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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.

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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
Check the bulletin (below) for changes

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 2017 Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1, for Latin-rite Catholics.

 

In a particular way during Lent, we are asked to devote ourselves to the spiritual and corporal works of mercy that "remind us that faith finds expression in concrete everyday actions meant to help our neighbors in body and spirit."

"Lent is a favourable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognizing in them the face of Christ."-- Pope Francis, Message for Lent 2017. . .

Take inspiration for your Lenten journey from prayer and to the reading of Scripture, to fasting and to giving alms. The fasting that all do together on Fridays is but a sign of the daily Lenten discipline of individuals and households: fasting for certain periods of time, fasting from certain foods, but also fasting from other things and activities. Likewise, the giving of alms is some effort to share this world equally—not only through the distribution of money, but through the sharing of our time and talents. Contemplate the meaning and origins of the Lenten fasting tradition in this reflection.

In Lent, the baptized are called to renew their baptismal commitment as others prepare to be baptized through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a period of learning and discernment for individuals who have declared their desire to become Catholics.

The key to fruitful observance of these practices is to recognize their link to baptismal renewal. We are called not just to abstain from sin during Lent, but to true conversion of our hearts and minds as followers of Christ. We recall those waters in which we were baptized into Christ's death, died to sin and evil, and began new life in Christ.

Papal Prayer Intentions

MARCH

Support for Persecuted Christians.

That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

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New YouTube video! >> "Bishop Barron on Saints Patrick and Joseph" http://bit.ly/2mYorOL pic.twitter.com/c3IosyePdV

New YouTube video! >> "Bishop Barron on Saints Patrick and Joseph" http://bit.ly/2mYorOL  pic.twitter.com/c3IosyePdV

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Friends, here is my homily for this coming Sunday (4th in Lent). Please listen and share! >> http://bit.ly/2mUM5eK pic.twitter.com/ceYsQ2qpvA

Friends, here is my homily for this coming Sunday (4th in Lent). Please listen and share! >> http://bit.ly/2mUM5eK  pic.twitter.com/ceYsQ2qpvA

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New article! >> St. Patrick, St. Joseph, and the Conversion that Makes All the Difference http://bit.ly/2msTTbH 

New article! >> St. Patrick, St. Joseph, and the Conversion that Makes All the Difference http://bit.ly/2msTTbH 

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