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Two paths lead to the priesthood

Two young men who first felt a pull to the priesthood when they were still children are ordained by Bishop Robert Deeley. [Read the story.]

A ministry of mercy behind bars

Three men who serve in prison ministry say that once you get involved in it, it’s difficult to give up, because of the difference you know you are making. [Read the story.]

'House of Comfort' is a gift for Aroostook County

The first hospice facility in northern Maine provides comfort and support to those approaching the end of their lives, as well as to their families. [Read the story.]

All for God

Sister Ann Boyle, RSR, makes her perpetual profession with the Sisters of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary..[ Read the story.]

Youth ministers keep a cross-county connection

Despite being located many miles apart, youth ministers from Aroostook County find ways to stay close so that the teens they serve can do the same.  [Read the story.]

Embracing a commitment to a life of service

Deacon Thomas Blatz and Deacon Frank Daggett, two of the diocese’s recently ordained permanent deacons, have long been dedicated to serving both their parishes and their communities. [Read the story.]

Decades of dedication to a melodic ministry

A love for singing and the Lord has kept members of the choir at St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Lincoln together for decades. [Read the story.]


2018 May / June

The beginning of a new century of faith

Creating a PATH out of homelessness

Parishes seek to lift up their communities

Development center nurtures children, while supporting families

Serving the Lord in the Sebago Lakes Region

Choir members preserve their heritage while praising God

Students show concern for our common home

2018 March / April

Finding a home in the Catholic Church

Junior chaplains lead the way

Forming families in faith

V Encuentro: A call to reach out to the Hispanic / Latino community

Born to be a deacon

2018 January / February

The gift of mercy leads to the priesthood

A march that changed a life

Teacher of the Year honored for her passion and dedication

Coming home to answer Christ's call

Serving Christ in the County

2017 November / December

Ordained to a ministry of joy

Soaring in faith following a devastating crash

Mercy is forever her song

Celebrating a century of excellence

Carrying on a legacy of Mercy

2017 September / October

St. André Home: Serving Women & Children in Need

Surrendering to the Will of God

Walking in the footsteps of a martyr

A fresh approach to learning about food security

A garden grown for sharing

2017 July August

Sibling Servants

Making Music, Praying Twice

Brightening Days with a Visit and a Smile

Couples Unite in a Journey of Faith

Volunteers turn Secondhand into First Rate

2017 May / June

Called to be Leaders

Serving Seniors through Compassion and Companionship

A Down East Mission to Teach the Faith

Spreading the Joy of Love

Peace, Love, and Potluck!

2017 March / April

Cheerleaders for Marriage

A Journey of Love and Trust

Touching Hearts and Changing Lives

A Positive Prognosis

STREAM Allows Creativity to Flow

2017 January / February

Helping the Homeless to Help Themselves

Living Out a Vocation of Service

Keeping the Faith: From Youth Ministry to Campus Ministry

Preserving a Church, Piece by Piece

Building a Home Upon Faith

2016 November / December

Catholic Charities: Providing Help & Hope for 50 Years

A Journey from Physics to Faith

The African Express: A Special Delivery for a Cameroon Hospital

Doing Small Things with Great Love

Remembering a Great Shepherd

2016 September / October

Carrying on a Legacy of Faith

Creating a Place of Peace and Prayer

World Youth Day: A Celebration of Hope

A Pilgrimage of Faith and Trust

Beginning a New Century of Faith

2016 July / August

I've never been happier!

Together with Alzheimer's

A Garden Grown for Sharing

Serving to Stretch Dollars

2016 May / June

Guiding the Way Forward

Students to Sisters: An Hour of Love

A Family's Second Home

A Ministry Blanketed in Warmth

2016 March / April

Serving wherever there has been a need

Hospice: An End-of-Life Journey

A Residence with a Heart

The Doors of Mercy are Open

2016 January / February

Healing the body, mind, and spirit

Guiding the Way to Christ

Immersed in Christ's Love

Answering the Call to Serve

Crusading for Peace and Justice

2015 November / December

A Mission of Love

That Man is You!

Living a Love Story

100 Years of God's Blessings

2015 September / October

A Daughter of God

Nurturing a Palette of Potential

Following Mary to her Son

A Legacy of Compassionate Care

2015 July / August

"This is where the Lord wants me."

A Peaceful Presence

Serving in the spirit of Saint Ignatius

Living for Christ in the World

2015 May / June

Bringing Christ into Focus on Campus

Supporting Seniors through Conversation and Caring

A Diamond of a Daughter

Partners in Service

2015 March / April

All in the Family at All Saints

Providing Peer Presence

Benefitting from a Developing Partnership

Serving and Studying the Ursuline Way


2015 January / February

My Sister's Keeper

150 Years of Walking Among Us

Parenting and the Power of Play

Igniting the Flames of Faith

Annulments: A Door to Healing


2014 November / December

Leilani's Legacy

A Gift of the Heart

A Dream of Faith

Churches United in Love


2014 September / October

"There is Always Time for God."

A Ray of Sunshine

Serving in the Spirit of Catherine McAuley

Focus on Francis: Ten Lessons for Pastoral Leaders


2014 July / August

Finding Peace in the Priesthood

Still Climbing Mountains

A Display of Faith

The Canonizations of Two Men of Courage


2014 May/June

"Be Extraordinary: An Invitation to Get to Know Jesus."

A Love for God and Learning

A Chance to Get Acquainted

Focus on Francis: "Preach the Gospel Always, If Necessary Use Words."


2014 March/April

"We Have a New Shepherd"

A Spirit of Joy

"We Have Our Church"

Focus on Francis: Pilgrimage to Assisi


2014 January/February

On a Mission to Maine

The Way We Grow

Continuing to Serve 125 Years Later

Focus on Francis: A Shared Vision for Rebuilding the Church


2013 November/December

Providing help and creating hope

Rebuilding stories, reshaping lives

A neighborhood church closes


2013 September/October

Excited to be Catholic!

Planting Seeds for the Future

A Community’s Groundbreaking Achievement