St. Rose of Lima Parish in Jay, St. Joseph Parish in Farmington and Our Lady of the Lakes Parish in Oquossoc will receive grants to help make positive changes in their communities.

They are among 11 local Catholic parishes in Maine that will receive grants totaling $16,500.

The Parish Social Ministry grants, ranging from $1,000 to $4,000, will be used to support community-based initiatives that empower those in need to make life changes and become more self-sufficient while offering parishioners the opportunity to serve those less fortunate.

The Parish Grants are made possible by the support of Catholics in the United States, especially through an annual collection taken up in most parishes in November. 

The parish grants are awarded annually. For more information, contact Michael Smith, program director for Parish Social Ministry, at (207) 523-2772 or [email protected]

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