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1 Holy Spirit Parish O 10, 2021 O P C S. M C 236 Eldridge Road Wells, ME (207) FAX (207) Weekday Mass: TuesdayFriday 8 AM Weekend Masses: Saturday 4 PM Sunday 9 & 11 AM S. M C 30 Portland Road Kennebunk, ME (207) FAX (207) Weekday Mass: TuesdayFriday 9:15 AM Weekend Masses: Saturday 4 PM Sunday 8 & 10 AM C S M M C Saturdays 33:30 PM A S C 45 School Street Ogunquit, ME (closed for the season) Our P S Fr. Fred Morse, Pastor O Rosanne Smith ~ St. Martha, Kennebunk Judy Hyotte ~ St. Mary, Wells C Donald Webber Mark Reeth F M Timothy Gallant, Supervisor Jesse Ouellette F F Carolyn F. Houston, Director Rosanne Smith Coordinator of RCIA L M Mark Reeth, Coordinator

2 H S P GOSPEL MEDITATION If we are truly in love with God, then the basics are not going to be enough. That love is going to want to be expressed in going above and beyond, in leaving the comfortable and familiar, in stretching and growing, and in following a voice other than our own. St. Teresa of Calcutta rightly instructs us that for love to be real, it must cost, it must hurt, it must empty us of self. Being in love with God requires more than just checking the boxes of the commandments. It requires a sincere and unconditional selfinvestment. Desiring God with our whole heart, mind, and soul means that I must also desire a relationship with my neighbor with that same degree of fervor. Biases and prejudices usually occur when people are kept at a distance and treated as objects. We cannot truly know our neighbors, especially if they are different than us, if we keep them in boxes and do not listen to their stories. When we open ourselves to listen to another person s story, we begin to realize more how similar we are than dissimilar. Being overly attached to our possessions, ideologies, agendas, lifestyles, and personal needs are absolute barriers to achieving the type of personal investment love demands. This is why following Christ can be difficult. It is less a matter of intellect and more a matter of heart and soul. It requires that we transfer our treasure from an investment in tangible, secular things and move it into the Kingdom of God. It is only the gift of wisdom and discernment that can help us decide what to do and how to do it. Contemporaries of Jesus would know that a camel could not enter through the portal of a city weighed down with the baggage it was carrying. In order to enter, the baggage must be removed so that the animal could fit through the entry way. The same is true for us. We carry a lot of excessive baggage around with us that keeps us tethered to our past histories, wounds, myopic world views, prejudices, fears, and suspicions. To invest ourselves in the Kingdom of God, do God s work and live out our love relationship with God, we need to shed the extra weight. While it may seem that a lot of that stuff is necessary, it really is not. We are much more than the things that we think define us and more secure than we think. The more there is to hold on to and the more we carry with us, the harder it will be to leave it all behind. Many choose not to and walk away sad because they are not ready to trust. LPi M, O 11 Church offices will be closed. ~O ~ M O L R Join Holy Spirit parishioners for a public praying of the rosary next Sunday, October 17, at 3 PM at the Wells Harbor Pavilion. People of all ages are welcome. Face masks are encouraged, but not mandatory. The Pavilion is about halfway between St. Martha and St. Mary Churches off of Route 1. At the new Wells Fire Station, turn onto Harbor Road (from north, turn left; from south, turn right). Y M M 25:35 M For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me. (Matthew 25:35) The youth ministries of Holy Spirit and St. Therese of Liseux Parishes provide monthly Matthew Meals. They take place at the St. Ignatius gym at 25 Riverside Avenue in Sanford every second Tuesday of the month from 5:306:30 PM. (next one is this Tuesday, October 12) To support this project, gift cards to Hannaford are welcome and are used to purchase supplies for this endeavor. Donations of prepackaged, individual sized cookies, and fruit cups are also requested. The fruit cups must be no sugar added. Donations should be labeled Matthew Meal and dropped off at either St. Martha or St. Mary Church. Prayers for volunteers and guests are also appreciated! Thank you for your assistance with this community service project. FMI, contact Carolyn Houston at: , , or 2

