Mission & Vision

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Mission & Vision

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Vision Statement

We are a vibrant Roman Catholic community inspired by Saint André Bessette’s response to communion. We welcome all people – rich and poor, housed and homeless, healthy and ill – to share in the love of Christ through our Hospitality. In partnership with the broader community, we defend the dignity of all people.

Our prayer and service are a direct response to our common baptism. We advocate for people’s physical, mental and spiritual health through dedicated staff, volunteers and community partners. Our ministries invite everyone into a community of Hope and Healing in Portland’s Old Town and beyond.


Mission Statement

Saint André Bessette Catholic Church proclaims Christ’s healing compassion in downtown Portland. Through prayer and service, we welcome all people to nurture community, restore hope, and share in God’s persistent love.


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