PORTLAND — All are welcome to collect for a “Blessing of the Fleet” on Sunday, June 12, at 2:30 p.m. The ceremony is about for the Maine State Pier situated on the intersection of Business Road and Franklin Road on the Portland waterfront.
“This blessing is a enjoyable Catholic custom that’s celebrated in lots of maritime communities all through the world and asks the Lord to bless all leisure boats and present mariners and their vessels as we start the summer time season,” mentioned Fr. Seamus Griesbach, pastor of the Portland Peninsula & Island Parishes.
The occasion will function a wide range of boats, together with water taxis, lobster boats, trawlers, and even a tugboat.
“There may be loads of room on the pier for individuals who don’t have boats to come back down and pray and rejoice this family-friendly occasion collectively,” mentioned Fr. Griesbach.
For extra info, contact the Portland Peninsula & Island Parishes at 207-773-7746 or [email protected]
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