3 28 S O T THIS WEEKEND: October 9 & 10 Saturday: 4 PM (K) For the Holy Spirit Parishioners 4 PM (W) Adele Franceschini by her family Sunday: 8 AM (K) Steve & Pauline Hallczuk by Ray & Nancy Hallczuk 9 AM (W) Victor Varano by his wife 10 AM (K) Minh & Doi Mai by the family 11 AM (W) Juneau and Blais Families by Rachel and Jerry Juneau THIS WEEK: October 1215* Tuesday: 8 AM (W) Paul Davy by Robert & Jean Satter 9:15 AM (K) Mary Ann Murray by Bill & Mary Barry Wednesday 8 AM (W) David miller by MaryAnn & Don Kammann 9:15 AM (K) Annette Caramaniu Melomo By Richard & Joan Gordon Thursday: 8 AM (W) Richard Foley by his parents 9:15 AM (K) Dr. Benjamin Bradburn by Chris Robinson Friday: 8 AM (W) Richard & Geraldine Johnson by Cheryl & Fred Willett 9:15 AM (K) Bob Shrader by Bill & Helene Butterfield NEXT WEEKEND: October 16 & 17 Saturday: 4 PM (K) William Manning by the Lisauskas Family 4 PM (W) Ruth Dooley by Minnie & Marie Szykniej Sunday: 8 AM (K) For the Holy Spirit Parishioners 9 AM (W) David Leach by Cindy & Dave Barton 10 AM (K) Bonnie LaPuma by Elizabeth Crowley 11 AM (W) Margaret Carlin by Peggi Carlin R P Joan Ruby Location Key: (K) Kennebunk; (W) Wells * Since there are no longer Monday morning Masses, for those who had prescheduled Monday Mass intentions, please contact the respective church office for the rescheduled date. The St. Martha K of C Council is conducting a "Tootsie Roll Drive" to support persons with intellectual disabilities. It will take place this weekend in Kennebunk, following all Masses. Thank you for your generosity! 3 CELEBRANT SCHEDULE October 16 & 17 4:00 PM St. Martha (K) Fr. Morse 4:00 PM St. Mary (W) Msgr. Murphy 8:00 AM St. Martha (K) Fr. Morse 9:00 AM St. Mary (W) Fr. Manship 10:00 AM St. Martha (K) Fr. Morse 11:00 AM St. Mary (W) Fr. Manship Schedule subject to change. Reconciliation on Saturdays 33:30 PM at St. Martha & St. Mary Those seeking to join the Church or wanting to learn more about the Catechism of the Catholic Church, call Rosanne Smith at (207) For Prayer Line Requests: Contact Judy Hyotte at (508) or Homebound Parishioners: Those wishing to receive Holy Communion, please call (207) B M Julianne Hughes & David Fimiani October 1 PM (Wells) Liz Power & Brian Orlando October 4 PM (Kennebunk) The Sanctuary Lamp at St. Mary burns for health and blessings upon Rachel & Jerry Juneau on their 25th wedding anniversary. The flowers at the altar at St. Mary are in loving memory of Adele Franceschini by her family.

4 W/K/O This weekend s second collection is for the C F F. In addition to your regular weekly offering, you may donate to special collections through WeShare. How to create a WeShare account: 1. Visit holyspiritme.org and click Give Online. 2. Click on the collection to which you d like to donate. 3. Click Recurring Donation ; enter your donation amount and frequency. Thank you! H S P S 30: Total $ 93,388 Goal $ 129,619 % Goal 72 % 2021 A D A For those who have not yet pledged to the appeal, please prayerfully consider a gift which will support and benefit our diocese and parish in countless ways. Thank you to all who have already made a commitment! SACRAMENTS B: To register, contact Rosanne Smith at (207) or R: Saturdays, 33:30 PM, at both churches. (Appointments may also be made for the by calling the office of either church) M: Pastor must be contacted six months prior to the desired wedding date. S S: Call at any time. If you know that you will be admitted to the hospital, please call the office to make arrangements to receive the sacrament. Also, please notify the office if you re aware of a parishioner being hospitalized. F R The Fr. William J. Kelly Council 9782 of the Knights of Columbus is sponsoring the following fundraiser raffle: $1, gift certificate towards oil, propane, or service Graciously donated by Garthwaite Energy Inc. Tickets Prices: $5 each OR five for $20.00 Drawing will take place Thanksgiving weekend For tickets, contact: Phil Lizotte at OR Steve Koeninger at S. M C P : muffin mix, mayonnaise, fruit juice, powdered milk, canned vegetables S. M E F P : jelly, canned meat, ground coffee, dish detergent, hand soap, laundry detergent NOTE: T S. M T, 24 PM. 4

