Skip to main content

Bishop Deeley to Visit Many Maine Catholic Schools in Coming Months

PORTLAND---Bishop Robert P. Deeley will celebrate Grandparents’ Day Mass at Saint Dominic Academy’s Auburn campus on Wednesday, November 27, at 11 a.m. The Mass, which has drawn over 1,000 participants in years past, is one of many visits scheduled for the bishop at Maine Catholic schools in the months ahead.

In recent weeks, Bishop Deeley spent time with students and staff in each classroom of Holy Cross School in South Portland and All Saints Catholic School in Bangor. He also celebrated the opening Mass of the school year at St. Dom’s Lewiston campus and Catholic Educator Day Mass in Brunswick in October.

Here is the schedule of his upcoming visits (subject to change):

Wednesday, November 27
Saint Dominic Academy

121 Gracelawn Road, Auburn
Grandparents’ Day Mass at 11 a.m.

Wednesday, December 11
Mount Merici Academy
18 Mount Merici Avenue, Waterville
Visits with students, staff, and faculty
Starting at 9:30 a.m.

Friday, December 13
St. Michael School

56 Sewall Street, Augusta
Visits with students, staff, and faculty
Starting at 9 a.m.

Monday, December 16
St. Thomas School

69 North Avenue, Sanford
Visits with students, staff, and faculty
Starting at 9 a.m.

Thursday, December 19
Cheverus High School

267 Ocean Avenue, Portland
Advent Mass at 9 a.m.

Friday, January 10
St. James School

25 Graham Street, Biddeford
Visits with students, staff, and faculty
Starting at 9 a.m.

Friday, January 31
Saint Dominic Academy

17 Baird Avenue, Lewiston
Visits with students, staff, and faculty
Starting at 9 a.m.

Monday, February 3
St. Brigid School

695 Stevens Avenue, Portland
Visits with students, staff, and faculty
Starting at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, February 5
St. John’s Catholic School

37 Pleasant Street, Brunswick
Visits with students, staff, and faculty
Starting at 9 a.m.

In addition, Bishop Deeley will celebrate Mass for the students, staff, faculty, and parishioners at the University of Maine in Orono on Sunday, March 29, at the Newman Center, located on 83 College Avenue, at 6:15 p.m. The bishop also celebrated a Mass at the center on November 17. In the spring, the bishop will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass (May 8) at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish and participate in commencement exercises (May 9) at the school. He will also participate in the graduation ceremonies of Saint Dominic Academy (May 29, 2020) and Cheverus High School (June 1, 2020).

“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.”

If you would like to learn about the many ways our Catholic schools are making a difference and bearing witness to the love of Christ, visit www.mainecatholicschools.com.