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Jubilee of Mercy Calendar

Date

Time

Mass, Prayer Service, or Event

December    
8   Opening of the Jubilee of Mercy 
  7 p.m. Bishop Robert Deeley presides over the opening of the Holy Door at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland
10 2 p.m. Bishop Deeley celebrates Mass at Maine State Prison in Warren
12 4 p.m. Bishop Robert Deeley presides over the opening of the Holy Door at St. John Church, Bangor
13 10:30 a.m. Bishop Robert Deeley presides over the opening of the Holy Door at Saint Luce Church, Frenchville
    Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome and in the Cathedrals of the world
14 5:30 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Youth Distribute Christmas Gift Bags to Elderly after Annual Chrismas Concert at Sacred Heart Church, Auburn
14-18   Light is On, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is held around the diocese.  Click here for a schedule.
15 2:45 p.m. St. James School students to leave donated clothing in a Biddeford park for those in need
  6 p.m. Bishop Deeley hears confessions as part of Light is On - St. Peter Church, Portland
17 10:15 a.m. St. Brigid School Students drop food donations off at Wayside Food Programs in Portland
  6:30 p.m. Volunteers gather at Holy Rosary Church, Caribou, to assemble Christmas baskets.  Call 207-496-2401 for information or to volunteer.
20 10 a.m. Bishop Deeley presides over the opening of the Holy Door at the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, Lewiston
24 10 a.m. Bishop Deeley celebrates Christmas Mass at the Maine State Correctional Center in Windham
  4 p.m. Bishop Deeley celebrates Christmas Mass at St. Joseph Rehabilitation and Residence
     
January    
All Month    St. John Vianney Parish collection of toiletries and similar items for homeless shelters and battered women's shelters
All Month   Sock Drive, St. Anne Parish, Gorham
19-29   St. John's Catholic School in Brunswick holding clothing drive for Catholic Charities Maine and the Tedford Shelter in Brunswick.
20   St. James School in Biddeford collecting socks for Seeds of Hope
24 6:30 p.m. Holy Year of Mercy prayer service, led by parish youth ministry, at Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth
25 2 p.m. St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Westbrook to Offer Nutrition Program for Low-Income Adults
     
February    
All month   Faith Formation classes at St. Brendan the Navigator Parish collecting diapers for Care Net in Rockland
All month   Sock and clothes drive at St. Anne Parish, Gorham
1-5   Mount Merici Academy collection of items for Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter in Waterville
1-5   Clothing drive at St. Michael School in Augusta for Threads of Hope
1-5   Clothing drive at St. Thomas Catholic School in Sanford for area schools
1-5   Collection for Sanford Food Pantry at St. Thomas Catholic School
1-5   "Penny Wars" at Holy Cross School in South Portland to Benefit Zimbabwe School
1-5   Non-Perishable Food Collection at St. John's Catholic School in Brunswick for Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program
1-5   Penny Competition at St. John's Catholic School in Brunswick to Support Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1-5   Kindergarteners and first graders at St. Brigid School in Portland will collect soap, shampoo, and lotion for assisted-living clients at Park Danforth in Portland.
1-5   Grades 2-4 at St. Brigid School in Portland will collect tissues and hand sanitizer for independent-living clients at Park Danforth in Portland.
1-5   Grades 5-6 at St. Brigid School in Portland will collect healthy snacks for The Root Cellar in Portland
1-5   Grades 7-8 at St. Brigid School in Portland will collect new socks and gloves for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
1   Students at Holy Savior School in Rumford prepare "Bags of Love"
2 9 a.m. St. James School students drop off donated socks at Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center in Biddeford.
3   Students at St. John's Catholic School in Brunswick will make Valentine's Day cards for homebound parishioners and residents at local nursing homes.
5 1:45 p.m. Assembly at St. Michael School in Augusta to present donation to Ronald McDonald Houses
6 10 a.m. Bishop Deeley attends Winter Warm-Up Collection at Threads of Hope in Portland
  10 a.m. Winter Warm-Up Collection at Threads of Hope in Sanford
  10 a.m. Winter Warm-Up Collection at Threads of Hope in Caribou
6-7   Bake sale at Masses at Saint Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Sanford, to benefit a parish in Haiti
7 10 a.m. White Mass at Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul in Lewiston
10   Ash Wednesday.  Bishop Deeley celebrates Mass at 12:15 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland
16 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Year of Mercy presentation at the Cluster 23 parishes in Windham, Gorham, and Westbrook
17 9:30 a.m. Bishop Deeley Celebrates Mass and anointing of the sick at St. Mary's d'Youville Pavilion in Lewiston
19 6 p.m. Penance Service at St. Mark Church, 13 Allen Farm Road, Ashland
 21 10:30 a.m. Bishop Deeley anoints the sick at St. Andre Healthcare in Biddeford
21 9 a.m. Saint John Vianney Parish holds White Mass to thank and bless health-care professionals.
23 9 am. and 6:30 p.m. Year of Mercy presentation at the Cluster 23 parishes in Gorham, Westbrook, and Windham
26 6 p.m. Penance Service at St. Denis Church, 143 Main Street, Fort Fairfield
27 9 a.m. Day of Reflection on the Year of Mercy with Bishop Deeley at the Christian Life Center in Frenchville
27 1 p.m. Teens invited to gather for community and prayer around holy door at St. John Church, Bangor
27 10 a.m. Take Mercy to Heart retreat presented by Bill Wood of Catholic Charities Maine at Our Lady of Good Hope Church, Camden
28 2 p.m. Penance Service at Our Lady of the Lake, Route 11 in Portage
     
