St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Parish

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland

 

510 Ocean Avenue                                  Telephone: (207) 321-7810

Portland, ME 04103-4936                       Facsimile:   (207) 773-0182

 

Dave Guthro, Communications Director

 

All Masses in Maine Temporarily Suspended in Response to CDC Guidance on COVID-19  

March 18, 2020

PORTLAND---With attention to the guidance from the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and upon consideration of the size of the usual congregations, Bishop Robert P. Deeley is temporarily suspending all daily and Sunday Masses and religious services throughout the Diocese of Portland (covering the entire state of Maine), effective immediately. The bishop is also issuing a dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass for Maine Catholics during this time.

In anticipation of questions which might arise, baptisms, funerals, and weddings, including with Mass, may continue but only with immediate family present for the Mass.

The Mass is our prayer of thanksgiving and praise to God for his many blessings. It is also our graced opportunity to strengthen one another in faith and hope. To aid us in preserving those bonds in a time of crisis, we will gather online and by way of social media. Starting this Sunday, March 22, Bishop Deeley will celebrate a Mass from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland each Sunday at 10 a.m. Although not open to the public, the Mass will be live-streamed at both www.portlanddiocese.org and www.facebook.com/PortlandDiocese. Additional options and resources to participate in Masses from home are listed below.

“These are unprecedented circumstances,” said Bishop Deeley. “I join with many bishops across the country in making this decision in response to the continuing threat of COVID-19. In this diocese, our parishes are places of welcome where all can encounter Jesus, but they must also be communities that look after the most vulnerable among us. Temporarily suspending Masses will help to ensure the safety of our older parishioners and our priests, particularly those who are also among the most vulnerable.”

Although we are unable to attend Mass in person, it is important that we continue to support our parishes as best we can, so that they can continue to serve the faithful throughout this crisis and long after it’s over.

 

“Please remember that your parish communities depend on the offertory collections and will need your support going forward to carry on the mission of the Church,” said Bishop Deeley.

Parishioners can continue to support their local parish through the WeShare online giving option. Parishioners can find a direct link to their parish account at www.portlanddiocese.org/OnlineGiving.

“I want to assure all of you that we, your priests, are spiritually united to you as each of us offers Mass each day,” said Bishop Deeley. “Please remember that in a time that can instill fear and anxiety, we, as Catholics are guided by our faith in the peace that comes from the love that God shows us in Jesus, who comes to be with us, to strengthen us from whatever weakness we may be experiencing or whatever illness may be afflicting us.”

In addition to Bishop Deeley’s celebration of Mass, there are many other ways to participate in Masses on several platforms.

ONLINE

Our Lady of Hope Parish, Portland
Viewers can visit www.ladyofhopemaine.org and participate in Masses from St. Pius X Church in Portland on Mondays through Fridays at 9 a.m., Saturdays at 4:30 p.m., and Sundays at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. The parish has added an additional livestreamed Mass at 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. This Mass is livestream only (church will not be open to public for this Mass).

Parish of the Holy Eucharist, Falmouth
Viewers can visit www.facebook.com/ParishOfTheHolyEucharist and participate in Masses from Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m.; and Sundays at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Bangor
Viewers can visit https://stpaulbangor.me/watch-mass-live or www.facebook.com/StPaulBangor and participate in Masses from St. Mary Church in Bangor on Mondays through Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and Sundays at 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. They can also participate in Masses from St. John Church in Bangor on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

“Word on Fire”
Daily Mass will be offered from Bishop Barron’s chapel at 8:15 a.m. each day. www.wordonfire.org/daily-mass.

TELEVISION/ONLINE

EWTN-TV
Viewers can participate in daily Masses at 8 a.m. and noon, seven days a week, and at 7 p.m. every day but Sunday. The Masses are broadcast over the air and online (www.ewtn.com/tv/watch-live). The Masses are also archived at the site.

CatholicTV
CatholicTV also broadcasts Masses at 9:30 a.m. each day over the air and online (www.catholictv.org/masses/catholictv-mass). The Masses are also archived at the site.

