Welcome to the website of our chaplaincy!

Update March 15, 2021: All Masses at both the Basilica and Cathedral are now first come, first served. No registration required. Please note that all other Covid-19 guidelines are still in effect. Masking, social distancing, and contact tracing are required by the diocese.

Due to the size of the Cathedral chapel, we are capped at 60 people in attendance.

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.