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"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 penance and spiritual renewal, which helps us prepare for the celebrating of Christ's paschal mystery. The sacrament of reconciliation opens our hearts to receive him, which is why it is such a wonderful gift to experience as Holy Week approaches. Through the sacrament, we experience God's mercy, our sins are forgiven, and we are healed.

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."

During the fifth week of Lent, parishes across our diocese will offer additional confession times to allow more people to experience the grace of the sacrament. Confession times are listed by parish below. Click here to view a listing by county.

All Saints Parish, Brunswick

St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen Street, Brunswick - Tuesday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant Street, Brunswick - Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Mary Church, 144 Lincoln Street, Bath - Monday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Patrick Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle - Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 p.m.

Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, East Millinocket

St. Martin of Tours Church, 39 Colby Street, Millinocket - Friday, March 23, 6 to 7 p.m. following the 5:30 p.m. Mass

St. Peter Church, 58 Cedar Street, East Millinocket - Tuesday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m., following the 5:30 p.m. Mass

Christ the King Parish, Skowhegan

Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 273 Water Street, Skowhegan - Tuesday, March 20, Noon to 3 p.m. and Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 8 p.m.

St. Peter Church, 278 Owens Street, Bingham - Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Sebastian Church, 161 Main Street, Madison - Monday, March 19, 6 to 9 p.m.

Corpus Christi Parish, Waterville

Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville - Tuesday, March 20, 1 to 2p.m. and Thursday, March 22, 1 to 2 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument Street, Winslow - Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 p.m., and Friday, March 23, 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m.

Good Shepherd Parish, Saco

Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main Street, Saco - Thursday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 178 Elm Street, Biddeford - Monday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Margaret Church, 6 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach - Tuesday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Philip Church, 404 Goodwins Mills Road, Lyman - Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 p.m.

Holy Family Parish, Greenville

Holy Family Church, 145 Pritham Avenue, Greenville - Thursday, March 22, Penance Service at 6 p.m.; Friday, March 23, Confessions from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Holy Savior Parish, Rumford

Our Lady of the Snows Church, 265 Walker's Mills Road, Bethel - Wednesday, March 21, 5 to 6 p.m.

St. Athanasius & St. John Church, 126 Maine Avenue, Rumford - Monday, March 19 and Thursday, March 22, 5 to 6 p.m.

Holy Spirit Parish, Wells

St. Martha Church, 34 Portland Road, Kennebunk - Tuesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Mary Church, 236 Eldridge Road, Wells - Monday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 p.m.

Holy Trinity Parish, Lisbon Falls

Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Avenue, Lisbon Falls - Monday-Friday, March 19-23, 6 to 7 p.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Auburn

Sacred Heart Church, 8 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn – Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Philip Church, 2365 Turner Road, Auburn – Tuesday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 pm.

Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Parish, Madawaska

St. David Church, 774 Main Street, Madawaska - Sunday, March 18, Penance Service from 1 to 2 p.m.

Our Lady of Hope Parish, Portland

St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue, Portland - Monday, March 18, through Thursday, March 21, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Windham

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham - Tuesday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 p.m.

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Oquossoc

St. John Church, 76 Main Street, Stratton - Wednesday, March 14, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

St. Luke Church, 9 Lake Street, Rangeley - Thursday, March 15, 5 to 6 p.m. and Friday, March 16, 4 to 5 p.m.

Our Lady of the Snows Parish, Dover-Foxcroft

St. Anne Church, 64 Free Street, Dexter - Sunday, March 25, 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.; Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. during and after Stations of the Cross

St. Francis Xavier & St. Paul the Apostle, 128 Riverside Street, Milo - Saturday, March 17, 2 to 3:45 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 43 High Street, Dover-Foxcroft - Sunday, March 18, 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. and Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. during and after Stations of the Cross

Parish of the Ascension of the Lord, Kittery

Our Lady of the Angels Church, 160 Agamenticus Road, South Berwick - Tuesday, March 20, at 1 p.m. and Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m.

St. Christopher Church, 4 Barrell Lane - Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. and Wednesday, March 21, at 1 p.m.

St. Raphael Church, 6 Whipple Road, Kittery - Monday, March 19, at 1 p.m. and Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in the chapel

Parish of the Holy Eucharist, Falmouth

Holy Martyrs of North America Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth - Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main Street, Yarmouth - Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m.

St. Gregory Church, 24 North Raymond Road, Gray - Monday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m.

St. Jude Church, 134 Main Street, Freeport - Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m.

Parish of the Precious Blood, Caribou

Holy Rosary Church, 34 Vaughn Street, Caribou - Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m.

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 331 Main Street, Presque Isle - Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 p.m.

Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Old Town

Holy Family Church, 429 Main Street, Old Town - Thursday, March 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, March 23, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Our Lady of Wisdom Church, 83 College Avenue, Orono (Newman Center) - Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

St. Ann Church, 84 Main Street, Bradley - Monday, March 19, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Parish of the Transfiguration of the Lord, Bar Harbor

Holy Redeemer Church, 56 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor - Friday, March 23, following Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 6:30 p.m.

Prince of Peace Parish, Lewiston

Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus Street, Lewiston - Monday-Friday, March 19-23, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Agnes Parish, Island Falls

St. Agnes Church, 76 Sewall Street, Island Falls - Thursday, March 22, at 5 p.m.

