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Eucharistic Adoration during the COVID-19 Pandemic

"Spend as much time as possible in front of the Blessed Sacrament, and he will fill you with his strength and his power." - St. Teresa of Calcutta

During the COVID-19 pandemic, several parishes are offering opportunities for eucharistic adoration, either by placing a monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament in a window and allowing the faithful to pray from their cars or by live-streaming eucharistic holy hours. You will find a list of those opportunities below.

Adoration with Parking Lot Viewing

Bangor - Parking lot adoration and benediction will be held on Sunday, May 24, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary Church on 768 Ohio Street in Bangor.

Brunswick - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will be available for adorers on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the parking lot of the St. John’s Community Center on 43 Pleasant Street in Brunswick. Participants must park in a spot facing the community center as the exposition will happen through the glass doors of the gymnasium.

Ellsworth - Adoration is being offered in a parking lot format on Saturdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, located on 231 Main Street in Ellsworth.

Falmouth - Eucharistic adoration will be offered in a "drive up" format from 4:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. in the parking lot of Holy Martyrs Church, located on 266 Foreside Road in Falmouth, each Monday. Drivers must stay in their vehicles at all times. Participants can park in a spot facing the rear of the church as the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament will happen through the windows of the kitchen.

Gorham - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament through a church window is offered Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Anne Church, 299 Main Street in Gorham.

Hampden - Parking lot adoration and benediction will be held on Sunday, May 24, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Church on 70 Western Avenue in Hampden.

Lewiston - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be held in a "drive up" format on Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of the Holy Family Rectory on Sabattus Street in Lewiston. Drivers must stay in their vehicles at all times. Benediction will be held each night of the parking lot adoration at 7 p.m.  Adoration will be held on Saturday Noon to 3 p.m. To pray along, tune into 90.3 FM. 

Mechanic Falls - Parking lot adoration will be offered at Our Lady of Ransom Church, located on 117 Elm Street in Mechanic Falls, on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Old Town - The Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord will hold an outdoor May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament starting at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend, but all participants must remain in their cars. Upon arriving at the Brunswick Street parking lot, drivers will be guided to spots in order to fit as many vehicles as possible. Fr. Kyle Doustou will bring the monstrance to each vehicle and bless those inside from a safe distance. The gathering will also be shown online for home viewing at www.facebook.com/parishoftheresurrectionofthelord.

Rockland - Adoration at the window of the rectory at St. Bernard Church in Rockland Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Parishioners are asked to stay in their vehicles in the parking lot.

Sanford - Parking lot adoration will be offered at the Notre Dame rectory on 10 Payne Street in Springvale on Fridays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Windham - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament through a church window is offered Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail in Windham.   

Adoration Live-Streamed

Bangor - Fr. Augustine Nellary will lead an hour of eucharistic adoration with benediction on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. from St. John Church in Bangor.  The holy hour will follow the live-streamed Mass and may be viewed at www.stpaulbangor.me/watch-mass-live or www.facebook.com/StPaulBangor.

Greenville - Eucharistic adoration will be offered each day at 4 p.m. by Holy Family Parish in Greenville. To participate, visit Fr. Aaron Damboise's Facebook page and make a friend request.

Houlton - An hour of eucharistic adoration will be live-streamed on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. from St. Mary of the Visitation Church in Houlton following the 6 p.m. Mass.  Visit www.maryagnespaul.org/mass-confession-times to view.

Old Town - The Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord will hold an outdoor May Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament starting at 2 p.m. All are welcome to attend, but all participants must remain in their cars. Upon arriving at the Brunswick Street parking lot, drivers will be guided to spots in order to fit as many vehicles as possible. Fr. Kyle Doustou will bring the monstrance to each vehicle and bless those inside from a safe distance. The gathering will also be shown online for home viewing at www.facebook.com/parishoftheresurrectionofthelord.

Portland - Eucharistic adoration will be offered from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 11 a.m. to noon. This will include the rosary at the beginning and night prayer recited at the end. You can participate at www.facebook.com/PortlandCathedral and www.portlanddiocese.org/online-Mass.