...and Announcement Concerning Ash Wednesday in Maine.
A Statement from Bishop Deeley on the Ukraine Conflict and Announcement Concerning Ash Wednesday in Maine
United with people of good will around the world, our hearts break when we are shown the images of an unthinkable number of Ukrainians being displaced and even killed as a result of the brazen attack on their country perpetrated by the Russian government.
Recording of the Advent Family Blessing
For centuries, in times of peace and tension, prosperity and struggle, Americans have paused on Thanksgiving to spend time with loved ones and offer gratitude for the blessings of God.
National Vocation Awareness Week (November 7-13) reminds us that the encouragement and formation of vocations in the Church is a responsibility of all of us.
The month of October brings with it our annual observance of Respect Life Month as we celebrate the value of each human life and commit to helping others grow in appreciation of the treasure that is God’s gift of life.
Twenty years. It seems impossible and yet, images from that day can sometimes bring us right back to the shock and sadness that we felt
This Sunday (September 12) marks National Grandparents Day, established in our country as a way in which to educate our youth about the important contributions that grandparents have made throughout history.
Today, our nation observes the National Day of Prayer, a commemoration formalized by President Truman in 1952.
National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 3-7) is a time in which we lift up with thanks the talents, the selflessness, and the dedication of our teachers.
April 25 is the World Day of Prayer for Vocations when the Church prays for vocations to ordained ministries, consecrated life in all its forms, secular institutes, and missionary life.
March 19 annually marks the Solemnity of St. Joseph, a commemoration that holds additional significance this year in the Year of St. Joseph, declared by the Holy Father.
Beginning on Friday, March 26, all of Maine’s Catholic churches will allow for 50% capacity for all daily and weekend Masses.
As I stated in December in regards to COVID-19 vaccines, we must thank God for the scientific advancement and dedication of those in the medical field that have led to these lifesaving vaccines during a global pandemic.
Governor Janet Mills’ new executive order promising expanded gathering limits at Maine’s Catholic churches is not helpful to Maine Catholics who have diligently followed each of the protocols put in place regarding religious gatherings since the start of the pandemic.
Each year since 1992, when Pope St. John Paul II began its observance, the Church has set aside the day of February 11, the memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, as a special day of prayer for the sick.
During National Marriage Week (Feb. 7-14) and World Marriage Day (Feb. 14), we celebrate the gift which is marriage.
At the start of Maine Catholic Schools Week, Bishop Deeley has shared the following video message.
Every day we should thank God for the blessings of liberty, freedom, and democracy.
January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and today (January 11) is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
A light in the window at Christmas is said to be an Irish custom.
Americans face a profound challenge in the uphill battle to protect the dignity of the human person.
Bishop Deeley Offers Resounding Support of COVID-19 Vaccines, Implores All People to Get the Vaccine When Available
In recent weeks, the positive developments in the production of COVID-19 vaccines have stirred excitement but also hesitance in some quarters regarding the safety of the vaccines.
The encouragement and formation of vocations in the Church is the task of all of us.
"We have a brief period of time to catch our breath before the final push to the election."
This year, it seems particularly appropriate as we marvel at the extraordinary effort that mothers have taken in this present coronavirus crisis.
Bishop Deeley's Message to Catechumens and Candidates
A Message to Health Care Workers From Bishop Deeley and a Blessing for All
On January 20, the nation will pause to honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who would have turned 91 this week.
As we begin the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we ask God to help Christian Churches to seek common ground and an appreciation for each other.