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Ministries

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland offers a wide range of ministries to serve individuals in their efforts of ongoing faith formation. In this section, learn how the diocese provides support, resources and consultation to adapt to the various needs of many in the Catholic community.

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry oversees all Catholic campus ministry to institutions of higher education (students, administration, faculty and staff) at public and private residential colleges and universities in the Diocese of Portland.

Courage Ministry

Courage Ministry strives to help individuals gain a greater understanding of Church teachings, particularly in the area of chastity where one is invited to embrace a life of peace and grace as a means to grow in Christian maturity.

Deaf Ministry

The goal of the Catholic Deaf Ministry in Maine is to assess the needs of the community and implement events, services and programs that will encourage deaf Catholics to be more active in their parishes; to share their gifts within the Catholic community and beyond; and to enjoy new communication, religious education and pastoral materials.

Divorce Ministry

If you are divorced or in the process of divorcing, "Divorce & Beyond" support groups provide a safe, comfortable and confidential atmosphere for sharing your feelings with others who are also experiencing the pain of divorce.

Hispanic Ministry

Hispanic Ministry provides outreach services to members of Maine's growing Hispanic Community. It was formed in 2005 under the direction of Sister Patricia Pora, RSM.

Hospital Ministry

The Diocese of Portland provides chaplains who serve in hospitals operating in Maine. This section also provides a directory for Hospital Chaplaincy Services.

Prison Ministry

The Diocese of Portland provides chaplains who serve in correctional institutions in Maine.

Youth and Young Adult Ministry

Provides support for parish youth ministers and offers programs that lead youth and young adults closer to Christ