LEWISTON — The Rev. Francis Hoffman, known affectionately as “Father Rocky” to his listeners, will speak at a gathering from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, 122 Ash St.

All are welcome to attend the event, which is sponsored by the Presence Radio Network, Maine’s only Catholic radio network. The Chaplet of Divine Mercy will be offered prior to Hoffman’s presentation. Those who plan to attend should email [email protected].

Hoffman, who is the executive director and CEO of Relevant Radio, has been an on-air contributor on network programming since 2003. Currently, the network broadcasts on nearly 130 stations reaching 38 states and is the top Catholic radio app with 450,000 downloads in 192 countries. 

Ordained as a priest of Opus Dei in 1992, Hoffman also offers retreats in youth and family ministry as well as teaching and sacramental ministry. He was previously chaplain of Northridge Preparatory School in Niles, Illinois, and holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy.

The Presence Radio Network can be heard on 106.7 FM in Portland, 105.7 FM in Springvale/Sanford, 97.5 FM in Fort Kent, 90.3 FM in Bangor, 89.7 FM in Bath/Brunswick, 89.5 FM in Augusta and 1390 AM in northern Maine. It is also available online at www.thepresenceradio.org, on smartphones by downloading the Presence Radio app or by calling 605-475-8037 to listen on cellphone. 

Rev. Francis Hoffman, “Father Rocky”


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