COVID-19 Updates

  • Livestream both weekend and daily Masses in our parish on our YouTube channel: Resurrection Parish
  • Attend the *student only* 6:15pm Sunday Mass by registering here by 4:45pm on SundayAttend any other weekend Mass by registering here by 12noon on Friday. You must register in advance to attend a weekend Mass!
  • Attend daily Mass on M/T/W/F at 8am at Holy Family in Old Town. These weekday Masses are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis (up to the current capacity per Maine state guidelines). Please arrive between 7:30-7:55am to register at the door.
  • Please adhere to the following protocols when coming to Mass:
    • *Ask yourself: Do I feel unwell, sick, or have any symptoms of COVID-19 (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19-symptoms.pdf)? Have I been in contact with someone who is sick or has tested positive (or presumptive positive) for COVID-19?
      If yes, monitor symptoms and livestream Mass.
      If no, please…

      1. Wear a mask (exceptions only for children under 2)
      2. Remain 6 feet away from anyone who is not your roommate/in your household
      3. Receive communion in the hand (per the request of Bishop Deeley). If you choose to receive communion on the tongue (per the Code of Canon Law), please wait until the end of the communion line to receive.

  • All Maine Catholics are dispensed from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass per Bishop Deeley on 3/18/2020, which continues to be true as churches now re-open at limited capacity
  • If you cannot receive Jesus in the Eucharist at this time, the Spiritual Communion Prayer is available as a free printable or phone lockscreen thanks to @sweetlittleones

The Newman Center is a Catholic church and a gathering place for the Catholic community at the University of Maine in Orono. The Newman Center, also known as Our Lady of Wisdom Church, is part of the Parish of the Resurrection of the Lord, with three additional churches in Old Town, Bradley, and the Penobscot Nation.

As a parish, we welcome all members of the University community: students, faculty, staff, and administrators, as well as their families. Visitors and residents of our parish communities are always welcome!

As a campus ministry center, we have a special ministry to University students. We welcome Catholics and those who are interested in knowing more about the Catholic faith, or who want to become Catholic.

Students gather for liturgy, retreats, outreach to those in need, social events, religious study, and sacrament preparation; and the chapel is always available for prayer!

We encourage students to study at the center, and free WiFi is available for that purpose. We also have space for cooking, a collection of board games, various outdoor games for temperate weather fun, and a vast collection of books to peruse if you need a break from textbooks.