Rev. Aaron Damboise
I’m Fr. Aaron Damboise, and I am a priest for the Diocese of Portland, son of Conrad Damboise and Jeannette (Doyon) Lasso. I am the oldest of three children. I was raised in Augusta, but am a native of Caribou. I am a graduate of Cony High School, Class of 1991, and a graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Before entering the seminary, I worked as a Behavioral Specialist with children who had mental health issues and as a Case Worker for children with developmental disabilities.
I attended St. John’s Seminary in Brighton, Massachusetts, where I received a Masters of Divinity. I was ordained to the priesthood at St. Mary of the Assumption in Augusta in 2008 by the Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Th.D. Previously, I served as Parochial Vicar at the Parish of the Precious Blood in central Aroostook County, which includes the churches of Holy Rosary in Caribou, Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Presque Isle, Our Lady of the Lakes in Portage, Sacred Heart in North Caribou, St. Catherine in Washburn, St. Denis in Fort Fairfield, St. Joseph in Mars Hill, St. Louis in Limestone, St. Mark in Ashland, and St. Theresa in Stockholm. While there, I served as the chaplain of numerous groups, including: St. Louis Ladies of Ste. Anne, the Holy Rosary and Santa Maria circles of the Daughters of Isabella, Knights of Columbus Northern Maine Council #1753, and the Newman Club of the University of Maine at Presque Isle.
In 2009, I had the great honor of being recognized as the Council Chaplain of the Year by the Maine State Council of the Knights of Columbus. Currently, I serve as the Associate State Chaplain for the Maine State Council of the Knights of Columbus.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, swimming, movies, and anything that involves a good meal! I am truly delighted to be here as your priest.~ Fr. Aaron
October 9, 2014 | by Rev. Aaron DamboiseThis is the third homily in my series entitled “Trust in God-No Matter What!” In the first two homilies, we looked at the lives of St. Lorenzo Ruiz and St. Bede. Today we will explore the life of a man whom some have called “the man of the century”-St. John Paull II
October 5, 2014 | by Rev. Aaron DamboiseI recently began a new homily series on trust. Remember the example of St. Lorenzo Ruiz. He experienced torment by being held upside down by a rope. Remember that he was told by his torturer that if he renounced Christ, the torture would be ended. Lorenzo responded, of course, by saying even if he had a thousand lives to give, he would give them all for Christ. Those were real words of trust.)
September 28, 2014 | by Rev. Aaron Damboise(Last Sunday, I finished a seven part Homily series on Finding our Place is God’s World.) In the final homily, I mentioned two steps to overcoming envy. The third step, however, is a little bigger than the first two, and I felt is deserved another series all its own. That third step involves something very difficult: trust!