First Saturday Latin Mass beginning 1 September, 2018 at St. Anthony’s in Westbrook AND Upcoming pilgrimage right here in Madison, Maine, Saturday, 11 August 2018. (read the entire post!)
1st Saturday Latin Mass beginning September 1st, AD 2018
From Fr. Steven Cartwright, Parochial Vicar, Sebago Lakes Region Parishes:
In an effort to fulfill Our Lady's message at Fatima and to increase devotion to the First Five Saturdays, on behalf of Fr. Lou Phillips, Pastor, Sebago Lakes Region Parishes, I am pleased to announce that beginning on Saturday, September 1, 2018, Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite (Traditional Latin Mass) will be celebrated every First Saturday at 9:00 a.m. at Saint Anthony's Parish at 268 Brown Street, Westbrook, Maine.
Confessions will be heard beginning at 8:00 a.m.
For more information or any questions, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.
Rev. Fr. Steven G. Cartwright
Parochial Vicar - Sebago Lakes Region Parishes
Office Phone: 207-857-0490, ext. 22
St. Anne's Parish, Gorham
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Westbrook
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Windham
Pilgrimage to Madison, Maine on Saturday, 11 August, 2018
From the Diocese of Portland, Maine website, here:
Originally from France, Fr. Sebastian Râle joined the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) in 1674 and, driven by the love of Christ, he traveled to the Americas 15 years later.
“When he encountered this amazing, burning love from the heart of Jesus, it lit his own heart on fire,” said Joseph Moreshead, a seminarian of the Diocese of Portland who will lead the pilgrimage. “He had to make the love of Jesus Christ known to the farthest corners of the world. In Father Râle’s day, Madison, Maine, was the farthest imaginable corner of the world!”
Father Râle lived much of his life among the Abenaki people. He composed a catechism and a dictionary in the Abenaki language and is even credited with establishing Maine’s first school. He fiercely defended the rights of the Abenaki people and was killed by the British in 1724. Seven members of the tribe died trying to protect him…
Where: Meet at Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 273 Water Street, Skowhegan
When: 9AM – 1PM Saturday, 11 August, 2018
After meeting up at Notre Dame de Lourdes, the group will drive to the site of the old mission at St. Sebastian Cemetery on Fr. Rale Road in Madison.
There will be several opportunities for prayer and meditation during the pilgrimage, and excerpts from letters written by or about Father Râle will be read along with Scripture passages. The pilgrimage will conclude around 1 p.m. at the memorial of Father Râle, located in St. Sebastian Cemetery on the spot where he was killed.
For more information about the pilgrimage, contact Joseph Moreshead at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Christ the King Parish at (207) 696-3203.