HOLY SPIRIT PARISH

A Catholic community comprising the churches of St. Martha's, Kennebunk, St. Mary's, Wells, and All Saints Mission, Ogunquit, Maine

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The Disciple Maker Index Survey is coming to Holy Spirit Parish.

We need every adult parishioner to participate in this survey so that the goals we create after interpreting the data accurately reflect true parish needs! Help us to achieve the highest survey response rate possible!

If you receive an e-mail with the survey link, please click on the link to go to the survey. If you provided your e-mail address, but don’t see the email in your in-box, please check your spam folder or call the church office to have it re-sent.

If you’d prefer a paper copy, they are available in the narthex, as well as a box in which to place them. You may also, at home, go to www.DiscipleMakerIndex.com for the survey.

Please be assured that all responses will be anonymous. Our Pastoral Team and the survey writing team are interested in whole parish data rather than individual data.

Once the survey period closes and there is time to enter the data from the paper surveys into the system, the data will be shared in the bulletin, on Facebook, and on our parish webpage.

Thank you for participating in this survey before the survey closes on March 18th.

To paricipate in the Survey please click on the link below, it will take you to the survey page.

Click here to take the Survey

Holy Spirit Faith Formation

Volunteers Needed

The Holy Spirit Parish Faith Formation (and chil-dren’s Liturgy of the Word) team is looking for a few additional volunteers. We are in need of someone to co-lead the 5th-6th Sunday morning class at St. Martha. The faith formation of-fice is also looking for volunteers willing to share the Sunday readings with children during the 10 AM Mass in Kennebunk for a few Sundays throughout the aca-demic year. Materials and training are provided. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Car-olyn Houston at either church site (985-6252 or 646-5605), or by email at carolyn.houston@portlanddiocese.org.

Diocese News

“Theology on Tap” in Portland

February 21, 2019

The next “Theology on Tap” will be held at Pat’s Pizza, located on 30 Market Street in Portland, on Thursday, February 21, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The gathering will be in the upstairs group room. Merissa Newton-Mills will present “Faith and Science in the 21st Century: A Story of Complementarity.” Newton-Mills teaches the philosophy of science at the University of New England in Biddeford. In this presentation, she will explore the complementarity between faith and science, the faith of great scientists throughout history, and discoveries that support the idea of the existence of God, free will, and man’s being in God’s image and likeness. Theology on Tap is a gathering of college students and young adults (ages 18-39) featuring food, drink, fellowship, and engaging discussions! For further information about “Theology on Tap,” email Josh Houde at joshua.houde@portlanddiocese.org or visit www.portlanddiocese.org/theology-on-tap.

Catholic Q & A

What is holy water and how do I explain the reason that it is placed at the entrances of churches to my non-Catholic friends?

Holy water is a sacramental; a reminder of the life of the church expressed and celebrated through the sacraments. By blessing ourselves with holy water as we enter the church, we are reminded of our own baptism and our call to conversion. Much as we are baptized and then journey through life, we bless ourselves and move through the church, symbolizing again the guiding presence of the Lord, which comes to us through baptism. Remember, the church is sacramental, that is, God's grace is mediated through word and gesture (the outward signs). This comes to us through Jesus (instituted by Christ) as he entrusts to the church his saving mission (to give grace). In turn, the church, through sacraments, shares that grace and mission with us.

We especially use holy water during Easter when the priest sprinkles the people. It serves to remind us that we are indeed on a journey of faith that makes us one with Christ. So blessing ourselves not only reminds us that we are baptized into a community of faith, but also helps us renew our own baptismal promises to reject sin and to believe in God. It is the heart of Christian belief to turn from sin and toward God. Holy water and baptism make it a visible sign for all of us to follow.

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Mass Times

  • Sunday
    • Kennebunk
      • 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
    • Wells
      • 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
    • Ogunquit
      • (Closed for season)
  • Saturday
    • Kennebunk
      • 4 p.m.
    • Wells
      • 4 p.m.
    • Ogunquit
      • (Closed for season)
  • Weekdays
    • Kennebunk
      • 9 a.m.
    • Wells
      • 8 a.m

Confession Times

  • Saturday
    • Kennebunk
      • 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Wells
      • 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Any time upon request
    • Please call:
      • (207) 646-5605

Today's Reading

Todays Readings

The Week Ahead
February 10-17

St. Martha's Church
Sunday Faith formation - 9 AM
RCIA - 10 AM
S Anon - 7 PM
Monday Charismatic Prayer - 9:45 AM
Centering Prayer - 6 PM
Tuesday Cursillo - 4 PM
K of C Meeting
Wednesday Ignatian Exercises
Weight Watchers
Thursday "Catholism" - 6:30 PM
Faith Sharing - 7 PM
Friday Produce Pantry
Saturday Reconciliation - 3 - 3:30 PM
Sunday NO Faith Formation
RCIA 10 AM
S Anon - 7 PM
St. Mary's Church
Sunday Faith Formation - 10 AM
Coffee & Donuts - after Masses
Monday Faith Formation - 3:45 PM
Tuesday Bereavement Quilting - 9 AM
Red Cross Blood Drive - 12 Noon
"Catholism" - 1 PM
Wednesday Bible Study - 10 AM (proverbs)
Spiritual Study Group - 7 PM
Thursday Food Pantry - 1 PM
Friday AA - 7:30 PM
Saturday AA 8 AM
Baptism Preperation Class - 9 AM
Reconciliation 3:00 PM
Sunday Faith Formation - 10 AM
K of C Breakfast after Masses

Mass Presiders

February 16-17

4:00 p.m. St. Mary's (W) Fr. Mellone

4:00 p.m. St. Martha's (K) Fr. Morse

8:00 a.m. St. Martha’s (K) Fr. Manship

9:00 a.m. St. Mary’s (W) Fr. Morse

10:00 a.m. St. Martha’s (K) Msgr. Murphy

11:00 a.m. St. Mary’s (W) Fr. Morse

Schedule subject to change

Reconciliation on Saturdays
3-3:30 PM at St. Martha's and St. Mary's

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