Saturday and Sunday

39th annual bazaar, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Featuring games, rides, live entertainment, horseshoe tournament, raffles, food, yard sale and more. On the grounds of St. John the Baptist Church, 39 Pleasant St., Brunswick. Free admission. For details, visit or call the parish office at 725-2624.


The Olive Branch, 3 p.m., music ministry with Pastor Ken and Candy Caverno. Historic North Montville Baptist Church, Route 220, Montville. Services are held until November on the first and third Sundays of the month.

Evening service, 5:15 p.m., with jazz and blues singer Lorraine Bohland. A reception will follow the service. Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 143 State St., Portland.


“Summer’s Begun,” 7 p.m., concert featuring tenor Steven Caldicott Wilson and several performers to benefit St. Vincent de Paul and Cathedral Music Fund. Held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Cumberland Avenue, Portland. A $12 donation is requested.

Coming up

Vacation Bible School, 6 to 8 p.m. June 23-27, for those 5 years old through sixth grade. Oxford Advent Christian Church, Route 26, Oxford. A closing service will be held at 10 a.m. June 29, followed by a barbecue lunch. All are welcome. For more information, call 743-7310.


Ordinations: Bishop Robert P. Deeley will celebrate a Mass of Priestly Ordination for Deacon Edward Clifford at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Portland. Clifford, 51, is a native of Shawmut, a village of Fairfield. He attended Yarmouth High School and graduated from high school in Milford, Ohio, in 1981. He received a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Dayton in Ohio and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Maine in Orono. This spring, he earned a second master’s degree, in divinity, from Pope Saint John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts. He has served as Biddeford city manager and as director of Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Transit.

Steven Cartwright, a Boothbay Harbor native, will be ordained to the transitional diaconate by Deeley at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Cartwright, 34, attended Boothbay Regional High School and graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School in 1997. He attended St. John’s University in Jamaica, New York, and St. Bonaventure University in Olean, New York. In 1999, he was accepted as a seminarian by the Diocese of Portland and entered the Basselin Scholars Program at Theological College at The Catholic University of America. He earned his bachelor’s in philosophy in 2001. He swam competitively at all three of the universities he attended and was hired as an assistant swimming coach, then head coach at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In 2010, Cartwright resigned as head coach to attend St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overlook, Pennsylvania. In 2012, he transferred to the Diocese of Portland and continued his studies at Saint John XXIII seminary.

First Church of Christ, Scientist, at 1 Central St. in Camden, offers Sunday services and Wednesday evening Testimony meetings. The Christian Science Reading Room is open to those of any faiths. For more information, visit or call 236-4040

Gathering Space, 10 a.m. to noon Mondays, open to the community as a place to get out of the heat and visit with others, read, knit or play a game. Lemonade, iced tea and coffee will be available. Church volunteers will be on hand. Raymond Village Community Church, 27 Main St., Raymond. Call 655-7749 for more information.

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