Bereavement Service to Officially Reopen Christian Life Center in Frenchville

FRENCHVILLE---After over two years of occasional meetings and small gatherings, the Christian Life Center (CLC) in Frenchville will officially reopen on Wednesday, November 30. Prior to the pandemic, the CLC offered a wide range of retreats, marriage preparation, and other programs designed to strengthen the faith of participants and increase their participation in parish life.

“The center has not been functioning in over two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Fr. Alex Maria Doss, HGN, who is the new director of the center and also parochial vicar of St. John Vianney Parish in Fort Kent. “We would like to begin the retreats and activities for the Catholic community again and are sincerely grateful for the service and support of our priests and faithful.”

The CLC will offer a bereavement service on Wednesday, November 30, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the center, which is located at 444 U.S. Route 1. All are welcome. The service aims to support those bereaving for a deceased loved one and will include a guest speaker, the lighting of candles, sharing, prayers, and blessings for the souls of the faithful departed.

“The service will conclude with a community dinner,” said Fr. Alex. “We hope people can come and support the grieving members of the community.”

For more information about the service, the center, or upcoming events being planned, call 207-834-5656.