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St. John Paul II Parish hosts annual Fall Mission

SCARBOROUGH, ME (October 6, 2023) – Dr. Ralph Martin (pictured below) to present “Living as Catholics in Challenging Times” at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church (150 Black Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074) on October 27-28. The Fall Mission is free to attend and open to the public. The two-day spiritual gathering is centered around the theme “Living as Catholics in Challenging Times,” conveyed by means of two insightful talks by Dr. Martin, a widely respected figure in Catholic evangelization and spiritual renewal.

Event Schedule:

Day 1: Friday, October 27th 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm: “Living as Catholics in Challenging Times” with Ralph Martin

Day 2: Saturday, October 28th 9:00 am – 10:00 am: “Growing in Holiness” with Ralph Martin; Break until 10:30am with refreshments. There will be an opportunity to purchase books and engage with Dr. Martin; 10:30 am – 11:30 am: “Growing in Mission” with Ralph Martin.

St. John Paul II Church extends an invitation to all to join in a heartfelt prayer for the mission’s success: “Come Holy Spirit and intercede for the success of our upcoming parish mission. Help us to listen attentively and ponder prayerfully. May Your words of grace and truth effectively work within us and form us into the people You have called us to be. Send forth your Spirit to help us do Your will within our parish community, as well as in our own lives. May all that we do be for Your glory. Amen.”

For additional details, or to learn more about the Fall Mission and other events at St. John Paul II Parish, please visit

Ralph Martin is the president of Renewal Ministries ( and the host of the weekly Catholic television program The Choices We Face. He holds a doctorate in theology and is the director of Graduate Theology Programs in the New Evangelization at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

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