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Masses for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

"From now on, will all ages call me blessed." (Luke 1:48-49)

On the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we celebrate the Blessed Mother's assumption into heaven, body and soul, at the end of her earthly life. Although it is the oldest of the feasts celebrating Mary, dating back to the fourth - sixth centuries, it wasn't until 1950 that Pope Pius XII formally defined it as a dogma of the Catholic Church.

"This feast shows not only that the dead body of the Blessed Virgin Mary remained incorrupt, but that she gained a triumph out of death, her heavenly glorification after the example of her only begotten Son, Jesus Christ," Pope Pius XII wrote in his apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus.

The dogma of the Blessed Mother's assumption, the pope wrote, "is contained in the deposit of Christian faith entrusted to the Church." The proof, he said, can we found in early sacred writings, in the wisdom of theologians and doctors of the Church, and in the minds of the faithful.

"Since our Redeemer is the Son of Mary, he could not do otherwise, as the perfect observer of God's law, than to honor not only his eternal Father but also his most beloved Mother. And, since it was within his power to grant her this great honor, to preserve her from the corruption of the tomb, we must believe that he really acted in this way."

It is not known on which day Mary's Assumption actually took place, but the solemnity is celebrated on August 15 and is a holy day of obligation.  Mass times listed by parish can be found below. Click here for a listing by city/town.

Mass Times listed by Parish

Vigil Masses - Wednesday, August 14 ~ Holy Day Masses - Thursday, August 15, 2019

 

All Saints Parish, Brunswick

Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 82 Atlantic Avenue, Boothbay Harbor - Thursday at Noon

St. Ambrose Church, 29 Kimball Street, Richmond - Thursday at 6 p.m.

St. Charles Borromeo Church, 132 McKeen Street, Brunswick - Thursday at 6 pm.

St. John the Baptist, 39 Pleasant Street, Brunswick - Thursday at 8 a.m. and Noon

St. Mary Church, 144 Lincoln Street, Bath - Thursday at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

St. Patrick Church, 380 Academy Hill Road, Newcastle - Thursday at 6 p.m.

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland - Latin Mass Thursday at 8 a.m. and Masses at 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, East Millinocket

St. Martin of Tours Church, 39 Colby Street, Millinocket - Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

St. Peter Church, 58 Cedar Street, East Millinocket - Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Christ the King Parish, Skowhegan

Notre Dame de Lourdes Church, 273 Water Street, Skowhegan - Thursday at Noon

St. Peter Church, 27 Owens Street, Bingham - Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

St. Sebastian Church, 161 Main Street, Madison - Thursday at 8 a.m.

Corpus Christi Parish, Waterville

Notre Dame Church, 116 Silver Street, Waterville - Thursday at 12:15 p.m.

St. John the Baptist Church, 26 Monument Street, Waterville - Thursday at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Good Shepherd Parish, Saco

Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main Street, Saco - Wednesday at 4 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 178 Elm Street, Biddeford - Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

St. Margaret Church, 6 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach - Thursday at 8 a.m.

St. Philip Church, 404 Goodwins Mills Road, Lyman - Thursday at 9 a.m.

Holy Family Parish, Greenville

Holy Family Church, 145 Pritham Avenue, Greenville - Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Holy Savior Parish, Rumford

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

St. Athanasius & St. John Church, 126 Maine Avenue, Rumford - Thursday at 8:15 a.m.

Holy Spirit Parish, Wells

St. Martha Church, 34 Portland Road, Kennebunk - Thursday at 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.

St. Mary Church, 236 Eldridge Road, Wells - Thursday at 8 a.m., 10 a.m., and 4 p.m.

Holy Trinity Parish, Lisbon Falls

Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Avenue, Lisbon Falls - Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Auburn

Sacred Heart Church, 8 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn - Thursday at 7 a.m. and Noon

St. Philip Church, 2365 Turner Road, Auburn - Thursday at 6 p.m.

