Events at the Franciscan Guest House


Labor Day Raffle Drawing & Picnic with Live Music

Sunday September 1, 2019

The raffle tickets for the 18th Annual Summer Raffle are now available! To purchase tickets by mail, please fill out this FORM. Or tickets may be purchased after Mass on Sundays outside the Chapel entrance to St. Anthony’s Monastery or at the Franciscan Guest House Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm. Payment by cash or check made out to the Franciscan Monastery.

The Location for the annual raffle drawing and picnic is the Monastery lawn next to the Franciscan Guest House Hotel at 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk ME 04064, 207-967-4865.

Everyone is invited to enjoy one of the last days of summer on the Franciscan Monastery grounds with a picnic and free live music (TBD). Bring your own bag lunch or buy a picnic lunch provided by the Franciscan Guest House.

Drawing of the winning raffle tickets will start at 1 pm on Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. Grand Prize was $5,000 in 2019 with many other prizes. All proceeds benefit the upkeep of the Franciscan Monastery. Raffle tickets may be purchased for $50 at the Franciscan Guest House weekdays, 9 am to 5 pm or after Sunday Mass starting in June or using the at 2018 raffle form. Tickets subject to availability.  Please call 207-967-4865 to check ticket availability before mailing in raffle ticket order forms.

All are welcome to Franciscan Day!

August 24, 2019

Franciscan Day will be held at the Franciscan Guest House starting at 9 am. Come join us to celebrate a day of Franciscan life with prayer, speakers, food, music and fraternal joy! See the schedule here. For more information, call 207-967-4865.


Christmas Prelude – Candlelight Caroling

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6:30 pm

Location is St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery outside in front of the grotto at 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk ME 04064, 207-967-4865

Join the Franciscan Friars for an evening of Christmas songs by candlelight. Christmas Prelude starts Thursday November 31st and ends Sunday December 9th. Be sure to stay at the Franciscan Guest House during Prelude. Contact us for reservation prices and details. For more information about Christmas Prelude, click here.

Other Events


Knights of Lithuania Retreat

Lietuvos Vyciu isvaziuojamasis susirinkimas
Friday June 12th to Sunday June 14th, 2020.
Come join the New England Chapter of the Knights of Lithuania for their two day retreat.

4th of July on Kennebunk Beach

Come stay at the Guest House for 4th of July.  You wont have to worry about parking as you will be able to walk from the Guest House 5/8 mile down the sidewalk to the fireworks display at Kennebunk Beach. Parking is for Guests of the Franciscan Guest House only.  Three day stay required for guests overnight on 4th of July.


Ateitis Annual Lithuanian Cultural Week,

Ateities kasmetine Lietuviu kulturos savaite, 

Saturday August 1 through Friday August 8, 2020

Location is Franciscan Guest House Auditorium at 26 Beach Ave, Kennebunk, 207-967-4865

The annual concert series presented by the Lithuanian Ateitis organization and the Franciscan Monastery will be performed at the Franciscan Guest House Auditorium. All concerts are open to the public and free with an opportunity to make a donation at the door.

2019 Full Schedule of Concerts and Events in English (see schedule)

2019 Full Schedule of Concerts and Events in Lithuanian (see schedule)