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Solemnity of All Saints

 

On the Solemnity of All Saints, more commonly known as All Saints’ Day, Catholics celebrate the saints, both known and unknown. We honor all those who have been faithful disciples of Christ and who now rejoice in God’s presence.  

The saints inspire us and give us a model of Christian living to follow. On All Saints’ Day, we reflect on our own call to holiness and give thanks to God for the graces he has given us and the promise of eternal life that awaits us. While our communion with fellow Christians brings us closer to Christ, our communion with the saints joins us to Christ. (CCC 947).

In the early Church, remembrance of the saints focused on martyrs. Early Christians wanted to make sure those who died for their beliefs were not forgotten. From at least the fourth century, the Eastern Church had a festival honoring saints, and in the early seventh century, Pope Boniface IV consecrated the Pantheon of Rome to the Blessed Virgin and all the martyrs. 

About 100 years later, Pope Gregory III established the date as November 1 when he consecrated a chapel to all the martyrs in St. Peter’s Basilica and ordered an annual celebration. Originally, the November 1 feast was only celebrated in Rome, but in the eight century, Pope Gregory IV extended it to the entire Church.

All Saints' Day is a holy day of obligation. In 2021, however, the obligation to attend Mass is dispensed because the solemnity falls on a Monday. Nevertheless, special Masses are planned at many parishes, and all are invited and encouraged to gather and celebrate the Church's saints and martyrs.

Below you will find Mass times listed by cities and towns. Click here for a list by parish.

Auburn

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish:

Sacred Heart Church, 8 Sacred Heart Place - Monday, November 1, at 7:45 a.m.

Augusta

St. Michael Parish:

St. Augustine Church, 75 Northern Avenue - Monday, November 1, at 7:30 a.m.

St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 41 Western Avenue - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Baileyville

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish:

St. James the Greater Church, 15 Hillside Street - Monday, November 1, at 5:30 p.m.

Bangor

St. Paul the Apostle Parish:

St. John Church, 217 York Street - Monday, November 1, at 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

St. Mary Church, 768 Ohio Street - Monday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Bar Harbor

Parish of the Transfiguration of the Lord:

Holy Redeemer Church, 56 Mount Desert Street - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Biddeford

Good Shepherd Parish:

St. Joseph Church, 178 Elm Street - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Bradley

Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord:

St. Ann Church, 84 Main Street - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Bridgton

St. Joseph Parish:

St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street - Monday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Brunswick

All Saints Parish:

St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant Street - Monday, November 8, at 8 a.m.

Bucksport

Stella Maris Parish:

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 60 Franklin Street - Monday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Calais

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish:

Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue - Monday, November 1, at 9 a.m.

Camden

St. Brendan the Navigator Parish:

Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 7 Union Street, Camden - Monday at 6:30 p.m., preceded by eucharistic adoration at 5:30 p.m.

Cape Elizabeth

St. John Paul II Parish:

St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road - Monday, November 1, at 8 a.m.

Caribou

Parish of the Precious Blood:

Holy Rosary Church, 34 Vaughn Street - Monday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Dexter

Our Lady of the Snows Parish:

St. Anne Church, 64 Free Street - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Dover-Foxcroft

Our Lady of the Snows Parish:

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 43 High Street - Monday, November 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Eagle Lake

St. John Vianney Parish:

St. Mary Church, 3443 Aroostook Road - Monday, November 1, at 11 a.m.

East Millinocket

Christ the Divine Mercy Parish:

St. Peter Church, 58 Cedar Street, East Millinocket - Monday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Eastport

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish:

St. Joseph Church, 51 Washington Street - Monday, November 1, at noon

Ellsworth

St. Joseph Parish:

St. Joseph Church, 231 Main Street - Monday, November 1, 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Falmouth

Parish of the Holy Eucharist:

Holy Martyrs of North America Church, 266 Foreside Road - Monday, November 1, at 5:30 p.m.

Farmington

St. Joseph Parish:

St. Joseph Church, 133 Middle Street - Monday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Fort Kent

St. John Vianney Parish:

St. Louis Church, 26 East Main Street - Monday, November 1, at 4 p.m.

Gorham

St. Anthony of Padua Parish:

St. Anne Church, 299 Main Street - Monday, November 1, at 9 a.m.