St. Agnes Parish, Pittsfield

St. Agnes Church, 238 Detroit Street, Pittsfield - Saturday, March 24, 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. and Sunday, March 25, following the 8 a.m. Mass 

St. Anne Parish, Gorham

St. Anne Church, 299 Main Street, Gorham - Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Jackman

St. Faustina Church, 370 Main Street, Jackman - Sunday, March 18, Penance Service at 2 p.m.; Monday, March 19, Confessions from 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Westbrook

St. Hyacinth Church, 268 Brown Street, Westbrook - Monday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m., and Wednesay, March 21, Noon to 1 p.m.

St. Bartholomew Parish, Cape Elizabeth

St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth - Tuesday, March 20, at 4 p.m., and Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m.

St. Benedict Parish, Benedicta

St. Benedict Church, 1063 Benedicta Road, Benedicta - Monday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m. (Following 5:30 p.m. Mass)

St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, Camden

Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 7 Union Street, Camden - Tuesday, March 20, 9 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland - Thursday, March 22, 9 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Court Street, Belfast - Wednesday, March 21, 9 to 11 a.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

St. John and Holy Cross Parish, South Portland

Church of the Holy Cross, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland - Monday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m., and Thursday, March 22, at 2 p.m.

St. John Vianney Parish, Fort Kent

St. Charles Borromeo Church, 912 Main Street, Saint Francis - Wednesday, March 21, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Church, 7 Church Street, Wallagrass - Thursday, March 22, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

St. Louis Church, 26 East Main Street, Fort Kent - Sunday, March 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m.; Monday, March 19, and Tuesday March 20, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 4 to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 to 9 a.m.; Thursday, March 22, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

St. Mary Church, 3443 Aroostook Road, Eagle Lake - Sunday, March 18, Noon to 1 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Bridgton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 857 Main Street, Fryeburg - Thursday, March 22, 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton - Wednesday, March 21, 5:45 to 6:15 p.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Ellsworth

St. Joseph Church, 231 Main Street, Ellsworth - Wednesday, March 21, at 1 p.m. and Thursday, March 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall.

St. Joseph Parish, Farmington

St. Joseph Chruch, 133 Middle Street, Farmington - Monday, March 19, 4 to 6 p.m.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Calais

Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue, Calais - Monday, March 19, 10 to 11 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Ann Church, Peter Dana Point Road, Peter Dana  Point (Indian Township) - Thursday, March 22, 4 to 5:15 p.m., followed by Mass at 5:30 p.m. and Stations of the Cross

St. Ann Church, 126 Bayview Drive, Perry - Saturday, March 24, Noon to 1 p.m. in the elderly center next to the church

St. James the Greater, 15 Hillside Street, Baileyville - Sunday, March 18, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. and Friday, March 23, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 51 Washington Street, Eastport - Saturday, March 24, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

St. Leo the Great Parish, Howland

St. Leo the Great Church, 16 River Road, Howland - Thursday, March 20, at 6 p.m.

St. Mary of Lourdes Parish, Lincoln

St. Mary of Lourdes Church, 164 Main Street, Lincoln - Monday, March 19, at 6 p.m. and Tuesday, March 20, at 11 a.m.

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish, Houlton

St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 112 Military Street, Houlton - Monday, March 19 - Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Mathew Parish, Limerick

St. Matthew Church, 19 Dora Lane, Limerick - Tuesday, March 20, following the 8 a.m. Mass and from 6 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, March 22, following the 8 a.m. Mass; and Friday, March 23 following the 8 a.m. Mass and from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. (Before the Stations of the Cross, and afterwards if requested.)

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Scarborough

St. Maximilian Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough - Tuesday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, March 21, at 2 p.m.

St. Michael Parish, Augusta

Sacred Heart Church, 14 Summer Street, Hallowell – Tuesday, March 20, 4 to 5 p.m.

St. Denis Church, 298 Grand Army Road, Whitefield – Tuesday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier Church, 130 U.S. Route 133, Winthrop – Monday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 110 School Street, Gardiner – Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 41 Western Avenue, Augusta – Wednesday, March 21, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Bangor

St. Gabriel Church, 435 South Main Street, Winterport – Monday, March 19, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

St. John Church, 217 York Street, Bangor – Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 531 North Main Street, Brewer – Tuesday, March 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

St. Mary Church, 768 Ohio Street, Bangor – Friday, March 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

St. Matthew Church, 70 Western Avenue, Hampden – Friday, March 23, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

St. Peter Parish, Portland

St. Peter Church, 72 Federal Street, Portland - Monday - Friday, March 19-23, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Machias

Holy Name of Jesus Church, 10 Free Street, Machias - Tuesday, march 20, 6 to 7 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church, 12 Hamilton Street, Lubec - Monday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Michael Church, 5 Elm Street, Cherryfield - Thursday, March 22, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Rose of Lima Parish, Jay

St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church Street, Jay - Tuesday, March 20, 4 to 6 p.m.

St. Teresa of Calutta Parish, Norway,

Our Lady of Ransom Church, 117 Elm Street, Mechanic Falls - Tuesday, March 20, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris Street, Norway - Monday, March 19, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Sanford

Holy Family Church, 66 North Avenue, Sanford - Thursday, March 22, 5 to 7 p.m. and Friday, March 23, following the 7:30 a.m. Mass and after the Stations of the Cross (4:30 to 5:30 p.m.)

Notre Dame Church, 10 Payne Street, Springvale -Wednesday, March 21, following the 7:30 a.m. Mass and from 5 to 7 p.m.

Stella Maris Parish, Bucksport

Our Lady of Holy Hope, 137 Perkins Street, Castine - Friday, March 23, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass

St. Mary Star of the Sea, 8 Granite Street, Stonington - Wednesday, March 21, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 60 Franklin Street, Bucksport - Thursday, March 22, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass and 6 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, at 3 p.m.


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