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Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

1 Advent 2020 through Christ the King 2021 

View below or click here for a PDF of the 2021 Cycle of Prayer





November 29

First Day of Advent

The Episcopal Church of Saints Matthew and Barnabas, Hallowell

For all the children of the world

December 6

S. Mary’s, Falmouth

Christ Church, Gardiner

For the work of Episcopal Relief and Development

December 13

St. Barnabas’, Rumford

For all immigrants and refugees and the ministries that serve them

December 20

St. John’s, Brownville Junction


For those grieving the loss of a loved one this holiday season

December 25

Christmas Day


For Peace on Earth

December 27

First Sunday after Christmas

St. Peter’s, Portland

For our Commission on Ministry

For our lawmakers heading back to session in January

January 3

Christ Church, Eastport

For Seeds of Hope Neighborhood Center

For Maine Episcopal Youth Ministry – both participants and leaders

January 10

Trinity, Saco

For the wardens and vestries of our congregations

January 17

St. George’s, York Harbor

St. Augustine’s, Dover-Foxcroft

For the needy and the hungry

For parishes in transition

January 24

Grace Church, Bath

For the work of United Thank Offering

January 31

St. Bartholomew’s, Yarmouth

For the sick and those who care for them

February 7

St. Luke’s, Wilton

For our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

For the spread of the Gospel to all the world

February 14

St. John’s, Bangor

St. Paul’s, Brunswick

For the wardens and vestries of the congregations in the Diocese of Maine

February 21

First Sunday of Lent

St. Michael’s, Auburn

For the spouses, companions, and families of clergy in the diocese

February 28

Emmanuel Lutheran Episcopal Church, Augusta

For our Justice Commission and all ministries of racial justice

March 7

St. Thomas’, Camden

For our fellow New England dioceses

March 14

St. Peter’s, Rockland

For our World Too Beautiful ministry, offering meaningful sacred ritual to help us face the climate crisis

March 21

St. Francis-by-the-Sea, Blue Hill

For new members of the Church, penitents, and seekers

March 28

Palm Sunday

Church of the Good Shepherd, Houlton

For all church musicians and choirs

For Trinity Jubilee Center

April 4

Easter Day


For new life in our homes, our families, and our communities

April 11

St. John’s, Presque Isle

For all those suffering in body and mind from the effects of COVID-19

April 18

St. David’s, Kennebunk

For the reverent care of all creation as we approach Earth Day

April 25

St. Paul’s, Ft. Fairfield

Trinity, Lewiston

For our Episcopal and Anglican churches around the world

May 2

St. Patrick’s, Brewer

For the basic right of all people to adequate shelter

May 9

St. Mark’s, Waterville

St. George’s, Sanford

For the priests of the Diocese of Maine and our Bishop Thomas Brown

May 13

St. Aidan's, Machias

For those incarcerated, those who love them and those who minister to them

May 16

St. Andrew's, Millinocket

Trinity Chapel, York Harbor

For Memorial Day as we remember all who have died in the service of their country

May 23


Christ Church, Norway

Trinity (Lutheran), South Paris

For the victims of gunfire and those who have lost a loved one to gun violence

May 30

Trinity Sunday

St. Andrew & St. John, Southwest Harbor

Trinity Chapel, Kennebunk Beach

For the mission and ministry of Camp Bishopswood

June 6

St. Anne’s, Calais

St. Peter’s by the Sea, Cape Neddick

For students who are graduating

June 13

St. Martin’s, Palmyra

St. Martin in the Field, Biddeford Pool

For the victims of human trafficking and those working to combat it

June 20

St. Andrew’s, Winthrop

Winthrop Friends' Church (Quaker)

For St. Elizabeth’s Jubilee Center and Essentials Pantry in Portland

June 27

St. James’, Old Town

St. George’s Chapel, Tenants Harbor

For those who advocate for the poor, the lonely and the oppressed

July 4

St. Savior’s, Bar Harbor

St. Cuthbert’s, MacMahan Island

For our nation on Independence Day

July 11

St. Margaret’s, Belfast

St. Christopher’s by the Sea, Winter Harbor

For those who suffer persecution, oppression, and denial of human rights

July 18

St. Andrew’s, Newcastle

St. James’ Chapel, Prouts Neck

For the people and clergy of our Companion Diocese of Haiti

July 25

St. Alban’s, Cape Elizabeth

Our Lady of the Evergreens, Harborside

For Episcopal Peace Fellowship

August 1

St. Brendan the Navigator, Deer Isle 

North Haven Summer Services

For postulants and candidates for holy orders in the Diocese of Maine

August 8

St. Nicholas’, Scarborough

Holy Trinity Chapel, Peaks Island

For all victims of war

August 15

St. Ann's, Windham

St. Philip’s by the Sea, Fortunes Rocks

For the Maine Episcopal Public Policy Network

August 22

St. Thomas’, Winn

Christ Church Dark Harbor, Islesboro

For our retired clergy, spouses, and surviving spouses

August 29

St. Matthew’s, Lisbon Falls

All Saints’ Chapel, Orr’s Island

Church of the Redeemer, Sorrento

For students and educators in beginning a new school year

September 5

Good Shepherd, Rangeley

All Saints’ by the Sea, Southport

For all who labor and work and for all who seek the dignity of meaningful employment

September 12

St. John Baptist, Thomaston

All Saints’ by the Sea, Bailey Island

For all Christian Education and Sunday School programs

September 19

St. Giles’, Jefferson

St. Ann’s, Kennebunkport

For our Committee on Indian Relations

September 26

St. Dunstan’s, Ellsworth

St. Columba's, Boothbay Harbor

For the Trustees, Standing Committee, Diocesan Council, and other bodies of the Diocese of Maine

October 3

Trinity, Castine

For the ministry of the staff and volunteers who attend to the administrative needs of our churches

October 10

Cathedral Church of St. Luke, Portland

For all who are preparing for the 202nd Convention of the Diocese of Maine

October 17

St. Philips’, Wiscasset

For our siblings in common mission in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

October 24

St. Peter’s, Bridgton

Church of Our Father, Hulls Cove

For the deacons of the Diocese of Maine

October 31

All Saints’, Skowhegan

For civil discourse during a time of election

For those struggling with addiction

November 7

Parish of St. Mary & St. Jude, Northeast Harbor

For all who serve and have served in the armed forces of our country as we honor them on Veteran’s Day

November 14

Trinity, Portland 

For the ministry of ARISE Portland, connecting seekers and skeptics




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