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The Season of Lent is a time of renewal. We long to grow closer to Christ, as we look forward to the celebration of the Paschal Mystery.

When we sin, we harm our relationship with God and his church. That is why the sacrament of reconciliation is such a wonderful gift to experience during Lent. 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. Locations and times are listed below.


Confession times are listed by county below.  Click here to view a listing by parish.

Aroostook County

Benedicta - St. Benedict Church, 1063 Benedicta Road - Monday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m., following 5:30 p.m. Mass

Houlton - St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 112 Military Street - Monday - Wednesday, April 3 - 5, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Island Falls - St. Agnes Church, 76 Sewall Street - Saturday, April 8, following the 5:30 p.m. Mass.

Van Buren - St. Bruno - St. Remi Church, 174 Main Street - Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 6:20 p.m., adoration and confessions followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m.

Cumberland County

Cape Elizabeth - St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road - Tuesday, April 4, 4 to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, April 5, 2 to 3 p.m.; and Thursday, April 6, 6 to 7 p.m.

Hancock County

Bucksport - St. Vincent de Paul Church, 60 Franklin Street - Friday, April 7, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass

Castine - Our Lady of Holy Hope, 137 Perkins Street - Friday, April 7, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass

Stonington - St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 8 Granite Street - Wednesday, April 5, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass

Kennebec County

Augusta - St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 41 Western Avenue - Lenten Penitential Service on Wednesday, April 5, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Gardiner - St. Joseph Church, 110 School Street - Thursday, April 6, 6 to 7 p.m

Hallowell - Sacred Heart Church, 14 Summer Street - Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m

Winthrop - St. Francis Xavier Church, 130 U.S. Route 133, Winthrop - Monday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m..

Knox County

Camden -- Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 7 Union Street - Wednesday, April 5, 9 to 11 a.m. and Friday, April 7, 7 to 9 p.m.

Rockland - St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway - Tuesday, April 4, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, April 6, 7 to 9 p.m.

Lincoln County

Whitefield - St. Denis Church, 298 Grand Army Road - Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

Penobscot County

Bradley - St. Ann Church, 84 Main Street - Monday, April 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

East Millinocket - St. Peter Church, 58 Cedar Street - Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m., following 5:30 p.m. Mass

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

Lincoln - St. Mary of Lourdes Church, 142 Main Street - Tuesday, April 4 at noon and again at 6 p.m.

Millinocket - St. Martin of Tours Church, 19 Colby Street - Friday, April 7, 6 to 7 p.m., following 5:30 p.m. Mass

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

Orono - Our Lady of Wisdom Church, 83 College Avenue - Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, April 7, 5 to 6 p.m.

Waldo County

Belfast - St. Francis of Assisi Churh, 81 Court Street - Monday, April 3, 8:30 a.m to 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, April 5, 7 p.m. to 9  p.m.

Washington County

Baileyville - St. James the Greater Church, 15 Hillside Street - Sunday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

Calais - Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue - Monday, April 3, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, April 6, 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Friday, April 7, 6 to 7 p.m.

Eastport - St. Joseph Church, 51 Washington Street - Tuesday, April 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Saturday, April 8, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Peter Dana Point - St. Ann Church, Peter Dana Point Road - Wednesday, April 5, 4 to 5:15 p.m. followed by Mass and Stations of the Cross

Pleasant Point - Elderly Center next to St. Ann Church, 126 Bayview Drive - Friday, April 7, Noon to 1 p.m.

York County

Limerick - St. Matthew Church, 19 Dora Lane - Monday & Tuesday, April 3 and 4, 2 to 3 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday, April 5 and 6, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.