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3 Appleton St.
Waterville, ME 04901-6630
Office Phone: (207) 872-8515

e-mail: stjoesinmaine@yahoo.com

Rev. Fr. James Doran, Pastor
Mr. Steve Crate, Subdeacon

Mass Times
Saturday: 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM
Tues - Fri: 9:00 AM

Confessions
Half hour before mass,
by appointment

Holy Week 2019

Burial of ChristMonday April 15 -- No Mass

Tuesday April 16 -- 9 AM in St. Jude's Chapel

Wednesday April 17 -- 9 AM Mass in St. Jude's Chapel 

                                    6:30 PM Healing Liturgy with the Rite of the Lamp

Thursday April 18 -- 6:30 pm Holy Thursday of the Great Mysteries and Washing of the Feet

Friday April 19 -- Noon Signing of the Chalice

                           6:30 Crucifixion and Burial of Our Lord God and Saviour with Adoration of the Cross

Saturday April 20 --  Noon Service of Forgiveness and Entrance into the Light

                                 4:00 PM Sunday of the Ressurection 

Sunday April 21 -- 10 AM Sunday of the Ressurection

Rev. Fr. James H. Doran

Father Doran was born in Detroit, Michigan and was ordained to the priesthood in June of 1988 after completingRev James Doran 576x720 72dpi theological studies at St. Pius X International Seminary in Ecône, Valais, Switzerland. He was assistant headmaster and prefect of discipline for two years at St. Mary’s Academy in St. Mary’s, Kansas.

He was editor of the Society of St. Pius X’s magazine, the Angelus, and provided general direction of the Society’s publishing house. During this time he oversaw the relocation of the publishing offices from Houston, Texas to Kansas City, Missouri.

Father Doran was the founding prior and principal of St. Vincent’s Priory and Academy in Kansas City, Missouri. He oversaw the construction of the priory as well as renovations to the school building. Father was responsible for the academic and disciplinary life at the Academy as well as the general formation of the faculty.

He was prior and headmaster of the Immaculate Conception Priory and Boys’ Academy in Post Falls, Idaho. There he worked in the apostoate with four other confrères, a convent of Carmelite nuns, and a community of Dominican teaching sisters.

For almost ten years, Father Doran was a professor and vice rector at St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary in Winona, Minnesota. During which time he taught Latin, Canon Law, Aristotelian Philosophy, and Fundamental Theology.

The next six years he was prior at St. Francis de Sales Priory in Onex, Geneva, Switzerland. There, he was the director of a parish, religious community and a private K-5 elementary school, a community of three priests and five religious sisters.

He was prior, for a year, at Or Lady of Perpetual Succour and St. Andrew’s Priory in Hampton, Victoria, Australia. Following a ten month sabbatical, he was assigned as the founding prior at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Farmingville, New York on Long Island.

For twenty-eight years, Father Doran served as a priest in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church. Having always been drawn to the Eastern Catholic traditions, cherishing a friendship with the Maronite Archbishop of Damascus, Syria, and follwing a period of discernment, he found that God was calling him to continure serving, as a priest, in the AntiocheneSyro-Maronite Rite,  of the Catholic Church. Father has commented on his journey to the Maronite Church and that, too, can be found on this website.

In May of 2017, Bishop Gregory Mansour, of the Eparchy of Saint Maron, Brooklyn New York, appointed Father Doran as the of Pastor at Saint Joseph’s Maronite Catholic Church in Waterville, Maine.

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On October 24th of 2010 Stephen Crate was ordained at St. Joseph Maronite Catholic Church by Chorbishop Dominic Ashkar. The Clergy attending were Father Larry Jensen, Pastor, Father James Roy, long time friend of the Parish, and Father Paul, his Spiritual Director. The Deacon was Deacon Peter Joseph, life long member of the parish, and loyal minister. The servers were Ben and Jake Hodgken, dedicated to serving in the sanctuary.

 

 

 

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