Blessing of Easter Baskets in Portland

Saturday, March 30 from 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

One of the most beloved traditions for Polish Catholics, dating back to the early history of Poland, will be renewed with the blessing of Easter baskets at St. Louis Church on 279 Danforth Street in Portland on Holy Saturday, March 30, at noon. 

Święconka is the blessing of the Easter baskets. A priest will bless the baskets which are filled with items that will be used in Easter meals, including meat, bread, butter, salt, and eggs.

Many Polish Catholics take special pride in preparing a decorative and tasteful basket and observing the creativity of other parishioners is one of the special joys of the event. The baskets are often adorned with ribbons and flowers, and as is tradition, most were lined or covered with white linen cloths, some crocheted or embroidered.

All are invited to bring their baskets to be blessed.

St. Louis Church

279 Danforth Street
Portland, ME 04102
United States

Contact Person:
Portland Peninsula & Island Parishes