The Stations of the Cross began in the days of the early Church when pilgrims would journey to Jerusalem to retrace the final steps taken by Jesus Christ. Later, for the many who could not make the trip to the Holy Land, the practice developed of praying the Stations of the Cross at one's home church or perhaps at a nearby shrine.
Although the Stations of the Cross traditionally follow the same 14 steps, beginning with Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane and concluding when He is laid in the tomb, the prayers offered during the devotion may differ.
Parishes often include the Stations of the Cross in their Lenten observances because it is a season in which we are called to deeper prayer and to reflection upon Christ's passion and death. You will find a list of parishes and times below.
Stations of the Cross in the Diocese this Lent
(The below times do not include Good Friday unless otherwise noted)
Click here to find a listing of Living Stations of the Cross presented around the diocese.
All Saints Parish, Brunswick
Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 82 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor - Fridays at 5 p.m. followed by a soup supper
St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen Street, Brunswick - Fridays at 4:30 p.m. followed by a Lenten supper
St. Mary Church, 144 Lincoln Street, Bath - Fridays at 3:30 p.m. except for March 18 when the Stations will be prayed at 5 p.m. and will be followed by a Lenten supper of vegan chili and bread
St. Patrick Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle - Fridays at 5 p.m. followed by a soup supper.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Norway
Our Lady of Ransom Church, 117 Elm Street, Mechanic Falls - Fridays, February 12, February 26, and March 18 at 8:30 a.m.; Fridays, February 19 and March 11 at 6 p.m.
St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris Street, Norway - Fridays, February 19 and March 11 at 8 a.m.; Fridays, February 12, February 26, March 4, and March 18 at 6 p.m.
St. Mary Church, 276 King Street, Oxford - Good Friday, March 25, at 3 p.m.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street - Fridays at 7 p.m.
Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, East Millinocket
St. Peter Church, 58 Cedar Street, East Millinocket - Fridays at 3 p.m.
Christ the King Parish, Skowhegan
St. Peter Church, 278 Owens Street, Bingham - Fridays at Noon
Corpus Christi Parish, Waterville
Sacred Heart Church, 72 Pleasant Street, Waterville - Fridays at 3 p.m.
Good Shepherd Parish, Biddeford
Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main Street, Saco - Fridays at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Holy Family Parish, Greenville
Holy Family Church, 145 Pritham Avenue, Greenville - Fridays at 5 p.m. through March 18, followed by Soup for the Soul
Holy Savior Parish, Rumford
Our Lady of the Snows, Route 26, Bethel – Fridays at 5 p.m.
Saint Athanasius & St. John Church, 126 Maine Avenue, Rumford – Mary’s Way of the Cross on Thursdays at 7 p.m.; Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 3 p.m.
Holy Spirit Parish, Wells
St. Martha Church, 34 Portland Road, Kennebunk - Fridays at 6:30 p.m., preceded by a complimentary meal of haddock chowder or vegetable soup, refreshments, and dessert in St. Martha's Hall at 5:30 p.m.
St. Mary Church, 236 Eldridge Road, Wells - Fridays at noon
Holy Trinity Parish, Lisbon Falls
Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Avenue, Lisbon Falls - Fridays at 3 p.m.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Auburn
Sacred Heart Church, 8 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn - Fridays at 6 p.m. preceded by a simple dinner of homemade soup.
Notre Dame du Mont Carmel, Madawaska
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 337 St. Thomas Street, Madawaska - Fridays at 3 p.m.; Living Stations of the Cross on Tuesday, March 22, at 7:30 p.m.
Notre Dame Spiritual Center, Alfred
Notre Dame Spiritual Center, Shaker Hill Road, Alfred - The Worship and Spirituality Commission at St. Matthew Parish in Limerick will offer the Stations of the Cross on Saturday, March 19, at 11 a.m. The Stations will be prayed outdoors weather permitting.
Our Lady of Hope Parish, Portland
St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue, Portland - Fridays at 7 p.m.; Living Stations of the Cross will be prayed by the eighth-grade class at Saint Brigid School on March 23, the Wednesday of Holy Week, following the 9 a.m. Mass
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Windham
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham - Fridays at 3 p.m.
Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Sabattus
Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 131 High Street, Sabattus - Fridays at 5 p.m. with a Communion Service and Liturgy of the Word
Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Dexter
St. Anne Church, 59 Free Street, Dexter - Wednesdays at 6 p.m. beginning on February 17
Sts. Francis Xavier & Paul the Apostle Church, 128 Riverside Street, Milo- Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. starting February 16
St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 45 High Street, Dover-Foxcroft - Fridays at 6:30 p.m. beginning on February 19
Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Saint Agatha
St. Agatha Church, 379 Main Street - Mondays at 6 p.m.
St. Joseph Church, 413 Shore Road, Sinclair - Thursdays after the 8:30 a.m. Mass
St. Luce Church, 441 U.S. Route One, Frenchville - Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Parish of the Ascension of the Lord, Kittery
Our Lady of the Angels Church, 160 Agamenticus Road, South Berwick - Fridays at 6 p.m. followed by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
St. Christopher Church, 4 Barrell Lane, York - Fridays at 5:30 p.m. preceded by the praying of the rosary for the unborn at 5 p.m. Following Stations of the Cross, there will be a Lenten meal at 6:15 p.m. on February 19, February 26, March 4, and March 18.
St. Raphael Church, 6 Whipple Road, Kittery - Fridays at 6 p.m.
Parish of the Holy Eucharist, Falmouth
Holy Martyrs of North America Church, 266 Foreside Road - Fridays at 6:45 p.m., preceded by Mass at 5:30 p.m. and a simple, meatless meal
Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main Street, Yarmouth - Fridays at 8:15 a.m.
