The Rev. Steven G. Cartwright '15 - Diocese of Portland, has been appointed parochial vicar of St. Anne Parish, Gorham, which includes Our Lady of Sebago Church in Sebago; St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Westbrook; and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Windham.
Cartwright serves as parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Parish (Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Lewiston; Holy Cross Church, Lewiston; Holy Family Church, Lewiston), Holy Trinity Parish in Lisbon Falls, and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in Sabattus, which includes St. Francis Church in Greene.
Cartwright was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Robert P. Deeley on June 13, 2015, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. A Boothbay Harbor native, he graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School before attending St. John's University in Jamaica, New York (1997-1998), and St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York (1998-1999), majoring in philosophy while minoring in theology. In 1999, Cartwright entered the Basselin Scholars Program at Theological College at The Catholic University of America. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in philosophy in 2001, but then decided to leave formation. After fire years as a swim coach, including at Georgetown University, Cartwright decided to resume priestly formation for the Diocese of Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2010. He attended St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. In 2012, he transferred to the Diocese of Portland and continued his studies at Pope Saint John XXIII Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts. Since his ordination, Cartwright has served at his current assignment as parochial vicar of Prince of Peace Parish and, in addition to his duties in Lewiston, was named parochial vicar at Holy Trinity Parish and Our Lady of the Rosary Parish in May 2017.