RADIO

Relevant Radio
Listeners can participate in Masses each day at 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. as well as Sundays at 10 a.m. on Relevant Radio. The network is available on a variety of platforms: 

  • on 106.7 FM in Portland, 105.7 FM in Springvale/Sanford, 97.5 FM in Fort Kent, 90.3 FM in Bangor, 89.7 FM in Bath/Brunswick, 89.5 FM in Augusta, and 1390 AM in northern Maine;
  • at www.relevantradio.com/listen;  or
  • on smartphones by downloading the Relevant Radio app.

 

In addition, the Diocese of Portland is offering a number of resources to assist you in participating in Mass from home.

 

GIVE US THIS DAY
Give Us This Day is centered on the Word of God and provides a relevant and trustworthy understanding of Scripture, including daily Mass texts. To access the resources for free, visit www.giveusthisday.org/digital.

 

MAGNIFICAT

Magnificat is honored to provide complimentary access to its online version and resources to help people pray from home. To access the resources for free, visit https://us.magnificat.net/free.

 

USCCB

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops provides the daily readings along with reflections and other materials. To access the resources for free, visit www.usccb.org/bible/readings. In addition, the USCCB is offering prayers and resources for engagement during this difficult time at “Catholic Current.” Explore the materials for free at www.catholiccurrent.org/covid19.

“We pray for all those affected by the novel coronavirus, those in the service of providing health care, and the common good,” said Bishop Deeley. “May we find strength in the community the Lord gives us. May it remind us of His presence in our lives. And may we always know that trusting in the Lord Jesus will help us bring God’s mercy and love into the world through our care for one another.”

A public announcement will be made when the temporary suspension of Masses concludes.

For more information, contact Dave Guthro, Communications Director for the Diocese of Portland, at (207) 321-7810 or

Parish Office

St. John Vianney Parish office will only be open to the public on Monday mornings from 8am - 12 noon by appointment only. Please call the parish office at 834-5656 to schedule an appointment.  In an effort to protect staff and continue to meet the needs of our community, “Walk in” traffic is prohibited. 

 

Parish staff remains accessible by telephone Monday - Thursday 8 am - 4 pm and Friday’s 8 am - 12 noon. Please call 834-5656. 

 

The parish has established a “drop box/mail slot” area for individuals who wish to drop off envelopes/mail at the parish office.  Signs to the location of The “drop box/mail slot” are posted on the parish office door. 

 

Sick Protocol

 

 

Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland

 

510 Ocean Avenue                                        Telephone: (207) 321-7810

Portland, ME 04103-4936                             Facsimile:   (207) 773-0182

 

Dave Guthro, Communications Director

Masses Available in Maine Online, on TV, and on Radio

The Sick NOT Bound by Sunday Mass Obligation

March 12, 2020

PORTLAND---The Diocese of Portland continues to monitor developments, stay in contact with health care officials, and review policies to ensure the safety of Maine Catholics as the situation regarding COVID-19 evolves.

The diocese wishes to remind the general public that if they are sick or already have any type of cold or flu-like symptoms, they are asked to stay home from Mass, both for their well-being and that of others. When individuals are ill, they are not bound by the Sunday Mass obligation (www.portlanddiocese.org/content/roman-catholic-diocese-portland-issues-flu-prevention-protocols).

When one is unable to participate in Mass because of an illness or due to an increased risk of becoming ill, there are still ways to participate in Masses on several platforms.

