St. Michael Parish in Augusta will offer a series of special events in the coming weeks to help people to learn, act and pray on the life and dignity of the human, according to a news release from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

A virtual session scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, will explore the topic and feature prayer and reflection. The session is sponsored by the St. Michael Parish Social Justice Commission and is open to all. To register, email Gina Czerwinski at the parish at [email protected].

As part of its commitment to upholding the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death, St. Michael Parish will collect diapers (especially size 5) and baby wipes to support the Open Arms Pregnancy Center in Augusta, which offers encouragement and support to pregnant women and young families.

All the center’s services, including ultrasounds and prenatal care, are provided free of charge.

Collection boxes for items will be available in each parish church (St. Augustine Church, Augusta; St. Mary Church, Augusta; St. Joseph Church, Gardiner; Sacred Heart Church, Hallowell; St. Denis Church, Whitefield; St. Francis Xavier Church, Winthrop) through May 22.

A prayer service focused on the life and dignity of the human will be held on Tuesday, June 28, at St. Mary Church, l41 Western Ave., Augusta. The service will begin at 7 p.m. and will also be livestreamed at

For more information, call the parish at 207-623-8823.