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
Communion Service 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
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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.

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Ordinary Time -- 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.

The summer Readings of Ordinary Time remind us that our earthly pilgrimage is also a journey, a great adventure towards union with Christ, the Beginning and the End of our journey. Each Sunday with its Easter renewal becomes a mile marker along the way, linking where we have been with where we are going. May the Precious Blood of Jesus sustain us as we journey to our true home, with Mary and the angels as our companions on the way.

AUGUST

The month of August is dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time. The last portion of the liturgical year represents the time of our pilgrimage to heaven during which we hope for reward.

Focus of the Liturgy

The Gospel readings for the Sundays in August 2018 are taken from St. John and are from Year B, Cycle 2.

August 5th - 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Jesus said, "I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst."

August 12th - 19th Sunday of Ordinary Time

"I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world."

August 19th - 20th Sunday of Ordinary Time

"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day."

August 26th - 21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

In this Gospel, Peter tells Jesus, "You have the words of eternal life. We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God."

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Papal Prayer Intenions

AUGUST

Universal – The Treasure of Families
That any far-reaching decisions of economists and politicians may protect the family as one of the treasures of humanity.





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Word on Fire

Friends, in celebration of its 10th Anniversary, we're offering a great deal on the "CATHOLICISM" Series DVD Set: https://catholicismseries.com/gettheseries  It's available through Wednesday, August 22nd. Please consider getting a copy for yourself, your family, or a friend.pic.twitter.com/E2lOgo6O6b

Friends, in celebration of its 10th Anniversary, we're offering a great deal on the "CATHOLICISM" Series DVD Set: https://catholicismseries.com/gettheseries 

It's available through Wednesday, August 22nd. Please consider getting a copy for yourself, your family, or a friend. pic.twitter.com/E2lOgo6O6b

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Friends, in this episode of "The Word on Fire Show," you’ll hear Episode 1 from my new film series, "The Mass." Please listen and retweet! http://bit.ly/2vXuYzN 

Friends, in this episode of "The Word on Fire Show," you’ll hear Episode 1 from my new film series, "The Mass." Please listen and retweet! http://bit.ly/2vXuYzN 

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Friends, in celebration of its 10th Anniversary, we're offering a great deal on the "CATHOLICISM" Series DVD Set: https://catholicismseries.com/gettheseries  It's available through Wednesday, August 22nd. Please consider getting a copy for yourself, your family, or a friend.pic.twitter.com/gkxzMemh0U

Friends, in celebration of its 10th Anniversary, we're offering a great deal on the "CATHOLICISM" Series DVD Set: https://catholicismseries.com/gettheseries 

It's available through Wednesday, August 22nd. Please consider getting a copy for yourself, your family, or a friend. pic.twitter.com/gkxzMemh0U

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