Area churches will celebrate Holy Week with in-person, online, television, and drive-in style options.
From the Greater Bay Area Ministerium: There will be no community wide Good Friday service or Easter Sunrise service traditionally held at the Belfast Boathouse sponsored by the Greater Bay Area Ministerium, due to the Covid virus and recent increase in cases in Waldo County.
Following is a listing of what some of the area churches are doing for Holy Week.
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
Maundy Thursday service will be a Zoom service at 7 p.m.
Good Friday will also be a Zoom service at 7 p.m.
People can call or email the church office to obtain a link to the services.
Easter Eve with Vigil fire will be held outside at 7 p.m. (weather permitting) or inside via Zoom.
Easter Sunday service will be via Zoom, at 9:30 a.m., and will include the baptism of a child.
St. Francis Catholic Church
Holy Thursday service would be led by Father Hyacinth with Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m.
Good Friday will include Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil will be at 8 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Hope in Camden.
Easter will be at 8:30 a.m. at St. Francis.
All these services will be held in-person as well as available online on Facebook or Youtube.
St. Bernards, in Rockland, will have a drive-in Mass at 11 a.m.
Good Friday will have a “Way of Sorrows” (similar to stations of the cross) set up on the church front lawn (104 Church St.). All are invited to come and walk through as a meditation of the sorrows Jesus faced and which we have faced this past year. It will be available Thursday through Saturday before Easter. There will also be a recorded service shown on Good Friday, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., on the local access TV station (Spectrum cable channel #2) as well as available on the First Church website (www.firstchurchinbelfast.org) and Facebook page.
The First Church Easter service will be a recorded service available online, at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., on the local access TV station. You can find all the First Church services archived online at Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/showcase/1947758