St. Gregory Church, 24 North Raymond Road, Gray - Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
St. Jude Church, 134 Main Street, Freeport - Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
Parish of the Precious Blood, Caribou
Holy Rosary Church, 34 Vaughn Street - Fridays at 5 p.m.
Nativity of the Blessed Mary Church, 331 Main Street, Presque Isle - Fridays at 6 p.m.
St. Catherine Church, 13 McManus Street, Washburn - Thursdays at 6 p.m.
St. Denis Church, 143 Main Street, Fort Fairfield - Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Old Town
St. Ann Church, 6 Down Street, Penobscot Nation (Indian Island) - Thursdays following the 6 p.m. Mass, February 18 - March 17.
Prince of Peace Parish, Lewiston
Holy Cross Church, 1080 Lisbon Street, Lewiston - Fridays at 4:30 p.m.
Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus Street, Lewiston – Fridays at 6 p.m. followed by soup and bread suppers in the church hall
Sacred Heart / St. Dominic Parish, Portland
Sacred Heart, St. Dominic Church, 65 Mellen Street, Portland - Fridays at 6 p.m. in Spanish
Parishioners of Sacred Heart / St. Dominic Parish will present the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, beginning at 3 p.m. The presentation includes music, prayer, and Scripture readings, primarily in Spanish.
St. Agnes Parish, Island Falls
St. Agnes Church, 76 Sewall Street, Island Falls - Fridays at 3 p.m.
St. Agnes Parish, Pittsfield
St Agnes Church, 238 Detroit Street, Pittsfield - Fridays at 6 p.m. beginning Feburary 19
St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Jackman
St. Faustina Church, 370 Main Street, Jackman - Fridays at 8:30 a.m. followed by Mass at 9 a.m., through March 21
St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, Camden
Our Lady of Good Hope, 7 Union Street, Camden - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 6 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m. each Friday during Lent (not Good Friday)
St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland –Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 5:30 p.m. followed by a simple Lenten meal of meatless soup and bread
St. Francis of Assisi, 81 Court Street, Belfast – Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Stations of the Cross on Fridays at 7 p.m. The church will also be open for silent prayer every Friday during Lent from 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
St. John and Holy Cross Parish, South Portland
Church of the Holy Cross, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland - Holy Cross School students will present the Stations of the Cross on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
St. John Vianney Parish, Fort Kent
St. Charles Borromeo Church, 912 Main Street, St. Francis - Fridays at 3 p.m.
St. Louis Church, 26 East Main Street, Fort Kent - Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
St. Mary Church, 3443 Aroostook Road, Eagle Lake - Fridays at 3 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish, Bridgton
St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton - Fridays at 6 p.m.
St. Joseph Parish, Ellsworth
St. Joseph Church, 231 Main Street, Ellsworth - Stations of the Cross on Friday, February 26, at 5:30 p.m., followed by a meatless soup and bread potluck supper in the parish hall.
St. Joseph Parish, Farmington
St. Joseph Church, 133 Middle Street, Farmington - Fridays at 6 p.m. followed by a soup supper
St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Calais
Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue, Calais - Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
St. James the Greater Church, 15 Hillside Street, Baileyville – Fridays at 9 a.m.
St. Ann Church, Peter Dana Point Road, Indian Township – The Rosary and Stations of the Cross on Wednesdays at 6 p.m.
St. Joseph, 51 Washington Street, Eastport – Fridays at 9:30 a.m. (following 9 a.m. Mass)
St. Louis Parish, Portland
St. Louis Church, 279 Danforth Street, Portland - Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
St. Mary of the Visitation, Houlton
St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 112 Military Street, Houlton – Stations of the Cross Fridays at 3 p.m.; Stations of the Cross and Evening Prayer on Fridays at 5:30 p.m.
St. Maximilian Parish, Scarborough
St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough - Join faith formation children and their families for "Children's Stations of the Cross" on Thursday, February 25, at 4 p.m. Father Innocent Okozi will lead an engaging, kid-friendly journey through Christ's passion. FMI: Kelsey Conroy at email@example.com.
St. Michael Parish, Augusta
St. Denis Church, 298 Grand Army Road, Whitefield – Fridays at 7 p.m. (3 p.m. on Good Friday)
St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 41 Western Avenue, Augusta – St. Michael School students will present the Living Stations of the Cross on March 22 at 1:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.
St. Monica Chapel, 75 Northern Avenue, Augusta –Fridays at 3 p.m.
St. Joseph Church, 110 School Street, Gardiner– Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Portland
St. John Church, 207 York Street, Bangor - Fridays at Noon
St. Mary Church, 768 Ohio Street, Bangor - Fridays at 9 a.m.
St. Matthew Church, 70 Western Avenue, Hampden - Fridays at 4:45 p.m.
St. Joseph Church in Brewer to St. John Church, Bangor - Parishioners of St. Paul the Apostle Parish will present the Way of the Cross on Palm Sunday, March 20. The presentation, which includes dozens of costumed cast members and readers, as well as the parish's priests and deacons, will begin at St. Joseph, 531 North Main Street in Brewer, at 1 p.m. and conclude at St. John Church, 207 York Street in Bangor, 1.6 miles away
St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Machias
Holy Name of Jesus Church, 8 Free Street, Machia- Fridays following the 9 a.m. Mass
Sacred Heart Church, 18 Hamilton Street, Lubec - Fr
St. Rose of Lima Parish, Jay
St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church Street, Jay - Fridays at 6 p.m.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Sanford
Holy Family Church, 66 North Avenue - Fridays at 3:30 p.m.
Stella Maris Parish, Bucksport
St. Vincent de Paul Church, 60 Franklin Street - Fridays at 5:30 p.m.