Events at the Franciscan Guest House

November 11 –  “The Ultimate Sacrifice” will be shown at the Franciscan Formation Building at 4:30pm, followed by a Lithuanian Family Fall Dinner at the Franciscan Guest House.

Advance registration is required by November 6, via email    This is a joint sponsored event by the Franciscan Monastery and US Lithuanian Community “Atlantas” Chapter.





Christmas Prelude – Candlelight Caroling

Saturday, December 2, 2017, 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 December 1st and ends Sunday December 10th. 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.

Knights of Lithuania Retreat

Lietuvos Vyciu isvaziuojamasis susirinkimas

Friday June 8th to Sunday June 10th, 2018.

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 4 through Friday August 10, 2018

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 with an opportunity to make a free-will donation at the door. This year there will be piano and vocal recital on Saturday August 5 at 8:15 PM, a swing time jazz quartet on Tuesday August 8 at 7:30 PM, and a final with classical string and piano concert on Friday August 11 at 7:30 PM.  In addition to the concerts, there will be a series of lectures on various topics some of which will be presented in English and some will be presented in Lithuanian only. Please check the schedules below for concert and lecture descriptions, dates and times. 

CLICK HERE for Schedule of Concerts and Events in English

CLICK HERE for Schedule of Concerts and Events in Lithuanian

Labor Day Raffle Drawing & Picnic with Live Music

Sunday September 2, 2018

The Raffle Tickets are Sold and prizes were awarded for 2017.  Year 2017 was another successful season for the raffle and we thank all who purchased tickets and donated prizes. We will publish the new info for 2018 in spring of 2018.   

The Location for the annual 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 2017 with many other prizes. All proceeds benefit the upkeep of the Franciscan Monastery. Raffle tickets were purchased for $50 at the Franciscan Guest House weekdays, 9 am to 4 pm or after Sunday Mass starting in June or using the attached raffle mail in form.  RaffleOrderForm2017  Tickets subject to availability.  Please call 207-967-4865 to check ticket availability before mailing in raffle ticket order forms.