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.

“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!


Current Season


The month of November is dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory, whose feast is celebrated on November 2. The entire month of November falls during the liturgical season known as Ordinary Time and is represented by the liturgical color green.

The Gospel readings for the Sundays in November 2017, are taken from St. Matthew and are from Year A, Cycle 1.

November 5th - 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jesus says that "Whoever exalts himself will be humbled."

November 12th - 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Gospel relates the parable of the wise and foolish virgins.

November 19th - 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

This Gospel recounts the parable of the talents.

November 26th - Solemnity of Christ the King

Jesus says "Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me."

Papal Prayer Intentions


Christians in Asia
That Christians in Asia, bearing witness to the Gospel in word and deed, may promote dialogue, peace, and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions.

Respect Life

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