Current events

  Coming on Easter Sunday—For Children -

  On Easter Sunday at the 10:00 AM Mass at St. Joseph Church we will be having Children’s Liturgy of the Word. The children will be called to process out before the First Reading and returning after the Nicene Creed. They will hear the word of God at their level.
After the 10:00 AM Mass there will be an Easter Egg Hunt for all Children at the Father Hayes Center. All are Welcome.

  Our Lady of Hope Parish Lenten Schedule -

  2017 Lenten Schedule is avaiable Click Here

 Catholic Leadership Institute Survey

  Our parish has been selected by the Diocese of Portland to participate in a study run by Catholic Leadership Institute. The survey will be available from the week of February 6 through March 6 and there are
three ways you can participate in this survey: Survey sent directly to your email address – if we have multiple e-mail addresses per household, you are welcome to each fill out your own survey. Survey can be accessed by using the link:, For our parishioners who do not use email the Survey can be completed on paper. Our goal is a 100% response rate to ensure that we hear all parishioner voices.

 Our Lady of Hope Parish - Sebastian Rasle S.J. - Prayer Circle

  God’s gift of the Holy Spirit is what creates our community of Our Lady of Hope and St. Brigid School. It is God’s Spirit which will lead us forward, inspire us to choose the path God desires for us, and send us the people and resources we need. We want to affirm the importance of prayer in our parish life by inviting you to join the Our Lady of Hope –Sebastian Rasle SJ Prayer Circle. There are no meetings. No dues. Your only commitment is to pray for the life of our Parish and School. That will be the first intention each month. Two other intentions will be changed monthly. These will be listed in our bulletin, website, and announced at Masses. We invite you to let us know if you wish to be part of this important ministry �?it is good to know you will be praying, and if special requests come our way we can send them to you. Please call, email or write the Parish Office to let us know you wish to be part of this ministry. I see this ministry as a big way for our elders and those who are carrying many other responsibilities in their lives to be a very important part of our parish life.
Why Sebastian Rasle S.J. and who is he? Fr. Rasle was a Jesuit missionary who gave his life for his Catholic Community in Norridgewock, ME in the 1700s. He especially defended the Native Americans there. As a strong defender of the faith and a priest who invited all into his community, he is a powerful friend for our prayers. Peace,
Fr Paul SJ

April Intentions for the Prayer Circle
    For the spiritual health, vitality, and support of Our Lady of Hope Parish and St. Brigid School.
    For those who serve our parish and school through their volunteer service in parish ministries, the Harvest Fair, the Parish Bazaar, St. Brigid Auction and many other ways. May God bless their generosity.
    For people without homes, displaced peoples, refugees, asylum seekers; for our own commitment to hospitality and being a welcoming community.

  Hymnal Project -

  Help us save the almost $5000 we spend almost every year on our Hymnal/ Missalette subscription service year on our Hymnal/ Missalette subscription serviceand end the need to discard /recycle all that paper by sponsoring a permanent hymnal for Our Lady of Hope Parish For more information and form for this project Click Here

  Parish Census Update -

  We are reviewing our registration data for a couple of reasons: most importantly, we want to know who is part of our parish, especially this year as we enter into a parish planning-for-the-future process. Secondly, having a more accurate count will affect our cost. So, your help is needed. Kindly fill out the form Click Here

  Elder Abuse and Financial Exploitation

 On Tuesday, October 11 Our Lady of Hope Parish, Portland hosted an evening program on the issues of elder abuse and financial exploitation. This program was presented by Judith Shaw, Administrator of the Maine Office of Securities. According to research, one out of every five American citizens over the age of 65 has been victimized by some type of financial rip off.  With 10,000 American citizens reaching the age of 65 every day and 37% of seniors surveyed reporting that they were currently being pitched by people calling or mailing and asking them for money, it is more important than ever for all of us to learn how to protect ourselves from unscrupulous individuals.  This program provided information and resources on how to identify possible elder abuse and financial exploitation, steps to take to protect yourself and others, and available resources to help. To see this presentation Click Here

  The Jesuit Vision

  The Spiritual Vision of St. Ignatius of Loyola has influenced the church and world for almost 500 years now. To see how this Vision is alive and attractive today, you might want to check out this video link which comes from the North East US Jesuit Province Office: Click Here


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