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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.

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Mass Times

Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 & 11:00 AM
Daily Mon-Thurs: 8:00 AM
Community Prayer: Fri 8:00 AM
Confession: Sat 3:30 PM Parish Hall

Summer Missions (July - Labor Day)
Saturday: 4:00 PM St. Margaret, Winter Harbor
Sunday: 9:00 AM Our Lady of the Lake, Green Lake
Sunday: 10:00 AM Bay School, Blue Hill
Check the bulletin (below) for changes

Office Hours

Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat & Sun: CLOSED
Please call 207-667-2342 before you come!
The Parish Office closes for major holidays.

Current Season

Ordinary Time

 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.

 

Living the Eucharist

During Lent we experienced a program of spiritual renewal for everyone. Nearly 100 parishioners across the cluster signed up looking forward to becoming more immersed in the Eucharistic Celebration and the meaning of the Sunday Liturgies of Lent.

Pope Benedict XVI’s apostolic exhortation, The Sacrament of Charity, inspired Living the Eucharist. This exhortation calls on all Catholics to renew our experience of the Sacrament of the Eucharist as a mystery to be believed, a mystery to be celebrated, and a mystery to be lived.

Living the Eucharist renews and heightens parishioner involvement in the Sunday Eucharist, helps parishioners connect the celebration of the Eucharist more closely with the mission of Jesus Christ and the Church, and inspires them to live more intentionally as missionary disciples of Jesus during the week.

Thirteen small groups from within our Cluster met to pray over the meaning of Lent, certain aspects of the Mass and the Sunday Readings. Through heartfelt faith sharing and discussion the participants found inspiration and an enriched Lenten Journey during these six weeks.  We are sharing photos of those groups.

 

LTE – Facilitators & Coordinators
Kate Gile, Sandy Nelson, Edith Lyman, Ray Walters, Paul Saltysiak, Kit Lane, Fr. Cahill, Kristi Losquadro, Kate McLoud, Bill Landmesser, Sandy Rossomondo, Wendy Johnston, and Joe Losquadro

Monday – Bar Harbor Group Joan Sheridan, Kathy Perrine, Edith Lyman, Carol Stabinsky, Sue Seavey
Monday – Bar Harbor Group
Joan Sheridan, Kathy Perrine, Edith Lyman, Carol Stabinsky, Sue Seavey
 
Saturday – Brooklin Group
John & Sandy Rossomondo, Diane & Frank Bianco, Marcia & John Diamond
 
 
Sunday – Blue Hill Group Jim Ford, Glenna Ford, Rick Seger 
David Putnam, and Rita Seger (Kit Lane taking photo – see reflection 
 
 
Tuesday – Ellsworth Group
John Lynch, Fr. Cahill, Jill Jameson,
Dale Worthen, Trish Worthen, Joe Losquadro (Judy Losquadro not in photo) 
 
 

Wednesday – Ellsworth Group
Sue Hann, Lorraine Mooers, Irene McCallister
Suzanne Sargent, Sandy Nelson, Tammy Proctor, Kate Gile
(Gloria Tarr not in photo)

Thursday – Corea Group
Vickie Brochu, Rose Arnett, Kate McLoud,
Rose Ann Schultz, John Primeau

Castine Group
Carolyn Ciampa, Wendy Johnston, Anne Leonard, and Lourdes Wellington

Stella Maris – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday Groups
Three groups combined in this photo – 5 participants were absent at time of photo

 

Stonington Group
Claudette Kydd, Wendy Johnston, and Martha Goss

Bar Harbor – Tuesday Evening Group
Seth Robins, Eileen Doreika, Theresa Robins, Kristi Losquadro, Ray Walters, Edith Lyman, and Jim Elk. 

WORSHIP & SPIRITUALITY COMMISSION

This commission nourishes and gives direction to the liturgical and communal prayer life of the community. The members collaborate with the pastor and staff in this area of mission on liturgy preparation, the training and formation of various liturgical ministers and the formation of the assembly about sacraments and liturgy.

This commission is focused in the following areas:

Art & Environment

Liturgical Ministries

Prayer

Sacraments

Music

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SOCIAL JUSTICE COMMISSION

This commission discerns and responds to the needs of persons in the parish, the wider community and the world by identifying resources to meet their needs and enlisting the active cooperation of parishioners. The members collaborate with the pastor, staff and other organizations and agencies in service, advocacy, justice education and empowerment of people. The commission may have committees such as pro-life, meal program and food pantry.

This commission is focused in the following areas/projects:

Angel Tree

Window Dressers 

Families First Community Center

Wabanaki Reach History 

Fair Trade Sale

Migrant Resource Fairs

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EVANGELIZATION & FORMATION COMMISSION

This commission promotes and develops opportunities for lifelong faith formation aimed at personal conversion and growth in faith.  The members collaborate with the pastor and staff in this area of mission on all programs of evangelization and catechesis. The commission may have committees such as evangelization, child ministry, youth ministry, young adult ministry, adult and family ministry and vocations.

This commission has the following committees:

Evangelization

Children's Religious Education

Youth Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

Adult & Family Ministry

Vocations

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STEWARDSHIP COMMISSION

This commission educates and promotes the giftedness of all parishioners and the responsibility of disciples to steward all resources. The members collaborate with pastor and staff to develop strategies and practices which invite all parishioners and the parish organization itself to share time, talent and treasure.

This commission has the following committees:

Welcome & Hospitality

Communications

Buildings & Grounds

Library

Online Giving

Parish History 

Registration

Time & Talent

Women's Council

 In addition, though it is independent of the Stewardship Commission, a link to the Finance council is included here as an element of Stewardship.

Finance Council

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Papal Prayer Intentions

 

JULY

The Integrity of Justice
That those who administer justice may work with integrity, and that the injustice which prevails in the world may not have the last word.

 

 

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Word on Fire

In today’s Gospel, after his disciples pick grain on the Sabbath, Jesus declares himself “Lord of the Sabbath.” He is claiming that he is above their rituals, even perhaps the defining practice of pious Jews, because he is the Lord. http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/071919.cfm …pic.twitter.com/yg1gTZTxUh

In today’s Gospel, after his disciples pick grain on the Sabbath, Jesus declares himself “Lord of the Sabbath.”

He is claiming that he is above their rituals, even perhaps the defining practice of pious Jews, because he is the Lord.

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Here are a few photos from my visit to the truly wondrous @sagradafamilia: https://www.facebook.com/BishopRobertBarron/posts/2404502339588879 … Watch my video from inside this magnificent church when you visit >> http://pivotalplayersfilming.com !pic.twitter.com/IUhpG40FOc

Here are a few photos from my visit to the truly wondrous @sagradafamilia: https://www.facebook.com/BishopRobertBarron/posts/2404502339588879 …

Watch my video from inside this magnificent church when you visit >> http://pivotalplayersfilming.com ! pic.twitter.com/IUhpG40FOc

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Here is a sneak peak at my first full-length commentary from our Pivotal Players filming trip. Please visit https://pivotalplayersfilming.com/  to watch the entire video!pic.twitter.com/ad6hLHDPzU

Here is a sneak peak at my first full-length commentary from our Pivotal Players filming trip.

Please visit https://pivotalplayersfilming.com/  to watch the entire video! pic.twitter.com/ad6hLHDPzU

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