November 2nd 2020 update:
The Cathedral remains first come, first served, up to 50 people.
The Basilica crowd capacity is 50 people. You will be able to register for 2 Masses per month at the Basilica to guarantee seating. Reservations are required for attending.
If you regularly attend the Basilica and are willing to travel to the Cathedral on an “off” week, there is no restriction against that, but again it is first come, first served. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we continue to work within the Diocesan directives.
Please note that due to current restrictions, confessions are NOT being heard before Mass at this time.
The St. Gregory the Great Latin Mass Chaplaincy, of the Diocese of Portland, Maine was established by Bishop Richard J. Malone to serve those who wish to make use of the Missal of 1962 as provided by Pope Benedict XVI’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum.
Beginning on July 1, 2008, Father Robert Parent formally began his position as Chaplain to the Latin Mass community in southern and central Maine.
According to the terms of the motu proprio, any priest may provide a Mass in the extraordinary form to those who request it. However, the bishop felt that under the particular circumstances in the diocese, the most practical solution was to create a Chaplaincy to serve the various individuals and communities attached to the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.