St. Anne’s outdoor Mass and rosary rally set

Everyone is invited to gather at St. Anne’s Church at 299 Main St. in Gorham on Saturday, May 15, for an outdoor Mass and public rosary rally.

Confessions will be offered at 10 a.m., followed by the outdoor Mass at 11 a.m. and rosary rally at noon.

In 2017, Dan and Ellen Kasprzyk learned about a movement entitled “America Needs Fatima” that encourages individuals and families to come together to recite the rosary, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland said in a press release.

“During that year, thousands of individuals around the country gathered once a month to publicly pray the rosary in honor of Our Lady of Fatima, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Mary to three young visionaries in the town of Fatima, Portugal,” the release said.

“We knew we wanted to bring this experience to Gorham,” Dan Kasprzyk said. “We obtained permission from St. Anne’s Parish and worked with other parishioners and the Knights of Columbus to organize outdoor rosary rallies with tents, music, banners, information booths, free rosaries and special guests.”

What began with enthusiasm and a wild idea has turned to fulfillment and pride for the Kasprzyks when their thoughts drift to what they and fellow volunteers have created in Gorham, the diocese said.


“As I look back on the last four years, I am frequently amazed at the wonderful journey Dan and I have embarked upon,” Ellen said. “We could not have foreseen all the wonderful people who have crossed our paths.”

In addition, outdoor rosary events are scheduled at noon May 15 at St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth, and the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress St., Portland.

Library book sale

The Friends of Baxter Memorial Library will host a two-day book sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 7, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 8, in Shaw Gym at the municipal center, 75 South St. For more information, call the library at 222-1190.

Book, bake and plant sale

First Parish Church, 1 Church St., Gorham, will host this sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 22. CDC guidelines will be followed.

Warren calls it a career

Gorham school bus driver Larry Warren retired April 29 after 27 years behind the wheel transporting students to schools.

He was hired Sept. 20, 1994, Transportation Director Norm Justice said Monday.


Warren even bused Justice’s kids.

“He’s going to be missed for sure,” he said.

Warren will continue in his role as trainer for Gorham’s drivers.

“He does an awesome job as trainer,” Justice said.

50 years ago

Gorham High School baseball pitcher Steve Mann threw a no-hitter as the rams defeated Yarmouth 8-1. The Yarmouth run came after two walks and a throwing error.

U.S. taxpayer debt

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service reported on April 29 that the U.S. public debt was $28,090,166,581,746.91.

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