Editor’s note: Please contact individual places of worship for information about Holy Week and Easter religious services.


Ordination Service, 1 p.m., for Leland Philbrick, pastor of the new ministry, Christ’s Lighthouse, at Union and Summer streets in Rockland. The service will take place at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Rockland. Philbrick received his master of divinity degree from Bangor Theological Seminary.

Sligo Road in concert, 7 p.m., performance of traditional Irish music and silent auction to benefit local programs. Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook St., South Portland. Tickets are $10.


“How the Sacraments Feed Christian Social Action,” ChIME daylong workshop with Sister Anne McCarthy, a Benedictine nun from Erie, Pa. Held at the Center for Grieving Children building, 555 Forest Ave., Portland. Preregistration is required and the fee is $60. For details and registration, go to www.chimeofmaine.org or call 347-6740.


“Legends: The Music of Judy Garland,” 2:30 p.m., starring Kelly Caulfield. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Raymond Village. Tickets are $15. Call Karen Strange at 939-7947 or email kstrange228@gmail.com.

Connected Catholics of Maine, starting at 3 p.m., socializing, potluck supper and business meeting followed at 4 p.m. with a presentation on the Mass by Dr. Scott Hahn. Holy Martyrs Parish Hall, Route 88, Falmouth.

Choral Evensong, 4 p.m., Sunday, with Cathedral Choir. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. Free.

Monday through Friday

“The Light Is On for You,” 6 to 7 p.m., at least one church in each Catholic parish in Maine will be open daily for confession, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, in preparation for Easter. For specific dates, times and details, visit www.portlanddiocese.org/lightison.

April 12


“A Journey Toward Freedom,” 9:30 until 11:30 a.m., free seminar for women with Allison VanderLinden, an ordained Presbyterian minister. Held at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 496 Lisbon St., Route 196, Lisbon. A free lunch is provided. Register by calling 353-8453 or emailing stmattlisb@gwi.net. For details, visit www.StMatthewsLisbon.org.

Think LOCAL! Clothing Drive, noon to 4 p.m., with items donated to The Salvation Army. Held at The Rock Church, 66 Gorham Road, Scarborough.

Haiti Project Empty Bowl supper, 5 to 7 p.m., with Haitian music, to benefit Morne Rouge grammar school near Cap Haitien. Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Church hall, Sherman and Mellen streets, Portland. Suggested donation is $10 and diners keep their bowl.

Grande Auction, 29th annual event with a “Gatsby” theme, begins with a silent auction at 5 p.m., followed by dinner and the live auction at 7 p.m. There will also be two raffles including cash prizes totaling $5,000 and a pearls and gold beads necklace and bracelet valued at $1,050. The auction will be held at St. Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Road, Auburn. Proceeds benefit school programs. For tickets or more information, email stdoms auction@portlanddiocese.org, call 782-6911 or visit the school’s website, www.stdomsmaine.org.


The Rev. Vanessa Colesworthy is the new pastor at the Thomaston Federated Church.

A benefit supper and silent auction to aid the Lincoln Mill Worker Fund, raised almost $15,000. A boiler explosion at the Lincoln Paper and Tissue mill in November resulted in 200 layoffs. The event was held March 28 at St. Bartholomew Church in Cape Elizabeth. A $2,500 matching donation from the Modern Woodmen of America is included in the amount raised.

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