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Final Rosary Rally
to be held Saturday

GORHAM —The final outdoor Rosary Rally in honor of Our Lady of Fatima, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the appearance of Mary in Fatima, Portugal, is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at St. Anne’s Church, 299 Main St.

An outdoor Mass, celebrated by Fr. Lou Phillips, St. Anne’s pastor, will be followed by the Rosary Rally at noon and a fellowship barbecue with live music at 1 p.m. A cross-shaped tent has been erected in the parking lot.

Dan Kasprzyk and his wife, Ellen, brought the  “America Needs Fatima” movement, which encourages individuals and families to come together to pray the rosary, to Gorham, according to a statement released by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. Events have been held each month drawing people from all over Maine, including Bishop Robert Deeley, who attended the August rally.

“Everyone is welcome,” Kasprzyk said. “Non-Catholics, people who have never prayed the rosary, everyone. We’ll offer rosaries and guidance for anyone interested.”

The rally also will be livestreamed at www.maineneedsfatima.org.

Drop off unused meds
on Drug Take Back Day

WESTBROOK — The Westbrook Police Department will take part in the national Drug Take Back Day on Oct. 28.

On Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can drop off unused or unwanted medication at the Public Safety Building, at 570 Main St. The department can’t take hypodermic needles.

According to Westbrook Police Capt. Steven Goldberg, the event is “a chance to help keep potentially dangerous drugs out of others’ hands and clean up your medicine cabinet at the same time.”