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Faith Formation Gatherings & Events

The Office of Lifelong Faith Formation gathers people in a variety of ways to equip, train, and serve the parishes of our diocese.  Whether it's a training or a retreat or a liturgy, the purpose of all of our gatherings is to lead people closer to Christ and build up his Body, the Church. 

Please see below for a full listing of upcoming gatherings and events. Click on specific items listed on the right to find out more information.

Click here to download a Save the Date listing of adult opportunities in 2019 (Updated 1/2/19).

Date Time Gatherings or Events to equip, train, or serve parishes
February    
14 9am-noon LFFA Meeting - Portland, Bangor, Caribou, Houlton
27 9:30-noon Pastoral Life Coordinator Gathering - Portland and video conference
28

2-3:30pm

6-7:30pm

Preparing for the Celebration of Confirmation and First Eucharist - Portland and video conference
March    
9/10  varies Rite of Election: Caribou, Waterville, Portland
15 9am-3pm Leader Workshop on Helping Hurting Teens - Roy Petifils
15 7-8:30pm "Helping Hurting Teens" session for Parents and Teens - Roy Petifils
25-27 5:30-8pm Evenings for Catechists and Youth Ministers - Caribou, Bangor, Scarborough
April    
6 9am-4pm Women's Conference, Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks, South Portland
11 9am-noon LFFA Meeting: Portland, Bangor, Caribou, Houlton
13 9am-noon RCIA Lenten Retreat - Van Buren, Bangor, or Portland
26-28  7pm-12n Youth Convention - Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland
May    
3 7pm Confirmation for Teens and Adults, St Mary Church, Presque Isle
7-9   LFFA Retreat with Ann Garrido
13-15   Mornings for Administrative Professionals
17 7pm Confirmation for Teens and Adults, St Teresa Church, Brewer
31 7pm Confirmation for Teens and Adults, Holy Maryrs Church, Falmouth
June    
13 9am-noon LFFA Meeting: Portland, Bangor, Caribou, Houlton
19 9:30am-noon Pastoral Life Coordinator Gathering - Camden
22 4pm Silver and Gold Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland
29 4pm Neophyte Mass, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Portland
October    
4-5   Parish Life Conference in Lewiston, featuring Fr. J. Michael Joncas and Joe Paprocki