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  • Parish News and events

    • After filling the "baby bottle" for the Knights drive for the ABBA right-to-life center, return them to church October 29/30. Or return them to the Abba Center, 1250 Forest Avenue, open 10 AM to 4 PM.
    • Bishop Robert P. Deeley, in his role as pastor and teacher, has sent a message urging a NO vote on Question 1 on the November Ballot. Read more... _____________________________
    • Monday, Oct. 24, 1:00 - 6:00 PM, American Legion Hall, 15 Lewiston Road. Read more... ________________________________
    • As a parish, we have taken action, in part through great generosity in last week's collection. If you have the will to do more, WeShare has the way. Read moreabout both... ___________________________
    • November 18-20, Encounter, Embrace, and Echo the Risen Christ. Read more... ___________________________
    • We wish to hire a Faith Formation Coordinator for ages 5-18 at Sacred Heart Church, Yarmouth, for 20 hours a week. Read more... _____________________________
    • Fr. Paul Plante was a noted painter. 60 paintings will be auctioned on October 28. Details... ____________________________
    • Saturday, November 5, 10 AM, Augusta Civic Center. What it means to be a real Catholic man in today's culture. Read more... ______________________

    Charity and safety are essential to all relationships in the Church's ministry. The Diocese maintains a Code of Ethics to guide those relationships, so that they inspire people and never undermine their faith. 

    The Diocese has recently updated this Code.  We urge all Catholics to review it, so that you are aware of the standards set for all clergy, Church employees, and volunteers.  Yes, it is lengthy, but it must be in order to cover all aspects of relationships in ministry.
    Click this link to open a downloadable copy of the Code.

    Because all clergy, staff, and volunteers are bound by the Code, they are required to acknowledge their acceptance and commitment.  The Code provides an Acknowledgement Form for that purpose.  Click here for a downloadable version of the form.  This form must be signed even by those who have signed a similar form in the past
    Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Feast of All Saints

    Tuesday, November 1, is a holy day of obligation.  Mass will be celebrated at

    St. Gregory 8:00 AM                 
    Sacred Heart 8:15 AM
    Holy Martyrs 5:30 PM
    St. Jude 6:30 PM

    This great feast celebrates the gathering of saints, that is, all who were with God in heaven, described in the Book of Revelations:

    I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue.  They stood before the throne of God and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches...

    Our faith brings us hope to be part of that great multitude.  We renew our hope at Mass on this Feast.
  •       Our Mission

    We are the Parish of the Holy Eucharist, a Catholic Community seeking deeper communion with God, each other, and our neighbors by celebrating the Sacraments, sharing God's Word, and serving all in need.

    Holy Martyrs of North America, Falmouth ME
    Sacred Heart, Yarmouth
    St. Gregory, Gray
    St. Jude, Freeport

  • Mercy Changes the World

    Special celebrations and a diocesan-wide offering will take place at parishes across Maine on Saturday and Sunday, October 22/23, for World Mission Sunday.  This is a day for Catholics to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.

    “All the members of the Church are called to participate in this mission, for the Church is missionary by her very nature: she was born ‘to go forth,’” says Pope Francis. “The joy of the Gospel is born of the encounter with Christ and from sharing with the poor.”

    For more information about World Mission Sunday, including how the collection proceeds will be distributed, visit www.portlanddiocese.org/WorldMissionSunday

  • Thanks to Our  Veterans

    To make a prayer intention for a veteran, alive or deceased, 
    click here.  We will honor them by listing their names in the bulletin for Verterans Day weekend and on our Veterans Honor Roll page.  Names must be submitted by Monday, October 31, to be listed.
  • Adult Formation

    Fr. Daniel's fall sessions continue Monday, Oct. 24, 6;30 PM, at Holy Martyrs Parish Hall.  They continue through Nov. 14.  Click here for more information.
    All are welcome – no pre-registration needed.
    Click here for the handout that begins your reflection on the material presented.  

  • Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship

    "We need to participate for the common good. Sometimes we hear: a good Catholic is not interested in politics. This is not true: good Catholics immerse themselves in politics by offering the best of themselves so that the leader can govern."
    - Pope Francis, 9/16/13

    The Church affirms that every Catholic is called to prayerful, active, and responsible participation in the political process. We urge all Catholics who are eligible, to register and vote.
    The Catholic Bishops of the United States are pleased to offer Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, our teaching document on the political responsibility of Catholics. This statement represents our guidance for Catholics in the exercise of their rights and duties as participants in our democracy. We urge everyone to use this statement to help form their consciences; to teach those entrusted to their care; to contribute to civil and respectful public dialogue; and to shape political choices in the coming election in light of Catholic teaching.