Saints Peter and Paul Basilica
122 Ash Street, Lewiston

NEW!!! Coffee and refreshments after the Basilica Mass on Sunday October 20th and Sunday November 17th

12 noon
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
307 Congress Street, Portland

For more information, click here.

First Saturdays 

9am (Confessions, 8am)
St. Anthony of Padua Parish
268 Brown Street, Westbrook

Fr. Steven Cartwright
Parochial Vicar - Sebago Lakes Region Parishes
Office Phone: 207-857-0490, ext. 22

Third Sundays (Sept-Dec)

"Missa Cantata"
St. Anthony Franciscan Monastery
28 Beach Avenue, Kennebunk

Inquiries regarding lodging may be made the Franciscan Guest House: (207) 967-4865.

Inquiries regarding the Mass may be made by contacting the Monastery:
(207) 967-2011
PO Box 980
Kennebunkport, ME 04046

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9th Annual Maine Catholic Men’s Conference 19 October 2019

Location: St Maximillian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough, Maine

Details, registration and lodging links here.

NEW!!! Sunday, 20 October Coffee and Refreshments after Mass

Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica, Lewiston, Mass begins at 8:30AM

See sidebar upper lefthand corner of this page for details.

A Seminar on Sin and Reconciliation (November)

Led by Fr. John Bacevicius, O.F.M. of the Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunk, this seminar will reacquaint the participants to the Church's requirements for the forgiveness of sin, the reasons for them, and the path to their fulfillment…

Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday (Nov. 6th-8th), 8:30-10AM


Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday (Nov. 11th-13th), 3:30-5PM

Details, RSVP information (seating is limited) and lodging information here.

EVERY SUNDAY (courtesy of the Saint Gregory the Great Latin Mass Chaplaincy)

Please see sidebar on the top left side of this page.

CORRECTIONS: Please feel free to E-mail me at or with additions, deletions or corrections.

Latest Blog PostS

Columbus Day, 2019

Did you know that Columbus Day is a national holiday not just in these United States, but in many other countries as well: Spain, Italy, several Central and South American countries? Well, it is, and it commemorates the day that the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria, after a voyage of some 70 days, made landfall on (probably) San Salvador, in the Bahamas. 12 October, 1492…

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Mass at Ss. Trinità dei Pelegrini Roma

Around the time of the consecration an old priest, Maltese as I learned, came in and observed. After some time he noticed, approached, and asked a few questions. He was clearly surprised at the number of people. Was it a special day? Sunday. Is it always like this? Yes. Is this the…the… Latin Mass? Yes. He was quiet for some time. So many young people.

Read the rest here.

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Latin Mass Knights

Did you know that there is something called the “Traditional Latin Mass Network”, made up of members of the Knights of Columbus?…

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Extraordinary Faith: TLM Training for Priests (and, they come to YOU!!) (at NO CHARGE!!!)

Members of the staff of Extraordinary Faith offer a condensed course, to be conducted in one or two days according to your availability, at your parish, in how to celebrate the Extraordinary Form Sung Mass (Missa Cantata) and Low Mass. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn the Church’s historic Liturgy. By the end of our time together, you will have celebrated at least one Mass – we guarantee it…

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On ad orientem.

On the 22 of July, 2019, the Most Reverend James S. Wall, Bishop of Gallup, NM, issued a letter to his diocese. Snippets, with my emphases, are as follows:

“…There is, however, one particular practice that I would like to highlight here. It is about exercising the option to celebrate the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass facing “toward the East” (ad orientem) or “toward God” (ad Deum) as distinct from “toward the people” (versus populum).

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A Young Man’s View of America Magazine’s View of the Mass

Declan Leary is, according to his byline, an editorial intern at the National Review, and a junior at John Caroll University. In my simple mind, that would make him one of those young people the Church is always wailing about. He has recently penned an article in the National Review…

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