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Blue tickets are now available at the Parish Office for the $1500.00 Grand Prize!             1 ticket        $1.00             6 tickets      $5.00            12 tickets    $10.00    ...

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On Thursday, November 2nd, the Church celebrates All Souls Day. Join us in St. Mary’s Cemetery at 5:30 p.m. that day as Fr. Shawn and Fr. Arockia bless the cemetery and remember our loved ones as we pray the Rosary together. We will meet at the statue of Our Lady in the cemetery. Everyone is welcome to share in this beautiful tra...

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Jubilee Day of Renewal—Sat. Oct. 28 Rivers of Living Water Join us at Ste. Marie Church, Manchester, from 8-3:30 for our annual Day of Renewal. Holy Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Marc Montminy at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Miracle Healing Service with Dr. Bob Sawyer from the Diocese of Baltimore, and a “hand-on” experi...

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We will be having our Saturday Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life on October 28th across from Planned Parenthood at 136 Pleasant St., Claremont, NH from Noon to 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to come and witness for life and pray the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the unborn and to convert the culture of death.  The teachings o...

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Eggs to Order Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 1820 Sunday—October 22, 2017 7:00—10:00 AM St. Mary’s Gym Adults                      $8.00 Under 10                 $4.00 Under 3     ...

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Bishop Libasci is appealing to all of us in the Diocese of Manchester for our generosity, prayers and sacrifice in support of the Pope's missions worldwide on World Mission Sunday, October 22nd.  He has sent a letter that is available for you to read.

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Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all couples who are celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond Wedding Anniversary (anytime during the year 2017) to attend a Special Anniversary Mass. This celebration will be held on October 15, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester. If you are celebrating your 25th, 3...

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Please join us on Saturday, October 14th, from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM at Broad Street Park in Claremont, for the 2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade. Our nation is in great need of public prayer, repentance, and conversion. In this historic year of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017), we ask God to save America through the Rosary ...

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Mass followed by Rosary with Petitions and Veneration of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions:  Friday, October 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary Parish  This will be the last service for the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions. Under the mandate of Pope ...

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The diocese is changing the age of Confirmation to third grade.  This change will not take place within the next year (2017-2018).  A transition will begin after this and over the next 3 years. The purpose for the change is to restore the order that the sacraments of initiation were intended to be celebrated: Baptism, Confirm...

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I wish to sincerely thank the numerous people who donated items for the annual yard sale. I would also like to extend my deep appreciation to the parishioners who worked tirelessly for weeks preparing for the event and to those who worked the day of the sale. With these combined efforts we were able to raise $10,600.00 for St. Mary’...

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This is an invitation to help the Sisters of Mercy with a project Partnering with the Women of Haiti Art Raffle to benefit women and families in Plaisance, Haiti. A $5.00 ticket gives you a chance to win one of 6 different pieces of art which will be randomly drawn on October 22, 2017, at the Haiti Breakfast in Jaffrey. Sr. Louise F...

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Rosary with Petitions and Veneration of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions will be Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Church.

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Gigantic Indoor Yard Sale St. Mary’s Gym Saturday, September 9, 2017  8:00 AM to 2:00 PM Over 100 Tables--Thousands of Items for Sale! Lay Away Service and Carry-Out Service Food/Beverages 

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Each year Bishop Libasci celebrates Mass for homeschool families. Join us this year at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Thursday, September 7, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. 
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It is time to register for Religious Education classes for 2017/2018 year.  The Registration form is now available on our website.  You can print it out, complete it and drop it in the collection basket at Mass or at the Parish Office with payment; or you can scan it and email it to our Parish Office and make your payment online...

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There will be a kick-off meeting on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 @ 6:00 PM in the gym to prepare for our 10th annual yard sale. In order to achieve a successful event we need volunteers to set up and clean over (100) tables. In addition, there will be sign-up forms for volunteers who wish to commit to dates/times for the collection of th...

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On Sunday, August 13, 2017, at 3:00 pm, we will be saying the Rosary with Petitions and Veneration of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions her at St. Mary Parish. 100th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions--Plenary indulgences aplenty Under the mandate of Pope Francis, the C...

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Join Father John Loughnane, pastor of All Saints Parish, for a trip to Branson, Missouri – Sept. 16-24, 2017. The cost is only $749 per person, double occupancy (9 days and 8 nights). Cost includes Motor Coach transportation... 8 nights lodging including 4 consecutive nights in the Branson area…14 meals including 8 breakfasts...

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One of our parishioners, Sharon Wood, sent in photos of the picnic to be shared with all.  These photos can now be viewed on our website.  Thank you, Sharon Wood, for sharing your beautiful photos with all of us!

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Catholic Homeschool Conference – July 28, 2017 The IHM New England Homeschool Conference will be held at the University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn and Conference Center, 50 Warren Street, in Lowell, on Friday, July 28th (12:00pm – 6:00pm). This is the perfect event for those who are curious and want to discover more about ...

