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Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellsworth, Maine!  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.


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St. Joseph Catholic Church, 231 Main St., Ellsworth, Maine 04605 Phone (207) 667-2342



The 50 Days of Easter

The period from Easter Sunday through Divine Mercy Sunday (the Sunday after Easter Sunday), also known as the Octave (or eighth day) of Easter, is an especially joyful time.

But the Easter season doesn't end there: Because Easter is the most important feast in the Christian calendar—even more important than Christmas—the Easter season continues on for 50 days, through the Ascension of Our Lord to Pentecost Sunday. (Indeed, for the purpose of fulfilling our Easter Duty, the Easter season extends until Trinity Sunday, the first Sunday after Pentecost!)



Universal: Respect for Women

"That in every country of the world, women may be honored and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed."

EvangelizationHoly Rosary

"That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace."


Mass Times

Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 & 11:00 AM
Daily Tue-Fri: 8:10 AM (Preceded by Divine Office at 8:00 AM)

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.

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