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Vacation Bible Schools

Youngsters will become anchored in the knowledge that Christ guides them through life’s storms, discover why we need to care for our common home, take a Bible blast to the past, and go on other adventures during Vacation Bible Schools offered at parishes around the Diocese of Portland this summer. They are a way for youngsters to learn about their faith, while having fun and making new friends.

Below you will find a list of some of the Vacation Bible Schools being offered. Please contact the parish for more information and keep in mind that registration deadlines are often a couple weeks ahead of time so supplies can be ordered.

St. Anne Parish, Gorham June 21-June 25, 9 a.m. to Noon

Children from kindergarten through Grade 5 are invited to"Parachute with the Angels" during Vacation Bible Week held at St. Anne Church, 299 Main Street in Gorham. Most of the activities will be held outside with tent tops for shade. Masks will be required. A free-will offering will be taken at the end.

For mroe information, call Sister Jackie at 207-899-5427, or you can register online here.

St. Michael Parish, Augusta June 21-June 25, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Discover amazing finds and epic adventure at Destination Dig, a Vacation Bible School that will be held in the hall of St. Francis Xavier Church on Route 133 in WIntrhop. The cost is $40 per child, which includes a VBS kit and T-Shirt.

Registere here. of FMI: Angelia Goulette at 207-623-8823 or

Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Auburn June 28 - July 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Turn hot summer days into cool, faith-filled experiences during Immaculate Heart of Mary's Vacation Bible School. Children from kindergarten through grade six are invited to participate in fun and inspirational activites, as they experience Living in God's Kingdom.

To register, call the parish office at 207-782-8006

Parish of the Holy Eucharist, Falmouth July 26 - 30, 

Climb aboard for mountains of fun at Rocky Railway! On this faith-filled adventure, kids in grades 1-5 will discover that trusting Jesus pulls them through life’s ups and downs. Each day at this year’s Rocky Railway vacation Bible camp, kids will track their way through station rotations that reinforce relevant Bible take-aways and immerse them in new adventure.  The vacation Bible camp will be held at St. Gregory Campground in Gray.  The cost is $35 per camper.

To register online and for more information, visit the parish's website.

St. John Paul II Parish, Scarborough  August 2 -6, 8:30 a.m. to Noon

Embark on an epic quest through hidden ruins, ancient caves, and dense jungles and discover God's greatest treasure.  St. John Paul II Parish will hold Vacation Bible School from August 2-6, 8:30 a.m. to noon., at St. Maxilmilian Kolbe Church, 150 Blackl Point Road in Scarborough. The cost for the week is $50 per child for grades 3-5 and $35 per child for grades 6-8.

Register here or call the parish office at 207-883-0334.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, Sanford August 2 -6, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Children from age four through Grade 6 are invited to participate in a weeklong Vacation Bible Camp, "Treasured," presented by St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Sanford in the hall at Notre Dame Church, 10 Payne Street in Springvale. A donation of $25 per child is requested.

For more information, contact Shelly at 207-324-2420