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DAYSPRING opens Claremont GRACE HOUSE Sunday 07/23rd at 3:00 pm After years of legal wrangling, repairs, and renovations, the Dayspring Pregnancy Center of Upper Valley's GRACE HOUSE facility for young first time mothers and their partners is being dedicated this coming Sunday, 07/23 at 3:00 pm at it's location on 207 Pleasa...

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On Saturday, July 22nd at Noon-1 pm, there will be a Vigil for Life across the street from Planned Parenthood, 136 Pleasant St., Claremont, NH. All are welcome to come witness for life and pray the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the unborn and to convert the culture of death in our country and across the globe.

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The message of Fatima spread throughout the world after World War II largely through the Pilgrim Virgin Statue tours which began in 1947. Their purpose then, as today, is to bring the graces of Fatima and Our Lady’s message of hope, peace and salvation to those many thousands of people who may never have an opportunity to make a pil...

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There will be an Inter-Parish Picnic for St. Joseph’s and St. Mary’s on Sunday, July 16th from 3-6 pm at St. Joseph Parish, Elm Street, Claremont, NH. This event is sponsored by Knights of Columbus.  Everyone is invited! 

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Karl A. Scultz, author of thirteen books, EWTN teaching series host, and an international lecturer on biblical spirituality and theology, will be giving a presentation entitled: “Mary and Joseph as Models of Lectio Divina: Praying the Word with the Holy Family.”  He will explore the seminal Catholic process for prayerfull...

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The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a “Fortnight for Freedom,” a 14-day period of prayer, education, and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21 to July 4. This is a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution b...

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Join us on our Annual Pilgrimage to Canada July 31 through August 3, 2017.  The cost is just $445 (per person). We will be visiting the Shrines of Sacred Heart (Beauvoir), Notre-Dame-du-Cap, St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal and Sainte Anne-de-Beaupre, Quebec City.  Cost includes Accommodations based on double occupancy, two ...

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Fr. Lance Harlow will be conducting a Healing Service at LaSalette Shrine in Enfield, NH, on Sunday, June 25th, beginning at 2:00 p.m. Everyone is invited!
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In June our prayer-witness vigils for Life are as follows: Claremont NH:  (Always on Fourth Saturday of each month, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm) June:     Fourth Saturday June 24th from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm. Where:  Across the street from Claremont Planned Parenthood at 136 Pleasant Street. What:    Witnes...

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St. Mary’s Cursillo group will be meeting on Friday, June 23rd, at 7:00 pm in St. Joseph’s Hall on 60 Elm St., Claremont. The Cursillo group from St. Patrick’s in Newport will also be joining us. Anyone who is interested in the Cursillo movement is welcome to attend. Contact Sue Ann Forcier at 603-477-9311 or sueforci...

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Catholic Daughters of the Americas is having their ANNUAL GERANIUM SALE.  Geraniums are available in four colors: Red, Pink, White and Salmon.  The cost is $4 for each 4" pot. Place your order by May 15th.  Delivery or pick-up will be on May 23rd or 24th. Call Arline Marro at 542-5933 or the Parish Office at...

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The Knights of Columbus will be sponsoring a Roast Pork Dinner on Saturday, May 20th, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at St. Mary's Gymnasium on Central Street, Claremont, NH.  They will be serving Salad, Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes Vegetable and Dessert.  The donation is: Adults $10 / Children under 12 $5. Come out ...

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At the recent Knights of Columbus State of New Hampshire convention in Nashua, KofC Claremont Fr. Cote Council 1820 was recognized with an Award for its Community Service project assisting a St. Mary's parishioner with needed roof repairs and a new shingled roof!   The award features the KofC Third Degree insignia and a pictur...

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Join us! We’re building a team from St. Mary’s 11th Annual 5K Walk & Fun Run Saturday, May 6th, Walk begins at 10:00 AM Starting at Claremont Middle School Turning Points Network provides 24-hour services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking, as well as education and outreach for the comm...

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National Day of Prayer and Protest Against Planned Parenthood Saturday, April 29   Pro-life leaders in Washington are fighting to strip Planned Parenthood, the nationa's largest abortion chain, of their federal funding.  But they need our help to do it!   Join us as on April 29 we support this historic ef...

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We will begin collecting Rice Bowls beginning April 1st and would like to have all bowls collected by April 16th. Please leave your Rice Bowl in the basket in front of the altar or bring to the Parish Office Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm. Please make all checks payable to Catholic Relief Services-CRS Rice Bowl.

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Parishes throughout our Diocese schedule time on Monday of Holy Week to provide additional opportunities for the faithful to participate in the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to celebrating Easter. This year our parishes will be open on Wednesday, April 12th, at the following times: St. Joseph’s:  9:00-10:30 am St. Ma...

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DAYSPRING Pregnancy Center of the Upper Valley is having their 35th Annual Spring Fundraising Banquet ! This non-denominational Christian Pro-Life pregnancy care center operates their two clinics in West Lebanon and Claremont NH (Moody Bldg 3rd Floor) and the Grace House birthing center in Claremont without government assistance or ...

