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 Light is On

Opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the third week of Advent

The season of Advent is a time of preparation for the celebration of Our Lord's birth. It is a time to celebrate the way in which the Lord comes into our lives every day, and it is a time to look forward in hope to the second coming of Jesus in his glory.  Advent, like Lent, is also a time of heightened prayer, penance, and preparation so that we may be truly ready for the Lord's coming.

It is why during the third week of Advent, December 11 - 17, 2022, parishes across the Diocese of Portland will offer the Light is On, additional opportunities to receive the grace of the sacrament of reconciliation. Through the sacrament, we experience God's mercy, our sins are forgiven, and we are healed. 

You will find times listed by parish below, or you will find a listing by county here.

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."

Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, East Millinocket

St. Martin of Tours Church, 19 Colby Street, Millinocket - Thursday, December 15, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

St. Peter Church, 58 Cedar Street, East Millinocket - Monday, December 12, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Corpus Christi Parish, Winslow

Notre Dame du Perpetual Secours Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville - Monday, December 12, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m., and Wednesday, December 14, 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow - Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Holy Family Parish, Greenville

Holy Family Church, 145 Pritham Avenue, Greenville - Friday, December 16, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and Saturday, December 17, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Parish, Madawaska

St. David Church, 774 Main Street, Madawaska - Sunday, December 18, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Our Lady of Hope Parish, Portland

St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue, Portland - Monday, December 12, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday, December 14, 7 p.m. (Advent Service of Healing and Reconciliation with multiple confessors available)

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Oquossoc

St. Luke Church, 19 Lake Street, Rangeley - Thursday, December 15, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, December 15, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. John Church, 76 Main Street, Stratton - Wednesday, December 14, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Parish of the Holy Savior, Rumford

Our Lady of the Snows Church, 265 Walker's Mills Road, Bethel - Thursday, December 15, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Athanasius & St. John Church, 126 Maine Avenue, Rumford - Tuesday, December 13, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, December 16, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Parish of the Transfiguration of the Lord, Bar Harbor

Holy Redeemer Church, 56 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor - Tuesday, December 13, beginning at 6 p.m.

Prince of Peace Parish, Lewiston

Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus Street, Lewiston, Monday-Thursday, December 12-15, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Agnes Parish, Island Falls

St. Agnes Church, 76 Sewell Street, Island Falls - Saturdays, December 10 and December 17, 2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Jackman

St. Faustina Church, 370 Main Street, Jackman -  Monday, December 12, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and Tuesday, December 13, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

St. Benedict Parish, Benedicta

St. Benedict Church, 1063 Benedicta Road, Benedicta - Wednesday, December 14, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, Camden

Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 7 Union Street, Camden - Monday, December 12, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland - Thursday, December 15, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday, December 16, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Court Street, Belfast - Tuesday, December 13, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, December 14, 5:30 p.m. go 630 p.m. 

St. John Paul II Parish, Scarborough

St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth - Monday, December 12, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and Tuesday, December 13, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough - Monday, December 12, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, December 13, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, December 15, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; and Friday, December 16, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Church of the Holy Cross, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland - Wednesday, December 14, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday, December 16, 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

St. John Vianney Parish, Fort Kent

St. Charles Borromeo Church, 912 Main Street, St. Francis - Saturday, December 17, after 6 p.m. Mass.

St. Joseph Church, 7 Church Street, Wallagrass - Sunday, December 18, after 5 p.m. Mass.

St. Louis Church, 26 East Main Street, Fort Kent - Monday, December 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, December 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; and Wednesday, December 21, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Mary Church, 3451 Aroostook Road, Eagle Lake - Sunday, December 18, after 11 a.m. Mass.

St. Joseph Parish, Ellsworth

St. Joseph Church, 231 Main Street, Ellsworth - Thursday, December 15, beginning at 6 p.m.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Calais

immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue, Calais - Friday, December 16, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. James the Greater Church, 15 Hillside Street, Baileyville - Wednesday, December 14, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 51 Washington Street, Eastport - Monday, December 12, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish, Houlton

St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 110 Military Street, Houlton - Sunday, December 11, 11:30 a.m. go 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Monday, December 12, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; Tuesday, December 13, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, December 15, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (during adoration); Friday, December 16, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

St. Matthew Parish, Limerick

St. Matthew Church, 19 Dora Lane, Limerick - Monday, December 5, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and Wednesday, December 7, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Bangor

St. John Church, 217 York Street, Bangor - Saturday, December 17, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

St. Mary Church, 768 Ohio Street, Bangor - Monday, December 12, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Tuesday, December 13, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 531 North Main Street, Brewer - Saturday, December 17, 3:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

St. Matthew Church, 70 Western Avenue, Hampden - Wednesday, December 14, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., and Thursday, December 15, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

St. Peter Chanel Parish, Van Buren

St. Bruno-St. Remi Church, 174 Main Street, Van Buren - Saturday, December 17, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Machias

Sacred Heart Church, 14 Hamilton Street, Lubec - Wednesday, December 14, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Holy Name Church, 8 Free Street, Machias - Thursday, December 15, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

St. Michael Church, 51 Elm Street, Cherryfield - Friday, December 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Sanford

Holy Family Church, 66 North Avenue - Thursday, December 8, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, December 9, 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., and Saturday, December 10, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Stella Maris Parish, Bucksport

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 64 Franklin Street, Bucksport - Friday, December 16, beginning at 6 p.m.