Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellsworth, Maine!  We are happy you found us online.

Through these pages we seek to introduce you to our active faith community.  Our Parish is a Catholic community of hopeful and loving people, schooled in compassion, who support one another on our journey of faith.  As disciples of Jesus Christ, in lifelong ministry with the poor of the world, we are being made new through God's spirit.  As bread is broken open and shared, we freely witness to the Reign of God.


Mass Times

Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 & 11:00 AM
Daily Tue-Fri: 8:00 AM
Check the bulletin (below) for changes

Office Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fri, Sat & Sun: CLOSED
Please call 207-667-2342 before you come!
The Parish Office closes for major holidays.

Current Season



Christmas Time and Easter Time highlight the central mysteries of the Paschal Mystery, namely, the incarnation, death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. The Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time, on the other hand, take us through the life of Christ. This is the time of conversion. This is living the life of Christ.

Ordinary Time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally caught up in Christ. The goal, toward which all of history is directed, is represented by the final Sunday in Ordinary Time, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.

“A Project of Love” Couples’ Retreat


“A Project of Love” 
Couples’ Retreat

 A Gift for You
A Gift You Give to Each Other

Love needs time and space; everything else is secondary.

Come Listen, Learn, and Share the experiences of Life and Love in the domestic church –

 Sponsored by our parish Worship & Spirituality Committee,

 “A Project of Love” is based on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of Love.” (Amoris Laetitia)

 Whether you are just planning your marriage or you have been married many years, whether you were married in the Church or not; whether both partners are Catholic or not, or, whether only one can attend or both will be attending, All are welcome!

Come! Explore “The Joy of Love”!

When: Saturday, 27 January 2018 (snow date: 3 Feb)

Time: 9 – 4

Where: St. Joseph Parish Hall, Ellsworth

Warm Lunch provided
“Welcome Refreshments” sponsored by our St. Joseph’s Women’s Council

Free Childcare available for young children
Sponsored by our Faith Formation program.
Due to Child allergies, children will need to bring home packed snacks/lunches.

 Look for Your Invitation in the Mail!


Papal Prayer Intentions


Evangelization: Religious Minorities in Asia
That Christians, and other religious minorities in Asian countries, may be able to practise their faith in full freedom.

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Word on Fire

Friends, here is my homily for this Sunday. Please listen and share! >> "Radical Christianity" http://bit.ly/2B9UcdV 

Friends, here is my homily for this Sunday. Please listen and share! >> "Radical Christianity" http://bit.ly/2B9UcdV 

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