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  TEACHER APPRECIATION POT LUCK CELEBRATION -

  Please join us in celebrating and recognizing our wonderful teachers at St. Brigid School on Saturday, May 20th . The evening will start with a blessing of our teachers during the 4:30pm Mass. Following Mass we will enjoy fellowship and a meal in the parish hall. All participants are asked to bring a dish to share. Bread, dessert and beverages will be provided.

 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

May Intentions for the Prayer Circle
    For the spiritual health, vitality, and support of Our Lady of Hope Parish and St. Brigid School.
    For people of other faiths and beliefs; the promotion of understanding through dialogue an joint action for Justice and Peace.
    For our parish's work with young people: through the ministry of St. Brigid School, our faith formation programs, renewed initiatives with Children's Liturgy of the word, our contacts with high school and University students.

  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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