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Healing Service in Spanish Set for Portland on Friday, January 8

PORTLAND---Fr. Michael Sevigny, OFM Cap., the director of the Office of Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese of Portland, will preside at a healing service in Spanish at Sacred Heart Church, located on 65 Mellen Street, on Friday, January 8, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. All are welcome, and social distancing and crowd restriction protocols will be followed at the service.

Catholics believe that healing occurs during all Masses through the gift of the Holy Spirit. During a healing Mass and service, participants must remain open to the Holy Spirit and invite Him into their hearts in order for healing to take place. The theme of the entire mass is healing, from the celebrant to the music to the participants to prayer teams. Every situation is different but most involved say they receive an increase in awareness of Jesus being present and bringing peace and renewed strength.

The healing service is one of the many offerings by Hispanic Ministry in Maine. Heavy interest has led to a new and expanded schedule for Spanish Masses at Maine parishes:

St. Teresa Church, 425 South Main Street
Every Sunday at 8 a.m. 

Sacred Heart Church, 65 Mellen Street
Every Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, 122 Ash Street
Every Saturday at 6 p.m.
Livestream of Masses available at and

Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street
Every Sunday at 12:15 p.m.

Holy Family Church, 66 North Avenue
Every First and Fourth Sunday of the Month at 5 p.m.
Livestream of Masses available at

Funded largely by the annual Catholic Appeal, the Office of Hispanic Ministry assists the Hispanic community living and working in Maine by offering sacramental preparation, including marriage and baptismal preparation; faith formation for adults and children; education on social service support in the state; and help to individuals and families in becoming more involved in parish life.

If you or someone you know might benefit from the services of the Office of Hispanic Ministry, please contact Fr. Michael Sevigny, OFM Cap., at (207) 777-1200, or José Pérez Lopéz at (207) 653-5609. You can also visit the office’s Facebook page at