This program is designed to educate adults on how to recognize the warning signs that might indicate that a child is being abused. This program also addresses how sexual predators behave and describes, in detail, how predators groom children prior to the actual attempt to abuse. To register for the class call the Parish Office, 872-2281.
Sun., Feb. 12: No Family Life Session (3:30PM), no Colby College Mass (4:30PM), no Junior High or High School Youth Ministry (6:00PM). Mon., Feb. 13: Parish Office closed. As always--Monday morning Mass will be cancelled if school is cancelled for AOS 92.
Bishop Robert P. Deeley has authorized a special collection to be held in all churches throughout the Diocese of Portland on February 11-12. The proceeds from the collection will assist the long-term efforts of Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA as they provide aid to victims after the widespread destruction of Hurricane Matthew. The hurricane first made landfall in Haiti on October 4, 2016, eventually devastating areas in the Caribbean and the southeast coast of the U.S. Over 1,000 deaths and an estimated $6.9 billion in damages have been attributed to the storm. “The special collection will assist Catholic Relief Services and Catholic Charities USA as they support the restoration and rebuilding of affected communities,” said Bishop Deeley. “The true measure of a people’s character is how they respond in another’s moment of need. As we have seen in previous responses to devastation and tragedy, I am certain that the charitable giving of the people of Maine will once again rise to meet the ongoing challenges facing many people. Yours is the charity of Christ.” For those who wish to donate to the relief efforts online, by phone, or by mail: visit www.crs.org or www.catholiccharitiesusa.org; call 1-877-435-7277; or send a check/money order to Catholic Relief Services, Hurricane Matthew Relief, P.O. Box 17090, Baltimore, MD 21297-0303.