ONLINE

Our Lady of Hope Parish, Portland
Viewers can visit www.ladyofhopemaine.org and participate in Masses from St. Pius X Church in Portland on Mondays through Fridays at 9 a.m., Saturdays at 4:30 p.m., and Sundays at 7 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Parish of the Holy Eucharist, Falmouth
Viewers can visit www.facebook.com/ParishOfTheHolyEucharist and participate in Masses from Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 7:30 a.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m.; and Sundays at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m. During Lent, the schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 5:30 p.m.; Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m.; and Sundays at 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., and 5:30 p.m.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Bangor
Viewers can visit https://stpaulbangor.me/watch-mass-live or www.facebook.com/StPaulBangor and participate in Masses from St. Mary Church in Bangor on Mondays through Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and Sundays at 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. They can also participate in Masses from St. John Church in Bangor on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

TELEVISION

EWTN-TV
Viewers can participate in daily Masses at 8 a.m. and noon, seven days a week, and at 7 p.m. every day but Sunday. The Masses are broadcast over the air and online (www.ewtn.com/tv/watch-live). 

CatholicTV
CatholicTV also broadcasts Masses at 9:30 a.m. each day over the air and online (www.catholictv.org/masses/catholictv-mass).

RADIO

Relevant Radio

On the radio, listeners can participate in Masses every night at 8:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m. on Relevant Radio. The network is available on a variety of platforms: 

  • on 106.7 FM in Portland, 105.7 FM in Springvale/Sanford, 97.5 FM in Fort Kent, 90.3 FM in Bangor, 89.7 FM in Bath/Brunswick, 89.5 FM in Augusta, and 1390 AM in northern Maine;
  • at www.relevantradio.com/listen;  or
  • on smartphones by downloading the Relevant Radio app.

 

Parishioners can continue to support their local parish, even when they cannot attend Mass, through the WeShare online giving option. Parishioners can find a direct link to their parish account at www.portlanddiocese.org/OnlineGiving.

 

RCIA

If the Holy Spirit is moving you to learn about our Catholic Faith, to receive the Sacraments of Initiation- Baptism, First Eucharist, & Confirmation.

Please consider joining RCIA/C, which is the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults/Children. 

Please give Barbara a call at 834-3984 for more information.

Churches of our Parish

  • St Louis Church in Fort Kent
  • Interior of St Louis Church in Fort Kent
  • St. John Vianney Parish Rectory & Parish Office in Fort Kent
  • St. Louis Church in Fort Kent
  • St. Mary's Church in Eagle Lake
  • St Mary's Church in Eagle Lake
  • St. Charles Church in St Francis
  • Interior of St Charles in St Francis

Office Hours

Rectory Business Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Closed on Holidays

Mass Schedule

Saturday:
4:00 PM St. Louis Church - Fort Kent
6:00 PM St. Charles Church - St. Francis

Sunday:
9:00 AM St. Louis Church - Fort Kent
11:00 AM St. Mary's Church - Eagle Lake
5:00 PM St. Joseph Church - Soldier Pond

Monday:
2:00 PM - Mercy Home -Eagle Lake

Tuesday:
1:30 PM - Forest Hill Nursing Home OR
Crosswinds Residential Care - Fort Kent

Wednesday:
7:00 AM St Louis Church - Fort Kent
9:00 AM St Charles Church - St Francis*

Thursday:
9:00 AM St Louis Church - Fort Kent*
6:30 PM St. Joseph's Church - Soldier Pond

Friday:
9:00 AM St. Charles Church - St. Francis

*If there happens to be a funeral on Wednesday or Thursday, these morning masses will be cancelled and priority will be given to the funeral.*

Welcome to St. John Vianney Catholic Parish

 

As members of God's Family, we are called to be active participants in the life of the Catholic Church. As a faith community, we are invited and guided by the Holy Spirit to develop, support, maintain, nurture and proclaim our faith through individual and communal worship, spiritual enrichment, and loving service to others -- based on Sacred Scripture, Sacred Tradition, and the Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

As you visit our site, you will see that we are a vibrant parish offering many opportunities for people to live out their Catholic Christian faith. There are activities and organizations for people of every age and almost every interest. We have a food pantry, a thrift shop, and a library. We have a very active Faith Formation program for all ages, numerous educational opportunities, social gatherings, and liturgical ministries, and that is just the tip of the iceberg!

Thank you for visiting!

 

"God commands you to pray, but forbids you to worry." -- St. John Vianney

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