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Welcome to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ellsworth, Maine!  We are happy you found us online.

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.


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

Mass Times

Saturday: 4:30 PM
Sunday: 8:00 & 11:00 AM
Daily Tue-Fri: 8:00 AM
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Today's Scripture

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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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The Rosary

The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five JOYFUL MYSTERIES, the five LUMINOUS MYSTERIES, the five SORROWFUL MYSTERIES, and the five GLORIOUS MYSTERIES. You may also wish to pray the rosary online, with others or by yourself. As suggested by the Pope St. John Paul the Great, the Joyful mysteries are said on Monday and Saturday, the Luminous on Thursday, the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, and the Glorious on Wednesday and Sunday (with this exception: Sundays of Christmas season - The Joyful; Sundays of Lent - Sorrowful).


Universal: Journalists
That journalists, in carrying out their work, may always be motivated by respect for truth and a strong sense of ethics.

Evangelization: World Mission Day
That World Mission Day may renew within all Christian communities the joy of the Gospel and the responsibility to announce it.

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