Blessing of the Animals in honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi

Note: Animals should be properly restrained.

10 a.m. Saturday, St. Augustine of Canterbury Anglican Church, the Grange building, 168 North St., Saco. Donations will benefit Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Priory in Raymond, which shelters lost and abused animals.

9:45 a.m. Sunday, St. Luke’s Cathedral, 143 State St., Portland. Held rain or shine.

10 a.m. Sunday, during the worship service, First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn.

Noon to 1 p.m. Sunday, Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, outside at the green door, Thomaston.

2 p.m. Sunday, outdoor chapel on a trail at the far end of the church parking lot, Cape Elizabeth United Methodist Church.


Worldwide Communion Sunday, 10 a.m., worship service followed by ethnic celebration with food, music and ethnic clothing. Woodfords Church, 202 Woodford St., Portland.

Celebrate Hope, 9 a.m., concert with Tedd Fish. North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, Pownal.

Community Fall Festival, 1 to 4 p.m., Jewish Community Alliance annual campaign kickoff with speakers, arts and crafts, sports activities, treasure hunt and more. Bring diapers or toiletries to donate to families in need. Held at Center Day Camp in Windham. To learn more, visit or call 772-1959.

“Break Every Chain: Unshackling Ourselves from War and Prison,” 3 p.m., featuring Kathy Kelly, co-founder of Voices for Creative Non-violence and a recipient of the 2015 Peace Prize by the U.S. Peace Memorial Foundation. Program sponsored by the Midcoast Peace and Justice Group and held at the Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, Rockland. Free and open to the public.


Year of Consecrated Life, 11 a.m. Mass celebrated by Bishop Robert Deeley honoring members of the consecrated life in conjunction with the year-long celebration. St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, 150 Black Point Road, Scarborough.


“Waking in Oak Creek,” 6:45 to 8:30 p.m., movie screening as part of the Interfaith~Intercultural Celebration. Held at Unity of Greater Portland, 54 River Road, Windham. Suggested donation is $5. For details, visit


“Leonard Cohen’s Unified Heart: An Exploration of the Spiritual Themes in his Poetry and Song,” 7 to 9 p.m., concert with David Peloquin. A workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 17. Programs are presented by C.G. Jung Center and held at the Fellowship Hall, Pilgrim House, First Parish Church, Brunswick. Concert tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. Workshop is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. For details, visit or call 729-0300.

Oct. 10

Yard sale and vendor fair, 8 a.m. to noon, to benefit Saco Bay Center for Civic Engagement. Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Cleveland St., Saco.

Drawing from your Soul: A Touch Drawing Experience, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with artist and teacher Helen Warren. Cost is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. Jung Center, 183 Park Row, Brunswick. For details, visit or call 729-0300.

“Spiritual Discovery: How You Can Better the World,” 2 p.m., with Tom McElroy, an international speaker. Sponsored by the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Camden and held at Belfast Free Library in Belfast. Free and open to the public.


Union Church of Biddeford Pool is seeking an interim minister to lead the church after the retirement of Pastor Jan Hryniewicz in January. Details are available at

Religion calendar items must be submitted before noon Monday to be considered for the next Saturday. Please note that we are not able to list regular weekly services in the calendar. Mail to: Religion Calendar, Portland Press Herald, P.O. Box 1460, Portland, ME 04104; or email to:

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