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Bishop Deeley to Visit 11 Maine Catholic Schools

PORTLAND---Bishop Robert P. Deeley will spend time with the students, teachers, and staff at St. Thomas School in Sanford on Wednesday, November 29, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The bishop will spend the morning visiting students in their classrooms.

In recent weeks, the bishop celebrated Mass and visited the students of St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick, and celebrated a special Mass for Grandparents’ Day at Saint Dominic Academy in Auburn. He is scheduled to visit 11 other Maine Catholic schools in the coming months:

Wednesday, Nov. 29       
St. Thomas Catholic School, Sanford
69 North Avenue
9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 6         
All Saints Catholic School, Bangor
Both campuses (166 State Street and 768 Ohio Street)
10 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13
Holy Cross Catholic School, South Portland
436 Broadway
9 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 15
St. John Regional Catholic School, Winslow
15 South Garand Street
9 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20
Celebration of Advent Mass at Cheverus High School, Portland
267 Ocean Avenue
9:14 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 10
St. Michael Catholic School, Augusta
56 Sewall Street
9 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 17
St. Brigid School, Portland
695 Stevens Avenue
9 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 31
Saint Dominic Academy’s Lewiston Campus
17 Baird Avenue
9 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 2
Skiing with the Holy Savior Catholic School students at Black Mountain, Rumford
39 Glover Road
8 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 12
St. James School, Biddeford
25 Graham Street
9 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 28
Mount Merici Academy, Waterville
18 Mount Merici Avenue
10 a.m.

In addition, Bishop Deeley will celebrate Mass for the students and faculty at the University of Maine in Orono on Sunday, February 25. The Mass will take place at the Newman Center, located on 83 College Avenue, at 6:15 p.m.

“Catholic education forms our young students as people of spirit and mind, of faith and knowledge,” said Bishop Deeley. “It gives them an intellectual preparation for life, and a spiritual grounding for dealing with life. It also gives them a moral compass by which to guide their lives. These are beautiful places, moving our students ahead to live full lives in our world.”