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"The Sacrament of Reconciliation calls us back to God and embraces us with his infinite mercy & joy." - Pope Francis

The Season of Lent is a time of penance and spiritual renewal, which helps us prepare for the celebrating of Christ's paschal myster. The sacrament of reconcilation opens our hearts to receive him, which is why it is such a wonderful gift to experience as Holy Week approaches. Through the sacrament, we experience God's mercy, our sins are forgiven, and we are healed.

Before participating in the sacrament of reconciliation, it may be useful to reflect upon your thoughts and actions. To assist you, the U.S. bishops put together “A Brief Examination of Conscience Based on the Ten Commandments."

During the fifth week of Lent, parishes across our diocese will offer additional confession times to allow more people to experience the grace of the sacrament. Confession times are listed by parish below. Click here to view a listing by county.

Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, East Millinocket

St. Martin of Tours Church, 39 Colby Street, Millinocket - Friday, March 23, 6 to 7 p.m. following the 5:30 p.m. Mass

St. Peter Church, 58 Cedar Street, East Millinocket - Tuesday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m., following the 5:30 p.m. Mass

Christ the King Parish, Skowhegan

Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 273 Water Street, Skowhegan - Tuesday, March 20, Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

St. Peter Church, 278 Owens Street, Bingham - Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Sebastian Church, 161 Main Street, Madison - Monday, March 19, 6 to 9 p.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Auburn

Sacred Heart Church, 8 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn – Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Philip Church, 2365 Turner Road, Auburn – Tuesday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 pm.

Our Lady of Hope Parish, Portland

St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue, Portland - Monday, March 18, through Thursday, March 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Windham

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham - Tuesday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 p.m.

Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Old Town

Holy Family Church, 429 Main Street, Old Town - Thursday, March 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 23, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Wisdom Church, 83 College Avenue, Orono (Newman Center) - Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

St. Ann Church, 84 Main Street, Bradley - Monday, March 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

St. Agnes Parish, Island Falls

St. Agnes Church, 76 Sewall Street, Island Falls - Thursday, March 22, at 5 p.m.

St. Anne Parish, Gorham

St. Anne Church, 299 Main Street, Gorham - Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Westbrook

St. Hyacinth Church, 268 Brown Street, Westbrook - Monday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m., and Wednesay, March 21, Noon to 1 p.m.

St. Bartholomew Parish, Cape Elizabeth

St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth - Tuesday, March 20, at 4 p.m., and Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m.

St. Benedict Parish, Benedicta

St. Benedict Church, 1063 Benedicta Road, Benedicta - Monday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m. (Following 5:30 p.m. Mass)

St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, Camden

Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 7 Union Street, Camden - Tuesday, March 20, 9 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland - Thursday, March 22, 9 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Court Street, Belfast - Wednesday, March 21, 9 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

St. John and Holy Cross Parish, South Portland

Church of the Holy Cross, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland - Monday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 22, at 2 p.m.

St. John Vianney Parish, Fort Kent

St. Charles Borromeo Church, 912 Main Street, Saint Francis - Wednesday, March 21, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Church, 7 Church Street, Wallagrass - Thursday, March 22, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

St. Louis Church, 26 East Main Street, Fort Kent - Sunday, March 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Monday, March 19, and Tuesday March 20, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 to 9 a.m.; Thursday, March 22, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary Church, 3443 Aroostook Road, Eagle Lake - Sunday, March 18, Noon to 1 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Bridgton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 857 Main Street, Fryeburg - Thursday, March 22, 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton - Wednesday, March 21, 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.

St. Leo the Great Parish, Howland

St. Leo the Great Church, 16 River Road, Howland  - Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m.

St. Mary of Lourdes Parish, Lincoln

St. Mary of Lourdes Church, 164 Main Street, Lincoln - Monday, March 19, at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, March 20, at 11 a.m.

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish, Houlton

St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 112 Military Street, Houlton - Monday, March 19 - Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Scarborough

St. Maximilian Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough - Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, March 21, at 2 p.m.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Norway

Our Lady of Ransom Church, 117 Elm Street, Mechanic Falls - Tuesday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris Street, Norway - Monday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m.


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