Special ceremony and plaque unveiling, 8 a.m., will commemorate the fire at Lacoste Babies Home in New Auburn on Jan. 31, 1945. Sixteen babies and one adult died in the fire. The 70th anniversary ceremony is open to all and will be held in the chapel mausoleum at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lewiston. After the ceremony, coffee and doughnuts will be served at The Fortin Group, corner of Turner and Center streets, Auburn. For more information, visit or contact Cameron Hartley at [email protected] The program was rescheduled from Jan. 31.


White Mass, 10 a.m., recognizing health care professionals and caregivers and celebrated by Bishop Robert P. Deeley. Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston. All are welcome to attend.

All-Music Service, 10 a.m., First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St.. Members of the public are welcome. An all-church Birthday party follows at 11:15 a.m. Visit for details.

This week

Buddhist Classes include “Modern Buddhism: For Daily Life,” 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Feb. 12 through March 12. The cost is $10; and $5 for students/seniors. Also, “Healing the Heart: Through Love,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 14, The cost is $25, $15 for students and seniors. Both programs are led by Clare Morin and are presented by Serlingpa Meditation Center. They are held at Practice, 482 Congress St, Portland. For details, visit or call 508-979-8277.


Teens in the youth ministry program at Good Shepherd Parish in Saco collected $2,024.95 during the “Souper Bowl of Caring” challenge last weekend. The money will be divided between Preble Street Teen Center in Portland and Catholic Charities Maine’s Child and Adult Food Care Program. Members of the youth ministry program at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Scarborough collected $1,376 at three Masses to benefit St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen in Portland. Souper Bowl of Caring is a national initiative encouraging youths to fight hunger and poverty.

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