Kate Chadbourne in concert, 2:30 p.m., performance in the Celtic tradition by the singer, musician, storyteller and poet. Blue Point Congregational Church, 236 Pine Point Road, Scarborough. Suggested donation is $10 and free for children. Those who wear green will have their names entered in a drawing. Call 883-6540 or visit to learn more.

Saturday and Sunday

“Help Jesus in Disguise,” a collection to benefit Catholic Relief Services, will be taken during Mass at all Maine Catholic churches during the weekend. Funds help programs that resettle refugees in the United States, aid poor and vulnerable people worldwide, work for international justice and peace and offer legal services for immigrants.


“Duality and Oneness,” 10:30 a.m., interfaith worship service at Portland New Church, 302 Stevens Ave., Portland. Visit or call 347-6740 for details.

St. Patrick’s Day parade, noon, organized by the Maine Irish Heritage Center and honoring the Sisters of Mercy, who have served the Diocese of Portland for 150 years. Sister Mary George O’Toole, RSM, will be grand marshal. Sisters of Mercy was started by Catherine McAuley in Dublin, Ireland, in 1831. Students from Portland’s Catherine McAuley High School will participate. The parade starts at Portland Fish Pier on Commercial Street and ends near the Casco Bay Lines terminal. Refreshments and music will follow at the Maine Irish Heritage Center, corner of Gray and State streets, Portland.

Rejoicing Spirits, 4 p.m., special worship service for people with cognitive and/or developmental disabilities. Fellowship and supper follow the service. Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 Main St., Westbrook.


“My Pilgrimage to India,” 6 to 8 p.m., a Mystical Monday presentation with Jacob Watson, ChIME founder and former Abbott. Held at ChIME, 555 Forest Ave., Portland.


St. Patrick’s Day Mass, 12:15 p.m., celebrated by Bishop Robert P. Deeley, whose parents immigrated to the United States from County Galway, Ireland. The bishop will bless shamrocks and distribute them to the parishioners at the end of Mass. Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Cumberland Avenue, Portland.


Taizé Candlelight Service, 7 p.m., ecumenical service designed to inspire meditation and contemplation. St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 496 Lisbon St. (Route 196), Lisbon.

Coming up

Community Hymn Sing, 3 to 4 p.m. March 22, Falmouth Congregational Church, 267 Falmouth Road, Falmouth. Refreshments follow. Call 781-3413 for more information.

Religion calendar items must be submitted before noon Monday to be considered for the next Saturday. Mail to: Religion Calendar, Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to:

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