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“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, and recovery of sight to the blind…”

Lk 4:18

The Diocesan Vocations Council

In May of 2018 the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland Vocations Council was formed, beginning an exciting new chapter in diocesan vocations efforts in Maine.

Current Council Membership:

Fr. Seamus Griesbach - Director, Diocese of Portland Office of Vocations
Elizabeth Badger - Director, Catholic Foundation of Maine
Jennifer Bernier - Council Secretary, Administrative Assistant for the Office of Ministerial Services
Sr. Rita-Mae Bissonnette RSR - Chancelor, Diocese of Portland
MaryAnn Carter - St. Michael's Parish, Augusta
Lori Dahlhoff - Director, Diocese of Portland Office of Lifelong Faith Formation
David Dube - Good Shepherd Parish, Saco/Biddeford
Deacon Rodney Deschaine - St. Peter Chanel Parish, Van Buren
Robert Dumond - Knights of Columbus State Council, Prince of Peace Parish, Lewiston
David Guthro - Director, Diocese of Portland Office of Communications
Angel Loredo - St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Bangor
Matthew Maloney - Cathedral Parish, Portland
Amanda Turcotte - St. Michael's School, Augusta

Council Bylaws