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Advent Events in Parishes and Communities

First Week of Advent

Advent Family Celebration -  Featuring activities with St. Nicholas on Sunday, December 3, at St. Mary Church in Wells. [Details]

Advent for Adults - All Saints Parish, Brunswick. [Details]

Advent Prayer Service - At St. Leo the Great Church in Howland on the Sundays of Advent and St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Lincoln on the Fridays of Advent. [Details]

Advent Rosary - Recitation of the Scriptural Rosary before our Eucharistic Lord on the Mondays of Advent in the chapel of Our Lady of Ransom Church, 117 Elm Street in Mechanic Falls.

Advent Scripture, Study & Song -  A look at the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The gatherings will be led by Deacon Patrick Finn at Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth. [Details]

Advent Vespers - Evening prayer on Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. at Ste. Anne Church in Biddeford. [Details]

Christmas Tree Lighting, Caroling, and a Crockpot Potluck Supper - Following 5 p.m. Mass on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception at St. Bartholomew Church in Cape Elizabeth. [Details]

Getting the Gospels: Understanding the New Testament Accounts of Jesus’ Life – Presented at St. Christopher Church in York by Dr. Steven Bridge, a professor of theology at Saint Joseph’s College of Maine. [Details]

Lighting of the Nativity Scene - Tuesday, December 5, at 7 p.m. at the  Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul in Lewiston. [Details]

Mercy Hospital's StarLights Tree Lighting Ceremony in Portland [Details]

Mount View Chamber Singers to Perform "Carols in the Round" at St. Mary Church in Bangor [Details]

Mount View Chamber Singers to Perform "Carols in the Round" at Sacred Heart Church in Hallowell [Details]

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception -  A holy day of obligation commemorating the day that Mary was conceived without the stain or original sin. [Details]

Week of Directed Prayer - Directed prayer at St. Pius X Church in Portland with an opportunity to meet with a Jesuit spiritual director. [Details]

Wreath-making Lesson - St. John Vianney Parish, Fort Kent [Details]

Second Week of Advent

Advent Lessons & Carols - Friday, December 15, at 7 p.m., led by Bishop Robert P. Deeley, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. [Details]

Advent Lessons & Carols - Sunday, December 10, at 7 p.m. at St. Bartholomew Church in Cape Elizabeth. [Details]

Advent Lessons & Carols - Tuesday, December 12, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Ellsworth. [Details]

Advent Lessons & Carols - Wednesday, December 13, at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth. [Details]

Advent Lessons & Carols for Preschoolers - Saturday, December 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Martyrs of North America Church in Falmouth. [Details]

Advent for Adults - All Saints Parish, Brunswick. [Details]

Advent Prayer Service - At St. Leo the Great Church in Howland on the Sundays of Advent and St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Lincoln on the Fridays of Advent. [Details]

Advent Reconciliation Service - Sunday, December 10, 2 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church in Caribou. [Details]

Advent Rosary - Recitation of the Scriptural Rosary before our Eucharistic Lord on the Mondays of Advent in the chapel of Our Lady of Ransom Church, 117 Elm Street in Mechanic Falls.

Advent Scripture, Study & Song -  A look at the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.The gatherings will be led by Deacon Patrick Finn at Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth. [Details]

Advent Vespers - Evening prayer on Sunday, December 10, at 4 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church in Saco. [Details]

Baroque Christmas - The Greater Freeport Community Chorus presents "A Baroque Christmas" on Saturday, December 9, at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Yarmouth. [Details]

Candlelight Service of Remembrance - Holy Cross Church, 124 Cottage Road in South Portland, on Wednesday, December 13, at 5:30 p.m. [Details]

Christmas Concert featuring Tim Janis - Saturday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 10, at 2 p.m. at the Marie Joseph Spiritual Center in Biddeford. [Details]

Christmas Sing-A-Long Extravaganza - Saturday, December 9, at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of Ransom Church in Mechanic Falls. [Details]

Light Up for Christ - Blessing and lighting of the manger at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Gardiner on Tuesday, December 12. [Details]

Sacred Christmas Music Concert - The Euphony Group will perform sacred Christmas music on Sunday, December 10, at Holy Family Church in Old Town. [Details]

Theology on Tap - "Stations of Advent" on Thursday, December 14, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Kerrymen Pub in Saco. [Details]

Third Week of Advent

Advent Lessons & Carols - Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston on Thursday, December 21, at 7 p.m.  [Details]

Advent for Adults - All Saints Parish, Brunswick. [Details]

Advent Prayer Service - At St. Leo the Great Church in Howland on the Sundays of Advent and St. Mary of Lourdes Church in Lincoln on the Fridays of Advent. [Details]

Advent Rosary - Recitation of the Scriptural Rosary before our Eucharistic Lord on the Mondays of Advent in the chapel of Our Lady of Ransom Church, 117 Elm Street in Mechanic Falls.

Advent Scripture, Study & Song -  A look at the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.The gatherings will be led by Deacon Patrick Finn at Holy Martyrs Church in Falmouth. [Details]

Advent Vespers - Evening prayer on Sunday, December 17, at 4 p.m. at Most Holy Trinity Church in Saco. [Details]

Breakfast with Santa - Children and their families are invited to a pancake breakfast with Santa in the cafeteria of Holy Cross School in South Portland. [Details]

Light is On - The sacrament of reconcilation will be offered at additional times at parishes around the diocese. [Details]

Nativity Celebration in the Hall of Flags -  Presented by the Knights of Columbus on Monday, December 18, 1 to 3 p.m., at the State House in Augusta. [Details]

Neighborhood Christmas Caroling - Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish in Portland on Sunday, December 17, at 4 p.m. [Details] 

Sacred Music of Advent Concert - Farmington Historical Society's North Church on Saturday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. [Details]