Special Mass
The Light of Christ in Ordinary Time
Prayers of the Faithful

January 13, 2023

Consider some physical & spiritual situations that might be impeding peace, happiness & sense of fulfillment
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Welcome

Our Lady of Hope seeks to respond as a welcoming parish. All are welcome here: long-time parishioners, new arrivals, those seeking a spiritual home, those who have been away, members of the LGBTQ+ community, new Mainers, immigrants, and those who may be separated or divorced. We are all God’s children. All welcome.

“We pray for those for whom home is no longer a safe place.”

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Parish Life

News and Updates

Newly Confirmed with Bishop Deeley and Fr Paul SJ

Sacramental Prep and Faith Formation

2022 Confirmation and First Eucharist

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Come Join Us

Comprised of a wide range of members, representing 25 area towns, we’re an intergenerational community inspired by Christ’s love for all people & the Ignatian vision that calls & empowers us to live the Gospel message and find God in all things.

Mass Schedule

In addition to the Masses listed here, Mass is celebrated in Loyola Chapel at Cheverus High School each weekday morning at 7:15 during the academic year.

Calendar of Activities

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School

St. Brigid School, our largest and most visible ministry, teaches and inspires over 300 students from around the region. From pre-K – 8th grade, St. Brigid is founded in the Mercy Tradition and guided by the Jesuit Educational Vision.

Four Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Global Society of Jesus

Vital for our world today, these guide the work of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) through this decade and unite us in a common focus: Showing the way to God through the Spiritual Exercises and the practice of discernment; Walking with the poor, the outcasts of the world, and those whose dignity has been violated, in the mission of reconciliation and justice; Walking together with young people to build a hope-filled future, and Working together to care for the earth, our common home.

What Our Parishioners are Saying

“Our Lady of Hope is a place where I belong.”

Kathleen, Portland

Learning about Ignatian Spirituality has helped me see God in everything. That grace has provided me great comfort and ease as I take on the days’ challenges.

–Peter R.

“I have been a member for approximately 10 years.  Homilies are meaningful and lots of opportunities to become involved in church life.”

— Diane Richard

 

“As I have moved around the country and the state, I have been a member of many parishes. Since joining Our Lady of Hope parish, I look forward to participating in the celebration of the Mass more than I ever have before.”

— James McCarthy

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