5 28 S O T Join Monsignor Charles M. Murphy for a series of onehour workshops about his book, The Spirituality of Fasting. The workshops will begin on Wednesday, October 20, and take place every Wednesday for seven weeks, 6:30 7:30 PM. Holy Spirit Parish St. Martha Catholic Church 30 Portland Road Kennebunk, ME This event will be livestreamed at To register, please contact St. Martha Church at (207) The first 25 people to register will receive a copy of the book for just $3.00 THREE BELIEFS Three Beliefs is a guide promulgated by Bishop Robert Deeley that offers valuable assistance and information regarding endof-life issues. The 20- page document includes an explanation of Catholic teaching on life-sustaining treatment and care, an introductory letter from Bishop Deeley, the Maine Advance Directive form modified to ensure consistency with both Catholic teaching and Maine law, and a helpful FAQ section. To view a printerfriendly version of Three Beliefs or for additional resources and information on a variety of topics regarding Catholic teaching on the end of life, visit ThreeBeliefs. Copies of Three Beliefs are also available at both St. Martha and St. Mary Churches. Now through October 31, all are invited to help protect mothers and children by joining this worldwide mobilization to pray and fast for an end to abortion. Through prayer and fasting, peaceful vigils and community outreach, 40 D L has inspired 1,000,000+ volunteers! With God s help, here are the proven results in 26 coordinated campaigns: 19,000 babies saved from abortion 221 abortion workers converted 112 abortion centers closed To take part in 40 Days for Life in the community: Vigil location: Lovering Center s public sidewalk located at 559 Portsmouth Avenue, Greenland, NH Vigil hours: 7 AM to 7 PM daily Local contacts: Carol Ingraham (207) or Debbie Dwyer (603) or Learn More: Get involved and please sign up for prayer times by visiting our campaign at: R R in honor of O L F and in prayer for the U S A S, O 16 11:15 AM S. A M, K F, 5

6 O 10, 2021 C C A C C S F F S The Diocese of Portland is seeking a cover art design for the 2021 Christmas Card. Any student affiliated with a Catholic parish or school in the Diocese of Portland may enter. Artwork will be judged by a committee of Catholic leaders in faith. Each of the four winners designs will be used on the cover of the 2021 Christmas card. One winner will be selected from each of the following grade groups: K2, 35, 68, 912. The winners names will be printed on the back of the cards and the winners will receive a special gift blessed by Bishop Deeley. For contest rules and/or to register, visit Artwork must be turned in or mailed to the Diocese of Portland, 510 Ocean Ave., Portland, ME 04103, by 4:30 PM on Friday, October 29. Contemplative Photography Exploring the Gift of God s Presence in the Beauty of Nature Jane Kettler and Al Shinkel October 1921 We will use photography and contemplative writing to experience God s loving presence in the beauty that surrounds us. We will use a simple cell phone camera to photograph our immediate environment. We will then use contemplative writing as a tool to awaken our life to the messages that God is wanting to reveal to us. Through our writings and photos, we will learn and share the messages that God is revealing to us in the beauty of creation. The cost is $260 for residents and $140 for commuters. FMI or to register, visit Bulletin insert requests are due by Friday at noon (8 days prior to the weekend for which being requested Earlier deadlines are required based on holidays). Please Mark Reeth at 6 P R/U Name (s): Street: City: Zip: Phone: New registration Change of address Moving out of parish Change of address Request envelopes H S P M S Holy Spirit Parish is a welcoming and caring Roman Catholic community, grounded in Eucharistic faith, and which enthusiastically lives and embraces the values modeled by Jesus Christ. As a community of believers, Holy Spirit Parish is committed to: ongoing faith formation lifelong spiritual growth nurturing and sharing our gifts for the common good If you are new to the parish, or you have a new address or phone number, please complete this form and place it in the collection basket, or mail to: Holy Spirit Parish 236 Eldridge Road Wells, ME 04090

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