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Lay Groups

The Roman Catholic of Diocese supports many Catholic lay groups with a variety of missions that include education, social welfare and public relief works. In this section, you can learn more about some of these benevolent organizations.

Daughters of Isabella

A charitable organization of Catholic lay women founded on the principle of its motto: Unity, Friendship and Charity

Knights of Columbus

A Catholic men’s fraternal benefit society that offers aid and assistance to many in need throughout Maine, including parish groups, programs and community organizations.

Maine Right to Life

A statewide, non-profit corporation founded to protect and uphold the dignity and worth of each human life from conception to natural death.


The Maine Diocesan Council of Catholic Women was formed to unite Catholic Women of Maine in spirituality, leadership and service while responding with Gospel values to the needs of the Church and society with direction and action.