bush, a one-of-a-kind piece of history from Super Bowl LI will be auctioned off at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland’s Harvest Ball at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland on Friday.  More...

Event to benefit Abyssinian Meeting House restoration

BRUNSWICK — The Committee to Restore the Abyssinian Meeting House and UU Church of Brunswick are presenting an event on Saturday at 7 p.m. to support and celebration of the Abyssinian Meeting House restoration effort.  More...

Community Harvest Supper at Edgecomb Community Church

EDGECOMB — The Edgecomb Community Church, UCC, will be holding a Community Harvest Supper beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday. The menu will consist of a variety of delicious home cooked harvest casseroles, salads, rolls, and dessert.  More...

St. Dominic Academy 12th Annual Holiday Festival

AUBURN — Saint Dominic Academy’s 12th Annual Holiday Festival takes place on Nov. 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Auburn campus at 121 Gracelawn Road. More...

Elijah Kellogg Church to host Christmas by the Sea Fair

HARPSWELL — Many hands are hard at work as the Elijah Kellogg Church prepares to host its annual Christmas by the Sea Fair, scheduled for Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. More...

Living the Word

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5:14  Exploring Prayer   More...

Trump pledges fealty to religious values, ‘Merry Christmas’

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump assured a high-profile gathering of Christian conservatives on Friday that his administration will defend religious organizations, promising a return to traditional American values while again subtly stoking the fir More...

Bishop Deeley ordains Bath’s Finn to transitional diaconate

PORTLAND Asking God to “look with favor on this servant of yours,” Bishop Robert P. More...

FAITH NOTES :

‘Ordinary Graces: Word Gifts for any Season’

The Bible is a big book, written in ancient languages to people living long before contemporary culture. For folks unfamiliar with the people and practices it contains, it can also be confusing. More...

Diocese of Portland donates more than $320K to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey

PORTLAND   A special collection held on September 2-3 at Catholic churches throughout Maine raised $322,760 for victims of Hurricane Harvey, which caused massive damage to communities in Texas and Louisiana. More...

Living the Word

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10  Practicing Holy Silence   More...

U.S. Supreme Court is asked to block Mississippi LGBT law

JACKSON, Miss. Advocates of same-sex marriage are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a new Mississippi law that lets government workers and business people cite their own religious objections to refuse services to LGBT people. More...

Catholic Charities Maine’s Smith helps out in Houston

HOUSTON   “I am overwhelmed by the need and situations people are in, and I am also overwhelmingly encouraged by the Church’s response,” said Michael Smith, the director of mission for Catholic Charities Maine.  ISmith spe More...

FAITH NOTES :

God is Still Working

What if God isn’t just a theoretical concept? What if the creator of the universe really did come to earth 2,000 years ago in the person of Jesus Christ to reveal his plan of salvation for the world? More...

Lewiston to host Red Mass on Oct. 13

LEWISTON   Bishop Robert P. Deeley will serve as the principal celebrant and homilist at the Red Mass on Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. at the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul on 122 Ash St., in Lewiston.  More...

U.S. priest martyred in Guatemala beatified before thousands

OKARCHE, Okla. Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance. More...

Living the Word

“They sing to the tambourine and the lyre, and rejoice to the sound of the pipe”. Job 21:12  Joy in Music   More...

Bath’s Finn to be ordained to the transitional diaconate

PORTLAND   The winding path to answering God’s call began for Bath native Patrick Finn in fifth grade.  More...

FAITH NOTES :

Waiting for my son to appear

Living on the outskirts of our little Maine town, I was uncertain whether to let my 4- year-old son, Ezra, ride home from preschool on the bus. A typically 10-minute drive for me would take him 45. More...