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Hispanic Ministry Retreat Set for Cherryfield on October 2

CHERRYFIELD---The Diocese of Portland’s Office of Hispanic Ministry invites all Spanish-speaking Catholics to gather for a day of retreat at St. Michael the Archangel Church, located on 51 Elm Street in Cherryfield, on Sunday, October 2.

The retreat, which will begin at 3 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m., includes a Mass in Spanish as well as presentations that will cover a variety of topics in spiritual life.

Organizers ask that if you know of a Spanish-speaking Catholic who would benefit from this experience, please send them this message:

La comunidad hispana ha sido invitada ha asistir a un dia de retiro en la Iglesia San Miguel el 2 de Octubre a las 3 p.m. hasta la 7 p.m. La celebracion de la santa misa estara incluida. Habra presentaciones sobre nuestra vida espiritual. Sera una oportunidad de celebrar nuestra vida y tiempo de renovacion espiritual. Favor de invitar a las familias y miembros latinos de la comunidad. Gracias! Padre Miguel y el equipo.

Funded largely by the annual Catholic Appeal, the Office of Hispanic Ministry assists the Hispanic community living and working in Maine by offering Masses in Spanish and sacramental preparation, including marriage and baptismal preparation; faith formation for adults and children; education on social service support in the state; and help to individuals and families in becoming more involved in parish life.

With the Latino community in Maine estimated at more than 20,000, the need for outreach has never been greater. If you or someone you know might benefit from the services of the Office of Hispanic Ministry, please contact Fr. Michael Sevigny, OFM Cap., at (347) 752-3700; Sister Elsa Telón, RSR, at (207) 618-2156; Rosario Starratt at (207) 312-4716; or José Pérez at (207) 653-5609. You can also visit the office’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MaineHispanicCatholics for updates and special event information.