Easter Vigil

The Missale Romanum reminds us that the Easter Vigil is the "mother of all vigils," the "greatest and most noble of all solemnities." On this night, the Church keeps watch, celebrating the resurrection of Christ in the sacraments and awaiting his return in glory. It is the turning point of the Triduum, the Passover of the new covenant, which marks Christ's passage from death to life.

The Vigil, by its very nature is to take place in the dark. It is not begun before nightfall.

You will find Mass times below listed by city/town. For a listing by parish, click here.

Bangor

St. Paul the Apostle Parish:

St. John Church, 217 York Street - Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Brunswick

All Saints Parish:

St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant Street - Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Calais

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish:

Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue - Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Machias

St. Peter the Fisherman Parish:

Holy Name of Jesus Church, 8 Free Street - Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Newcastle

All Saints Parish:

St. Patrick Church, 380 Academy Hill Road - Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Old Town

Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord:

Holy Family Church, 429 Main Street - Sacrament of Reconciliation at 6:30 p.m. and Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Portland

Cathedral of the immaculate Conception:

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 307 Congress Street - Easter Vigil Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert Deeley at 8 p.m.

Our Lady of Hope Parish:

St. Joseph Church, 673 Stevens Avenue - Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Presque Isle

Parish of the Precious Blood:

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 333 Main Street, Presque Isle - Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

Rumford

Parish of the Holy Savior:

St. Athanasius & St. John Church, 126 Maine Avenue - Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.

South Berwick

Parish of the Ascension of the Lord:

Our Lady of the Angels Church, 4 Angels' Way - Easter Vigil Mass at 8 p.m.