Monthly ministry meetings are in-person and via zoom of members and friends interested in learning more and finding ways to express Jesus’ desire that all people are welcome. As ministers of the Gospel, a special focus has been on people and groups of people who have often felt (or even been told) that they are not welcome in the Catholic Church. In this work we have joined with several other parish clusters to focus on this kind of effort (Bangor and Orono, Winslow-Waterville). Together, this ministry developed our message of welcome:
Our Lady of Hope seeks to be 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 LGBTQIA+ community, new Mainers, immigrants, and those who may be separated or divorced. We are all God’s children. All welcome.
Contact the parish office for the zoom link by Wednesday morning before the scheduled meeting.