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Suzanne Lafreniere to Deliver Three Beliefs Presentations at Many Maine Parishes This Fall

PORTLAND---Released in 2017, Three Beliefs is a document that offers Maine Catholics valuable assistance, guidance, and information regarding end-of-life issues.

This fall, Suzanne Lafreniere, the public policy director for the Diocese of Portland, will offer free presentations at Maine parishes to discuss the document and help Catholics understand the Church’s teaching on the topic.

Three Beliefs is produced by the Diocese of Portland and includes an explanation of Catholic teaching on life-sustaining treatment and care; an introductory letter from Bishop Robert P. Deeley; the Maine Advance Directive form modified to ensure consistency with both Catholic teaching and Maine law; a helpful FAQ section; and wallet cards containing important information for healthcare providers.

“Making the difficult choices surrounding end-of-life medical care and sharing them with family and friends now can ensure that your beliefs about the sanctity of human life, the appropriateness of medical care, and the dignity of the dying process are known in advance so they can be met in the future,” said Bishop Robert P. Deeley.

Below is the schedule of Three Beliefs presentations. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

Monday, September 16
St. Joseph Church
231 Main Street, Ellsworth
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 26
Sacred Heart Church
14 Summer Street, Hallowell
3 p.m.

Tuesday, October 15
St. Faustina Church
370 Main Street, Jackman
6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16
Holy Family Church
145 Pritham Avenue, Greenville
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 24
St. Pius X Church
492 Ocean Avenue, Portland
1 p.m.

Saturday, November 2
St. Mary of Lourdes Church
142 Main Street (Route 2), Lincoln
During 4 p.m. Mass

Saturday, November 2
St. Leo the Great Church
16 River Road, Howland
During 6 p.m. Mass

Sunday, November 3
St. Leo the Great Church
16 River Road, Howland
During 8 a.m. Mass

Sunday, November 3
St. Mary of Lourdes Church
142 Main Street (Route 2), Lincoln
During 10 a.m. Mass

Tuesday, November 19
St. Louis Church
26 East Main Street, Fort Kent
6 p.m.

Wednesday, November 20
Holy Rosary Church
34 Vaughn Street, Caribou
10 a.m.