St. Mary of the Visitation, St. Agnes,
& St. Paul!
We are a relatively small cluster in number of families but quite large in geography. We have approximately 800 registered families in our cluster. However, the distance from North to south within our cluster is about 40 miles. Our Catholic family extends from the southern limits of Central Aroostook County to Northern Penobscot County.
As disciples, we are called to be visible signs of Christ by living the Sacramental graces through His Church. We value our liturgy, prayer, fellowship and evangelization.. Therefore, inspired by the Holy Spirit, we transform our communities by being joyful witnesses to God’s love and mercy through celebrating the Sacraments, living the Gospel, forming disciples and serving our neighbors.
On behalf of Deacon Albert Burleigh, Deacon Ron Ouellette, our Pastoral Council and the good people in Cluster 4, I welcome you to our website. Cluster 4 comprises two parishes, St. Mary of the Visitation in Houlton, St. Agnes in Island Fall, plus the Mission of St. Paul in Patten. We are located in beautiful Northern Maine amid the rolling meadows, potato and grain fields, punctuated by a spectacular view of Maine’s highest peak, Mt. Katahdin. We are one of the 29 clusters of parishes within the Diocese of Portland; the sole diocese in the State of Maine.
Fr. Kent Ouellette