PORTLAND, Maine — Fr. Joseph W. Cahill, pastor of the Our Lady of the Snows Parish, which includes St. Anne Church of Dexter, St. Thomas Aquinas Church of Dover-Foxcroft and St. Francis Xavier and Paul the Apostle Church of Milo, along with St. Agnes Parish in Pittsfield, has resigned, according to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.
Bishop Roper Deeley has approved Cahill’s request to step down, the diocese announced in a statement Monday.
Cahill, who has been pastor of the parishes since July 2013, made the request as the result of a boundary violation, which did not involve a minor or any illegal activity.
Fr. Robert Gaudreau will serve as temporary parochial vicar of Our Lady of the Snows Parish and St. Agnes Parish, effectively immediately, until a new pastor can be named.