UPDATE February 12: The governor’s new order allows 105 people in the Basilica and 60 people in the Cathedral. If you have already reserved for the Basilica this month, your seat is guaranteed. The remaining 50+ seats are first come first served for the remainder of the month. The Cathedral remains first come first served.
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.