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11 December, 2015 THE QUODDY TIDES Page 13 Jubilee Year of Mercy begins this month A Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by spiritual works of mercy -- instruct the Pope Francis began on December 8 -- the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, admonish Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception sinners, bear wrongs patiently, forgive of- and the 50th anniversary of the closing of fenses willingly, comfort the afflicted and the Second Vatican Council -- and closes pray for the living and the dead. on November 20, 2016 -- the Solemnity "Pope Francis has given us a gift in this of Christ the King. To inaugurate the Ju- Jubilee Year of Mercy, to remind us that bilee Year of Mercy, Bishop Robert P. our loving Father looks upon us with mer- Deeley will open four designated holy cy each day," says Bishop Deeley. doors in the diocese of Portland. The four "Throughout this year, individually and designated doors are located in the fol- as parish communities, we will look at lowing Catholic churches in the state of these works as ways in which we come to Maine: Cathedral of the Immaculate Con- see each other, and particularly those we ception in Portland, St. John's Catholic serve in these works of mercy, as God Church in Bangor, St. Luce Catholic sees us, with love and mercy. Together, Church in Frenchville and the Basilica of we will make ourselves the neighbor of Saints Peter and Paul in Lewiston. every person, without exception." Infor- A year of extraordinary jubilee tradi- mation, event details and further coverage tionally begins with the opening of the of various aspects of the Jubilee Year of holy door to represent a renewed opportu- Mercy in the Diocese of Portland will be nity to encounter or grow closer to Jesus, released throughout the year and available who calls everyone to redemption. The at . holy door represents the passage to salva- During the third week of Advent, Cath- tion that was opened to humanity by Jesus. olic churches throughout the state will of- The doors are only opened during jubilee fer extended hours of opportunity for years so that pilgrims can enter through people to experience the sacrament of them to gain the plenary indulgence that is God's merciful love through confession at connected with the jubilee. The graces and various times. Within St. Kateri Parish, indulgences of the holy year, geared toward the following dates, times and places will personal conversion, can be obtained by provide people with the opportunity to cel- making a pilgrimage to any of these church- ebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation: es, passing through the holy door, confess- Sunday, December 13, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., ing one's sins near the time of the visit St. Ann, Peter Dana Point; Monday, De- though the Sacrament of Reconciliation and cember 14, 10 to 11 a.m., Immaculate saying the prescribed prayers for the inten- Conception, Calais; Tuesday, December tion of the Holy Father and the church. 15, 6 to 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception, The purpose of the Jubilee Year of Mer- Calais; Wednesday, December 16, 6 to 7 cy is to help all believers have a genuine p.m., St. James, Baileyville; Thursday, experience of God's mercy, both mercy December 17, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., Immacu- received and mercy given. For Catholics, late Conception, Calais; Friday, Decem- receiving mercy is encountered through ber 18, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., St. Joseph, the sacrament of reconciliation- confes- Eastport; 12 noon to 1 p.m., elderly cen- sion -- in which Jesus invites believers to ter, Pleasant Point; Saturday, December look at their lives, confess what needs to 19, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., St. Joseph, Eastport. be confessed and receive the gift of for- For those who desire to receive the sacra- giveness, mindful of God's abundant love. ment and cannot make any of the avail- Giving mercy is accomplished through able times, call Fr. Kevin Martin at living out the corporal works of mercy -- 454-0680, ext. 2. feed the hungry, visit the sick, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the PLEASE PATRONIZE homeless, visit the imprisoned or ransom OUR ADVERTISERS captives and bury the dead -- and the DANIEL L. LACASSE ATTORNEY AT LAW aiut Kateri i ekakwitha arish Christmas Mass Schedule 0 Come All Ye Faithful, Let Us Adore Him, Christ the Lord! 4:00 DECEMBER 24 p.m. -- Children's Mass -- Immaculate Conception, Calais 6:00 p.m. -- Evening Mass -- St. James, Baileyville DECEMBER 25 12:00 a.m. -- Mass at Midnight -- Immaculate Conception, Calais 9:00 a.m. -- Mass of the Day -- St. Joseph, Eastport 11:00 a.m.- Mass of the Day- Elderly Center, Pleasant Point Local Pastor's First Book Signing! On Sunday, December 20, at 2 p.m. at Cornerstone Church 112 County Road, Eastport, Lee Cross will be available with his new book for special book-signing. His book costs $14 and is entitled Trauma and Triumph: Mother-Son-Incest, My journey out of Darkness and Destructive Behaviors into a life free from Shame and Addictions. If you are a psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, counselor, case work- er, pastor, caregiver, or you know of a victim of sexual abuse, this book is for you! Lee has discovered that Hope is the way out of darkness into the Light. The format of the afternoon is as follows: Lee will briefly share his life story, starting at 2 p.m. A time for questions and answers, starting at 2:20 p.m. Lee will autograph your purchased copy of his book, starting at 2:45 p.m. Coffee, tea and water will be served at no cost to you. There is no admission fee. Invite your family and friends to come. If you have any further questions please feel free to call Lee at 207-853-7036. Check his website: LeeCrossMinistries.com or email leecross48 @hotmail.com. ENJOYING a hot-air balloon ride with Deb Nelson in Agra, India, are members of a popular Indian rock band. HOT-AIR BALLOON (from page 1) for years, she accepted when he dropped the old aviation line, "Would you like to go for a ride in my plane?" In 2007, he was invited by Sky Waltz founder-director Samit Garg to help launch what was to be India's biggest commercial hot-air balloon tourism com- pany. "I was going to go for two seasons and discovered I enjoyed flying in that country and go back every year. You could say I'm a passionate balloonist who's in love with India." His most recent dream job in that coun- try was participating in the first edition of the Taj Balloon Festival in Agra, India, last month. "They've been trying to orga- nize that festival for many years, so it was a dream come true for many people." Trieber calculates that he has carried The next issue of The Quoddy Tides will be published on Wednesday, December 23. "tens of thousands" of hot-air balloon pas- senger during his 6,000 hours of flying. "I know I'm very lucky to be able to earn a living doing what I love." In addition to flying hot-air balloons and planes, Trieber repairs airplanes, sea- planes, gliders and helicopters. He is also a flight instructor, an aircraft inspector and the Eastport Municipal Airport manager. Trieber and Nelson have a small two- person hot-air balloon on Moose Island, but too much wind in Washington County has limited the times they could take it up. GENERAL PRACTICE OF LAW DEFENSE OF FORECLOSURE -- We are a Debt Relief Agency -- We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code. AND' Evening shopping in Eastport[ Thurs/Frl, Dec 10th & 11 th, 4-7pro Th rrs/Fri. Dec. 17th & 18th, 4-7pro 52 & 54 Water St., Kastport, bilE (207) 853-08()0