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Come join Deacon Jim Wilton for an hour of Adoration, Rosary and Teachings/Meditations.  We will gather in St. Mary's Church on Wednesdays during Lent.(March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5) from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.

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On Friday, March 31st, the Knights of Columbus #1820 will sponsor a Baked Stuffed Haddock Dinner in St. Mary's Gym from 5:00 to 6:30 pm to benefit repair of the Adoration Chapel porch. Menu: Baked stuffed haddock, baked potatoes, green beens, coleslaw, rolls, butternut squash, dessert, and drinks.  Adults: $10 / Children un...

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“Be still and know He is God” - Psalm 46:10  Come seek God in the silence. Join us as we taste and see that the Lord is good—finding our hearts and souls refreshed in this time set apart to hear from God. Place: Joseph House Date:   March 31—April 1, 2017 Time:   Friday 5:30 pm to Saturda...

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All are invited to take a deeper look at sin and virtue by taking part in the DVD series, “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues.” This will take place each Tuesday in the month of March, beginning March 7th (March 7, 14, 21, and 28).  We will meet at St. Joseph’s in the church hall on Elm St. from 6-7 PM. &nbs...

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On Friday, March 24, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm there will be a Soup and Sandwich Lenten Dinner in St. Mary's gym.   This dinner will be sponsored by the religious ed students and families as a fundraiser.  The cost of the meal is a free-will donation. Students will be leading Stations of the Cross at 6:30 in th...

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There will be a Mass and Men’s Breakfast to celebrate Feast of St. Joseph on Saturday, March 18th beginning at 7:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, Pine and Lowell Streets, Manchester, NH. Bishop Libasci is inviting men of the Diocese of Manchester to Holy Mass and breakfast at St. Joseph Cathedral to celebrate the Feast of St. Jos...

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On Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 3:00 PM, we will have a Service at St. Mary Parish in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Fatima apparitions. We will say the Rosary with Petitions and Veneration of the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima. 

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New England Classical Academy is holding their annual Open House for prospective families on Thursday, March 2, from 4 PM to 6 PM. Come learn about what we do, talk to teachers and students, ask questions, and see a few demonstrations that relate the beauty of the classical education provided at NECA. The school is located at 18 Centra...

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Join us for our Annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper! Fat Tuesday, February 28, 2017 St. Mary's Gym, Central St., Claremont Serving Scrambled Eggs, Pancakes and Sausage (The Full Boat) 5pm - 7pm Admission: Free Will Donation

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On Saturday, February 25th, at noon, the vigil is scheduled to meet across the street from Planned Parenthood at 136 Pleasant Street, Claremont, NH.   We will pray for the unborn and an end to abortion.  This is a powerful opportunity to do the Lord's work in our community on a monthly basis.  We have signs...

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As you will recall, Jesus told us "I thirst"; when he was on the cross. He was not speaking of a bodily thirst, as Mother Theresa revealed, but a thirst for our love and devotion to Him. Deep down we all have a thirst or craving for love that we may mistakenly believe are desires for things of the flesh. This spring, during L...

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Please call the Parish Office from Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 1 PM to let us know any dates that you will not be able to serve from March 4, 2017 to June 4 2017. The Easter schedule will be determined at a later date. These schedules will be left at the back of the church on the weekend of February 25-26.  Any schedules not pic...

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Junior Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be having a Family Pot-Luck Supper at St. Joseph's Church on Saturday, February 18, at 6:30 PM.  This is for Education Awards on National Junior CDA Day.   Bring your favorite dish or salad.  Beverage and dessert are provided.  Everyone welcome! 

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The Knights of Columbus Council #1820 will be having a Spaghetti & Meatball Supper on Saturday, February 18th, following the 4:00 pm Mass at St. Mary's Gymnasium.
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There is a new group forming at St. Patrick Church in Newport.  The focus will be on fostering a relationship with the Holy Spirit and in joyful community with each other.  We will meet every 2nd Wednesday at Assumption Hall beginning on February 8th from 7:00- 9:00 PM.   Come give glory to God throug...

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The Knights of Columbus will be having a Valentines Day Social on February 6, 2017, at Pleasant Street Restaurant, Claremont, NH. Call Ed Small at 542-2235, if you can make it.
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There will be a March for Life Mass in Manchester, NH on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:10 PM.  Bishop Peter A. Libasci will celebrate Mass at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester to join our prayers in New Hampshire for a world where every human life is valued and protected with those who will march in Washington. Aft...

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The Community Mass for January has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 21st at 8:00 AM.  Sorry for any inconvenience.
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On January 15, 2017 we will be having an Eggs to Order Breakfast from 7:00-10:00 AM in St Mary’s Gym, Claremont, NH. Adults $8.00, Children $10.00, Under 3– Free. Menu: Eggs to order, omelets, toast, homefries, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, juice & coffee. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 1820. All proceeds wi...

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