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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 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.

Androscoggin County

Auburn - Sacred Heart Church, 8 Sacred Heart Place - Sunday, April 2, and Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 7 p.m.

Auburn - St. Philip Church, 2365 Turner Road - Wednesday, April 8, 6 to 7 p.m.

Lewiston - Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus Street - Monday - Friday, April 3-7, 6 to 7 p.m.; Parish Penitential Service on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m.

Aroostook County

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

Caribou - Holy Rosary Church, 34 Vaughn Street - Tuesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 7 p.m.

Fort Kent - St. Louis Church, 26 East Main Street - Monday, April 3, 6 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, April 4, 3 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, April 6, 3 to 6 p.m.

Frenchville - St. Luce Church, 441 U.S. Route One - Thursday, April 6, 6 to 6:20 p.m. and 7:30 to 8 p.m.

Houlton - St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 110 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.

Presque Isle - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 331 Main Street - Sunday, April 2, and Monday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m.

Saint Agatha - St. Agatha Church, 379 Main Street - Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 to 8 p.m.

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

Bridgton - St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street - Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 7 p.m.

Brunswick - St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen Street - Sunday, April 2, 6 to 7 p.m.

Brunswick - St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant Street - Friday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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.

Falmouth - Holy Martyrs of North America Church, 266 Foreside Road - Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m.

Freeport - St. Jude Church, 134 Main Street - Wednesday, April 5, at 6 p.m.

Gorham - St. Anne Church, 299 Main Street - Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, April 6, and Friday April 7, 6 to 7 p.m.

Gray - St. Gregory Church, 24 North Raymond Road - Monday, April 3, at 6 p.m.

Portland - St. Peter Church, 72 Federal Street - Monday, April 3 - Friday, April 7, 6 to 7 p.m.

Portland - St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue - Monday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (prayer service of reconciliation at 6:30 p.m. followed by individual confessions); Thursday, April 6, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Westbrook - St. Hyacinth Church, 268 Brown Street - Monday, April 3, Mass of Reconciliation at 5:15 p.m. followed by confessions until 7 p.m.; Wednesday, April 5, Noon to 1 p.m.

Windham - Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail - Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 7 p.m.

Yarmouth - Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main Street - Tuesday, April 4, at 6 p.m.

Franklin County

Farmington - St. Joseph Church, 133 Middle Street - Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday, April 3, 5, & 6, at 6 p.m.

Jay - St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church Street - Tuesday, April 4, and Friday, April 7, at 6 p.m.

Rangeley - St. Luke Church, 9 Lake Street - Friday, April 7, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Stratton - St. John Church, Main Street - Wednesday, April 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Hancock County

Bar Harbor - Holy Redeemer Church, 56 Mount Desert Street - Monday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, April 4, 1 to 2 p.m.

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

Ellsworth - St. Joseph Church, 231 Main Street - Monday, April 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 6, 3 to 4 p.m.

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.

Waterville - Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street - Tuesday, April 4, and Thursday, April 6, 1 to 3 p.m.; Saturday, April 8, 3 p.m.

Winslow - St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument Street - Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 7 p.m.; Friday, April 7, 7 to 7:45 a.m.; and Saturday, April 8, at 3 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

Boothbay Harbor - Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 82 Atlantic Avenue - Tuesday, April 4, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Newcastle - St. Patrick Church, 380 Academy Hill Road - Wednesday, April 5, 4 p.m. (and after the 5 p.m. Mass)

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

Oxford County

Bethel - Our Lady of the Snows Church, 265 Walker's Mills Road - Wednesday, April 5, at 5 p.m.

Fryeburg - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 857 Main Street - Thursday, April 6, 6 to 7 p.m.

Rumford - St. Athanasius & St. John Church, 126 Maine Avenue -  Monday, April 3, and Thursday, April 6, at 6 p.m.

Penobscot County

Bangor - St. John Church, 217 York Street, Bangor – Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 7 p.m.

Bangor - St. Mary Church, 768 Ohio Street – Monday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m.

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

Brewer - St. Joseph Church, 531 North Main Street – Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

Brewer - St. Teresa Church, 425 South Main Street - Thursday, April 6, 6 to 7 p.m.

Dexter - St. Anne Church, 64 Free Street - Sunday, April 9, before and after the 10:30 a.m. Mass

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

Hampden - St. Matthew Church, 70 Western Avenue – Friday, April 7, 6 to 7 p.m.

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.

Piscataquis County

Dover-Foxcroft - St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 43 High Street - Sunday, April 9, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass

Greenville - Holy Family Rectory Chapel, 145 Pritham Avenue - Thursday, April 6, 6 to 7 p.m. and Friday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Confessions will also be heard on Saturday, April 8, 1:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the Union Evangelical Church, 114 South Main Street.

Sagadahoc County

Bath - St. Mary Church, 144 Lincoln Street - Monday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m.

Somerset County

Bingham - St. Peter Church, 27 Owens Street - Saturday, April 8, at 5:30 p.m.

Jackman - St. Faustina Church, 370 Main Street - Sunday, April 2, 2 to 3 p.m.; Monday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m., and Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

Madison - St. Sebastian Church, 161 Main Street - Sunday, April 2, at 10 a.m.

Pittsfield - St. Agnes Church, 238 Detroit Street - Sunday, April 2, following the 8 a.m. Mass

Skowhegan - Notre Dame Church, 273 Water Street - Saturday, April 8, at 3:30 p.m.

Waldo County

Belfast - St. Francis of Assisi Church, 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.

Winterport - St. Gabriel Church, 435 South Main Street – Friday, April 7, 6 to 7 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.

Cherryfield - St. Michael Church, 5 Elm Street - Sunday, April 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m. and Friday, April 7, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.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.

Lubec - Sacred Heart Church, 12 Hamilton Street Monday, April 3, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Friday, April 7, 5:30 to 7 p.m. (Both held in the rectory).

Machias - Holy Name of Jesus Church, 10 Free Street - Thursday, April 6, 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 8, 8 to 9:30 a.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

Biddeford - St. Joseph Church, 178 Elm Street - Monday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m.

Kennebunk - St. Martha Church, 34 Portland Road - Monday, April 3, and Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 7 p.m.

Kittery - St. Raphael Church, 6 Whipple Road - Monday, April 3, at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Both sessions will be held in the chapel.

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.

Lyman - St. Philip Church, 404 Goodwins Mills Road - Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 7 p.m.

Old Orchard Beach - St. Margaret Church, 6 Saco Avenue - Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

Saco - Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main Street - Thursday, April 6, 6 to 7 p.m.

South Berwick - Our Lady of the Angels Church, 160 Agamenticus Road - Tuesday, April 4, at 1 p.m. and Wednesday, April 5, at 7 p.m.

Wells - St. Mary Church, 236 Eldridge Road - Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

York - St. Christopher Church, 4 Barrell Lane - Monday, April 3, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, April 5, at 1 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton - Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 7 p.m.