A Catholic community comprising the churches of St. Martha's, Kennebunk, St. Mary's, Wells, and All Saints Mission, Ogunquit, Maine


The Disciple Maker Index Survey is coming to Holy Spirit Parish.

We need every adult parishioner to participate in this survey so that the goals we create after interpreting the data accurately reflect true parish needs! Help us to achieve the highest survey response rate possible!

If you receive an e-mail with the survey link, please click on the link to go to the survey. If you provided your e-mail address, but don’t see the email in your in-box, please check your spam folder or call the church office to have it re-sent.

If you’d prefer a paper copy, they are available in the narthex, as well as a box in which to place them. You may also, at home, go to www.DiscipleMakerIndex.com for the survey.

Please be assured that all responses will be anonymous. Our Pastoral Team and the survey writing team are interested in whole parish data rather than individual data.

Once the survey period closes and there is time to enter the data from the paper surveys into the system, the data will be shared in the bulletin, on Facebook, and on our parish webpage.

Thank you for participating in this survey before the survey closes on March 18th.

To paricipate in the Survey please click on the link below, it will take you to the survey page.

Click here to take the Survey

Holy Spirit Faith Formation

Volunteers Needed

The Holy Spirit Parish Faith Formation (and chil-dren’s Liturgy of the Word) team is looking for a few additional volunteers. We are in need of someone to co-lead the 5th-6th Sunday morning class at St. Martha. The faith formation of-fice is also looking for volunteers willing to share the Sunday readings with children during the 10 AM Mass in Kennebunk for a few Sundays throughout the aca-demic year. Materials and training are provided. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Car-olyn Houston at either church site (985-6252 or 646-5605), or by email at carolyn.houston@portlanddiocese.org.

Journey in Faith

February 24th

The Holy Spirit Parish Pastoral Council and the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation and Parish Social Life continue to bring faith community and education events to the par-ish. Journey in Faith, geared toward adult faith formation, also offers simultaneous children’s sessions. All are welcome! Our mission, as Catholics, is to grow closer to Jesus and to share His story with others. These sessions enable us to learn more while evangelizing one another as a faith family.

An infor-mational brochure, containing the schedule, information, and brief biographies of the speakers for the adult sessions for the remaining three events, is available in the narthex of each church.

The next Journey in Faith event will take place next Sunday, February 24, 3-5 PM, at St. Mary’s in Wells. The topic will be “Virtues, Morality, & Conscience”, presented for the adult session by Dr. Anthony Coleman, As-sociate Professor of Theology & Associate Program Director for Online Theology at St. Joseph’s College of Maine.

Catholic Q & A

Do young children really need to go to confession? After all, how much sin can they really have?

Ask any mom about her child and see how many would say that they are perfect angels! Parents know that kids do wrong things and know they are doing it! After hearing youngsters' confessions many times, I am sure that they know the difference between right and wrong. Sometimes what children consider sinful might not be considered sinful to an adult. But most young people, when asked, can easily explain why something is wrong and why they did it. Confession for children can be a great way to help them form their consciences, make better choices in the future, and grow in their understanding of sin and how it affects others. Most importantly, they learn the value of forgiveness, both received and given.

Confession, and the other sacraments, forms the spiritual life and helps children connect everyday things with their relationship to God. With confession comes hope, forgiveness, and a new start. It also helps them understand God's unconditional love and helps them develop a sense of self worth that transcends their failings. Not bad for an Our Father or two!

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Mass Times

  • Sunday
    • Kennebunk
      • 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.
    • Wells
      • 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
    • Ogunquit
      • (Closed for season)
  • Saturday
    • Kennebunk
      • 4 p.m.
    • Wells
      • 4 p.m.
    • Ogunquit
      • (Closed for season)
  • Weekdays
    • Kennebunk
      • 9 a.m.
    • Wells
      • 8 a.m

Confession Times

  • Saturday
    • Kennebunk
      • 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    • Wells
      • 3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Any time upon request
    • Please call:
      • (207) 646-5605

Today's Reading

Todays Readings

The Week Ahead
February 17-24

St. Martha's Church
Sunday NO Faith formation
RCIA - 10 AM
S Anon - 7 PM
Monday Holiday Office Closed!
Tuesday Blood Bank - 1:00 PM
Cursillo - 4 PM
Wednesday Ignatian Exercises
Weight Watchers
Thursday "Catholism" - 6:30 PM
Faith Sharing - 7 PM
Friday Produce Pantry
Saturday Reconciliation - 3 - 3:30 PM
Sunday Faith Formation - 9 AM
S Anon - 7 PM
St. Mary's Church
Sunday NO Faith Formation
K of C Breakfast - after Masses
Monday Holiday Office Closed!
NO Faith Formation
Recovery Prayer Group - 5:30 PM
Tuesday Bereavement Quilting - 9 AM
"Catholism" - 1 PM
Wednesday Bible Study - 10 AM (proverbs)
Prayer Shawl Ministry - 11 AM
K of C Officers - 7 PM
Spiritual Study Group - 7 PM
Thursday Food Pantry - 1 PM
Friday AA - 7:30 PM
Saturday AA 8 AM
Baptism Preperation Class - 9 AM
Reconciliation 3:00 PM
Sunday Faith Formation - 10 AM
Coffee & Donuts after Masses
Journey in Faith - 3 PM

Mass Presiders

February 16-17

4:00 p.m. St. Mary's (W) Fr. Morse

4:00 p.m. St. Martha's (K) Fr. Manship

8:00 a.m. St. Martha’s (K) Fr. Morse

9:00 a.m. St. Mary’s (W) Msgr. Murphy

10:00 a.m. St. Martha’s (K) Fr. Morse

11:00 a.m. St. Mary’s (W) Fr. Mellone

Schedule subject to change

Reconciliation on Saturdays
3-3:30 PM at St. Martha's and St. Mary's

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