Vacation Bible Schools and Totus Tuus are being offered at parishes around Maine this summer.

They are a way for youths to learn about their faith, while having fun and making new friends, according to a news release from Dave Guthro, communications director, Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Vacation Bible Schools

• Gray
Monday-Friday, July 17-21, 9 a.m. to noon, St. Gregory the Great Church, 24 North Raymond Road.
Theme: Marvelous Mystery of Mass
Ages: Kindergarten through grade five. Teens and adult helpers are welcome.
For more information or to register, visit

• Rumford
Monday-Friday, Aug. 7-11, 8:30 a.m. to noon, St. John & St. Athanasius Church, 126 Maine Ave.
Ages: Age 5 through grade six. Peer helpers in grade seven and up are also needed.
For more information or to register, call the parish office at 207-364-4556.

• Winslow
Monday-Friday, June 19-23, 9-11:30 a.m., St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument St.
Theme: Who is My Neighbor? Learning to Love Like Jesus
Ages: Kindergarten through grade five. Older children are welcome to assist.
For more information or to register, contact Kim Suttie at 207-872-2281 or


• Winthrop
June 19-23, 8:30 a.m. to noon, St. Francis Xavier Church, 130 Route 133.
Theme: Stellar — Shine Jesus’ Light
Ages: 3-11: Two programs for younger children and older children.

For more information or to register, contact Sandra Parlato at 207-623-8823 or

Totus Tuus

Totus Tuus is a Catholic youth program for students in grades one through 12 that is dedicated to teaching the Gospel and love for the Church through catechesis, prayer, Christian witness and the sacraments. Sponsored by the Diocese of Portland’s Office of Vocations and Seminarians, Totus Tuus sessions are led by college students and seminarians.

To register or for more information, visit

Local sessions:


• Lewiston

June 18-23, Prince of Peace Parish at Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St.

• Livermore

June 25-June 30, St. Joseph Parish and St. Rose of Lima Parish at the parish camp, 1 Boy Scout Road.



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