The Portland Peninsula & Island Parishes are a diverse Roman Catholic community in Portland, Maine, made up of five parishes: four on the Portland Peninsula and one on Peaks Island in Portland Harbor. Each parish boasts of a robust community, a unique mission, and a proud tradition.
The five parishes include people of African, Italian, French, Hispanic, Polish, Irish, Vietnamese, and many other heritages. Parishioners are of diverse socio-economic levels, health, age, and states of life. While most reside in Portland, many live in communities outside of Portland and are drawn to our parishes because of the unique and rich spiritual and communal experiences they offer. The unique cultural identity and mission of each parish has been preserved, while celebrating the diversity that makes this community so rich.