Weekly Bulletin / Boletin
About the Parish
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Learn about Catholic Relief Services, and why Catholics
and others should support their efforts
Visit our Parish Library: The Parish
lending library is located in the St. Patrick Room, and is
open on Sundays after the 9:30 a.m. Mass. New additions are
Archbishop Oscar Romero, Voice of the Voiceless: The Four
Pastoral Letters and Other Statements, Introductory essays
by Jon Sobrino and
Ignacio Martin-Baro, published by Orbis.
Become a member of Sacred Heart / St. Dominic Parish
Parish Registration Form
Our Parish Hall
is available to rent
for birthday parties, wedding receptions and other functions. For more
information about renting the hall, or to help manage our hall rental
program, please contact the parish office,
A call for help
Through God's eyes: Never are we more needy than when we have too much to give. Never
will we be more filled than when we have given it all we have.
Various commissions of lay volunteers serve our parish community.
Parishioners with special skills enjoy providing their skills for the
good of the community. Consider volunteering for the work of one of
the commissions. Information about these are provided on the "Activities
of the People" Web page.
Our Food Pantry Parishioners are
needed to contribute food and personal supplies to assist those in
need, and to give us ideas about increasing our resources.
shopping/inventory list that can be printed.
Coffee Hour: The socials after the 9:30 and
12:15 Masses are important weekly events in the life of our community family.
For details about how you can help, please speak to anyone in the kitchen on
Sunday morning, or just bring a little snack with you to share like you might
to any family gathering, and help clean up in the same way. The Parish Life
Commission provides the hospitality, and welcomes help from everyone.
Furniture and household supplies:
Our parish neighborhood is very often a neighborhood of new beginnings
for immigrant and refugee families. If you have furniture or household
supplies to pass on, please check with the Parish Office to see if
someone is in need of them.
Singers / Musicians:
If you are a singer and would like to join the choir, see the music
director. Instrumentalists of varying skill levels are also welcomed.
A brief audition may be requested. Talk to Suzanne Proulx after any 9:30 a.m.
mass. Rehearsals begin at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday for the 9:30 a.m. mass.
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ACTIVITIES OF THE
COORDINATING COUNCIL OF
THE PARISH COMMISSIONS
The Coordinating Council
is made up of members from each of the parish commissions as well as members
of the parish at large to coordinate the activities of the commission,
and to facilitate communication between parishioners and Pastoral
Center staff. Fird more information and meeting minutes on our
"Activities of the People" page.
PARISH COMMISSIONS ~
Our parish commissions are the life blood of the real and
meaningful action of our community in the world. Through our
commissions, we have the best way to demonstrate the faith we profess
in the ways that we serve the community around us. Not only can we
discern our own place in our community, but we can also be
encouragement and inspiration for another. Watch for upcoming news
about "Commission Sunday" and consider how God is calling each one of
us to be involved.
including YOUTH ACTIVITIES ~
The Faith Formation Commission is concerned
with the strength of our community through the catechesis of children
and adults in the Catholic faith.
Faith Formation classes for
children are held in our parish at 11:30 a.m. on Sundays (just after the 10:30 a.m.
Mass, and just before the 12:30 a.m. Spanish Mass). These include
Sacraments Class (2nd & 3rd grade), Post-Sacrament
(4th & 5th Grade), and Youth Ministry (6th grade
Liturgy of the Word is available for the younger children at both the
10:30 and 12:30 Masses.
Find more information and
resources for Faith Formation at,
The Stewardship Commission is
concerned with the strength of our community through the responsible
management of parish financial, material and human resources.
Learn more about
The Worship & Spirituality Commission is concerned with the
strength of our community through the vitality and sincerity of our
Our parish Mass times are
4 p.m. on Saturday in the Chapel, 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
The 12:30 p.m. Mass is in Spanish. Our community is a
singing community, and we have become known for being welcoming, and
strong in liturgy and faith in action.
more about this commission.
PARISH LIFE ~
The Parish Life Commission, sometimes known as the "party people,"
is concerned with the strength of our community through gathering and
Learn more about
SOCIAL JUSTICE &
The Social Justice & Peace Commission is
concerned with the strength of our community through outreach to
poor and the disadvantaged.
New volunteers are always
needed to help in the Food Pantry. Contact the Pastoral Center for
more about this commission.
PARKSIDE NEIGHBORS ~
Sacred Heart / St. Dominic Parish maintains a strong relationship
with organizations in the Parkside Neighborhood.
Through collaborative work with the Food Pantry, and with the
Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, parishioners have
strong ties to our Parkside neighbors, and neighboring organizations.
Watch for the next Block Party and other neighborhood activities.
CENTER AT GUILD HALL ~
Sacred Heart / St. Dominic Parish is one of
five parishes of the Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes,
administered from the Pastoral Center in the Guild Hall at 307
307 Congress Street, Portland, Maine, 773-7746
Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes Pastoral Center at Guild Hall
office hours, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.: To better support the parish
communities of our cluster, the cluster Pastoral Center is located in
the Guild Hall at 307 Congress Street serving all of the parishes in
our cluster for both business and pastoral matters. The phone number
is 773-7746. Please feel free to stop by the office at the Guild Hall,
next to the Cathedral Rectory on the corner of Congress and Franklin
Become a member of Sacred Heart / St. Dominic Parish: A registration
form can be found on the table in the back of the church, on the Web
www.shsdp.org/documents/parishregistration.pdf, or call or write
to the parish office to have one mailed to you.
Mass Intentions / Mass Cards: Mass cards and Mass Intention
envelopes can be found at the back of the church for requesting
memorial Masses for our deceased loved ones, and for other special
intentions. Cards can also be picked up in the Parish Office, or
intentions can be called in to the Parish Office by phone. The
suggested contribution for memorial Masses is $10 to help support the
ministry of the celebrant.
CLUSTER COMMUNITY ~
Sacred Heart / St. Dominic Parish is part the Roman Catholic Community
of the Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes of the Diocese of
Portland, Maine (Cluster 21). Our cluster includes five parishes:
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sacred Heart / St. Dominic,
St. Christopher, St. Louis, St. Peter and one school, Cathedral
Please click this link for information about the other churches in our
note, our church and hall are handicapped accessible and we are currently
working on making the chapel and other areas so as well. For other special
needs, please contact the Parish Office at 772-6182, or e-mail
A news bulletin for our Diocese is provided at the
Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland, Maine, official web site:
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Remember the needy of our parish with love. Visit the lonely, heal
the sick, feed the hungry, give to the poor.
Foods needed for the Food Pantry
Please choose one or more items & bring to church or
leave at the Rectory during the week.
- Canned Vegetables
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Fish
- Dried Milk
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Meats
- Pasta Sauce
- Macaroni & Cheese
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OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF
Pope Benedict XVI made an
urgent appeal in his January 1, 2010 message on World Peace
Day-"...if you want to cultivate peace, protect creation."
Heeding the Vatican's message, the US
Conference of Catholic Bishops has called
for" a civil dialogue and prudent and constructive action to
protect God's precious gift of the earth's atmosphere with a
sense of genuine solidarity and justice for all God's
children." Visit the Web site of the United States
Conference of Catholic Bishops for information on Climate
Change and the Catholic Response to Global Warming. http://www.usccb.org
Click on "Social Justice Issues" then find the link to
"Environment." The direct link is