PORTLAND, Maine — The Most Rev. Dr. Richard J. Malone has announced priest assignments for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

The Rev. Peter Kaseta, Order of Capuchin Friars Minor, has been appointed parochial vicar at the Parish of the Holy Eucharist in Falmouth, Gray and Yarmouth, effective Sept. 1. He had been on sabbatical for a year after having served for eight years at St. Joseph Church in Portland beginning in 2002. He had come to Maine from St. John’s Friary in New York City.

The Rev. John McHugh, Order of Capuchin Friars Minor, has been appointed chaplain at St. Joseph’s College in Standish and will live in the rectory in Gray. He has served in parishes and colleges in New Hampshire and New York, his most recent assignment being vice provincial minister at St. Conrad Friary in White Plains, N.Y.

Honduran pastors to visit Maine

BANGOR, Maine — Seventeen pastors and 11 of their wives from the Evangelical and Reformed Church of Honduras will spend 13 days with members of the Maine Conference of the United Church of Christ beginning Sept. 22.

The Honduran guests will be welcomed at individual United Church of Christ congregations all over the state where they will lead worship services with their American counterparts and engage church members over potluck suppers and other social gatherings Sept. 23-25 and Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

In between visits to churches, the pastors and their wives will meet with UCC clergy from across the state in a retreat setting.

The relationship between Maine Conference UCC and Evangelical and Reformed Church of Honduras has existed for more than 10 years.

For a schedule of where the Honduran pastors will visit, log on to www.maineucc.org or contact the Maine Conference at conference@maineucc.org, 800-244-0937 or 846-5118.

Julie Harris

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