March    
1 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Year of Mercy presentation at the Cluster 23 parishes in Windham, Westbrook, and Gorham
5 1 p.m. Teens invited to gather for community and prayer around holy door at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland
6 4 p.m. Penance Service at St. Joseph Church, 17 Main Street in Mars Hil
11 6 p.m. Penance Service. at St. Catherine Church, 13 McManus Street in Washburn
12 1 p.m. Teens invited to gather for community and prayer around holy door at St. Luce Church, Frenchville
14-18   The Light is On. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is held around the diocese.
18 6 p.m. “Father, Forgive Them: The Great Gift of Mercy” at St. Rose of Lima Parish in Jay
20 4 p.m. Penance Service. at St. Louis Church, 100 Main Street, Limestone
26 12  to 5 p.m. Good Friday Blood Drive at Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue in Calais
30 1 to 6 p.m. Blood drive at St. Matthew Parish hall, 19 Dora Lane in Limerick
     
April    
1-3   Rachel's Vineyard Retreat for those grieving the loss of a child due to abortion. Held in southern Maine. Contact Annette Rioux at 321.7885.
9 5 p.m. Empty Bowl Supper to help Haitian children in need at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish in Portland.
25 11:30 a.m. Bishop Deeley delivers keynote address at Mercy Auxiliary Spring Luncheon
     
May    
7 10 a.m. Free corporal works of mercy workshop at Christian Life Center in Frenchville
26 8 a.m. St. John's Catholic School students in Brunswick form human chain, pass food items to Midcoast Hunger Prevention Program
     
June    
1 12 p.m. Bishop Deeley blesses Farm for ME field in Caribou
26 10 a.m. World Refugee Day Mass at Sacred Heart Church in Portland
     
July    
8 3 p.m. Groundbreaking for new home being built by St. Paul the Apostle Parish/Habitat for Humanity in Bangor
22-30   Diocese of Portland pilgrimage to World Youth Day in Krakow, Portland
     
August    
20 4 p.m. Mass, celebrated by Bishop Deeley, and reception for Matthew 25 Award winner at St. Joseph Church in Gardiner
28 10 a.m. Mass, celebrated by Bishop Deeley, for all educators in Maine at St. John Church in Brunswick
     
September    
18 10 a.m. Mass, celebrated by Bishop Deeley, for the 25th Anniversary of St. Martin de Porres Residence at the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston
23 3 p.m. Mass, celebrated by Bishop Deeley, for the Parish Social Ministry Conference at St. Pius X Church in Portland
     
October    
3 7 p.m. Holy Year of Mercy Parish Mission (Part 1: Accepting the Gift of God's Mercy), Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland
4 7 p.m. Holy Year of Mercy Parish Mission (Part 2: Sharing the Gift of God's Mercy), Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland
5 7 p.m. Holy Year of Mercy Parish Mission (Part 3: Living the Gift of God's Mercy), Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland
19-31   Diocese of Portland Holy Year of Mercy pilgrimage to Rome
     
November    
2 5:30 p.m. Mass, celebrated by Bishop Deeley, for the Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland