FORT KENT---A live-streamed Holy Hour, during which St. John Vianney Parish in Fort Kent will be consecrated to the care of the Blessed Mother, will be held on Sunday, May 17, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The gathering will also include the crowning of Mary. The “May crowning” is an act of popular devotion in honor of our Blessed Mother, which, as its name implies, is traditionally held in May because May is considered the month of Mary. The Holy Hour will also feature benediction. All are welcome to participate from home. The Holy Hour can be viewed through the parish website or on WFK-TV, Channel 1301 (local cable).
Even in this time of pandemic, there are many ways to participate in Eucharistic adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament throughout Maine.
Adoration with Parking Lot Viewing
Adoration is 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.
Adoration is offered in a parking lot 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. 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.
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament through a church window is offered Saturdays from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Anne Church on 299 Main Street in Gorham.
Adoration is held in a parking lot 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. Benediction is held each night of the parking lot adoration at 7 p.m. Adoration will be held on Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. To pray along, tune into 90.3 FM.
Parking lot adoration is 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.
Adoration at the window of the rectory at St. Bernard Church in Rockland is offered each Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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 on 919 Roosevelt Trail in Windham.
Fr. Augustine Nellary leads an hour of adoration with benediction on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. from St. John Church in Bangor. The Holy Hour, which follows a live-streamed Mass, can be viewed at www.stpaulbangor.me/watch-mass-live or www.facebook.com/StPaulBangor.
Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is available for adorers on the first Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. via Facebook Live on the All Saints Parish Facebook page.
Eucharistic adoration is 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.
An hour of eucharistic adoration is 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.
Eucharistic adoration is 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. It includes 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.
The Diocese of Portland is offering updates multiple times per day on its Coronavirus Response page. Offerings include:
- Daily updates and opportunities from the diocese and Maine parishes
- Live-streamed and parking lot Mass schedules for Maine parishes
- Ways to participate in Mass from home on television and radio
- Drive-thru confession schedules for Maine parishes
- Parking lot and live-streamed adoration schedules for Maine parishes
- Conversations with priests
- Holy Hour schedules
- Recitations of the rosary
- Special presentations
- Prayer and faith resources to assist you in your spiritual growth
- Ways to receive assistance