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The Season of Lent is a time of renewal. We long to grow closer to Christ, as we look forward to the celebration of the Paschal Mystery.

When we sin, we harm our relationship with God and his church. That is why the sacrament of reconciliation is such a wonderful gift to experience during Lent. 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. Locations and times, organized by parish, are listed below.  To view a listing by county,


Confession times are listed by parish below. Click here. to view a listing by parish.

Christ the Divine Mercy Parish, East Millinocket

St. Martin of Tours Church, 19 Colby Street, Millinocket - Friday, April 7, 6 to 7 p.m., following 5:30 p.m. Mass

St. Peter Church, 58 Cedar Street, East Millinocket - Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m., following 5:30 p.m. Mass

Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, Old Town

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

Our Lady of Wisdom Church, 83 College Avenue, Orono - Tuesday, April 4, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, April 7, 5 to 6 p.m.

St. Ann Church, 84 Main Street, Bradley - Monday, April 3, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

St. Benedict Parish, Benedicta

St. Benedict Church, 1063 Benedicta Road, Benedicta - Monday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m., following 5:30 p.m. Mass

St. Brendan the Navigator Parish, Rockland

St. Brendan the Navigator Parish:

Our Lady of Good Hope Church, 7 Union Street, Camden - Wednesday, April 5, 9 to 11 a.m. and Friday, April 7, 7 to 9 p.m.

St. Bernard Church, 150 Broadway, Rockland - Tuesday, April 4, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Thursday, April 6, 7 to 9 p.m.

St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Court Street, Belfast - Monday, April 3, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Wednesday, April 5, 7 to 9 p.m.

St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Calais

Elderly Center next to St. Ann Church, 126 Bayview Drive, Pleasant Point - Friday, April 7, Noon to 1 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Church, 31 Calais Avenue, Calais  - Monday, April 3, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, April 6, 3 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.; Friday, April 7, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Ann Church, Peter Dana Point Road, Peter Dana Point - Wednesday, April 5, 4 to 5:15 p.m. followed by Mass and Stations of the Cross

St. James the Greater Church, 15 Hillside Street, Baileyville - Sunday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 51 Washington Street, Eastport - Tuesday, April 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Saturday, April 8, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

St. Matthew Parish, Limerick

St. Matthew Church, 19 Dora Lane, Limerick - Monday & Tuesday, April 3 and 4, 2 to 3 p.m.; Wednesday & Thursday, April 5 and 6, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

St. Michael Parish, Augusta

Sacred Heart Church, 14 Summer Street, Hallowell - Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Denis Church, 298 Grand Army Road, Whitefield - Tuesday, April 4, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Francis Xavier Church, 130 U.S. Route 133, Winthrop - Monday, April 3, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Joseph Church, 110 School Street, Gardiner - Thursday, April 6, 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 41 Western Avenue, Augusta - Lenten Penitential Service on Wednesday, April 5, from 6 to 7 p.m.

St. Peter Chanel Parish, Van Buren

St. Bruno - St. Remi Church, 174 Main Street, Van Buren - Wednesday, April 5, 6 to 6:20 p.m., followed by Mass at 6:30 p.m.

Stella Maris Parish, Bucksport

Our Lady of Holy Hope, 137 Perkins Street, Castine - Friday, April 7, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass

St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 8 Granite Street, Stonington - Wednesday, April 5, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass.

St. Vincent de Paul Church, 60 Franklin Street, Bucksport - Friday, April 7, following the 8:30 a.m. Mass

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