Chaplaincy Services at the Maine Correctional Center
Every effort is made to honor the spiritual traditions of each prisoner. Prisoners requesting chaplaincy services are to fill out a request form and direct it to the chaplain’s office. All worship services have open attendance and are subject to change so please be mindful of announcements made to address these changes.
Monthly Notification of all services is posted in the housing units. Additional programs such as concerts, special guest speakers, educational forums and films are posted as well.
Bible Study classes and Native American Studies are available as scheduled. Sign Ups are coordinated
through the chaplain’s office. Each week a calendar of classes, times and locations is published. Sign ups for the class need to be made through the chaplain’s office.
Clergy Connections for prisoners who already have an established relationship with a worship community or would like to talk with a clergy person of a faith not already represented at MCC may ask for a visit by completing a request form.
Grief Counseling – Losing a family member or friend while incarcerated can be a very difficult experience. Chaplains are available for meeting with inmates. Periodically, grief support groups will meet for a specific period of time. Referrals to these groups may be made by staff and by self referral.
Healing and Reconciliation Services will be available at certain times in both the Episcopal and Roman Catholic Traditions and are open to all.
Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Direction
Individuals who wish may request to meet with a chaplain for religious consultation, pastoral counseling and spiritual direction.
Religious Education Classes regarding forms of prayer, theological reflection, spiritual journaling, and other topics that will strengthen ones spiritual journey are offered periodically. Suggestions from prisoners are welcome and programs developed will reflect those needs.
Religious Items may be distributed from the chaplain’s office when we have access to them. Some acceptable religious articles are available through the commissary. Requests for religious items may be made but there is no guarantee that we will be able to meet the requests.
The Chapel at the Maine Correctional Center is of a multi purpose design in order to accommodate any religious denominational service. Services are also available at other sites at MCC.
Buddhist Meditation Group (for men) meets the second and fourth Saturday of each month from 9:15-10:45 in the Sally Port Classroom.
Episcopal Service (Communion) is celebrated on Monday at 5:10 PM at the Women’s Center, on Monday evening at 6:45 PM for the men in the chapel and on Tuesday at 3 PM in CRA.
Inter-denominational Christian Services are held on Sundays for men in the Chapel at 8:30AM. and in the Women’s Center at 9:45 AM.
Islamic Services are held in the Chapel monthly usually on Fridays.
Jehovah Witnesses meet every Sunday at 12:45 PM for the men and at 1 PM in the Women’s Center
Native American Sacred Rituals are practiced by the men on Thursday in the Chapel at 12:30 PM and by the women on Mondays at 3:30 PM and alternating weeks on Wednesdays at 5 PM in the Women’s Center.
Roman Catholic Services and / or distribution of Holy Communion are conducted on Saturday at 6:30 PM in RA and the Women’s Center and at 6:45 PM in the Chapel.
Wicca Spirituality Gathering is held monthly in the Chapel on Wednesdays.
How to contact us…
Marian Zimmerman, RSM, Chaplain
The Rev. Aaron Perkins, Chaplain
Maine Correctional Center
17 Mallison Falls Road
Windham, ME. 04062