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The Light is On

 

"The Sacrament of Reconciliation calls us back to God and embraces us with his infinite mercy & joy." - Pope Francis

The Season of Lent is a time of renewal. We long to grow closer to Christ, as we look forward to the celebration of the Paschal Mystery.

When we sin, we harm our relationship with God and his Church. That is why the sacrament of reconciliation is such a wonderful gift to experience during Lent. Through the sacrament, we experience God's mercy, our sins are forgiven, and we are healed.

This year, the Light is On will be held during the Fifth Week of Lent, March 29 - April 3, 2020.  You will find times listed by parish below, or you can click here to view a listing by parish.

Before participating in the sacrament of reconciliation, it may be useful to reflect upon your thoughts and actions. To assist you, the U.S. bishops put together “A Brief Examination of Conscience Based on the Ten Commandments."

You will find a listing by county here. 

Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, East Millinocket

St. Martin of Tours Church, 39 Colby Street, Millinocket - Friday, April 3, 5:30 p.m. Mass, followed by the sacrament of reconciliation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Peter Church, 58 Cedar Street, East Millinocket - Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 p.m. Mass, followed by the sacrament of reconciliation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Christ the King Parish, Skowhegan

Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 273 Water Street, Skowhegan - Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, at Noon, and Friday, April 3 at 6 p.m. with Stations of the Cross

St. Peter Church, 27 Owens Street, Bingham - Thursday, April 2, following the 2:30 p.m. Mass

St. Sebastian Church, 161 Main Street, Madison - Monday, Marchn 30, at 6 p.m. and Friday, April 3, at 3 p.m. with Stations of the Cross

Corpus Christi Parish, Waterville

Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville - Tuesday, March 31, and Thursday, April 2, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow - Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m, and Friday, April 3, 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Good Shepherd Parish, Saco

Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main Street, Saco - Thursday, April 2, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 178 Elm Street, Biddeford - Tuesday, March 31, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Margaret Church, 6 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach - Monday, March 30, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Philiip Church, 404 Goodwins Mills Road, Lyman - Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Holy Savior Parish, Rumford

Our Lady of the Snows Church, 265 Walker's Mills Road, Bethel - Tuesday, March 31, at 5 p.m

St. Athanasius & St. John Church, 126 Maine Avenue, Rumford - Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3, at 6 p.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Windham

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham - Tuesday, March 31, and Wednesday, April 1, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Old Town

Holy Family Church, 429 Main Street, Old Town - Monday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, April 1, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.; Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; and Friday, April 3, 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Our Lady of Wisdom Church, 84 College Avenue, Orono - Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

St. Anne Parish, Gorham

St. Anne Church, 299 Main Street, Gorham - Monday, March 30, and Tuesday, March 31, Noon to 1 p.m.; Thursday, April 2, and Friday, April 3, Noon to 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Westbrook

St. Hyacinth Church, 268 Brown Street, Westbrook - Monday, March 30, 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 1, Noon to 1 p.m.

St. Benedict Parish, Benedicta

St. Benedict Church, 1063 Benedicta Road, Benedicta - Monday, March 30, 5:30 p.m. Mass, followed by the sacrament of reconciliation from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, Camden

Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 7 Union Street, Camden - Monday, March 30, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland - Thursday, April 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Court Street, Belfast, Wednesday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Bridgton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 857 Main Street, Fryeburg - Thursday, April 2, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton - Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Calais

Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue, Calais - Monday, March 30, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Tuesday, March 31, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Ann Church, Peter Dana Point Road, Indian Township - Friday, April 3, 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., followed by 5:30 p.m. Mass and Stations of the Cross

St. James the Greater Church, 15 Hillside Street, Baileyville - Sunday, March 29, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Monday, March 30, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 51 Washington Street, Eastport - Saturday, April 4, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Bangor

St. Gabriel Church, 435 South Main Street, Winterport - Monday, March 30, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

St. John Church, 217 York Street, Bangor - Wednesday, April 1, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 531 North Main Street, Brewer - Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

St. Mary Church, 768 Ohio Street, Bangor - Friday, April 3, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

St. Teresa Church, 425 South Main Street, Brewer - Thursday, April 2, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter Parish, Portland

St. Peter Church, 72 Federal Street, Portland - Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Norway

Our Lady of Ransom Church, 117 Elm Street, Mechanic Falls - Tuesday, March 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris Street, Norway - Monday, March 30, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.