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We are now accepting reservations for Latin Masses in Maine beginning July 5th. Before reserving your seats for Mass, please take the time to read the guidelines that we must operate within at this time. Please note that due to current restrictions, confessions are NOT being heard before Mass at this time.

COVID-19 Guidelines at the Celebration of the Latin Mass

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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.