Spanish Masses will return to Notre Dame Church, located on 116 Silver Street in Waterville, on Sunday, September 13, at 12:15 p.m. Following that celebration, Spanish Masses will be offered at the church on the second and fourth Sunday of each month at 12:15 p.m.
The new Masses in Waterville add to a growing list of opportunities for those served by the Diocese of Portland’s Hispanic Ministry. Funded largely by the annual Catholic Appeal, the 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.
Spanish Masses are celebrated every Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, located on 65 Mellen Street in Portland. Every other Friday evening, the church hosts a Spanish Holy Hour from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the next gathering set for this Friday, September 4. All are welcome to attend the service, which will include adoration, prayer, the rosary, music, and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Songs and prayers will be offered in Spanish. To make a prayer intention in advance, call (207) 653-5609. Those in attendance must wear masks.
A Spanish Mass is also celebrated and live-streamed from the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul in Lewiston each Saturday evening at 6 p.m. on the Prince of Peace Parish Facebook page (www.facebook.com/PrinceOfPeaceME), website (https://princeofpeace.me), and YouTube channel. Participants are allowed to attend the Mass in person after registering at www.princeofpeace.me.
If you or someone you know might benefit from the services of the Office of Hispanic Ministry, please contact Sister Patricia Pora at (207) 615-2522 or Fr. Michael Sevigny, OFM Cap., at (207) 777-1200.