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Parish Lenten Prayer Opportunities

Corpus Christi Parish, Waterville
“Mending Our Hearts – Mending Our World” via Zoom
Have 15 minutes? Try the "Mending Our Hearts - Mending Our World" prayer experience at 6 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings of Lent! The short prayer gathering, hosted by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyons,  will center on a verse from the Scriptures of the day. Join each day or whenever you can. The Zoom sessions will begin on Ash Wednesday, February 17, and end on Easter Monday, April 5.  To participate via Zoom or phone, or if you have questions, contact the Sisters of St. Joseph at (207) 873-4512 or CSJsofLyon.Maine@gmail.com

“Lenten Sunday Gospel Prayer and Reflection Group” via Zoom
Got an hour a week? Try the “Lenten Sunday Gospel Prayer and Reflection Group”! The group, hosted by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Lyon, meets via Zoom at 7 p.m. on the Tuesdays of Lent starting on February 23. The gatherings will include guided prayer and reflection on the Sunday Gospel readings of Lent. Each session will last an hour or less. Join the group each
Tuesday or whenever you can. To participate via Zoom or phone, or if you have questions, contact the Sisters of St. Joseph at (207) 873-4512 or CSJsofLyon.Maine@gmail.com

Holy Spirit Parish, Wells/Kennebunk
Livestreamed Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
All are welcome to gather together online for a livestreamed Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on Friday, March 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. The livestream can be found at www.holyspiritme.org.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
Evening Prayer
Gather for evening prayer every Sundy during Lent at 4 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 8 Sacred Heart Place in Auburn.

Novena to St. Joseph
A special novena prayer will be received at every Mass at Sacred Heart and St. Philip Church in Auburn from March 11 through March 19, the Feast Day of St. Joseph.  People are also asked to add a prayer to St. Joseph in your daily prayers throughout the year.

Our Lady of Hope Parish, Portland
“Novena of Grace”
This nine-day period of prayer (March 4-12) leads up to the anniversary of the canonization of Francis Xavier, S.J. and Ignatius Loyola, S.J. It is dedicated to Xavier. Over the years, people reported so many graces received through their prayers, it has become known as the “Novena of Grace.” The Novena prayer will be in the bulletin (printed and online) for those who wish to make the novena at home or on their own. View the bulletins here.

Prince of Peace Parish, Lewiston
Night Prayer
Join the priests of Prince of Peace Parish for night prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours each night at 9 a.m. You can join at www.princeofpeace.me, www.facebook.com/PrinceOfPeaceME, or through the parish app.

Taizé Prayer Service, Mass, and Stations of the Cross
A Taizé prayer service, Mass, and Stations of the Cross will be held at the Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, located on 122 Ash Street in Lewiston, on Friday, March 5. Stations of the Cross will begin at 5 p.m., Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m., and the prayer service will start at 6:30 p.m. The evening will be led by Fr. Robert Vaillancourt, a native of Lewiston and the current pastor of St. Brendan the Navigator Parish in Camden. Taizé is named after the ecumenical community founded by Brother Roger in Taizé, France, in the 1940’s. Today, the Taizé community is made up of more than 100 brothers, Catholic and Protestant alike, coming from more than 25 nations. To register to attend, visit www.princeofpeace.me or call Prince of Peace Parish at (207) 777-1200. The event will also be livestreamed at www.princeofpeace.me, www.facebook.com/PrinceOfPeaceME, through the parish app, or on the parish YouTube channel.

St. John Paul II Parish, Scarborough
Taizé Prayer and Adoration
Holy Cross Church, located on 124 Cottage Road in South Portland, will host Taizé prayer and adoration on Sunday, February 21, at 5 p.m. Taizé prayer uses easily sung melodies with simple and timeless words of Scripture, silence, and imagery of the icons of our faith. For more information, contact St. John Paul II Parish at (207) 883-0334.

Tenebrae Service
St. John Paul II Parish will hold a Tenebrae Service on the Monday of Holy Week, March 29, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road in Scarborough. The service of Tenebrae or "darkness" grew out of a combination of night prayer and early morning prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours, the daily prayer of the Church. The service includes a series of Scripture readings commemorating Jesus’ final week, ending with his burial. At the conclusion of each reading, a candle is snuffed out, until the final candle, the Christ candle, is carried out, leaving the room in darkness. Tenebrae is a powerful experience of Christ's Passion and death and helps set the mood for the approaching Sacred Triduum. For more information, call the parish office at (207) 883-0334 or visit https://jp2me.org.

St. Joseph Parish, Bridgton
Lenten Rosary Gatherings
All are welcome to gather to pray the rosary on Saturdays during Lent at 9 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, located on 225 South High Street in Bridgton.

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish, Houlton
Eucharistic Adoration and Reconciliation
Every Sunday afternoon in Lent, beginning February 21, Fr. Kent will lead eucharistic adoration and offer the sacrament of reconciliation at St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 110 Military Streeet in Houlton.
 
St. Michael Parish, Augusta
40 Days for Life
From February 17 through March 28, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life, 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside Maine Family Planning in Augusta, and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information or can help, contact Judy at (207) 872-6658 or ricejuice@twc.com. You can also visit the initiative’s website at www.40daysforlife.com/augusta-maine.
St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Norway 
Lenten Rosary Gatherings
All are welcome to gather to pray the rosary on Mondays during Lent at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Ransom Church, located on 117 Elm Street in Mechanic Falls.