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 Women’s Fellowship and Women’s Sodality

  October 2 - Our Lady of Hope October 2 - Our Lady of Hope Women’s Fellowship and Women’s Sodality St. Pius X Hall 6:00 PM

“Aging with Grace”

   October 3 - “Aging with Grace” St Pius X Hall 1:00 PM

Fr. Paul Sullivan, SJ-The Spirituality of Aging    Patricia Scott- How to Prevent Falls in your home    Madelyn Breerwood, Esq.- Estate Planning Documents Elizabeth Badger,    Catholic Foundation of Maine- Preserving your legacy of faith

Blessing of Animals

October 6 - Blessing of Animals St Pius X Church Lawn 10:00 AM

Sat. October 6th 2018 St. Pius X Hall 492 Ocean Ave., Portland In observance of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi OLH parish will have a blessing off animals on Saturday October 6 at 10 AM on the lawn at St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Ave., Portland. To ensure safety of both pets and people, we ask that all dogs and large pets be on leashes and all smaller animals should be in carriers.

“Praying with One’s Imagination”

October 6 - “Praying with One’s Imagination” St Pius X Hall 9:15 AM to 2:30 PM

Sat. October 6th 2018 St. Pius X Hall 492 Ocean Ave., Portland Come join us at the Hall at St. Pius for a retreat day focused on using our imagination, a powerful faculty for knowing God’s presence in our everyday lives. It also assists us in entering into God’s word in the “timeless living scriptures” of Jesus’ life as we meditate on and enter into Gospel scenes. The retreat is a special enriching time for growing more deeply in your own faith, both individually, and communally in our sharing together. Come aside with us on Saturday, October 6th from 9:15-2:30 pm. Just bring a lunch and beverages will be available. The suggested donation is $10.00 or whatever you prefer. Also it would be helpful for our preparations if you called the parish office if attending at 207-797-7026. Retreat facilitator is Gini Grommes

Public Rosary

October 13 - Public Rosary St. Pius X Church    Noon

Everyone is invited….To gather to pray the Rosary on the 101st anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance at Fatima. We pray for God’s blessing on our World, our Country and our Church in these troubled times. Through the intercession of Mary and by reflecting on the love God has shown us in Jesus, we ask for the wisdom, courage, and faith to live lives directed by Jesus’ values: trust in God, compassion toward all people, a respect for all human life (the unborn, children, the disabled, the aged, the poor, immigrants and refugees, prisoners). “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Luke 4:18-19 Jesus’ statement of his mission Sponsored by Our Lady of Hope Parish and our daily rosary group

Annual Pumpkin and Mum Sale

October 13 - Annual Pumpkin and Mum Sale St. Pius X

Ethics in Public Policy and Communication

October 15 -  Ethics in Public Policy and Communication - 7:00 PM St. Pius X Church

On Monday Oct 15 OLH Parish and the Ignatian Spirituality Partnership of Maine are sponsoring a public talk on the topic of ethics in policy and communication. Our speaker will be Col. PJ Crowley who served at the US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs 2009-2011. In 2011-12 he was named the recipient of the General Omar Bradley Chair in Strategic Leadership, a joint initiative of the US Army War College and the School of Law at Penn State. He is currently teaching at George Washington University and its Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication. This talk will be held at 7:00 PM on Oct 15th at St. Pius X Church (available on our livestream connection there). All are welcome.

 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

October Intentions for the Prayer Circle
    For the spiritual health, vitality, and support of Our Lady of Hope Parish and St. Brigid School.
    The Pope’s monthly intention- Evangelization. That consecrated religious men and women may be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice. .
    For a greater civility in our public life, that all of us listen to reasoned arguments and proposals and not shut out those with whom we may disagree. That all of us teach seriously our civic responsibilities to promote the life of our communities and to vote wisely.

  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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