All students lined up, side by side, from the school on Pleasant Street to the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program on Union Street, handing each other food items to be donated to the program.
Sadie was the first-place winner for Grades K-3 in the Maine Constitution Essay and Poster Program.
Over 200 names of family members and friends who have passed away were read as candles were lit for each during the annual St. John’s Scholarship Memorial Mass held at St. John the Baptist Church in Brunswick on Tuesday, May 30.
The school has announced that Reagan Bossong is the 2023 valedictorian and Madison Hom is this year’s salutatorian.
Bishop Robert Deeley was joined by Father Daniel Greenleaf, pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Lewiston, and Principal Alanna Stevenson in helping with the distribution of diplomas to a graduating class that learned and lived resolve during a high school career that saw that pandemic arrive when they were freshmen.
Friday marks the 78th commencement at Saint Dominic Academy.
To honor the hard work, dedication, and achievement of graduating high school seniors in their communities, many Maine parishes will celebrate graduation Masses over the next two weeks, giving parishioners a chance to join in their joyous accomplishments and wish them well.
On Monday, June 5, the entire student body at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick will stand side by side to provide help and comfort to many community members in need.
From watching the eggs develop in a large fish tank at the school to completing “Fishy Friday” assignments along the way, each student graphed, documented, and researched their way to the happy release on May 19.
The names of the loved ones have their names read and candles lit for them during the Mass. Some years, the number exceeds 300 beloved family and friends.
Doing so by attending Mass on the first Friday of each month for nine consecutive months also earns students a special distinction: membership in the First Friday Society of Holy Cross.
As part of the school’s annual auction this spring, Alice Turney, a second grader at St. Michael School, earned the right to be “principal for a day,” and she used the opportunity to raise money for an important cause close to her heart.
The Feast of Our Lady of Fatima is May 13, marking the first day in 1917 on which the Blessed Mother appeared to the three shepherd children, Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia, in Fatima in Portugal.
After months of exchanging messages of hope and kindness through letters in the mail, third graders at Holy Cross School in South Portland were able to meet their pen pals living at the Maine Veterans Home in Scarborough.
William Ridge, a teacher at Holy Cross School in South Portland, wins the 2023 Maine Catholic School Teacher of the Year Award.
Karin Paquin, a middle school science teacher at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick who was selected as one of five teachers across the nation to participate in the Teachers in Space (TIS) Human Flight Program, spent her April vacation week at National Space Symposium 2023 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
National winners will be announced in the first week of July.
The bishop spent the day participating in special activities and speaking to students at the academy.
Bishop Deeley spent the morning visiting classrooms and participating in activities with many of the students.
During an assembly this week, Representative Bruce White and Carla Caron, president of the board of directors for the Waterville Area Soup Kitchen, were presented with a check representing the donation.
From basketball to bingo to benevolence, the bishop had a memorable day at the Brunswick school.
Bishop Deeley was joined on his visit by Bill Burke, principal of St. Brigid School; Fr. Paul Sullivan, pastor of Our Lady of Hope Parish of which St. Brigid School is a part; Marianne Pelletier, superintendent of Maine Catholic Schools; Suzanne Lafreniere, director of public policy for the diocese; and Ellen Couture of St. Brigid.
The music program at St. Brigid is now being coordinated by Matthew Fogg, who co-owns the Midcoast School of Music in Portland and provides the school with professional instructors, each with their own specialty.
The event is a month of events and activities that celebrate the school’s commitment to S.A.F.E. (Service, Academics, Faith, Excellence).
St. Thomas School in Sanford celebrates its 50th anniversary.
Delvin Choice, a professional Gospel singer, holds a music residency at St. Brigid School in Portland.
Monsignor Andrew Dubois, pastor of St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Bangor, was happy to oblige, making a special visit to the program on Wednesday morning to distribute ashes to all the children who wished to receive them.
Meaningful moments dotted a morning of music, merriment, and mirth on February 15.
To raise funds for a graduation field trip and a class gift for the school, eighth graders at St. John’s Catholic School in Brunswick are working with a successful Maine-based company to sail past the finish line.
Students created and completed many service projects for community organizations.
Estelle Beauchesne, a third-grade teacher at St. James School in Biddeford, has received a $1,000 grant from Catholic Extension, an organization dedicated to providing financial support across the country to ensure vibrant faith communities.
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The special event at the elementary school was part of the academy's celebration of Maine Catholic School's Week.
Holy Cross' Bill Ridge received the distinguished award from Bishop Deeley on Tuesday.
The bishop's visit came during Maine Catholic Schools Week.
NEASC accreditation is structured in a self-study report featuring input from the entire school community as well as a peer review that is completed by a visiting committee of education professionals and experts.
“Our schools, with the dedication and sacrifice that makes them possible, are certainly an example of the Gospel of service brought to life with joy and happiness."
“Love Our Library” Campaign at Holy Cross in South Portland to Honor Memory of Beloved Second Grader
The “Love Our Library” campaign at the school begins on February 1 and will run through the month, offering several ways for the community to help keep the Kathleen A. Wittmer Memorial Library at Holy Cross flourishing.
From Boomwhackers to lava lamps, Bishop Deeley made a memorable visit to Sanford on Friday.
St. Brigid Students in Portland to Participate in Music Residency with Delvin Choice from "The Voice"
Students at St. Brigid School in Portland will participate in a special three-day music residence with professional Gospel singer and The Voice contender Delvin Choice on January 23-25.
The bishop visited each classroom at the school, taking time to see what the students were working on, enjoying musical performances, and even participating.
“Seeing the many ways in which they are learning that each of us is called to be holy in life is beautiful.”
“As we quickly see the days of Advent disappear, and we prepare to welcome Christmas once again, the message for us is simple. Live in the story you hear.”
Thanks to the students at Holy Cross School in South Portland, the wider community is able to easily keep up with the weeks of Advent.
All Saints Fifth Graders in Bangor Collect Stuffed Animals for Residents at Phillips-Strickland House
The appreciation offered by the kids to their older neighbors warms the heart, even when that embrace is offered in a different way this year.
Located on 54 Cumberland Street, “The Attic” has entered its fourth decade as a thrift store that is equal parts benevolent for area families and a boon for All Saints students.
The students gathered hats, mittens, coats, snow pants, and other winter items for asylum seekers, including children and adults, who are staying at a Saco hotel property secured by the state.
The donations will help Shepherd's Godparent in Bangor.
Thanks to hundreds of registrants and two teams of tireless volunteers, annual fundraising road races in Biddeford and Sanford on November 5 were huge successes once again.
All Catholic school and faith formation students throughout the diocese were invited to participate in the contest.