Daughters of Isabella 5/2

Daughters of Isabella monthly meeting will be on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6 pm in the Parish Hall at Holy Family.

May Committee Members:
Loretta L., Lenora J., Marie R., Gaye G., Ashley S., Pat S., Shirley J., Pam D., Kathryn B.

We will be having our annual baby shower/diaper drive. You do not have to wrap diapers, but may wrap smaller gifts. Any size.

Special Parish Masses 4/21-22

The next scheduled Parish weekend is April 21-22. On this special weekend, there will be only 2 Masses in the parish. Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 4pm and Sunday at 10am at Holy Family Church. We are looking forward to filling Holy Family church with our voices, our prayers, and our faith. When we come together as one community we respond affirmatively to the prayer of Jesus, “that they all be one.” (John 17:21) The other parish weekends have been scheduled for July 21-22, and October 20-21.

As my mother aged I tried to prepare myself for the reality that her time on this earth was probably growing short. At 88 I knew that every day I had with her was a gift to be savored. I am grateful for every moment I spent with her and will forever be grateful that I had the privilege of taking care of her for all these years. I tried to spoil her and, as she did for me when I was young, went without what I needed so she could have what she wanted. It was truly a joy for me to take care of her.  I will never forget holding her hand as she left this world to her share in the resurrection gained for her by Jesus Christ.

I wish there were a way I could thank each of you for the cards and kind words of support that you have offered to me but it would take forever. The love and support that I have been shown at the death of my mother has been overwhelming. Words cannot describe the comfort you have offered me. Nor can words describe the gratitude that I will forever hold in my heart for the way I have been consoled by so many of you.

My mother continuously, through word but mostly through action, reminded me of the power of prayer. And so, in thanksgiving for your kindness to me I will offer my Monday morning Holy Hour in thanksgiving for each of you. I will pray that each of you know the love and support that I have experienced these last few days. I will pray that your loved ones be safe, and that each of you know, as did my mother, a deep and intimate friendship with Jesus.

-Fr. Bill

Lorraine B Labbe

October 14, 1929 – April 3, 2018
Obituary of Lorraine B Labbe

Lorraine T. (Binette) Labbe Old Town and Greenville, SC—Lorraine T. (Binette) Labbe, 88, died peacefully April 3, 2018 at the Meadows with family by her side. She was born October 14, 1929 in Biddeford, ME a daughter of Wilfred and Exilda (Dubuc) Binette. Lorraine was a devoted mother, a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, a prayer warrior and was a true example of the greatest generation in her faith, strength, and wisdom. She is survived by four children Dennis, Ronald, Victoria, and Wilfred; five grandchildren Ryan, Christian, Charles, William, and Zachary; and two sisters Ailene and Dolores. She was predeceased by her husband Ronald; son Paul; grandsons Eli and Patrick, brothers Richard, Paul, Donald, and Wilfred, and sister Cecile. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10am Saturday April 7, 2018 at Parish of the Resurrection, Holy Family Church, Old Town. A reception will follow in the parish hall immediately. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted 2PM Wednesday April 11, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 111 Hampton Ave, Greenville, SC 29601and burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Greenville SC. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Newman Center Building Fund 429 Main St Old Town, ME 04468

 

If you would like to make a donation to the Newman Center Building Fund you can click the following link:

https://parishoftheresurrection.weshareonline.org/ws/opportunities/NewmanCenterBuildingFund

or send a check to the Parish Office at:

429 Main St., Old Town, ME 04468

More from Matt & Kevin…

It has been a beautiful and action packed week. It is difficult to explain everything that has happened but some of the highlights were Matt’s birthday, hiking through mountains in Galicia, running into people we didn’t think we would see again, saving an injured kitten that was stuck in a cliff, and the warmth and caring of all of those cheering us on making it possible for us to finish this pilgrimage.

These past 400 miles have been a spring cleaning of the mind, body, and soul. We have encountered God the Father in the awe inspiring landscapes, Jesus the Son in the generosity of fellow pilgrims and the people of Spain, and the Holy Spirit as we talk about and reflect upon this pilgrimage with others.

As Corpus Christi approaches, we pray that the Body and Blood of Christ strengthen, protect, nourish, and bring you to everlasting life.

God Bless You!

Hello from Mansilla de las Mulas, Spain! As of June 9, 2017, Kevin and I have walked 280 miles on the Camino. We are tired, but not as sore as in the recent past. Every day, we get to where we need to go so that we can arrive in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on June 22, 2017.

 

Here is a picture of a group from England with Kevin and me at a cafe, halfway between St. Jean Piedeport, France, and Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Kevin and I greatly enjoyed walking with this group for a few days, but separated because we needed to walk at different paces. The fellowship of this group, among others, remind Kevin and me about how God’s love is often expressed most beautifully through our neighbors.

 

Thank you for your prayers. Please continue to keep us in your prayers that we do God’s will on this pilgrimage. Know of our prayers for you that “…the God of peace make[s] you perfect in holiness. May He preserve you, whole and entire, spirit, soul and body, irreproachable at the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 2:15).

Old Town, Orono, Bradley, Penobscot Nation