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Good Friday

April 10, 2020

On Good Friday, we recall Christ’s passion and death. It is the only day of the Church calendar on which Mass is not celebrated.  Instead, we gather quietly to pray, both for ourselves and those around us; to listen to Scripture; and to venerate the cross.   Good Friday is a time to reflect on our own sinfulness and need for repentance, and it is a day in which, amid the sorrow, we show our appreciation for Christ’s loving sacrifice.  Good Friday is a day of both fast and abstinence.

Below you will find times for Morning Prayer, Stations of the Cross, and the celebration of the Passion of Our Lord.

To view a listing by parish, click here.

Ashland

Parish of the Precious Blood:

St. Mark Church, 13 Allen Farm Road, Ashland - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 7 p.m.

Biddeford

Good Shepherd Parish:

St. Joseph Church, 178 Elm Street, Biddeford - Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m. (French) and the Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 7 p.m.

Bridgton

St. Joseph Parish:

St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 6 p.m.

Calais

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish:

Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue - Veneration of the Cross and Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 7 p.m.

Caribou

Parish of the Precious Blood:

Holy Rosary Church, 34 Vaughn Street - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church, 1143 Van Buren Road - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 3 p.m.

Gorham

St. Anne Parish:

St. Anne Church, 299 Main Street - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 7 p.m.

Indian Township

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish:

St. Ann Church, Peter Dana Point Road, Indian Township - After gathering at noon at St. Ann Church on Peter Dana Point Road, participants will process 1/4 mile to Sipuhsis Brook on Pit Road for the blessing of the water and for the filling of jars with the holy water. They will then return to the church for the veneration of the cross and a Communiion service, followed by a gathering in the church hall

Limestone

Parish of the Precious Blood:

St. Louis Church, 100 Main Street - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 7 p.m.

Lincoln

Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish:

St. Mary of Lourdes Church, 142 Main Street, Lincoln - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 6 p.m.

Lyman

Good Shepherd Parish:

St. Philip Church, 404 Goodwins Mills Road, Lyman - Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.

Mars Hill

Parish of the Precious Blood:

St. Joseph Church,17 Main Street - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 3 p.m.

Mechanic Falls

St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish:

Our Lady of Ransom Church, 117 Elm Street - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 6 p.m.

North Caribou

Parish of the Precious Blood:

Sacred Heart Church, 1143 Van Buren Road - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 3 p.m.

Old Orchard Beach

Good Shepherd Parish:

St. Margaret Church, 6 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach - Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.

Old Town

Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord:

Holy Family Church, 429 Main Street, Old Town - Morning prayer at 8 a.m., Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m. and the Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 7 p.m.

Peter Dana Point

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish

St. Ann Church, Peter Dana Point Road, Indian Township - After gathering at noon at St. Ann Church on Peter Dana Point Road, participants will process 1/4 mile to Sipuhsis Brook on Pit Road for the blessing of the water and for the filling of jars with holy water. They will then return to the church for the veneration of the cross and a Communiion service, followed by a gathering in the church hall

Portland

Portland Peninsula & Island Parishes:

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street - Morning prayer led by Bishop Robert Deeley at 8 a.m., Stations of the Cross at 12:15 p.m., and the celebration of the Passion of Our Lord, led by Bishop Robert Deeley, at 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church, 65 Mellen Street - Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.

St. Peter Church, 72 Federal Street - Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.

Saco

Good Shepherd Parish:

Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main Street, Saco - Stations of the Cross at 3 p.m.

Skowhegan

Christ the King Parish:

Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 273 Water Street - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 6:30 p.m.

South Portland

St. John and Holy Cross Parish:

Church of the Holy Cross, 124 Cottage Road - Stations of the Cross at 1 p.m.

Washburn

Parish of the Precious Blood:

St. Catherine Church, 13 McManus Street - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 3 p.m.

Waterville

Corpus Christi Parish:

Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 116 Silver Street - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 6 p.m.

Westbrook

St. Anthony of Padua Parish:

St. Hyacinth Church, 268 Brown Street - Veneration of the Cross at 3 p.m.

Windham

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish;

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail - Celebration of the Passion of Our Lord at 7 p.m.