Notre Dame du Mont Carmel Parish, Madawaska

St. David Church, 774 Main Street, Madawaska - Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 337 St. Thomas Street, Madawaska - Thursday at 3 p.m. (French) and 6 p.m.

Our Lady of Hope Parish, Portland

St. Joseph Church, 673 Stevens Avenue, Portland - Wednesday at 7 p.m.

St. Pius X Church, 492 Ocean Avenue, Portland - Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 9 a.m.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Windham

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail, Windham - Thursday at 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Our Lady of the Eucharist Parish, Lincoln

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

St. Mary of Lourdes Church, 142 Main Street, Lincoln - Thursday at Noon

Our Lady of the Lakes Parish, Oquossoc

Our Lady of the Lakes Church, 43 Rangeley Avenue, Oquossoc - Thursday at 4 p.m.

St. John Church, 76 Main Street, Stratton - Wednesday at 6 p.m.

St. Luke Church, 9 Lake Street, Rangeley - Thursday at 9 a.m.

Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, Sabattus

Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 131 High Street, Sabattus - Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Our Lady of the Snows, Dexter

St. Anne Church, 64 Free Street, Dexter - Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 43 High Street, Dover-Foxcroft - Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

Our Lady of the Valley Parish, Saint Agatha

St. Luce Church, 441 U.S. Route 1, Frenchville - Thursday at 6 p.m.

Parish of the Ascension of the Lord, Kittery

Our Lady of the Angels, 160 Agamenticus Road, South Berwick - Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 7 a.m.

St. Raphael, 6 Whipple Road, Kittery - Thursday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.

St. Christopher, 4 Barrell Lane, York - Thursday at 8 a.m.

Star of the Sea, 13 Church Street, York Beach - Wednesday at 7 p.m.

Parish of the Holy Eucharist, Falmouth

Holy Martyrs of North America Church, 266 Foreside Road, Falmouth - Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main Street, Yarmouth - Thursday at 8:15 a.m.

St. Gregory Church, 24 North Raymond Road, Gray - Thursday at 8 a.m.

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

Parish of the Precious Blood, Caribou

Holy Rosary Church, 34 Vaughn Street, Caribou - Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m.

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 331 Main Street, Presque Isle - Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church, 1143 Van Buren Road, North Caribou - Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

St. Denis Church,143 Main Street, Fort Fairfield - Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

St. Joseph Church, 17 Main Street, Mars Hill - Wednesday at 6 p.m.

St. Louis Church, 100 Main Street, Limestone - Thursday at 6 p.m.

St. Mark Church, 13 Allen Farm Road, Ashland - Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Old Town

Holy Family Church, 429 Main Street, Old Town - Thursday at 6 p.m.

St. Ann Church, 84 Main Street, Bradley - Wednesday at 6 p.m.

St. Ann Church, 6 Down Street, Indian Island (Penobscot Nation) - Thursday at 7 a.m.

Parish of the Transfiguration of the Lord, Bar Harbor

Holy Redeemer Church, 56 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor - Thursday at 7:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

St. Peter Church,5 Ocean House Road, Manset - Thursday at 9:30 a.m.

Prince of Peace Parish, Lewiston

Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, 122 Ash Street, Lewiston - Thursday at 7:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

Holy Cross Church, 1080 Lisbon Street, Lewiston - Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus Street, Lewiston - Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Sacred Heart / St. Dominic Parish, Portland

Sacred Heart Church, 65 Mellen Street, Portland - Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

St. Agnes, Island Falls

St. Agnes Church, 76 Sewall Street, Island Falls - Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

St. Agnes Parish, Pittsfield

St. Agnes Church, 238 Detroit Street, Pittsfield - Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

St. Anne Parish, Gorham

Our Lady of Sebago Chapel, 268 Sebago Road, Sebago - Wednesday at 6 p.m.

St. Anne Church, 299 Main Street, Gorham - Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Jackman

St. Faustina Church, 370 Main Street, Jackman - Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

St. Anthony of Padua Parish, Westbrook

St. Hyacinth Church, 268 Brown Street, Westbrook - Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 7:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

St. Bartholomew Parish, Cape Elizabeth

St. Bartholomew Church, 8 Two Lights Road, Cape Elizabeth - Thursday at 5 p.m.