Greenville

Holy Family Parish:

Holy Family Church, 145 Pritham Avenue - Monday, November 1, at 5 p.m.

Houlton

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish:

St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 110 Military Street - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Howland

Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish:

St. Leo the Great Church, 18 River Road - Monday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Jackman

St. Anthony of Padua Parish:

St. Faustina Church, 370 Main Street - Monday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m. 

Jay

St. Rose of Lima Parish:

St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church Street, Jay - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Kennebunk

Holy Spirit Parish:

St. Martha Church, 30 Portland Road - Monday, November 1, at 9:15 a.m.

Kittery

Parish of the Ascension of the Lord:

St. Raphael Church, 6 Whipple Road - Monday, November 1, at 9 a.m.

Lewiston

Prince of Peace Parish:

Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, 122 Ash Street - Monday, November 1, at 7 a.m.

Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus Street - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Limerick

St. Matthew Parish:

St. Matthew Church, 19 Dora Lane - Monday, November 1, at 8 a.m.

Lincoln

Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish:

St. Mary of Lourdes Church, 142 Main Street - Monday, November 1, at 10:30 a.m.

Lisbon Falls

Prince of Peace Parish:

Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Avenue - Monday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Madawaska

Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Parish:

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 337 St. Thomas Street - Monday, November 1 at 8:30 a.m.

Machias

St. Peter the Fisherman Parish:

Holy Name of Jesus Church, 8 Free Street - Monday, November 1, at 9 a.m.

Madison

Christ the King Parish:

St. Sebastian Church, 161 Main Street - Monday, November 1, at 8 p.m.

Norway

St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish:

St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris Street - Monday, November 1, at 8 a.m.

Pittsfield

St. Agnes Parish:

St. Agnes Church, 238 Detroit Street - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Portland

Our Lady of Hope Parish:

St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue - Monday, November 1, at 9 a.m.

Portland Peninsula & Island Parishes:

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street - Monday, November 1, 12:15 p.m. celebrated by Bishop Robert Deeley

Sacred Heart Church, 65 Mellen Street - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

St. Peter Church, 72 Federal Street - Monday, November 1, at 7 a.m.

Presque Isle

Parish of the Precious Blood:

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church - Monday, November 1, at 8:30 a.m.

Rangeley

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish:

St. Luke Church, 19 Lake Street - Monday, November 1, at 9 a.m.

Rumford

Parish of the Holy Savior:

St. Athanasius & St. John Church, 126 Maine Avenue - Monday, November 1, at 8:15 a.m.

Saint Agatha

Our Lady of the Valley Parish:

St. Agatha Church, 379 Main Street - Monday, November 1 at 6 p.m.

Saint Francis

St. John Vianney Parish:

St. John Vianney Parish:

St. Charles Borromeo Church, 912 Main Street - Monday, November 1, at 9 a.m.

Sanford

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish:

Holy Family Church, 66 North Avenue - Monday, November 1, at 7:30 a.m.

Scarborough

St. John Paul II Parish:

St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough - Monday, November 1 at 6 p.m. - Children of the parish are invited to dress up as their favorite saint for the Mass and then are invited to head to the church hall where parishioners are invited to hand out candy and treats.

South Portland

St. John Paul II Parish:

Church of the Holy Cross, 124 Cottage Road - Monday, November 1, at 9 a.m.

Stratton

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish:

St. John Church, 76 Main Street - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Van Buren

St. Peter Chanel Parish:

St. Bruno-St. Remi Church, 174 Main Street - Monday, November 1, at 6 p.m.

Waterville

Corpus Christi Parish:

Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street - Monday, November 1, at 12:15 p.m.

Wells

Holy Spirit Parish:

St. Mary Church, 236 Eldridge Road - Monday, November 1, at 8 a.m.

Westbrook

St. Anthony of Padua Parish:

St. Hyacinth Church, 268 Brown Street - Monday, November 1, at 5 p.m.

Windham

St. Anthony of Padua Parish:

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail - Monday, November 1, at 8 a.m.

Winthrop

St. Michael Parish:

St. Francis Xavier. 130 U.S. Route 133 - Monday, November 1, at 8 a.m.

Yarmouth

Parish of the Holy Eucharist:

Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main Street - Monday, November 1, at 8 a.m.