PORTLAND — Bishop Robert P. Deeley has announced the following priest assignment, effective immediately:

Fr. Timothy J. Nadeau, currently the pastor of Prince of Peace Parish in Lewiston, has been appointed pastor of Holy Trinity Parish in Lisbon Falls and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Sabattus, which also includes St. Francis Church in Greene.

This appointment is in addition to his current assignment at Prince of Peace Parish (Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Holy Cross Church, and Holy Family Church, all in Lewiston).

Fr. Nadeau succeeds Fr. Lionel G. Chouinard as pastor of Holy Trinity and Our Lady of the Rosary. Fr. Chouinard retired from active ministry on May 1.

A native of Caribou, Fr. Nadeau has served as pastor of Prince of Peace Parish since July of 2016. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Southern Maine and completed his clerical studies at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. On May 18, 1991, he was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Joseph J. Gerry, OSB, at Holy Rosary Church in Caribou.

Fr. Nadeau’s first assignment was as a parochial vicar at Holy Family Parish in Lewiston, where he served until being named pastor of St. Ann Parish on Indian Island in June of 1995.


In July of 1996, in addition to his duties at St. Ann, he was appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish in Orono. In June of 1997, Fr. Nadeau was named pastor of St. Ann Parish in Bradley while continuing as pastor of St. Ann on Indian Island.

In June of 2000, Fr. Nadeau was named pastor, in solidum with Fr. Claude Albert, of St. Ignatius Parish and Holy Family Parish, both in Sanford, and Notre Dame Parish in Springvale (the three churches now comprise St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Sanford).

In June of 2008, Fr. Nadeau was appointed administrator of St. Paul the Apostle Parish (St. John Church, Bangor; St. Mary Church, Bangor; St. Joseph Church, Brewer; St. Teresa Church, Brewer; St. Matthew Church, Hampden; St. Gabriel Church, Winterport) and in May of 2010, he became pastor of the parish where he served until his appointment to Prince of Peace Parish last year.

Timothy J. Nadeau

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