St. Benedict Parish, Benedicta

St. Benedict Church, 1063 Benedicta Road, Benedicta - Thursday at 9 a.m.

St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, Camden

Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 7 Union Street, Camden - Thursday at Noon

St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland - Thursday at 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Court Street, Belfast - Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

St. Christopher Parish, Peaks Island

St. Christopher Church, 15 Central Avenue, Peaks Island - Thursday at 6:15 p.m.

St. John and Holy Cross Parish, South Portland

Church of the Holy Cross, 124 Cottage Road, South Portland - Thursday at 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m.

St. John Vianney Parish, Fort Kent

St. Charles Borromeo Church, 912 Main Street, Saint Francis - Wednesday at 6 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 7 Church Street, Wallagrass - Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

St. Louis Church, 26 East Main Street, Fort Kent - Wednesday at 4 p.m. and Thursday at 9 a.m.

St. Mary Church, 3451 Aroostook Road, Eagle Lake - Thursday at 11 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Bridgton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 857 Main Street, Fryeburg - Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 225 South High Street, Bridgton - Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Thursday at 8 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Ellsworth

St. Joseph Church, 231 Main Street, Ellsworth - Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 8 a.m.

St. Joseph Parish, Farmington

St. Joseph Church, 133 Middle Street, Farmington - Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish, Calais

Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue, Calais - Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

St. James the Greater Church, 15 Hillside Street, Baileyville - Thursday at 9 a.m.

St. Joseph Church, 51 Washington Street, Eastport - Thursday at Noon

St. Louis Parish, Portland

St. Louis Church, 279 Danforth Street, Portland - Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

St. Mary of the Visitation Parish, Houlton

St. Mary of the Visitation Church, 112 Military Street, Houlton - Thursday at 6 p.m.

St. Matthew Parish, Limerick

St. Matthew Church, 19 Dora Lane, Limerick - Thursday at 8 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, Scarborough

St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough - Thursday at 6 p.m.

St. Michael Parish, Augusta

St. Denis Church, 298 Grand Army Road, Whitefield - Thursday at 6 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier Church, 130 U.S. Route 133, Winthrop - Thursday at 6 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 110 School Street, Gardiner - Thursday at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.

St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 41 Western Avenue, Augusta - Thursday at 7:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.

St. Paul the Apostle Parish, Bangor

St. John Church, 217 York Street, Bangor - Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 531 North Main Street, Brewer - Thursday at Noon

St. Mary Church, 768 Ohio Street, Bangor - Thursday at 7 a.m. and 8:30 a.m.

St. Matthew Church, 70 Western Avenue, Hampden - Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

St. Peter Parish, Portland

St. Peter Church, 72 Federal Street, Portland - Thursday at 7 a.m.

St. Peter Chanel Parish, Van Buren

St. Bruno-St. Remi Church, 174 Main Street, Van Buren - Wednesday at 6 p.m.

St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, Machias

Holy Name of Jesus Church, 8 Free Street, Machias - Thursday at 12:10 p.m.

Sacred Heart Church, 14 Hamilton Street, Lubec - Thursday at 8:30 a.m.

St. Michael Church, 51 Elm Street, Cherryfield - Wednesday at 6 p.m.

St. Rose of Lima Parish, Jay

St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church Street, Jay - Wednesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 12:15 p.m.

St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Norway

Our Lady of Ransom Church, 117 Elm Street, Mechanic Falls - Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris Street, Norway - Thursday 7:30 a.m.

St. Mary Church, 276 King Street, Oxford - Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Sanford

Notre Dame Church, 10 Payne Street, Springvale -  Thursday at 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Stella Maris Parish, Bucksport

Our Lady of Holy Hope Church, 137 Perkins Street, Castine - Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 8 Granite Street, Stonington - Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 60 Franklin Street, Bucksport - Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.