Yard sale, starting at 9 a.m., to benefit the joint Vacation Bible School program at St. Ansgar Lutheran Church in Portland and Trinity Lutheran Church of Westbrook. Held at St. Ansgar, 515 Woodford St.


Maine Warden Service chaplain the Rev. Kate Braestrup will be the guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. service at the Midcoast Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Porter Meeting Hall, Skidompha Library, Damariscotta.

Toilers-by-the Sea, 10:30 a.m., 112th annual worship service at Porter Hall in Ocean Park, Old Orchard Beach.

Festive Music for Organ and Brass, 3 p.m., with organists Albert Melton and Randall Mullin and the Norumbega Brass Quintet, at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland. The suggested donation is $10 or $5 for students and seniors.


Memorial Day Mass, 10 a.m., celebrated by Bishop Robert P. Deeley in the Mausoleum Chapel at St. Peter’s Cemetery, 217 Switzerland Road, Lewiston. Many Maine churches and cemeteries will celebrate the holiday with services. For more information, visit


Introduction to Tibetan Buddhist Meditation, 6:30 to 8 p.m., continues weekly through June 24 and includes meditation instruction, reading and discussion. The fee is $50 for the course, which is held in Portland. Details and registration are available at


Tag sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., fifth annual sale offered by South Church Women’s Association at the Community House, 8 Temple St., Kennebunkport.


Bishop Robert P. Deeley has announced that, effective July 1, the Rev. Claude R. Gendreau will serve as the new rector of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland and the Rev. Michael J. Seavey will be the new administrator of Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Portland and the new pastor of the other Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes (Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish, St. Louis Parish and St. Peter Parish, all in Portland; and St. Christopher Parish, Peaks Island). They succeed the Rev. Louis J. Phillips who had filled both roles before being named the interim superintendent of Maine’s Catholic schools May 5.

Gendreau graduated from Madawaska High School in 1973. He received his bachelor’s degree in religious studies from St. Mary’s Seminary and the University in Baltimore in 1993, the same year he was ordained a priest. He has served in a variety of roles at a number of Maine parishes.

Seavey graduated from Portland High School in 1972. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science at what is now the University of Southern Maine and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota. He completed his clerical studies at Pope John XXIII Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts, and was ordained a priest in 1986. Since his ordination, Seavey has served in parishes across Maine and is currently a parochial vicar for the Portland Peninsula and Island Parishes.

Levey Day School in Portland has announced that Gerri Chizeck of Baltimore will be the new head of school starting with the 2014-2015 school year. The school is southern Maine’s Jewish Day School for students in pre-K through grade five.

Chizeck has more than 30 years’ experience as a teacher and an administrator and has been at the head of both secular and Jewish schools and is an expert in 21st-century education. She will begin at Levey in July, but will be in Portland in June to begin meeting with parents, teachers and community members. An informal meet and greet will take place from 8:15 to 9:15 a.m. June 2 in the Levey Day School library.

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