* All noon concerts and Masses will be in the Upper Church at Saints Peter and Paul

Wednesday, May 18

Noon – Concert featuring John Corrie, organist and choir director, Bates College. Donation welcome.

4:30 p.m. – Mass honoring the Daughters of Wisdom.

Thursday, May 19

Noon – Concert featuring Ami Vice and Leon Griesbach. Richard M. Dostie, music director of the Penobscot Bay Singers, Belfast, will be accompanist. Donation welcome.

4:30 p.m. – Mass honoring the Sisters of Charity.

6:30 p.m. – Holy Hour for Young Catholics in the Upper Church. Reception following.

Friday, May 20

Noon – Concert featuring Saints Peter and Paul Scola Cantorum. Donation welcome.

4:30 p.m. – Mass honoring the Dominicans and the Brothers of the Sacred Heart.

7 p.m. – Solemn evening prayer with The Most Rev. Richard J. Malone, ThD., presiding. Reception following.

Saturday, May 21

9:15 a.m. – Lecture on the architecture of Maine’s Catholic churches with an emphasis on Saints Peter and Paul, by Earle Shettleworth Jr. of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. Meeting in the Dominican conference room, Bartlett Street entrance.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Open house with guided tours. People can gather at Upper Church.

7:30 p.m. – Celebration Concert with the Basilica Choir, featuring guest soloists Dennis St.Pierre, Robert Bott, Leon Griesbach and Ami Vice, the Norumbega Brass Ensemble, and music director Scott Vaillancourt. Sean Fleming will play the Casavant organ. Reception following. Tickets: $10, available at the pastoral center (27 Bartlett St.) or at the door.

Sunday, May 22

5 p.m. – Basilica Mass of Thanksgiving with reading of the official decree granting basilica status.

7 p.m. – Inauguration banquet at the Ramada Inn Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St., Lewiston. Tickets: $30. NOTE: Tickets must be purchased by Saturday, May 14, at the pastoral center.

For more information, call 777-1200.


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