Tenebrae services are scheduled for Holy Week at St. Maximilian Kolbe Church in Scarborough, the Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul in Lewiston, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Windham, St. Catherine of Sienna Church in Norway, and Holy Redeemer Church in Bar Harbor.

Tenebrae (Latin word meaning darkness) is a service that grew out of a combination of night prayer and early morning prayer. The service includes a series of Scripture readings commemorating Jesus’ final week, ending with his burial. At the conclusion of each reading, a candle is snuffed out, until the final candle, the Christ candle, is carried out, leaving the room in darkness, according to a news release from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Services are as follows:

• Scarborough — Monday, April 11, 7 p.m., St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, 150 Black Point Road;

• Windham — Monday, April 11, 7:30 p.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 919 Roosevelt Trail;

• Norway — Monday, April 11, 8 p.m., St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris St.;


• Lewiston — Wednesday, April 13, 7:30 p.m., Basilica of Saints Peter & Paul, 122 Ash St.;

Livestream of service: facebook.com/princeofpeaceme or princeofpeace.me; and

• Bar Harbor — Thursday, April 14; Friday, April 15; Saturday, April 16, Holy Redeemer Church, 56 Mount Desert St.

A Holy Week section is available at portlanddiocese.org that includes Mass times and locations at all Maine parishes, listings of parish events, daily prayers and reflections, and many other resources.

In addition, stories from many Masses and services, messages, and other resources throughout Holy Week will be posted on the diocesan website, the diocesan Facebook page, the diocesan Twitter page, the diocesan Instagram page, the myParish App, and on Bishop Robert Deeley’s personal social media pages on Twitter and Instagram.

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