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
Summer Missions (July &August):
Saturday 4:00 PM: Winter Harbor
Sunday 9:00 AM: Green Lake
Sunday 11:00 AM: Blue Hill (Bay School)
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.


Ordinary Time

The Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time 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.

In June, there are three notable solemnities:

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - June 23

The heart has always been seen as the "center" or essence a person ("the heart of the matter," "you are my heart," "take it to heart," etc.) and the wellspring of our emotional lives and love ("you break my heart," "my heart sings," etc.) Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is devotion to Jesus Christ Himself, but in the particular ways of meditating on his interior life and on His threefold love -- His divine love, His burning love that fed His human will, and His sensible love that affects His interior life.

Pope Pius XII of blessed memory writes on this topic in his 1956 encyclical, Haurietis Aquas (On Devotion To The Sacred Heart).

The Birthday of John the Baptist - June 24

When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and they rejoiced with her. When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, "No. He will be called John."

Saints Peter & Paul, Apostles - June 29

On June 29 the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter & Paul. As early as the year 258, there is evidence of an already lengthy tradition of celebrating the solemnities of both Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the same day. Together, the two saints are the founders of the See of Rome, through their preaching, ministry and martyrdom there.

Papal Prayer Intentions


National Leaders:

That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many innocent people.

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