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In September, 2018, a new grades pre-K through 12 Catholic school, John Paul II Academy, will be opening.  It will be located in the St. Mary School building across the street from St. Mary Church, Central St., Claremont, NH. We will offer an exceptional Liberal Arts curriculum, designed to bring joy, wonder and creativity to ...

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The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, May 28th, in honor of Memorial Day. 
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LaSalette Shrine, Enfield, NH May 26, 27, 2018 Many Religious items such as Religious Books, Series of Angels, Fontanini Religious Sets and more will be on sale at the Shrine Gift Shop, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, from 12 Noon-4:00 PM.

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We will be having our monthly Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life. When:   Saturday, May 26th Where:  Across from Planned Parenthood 136 Pleasant St., Claremont, NH Time:    Noon to 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to come witness for life and pray the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the unborn and to ...

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The Catholic Daughters of the Americas are having their 2018 Annual Geranium Sale.  $4.00 per 4” pot Red, Pink, White, Violet, Salmon Delivery or pick-up will be either May 23rd or 24th Last date to order—May 15th Make checks payable to Catholic Daughters #892— Contact: Arline Marro 542-5933 or St. Mary Rec...

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A day long program for couples who are thinking about remarriage and for engaged couples who plan to remarry. Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM St. Pius X Parish Center, 165 Sarto Street, Manchester Fee: $80.00 per couple Contact Alyse Hlasny by email, call 663-0108 or download a registration form. 

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On Sunday, May 6th, following the 10:30 AM Mass, representatives from the Diocese will be here to speak about the Restore, Renew, Proclaim program. They will answer any questions you may have about the restored order implemented by Bishop Libasci as a diocesan-wide initiative for strengthening lifelong Faith Formation and celebrating t...

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Thursday evenings – April 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm St. Joseph Church (Downstairs Hall) 58 Elm St. Claremont, NH $10.00 per person/ $15.00 per couple (financial help available) “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled ...

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Dayspring Pregnancy Center of the Upper Valley continues to provide a wonderful program to pregnant women in need! They offer many resources which include counseling, ultrasounds, options for adoption, maternity/family training, baby items which include clothing and much more! They are able to help women with their pregnancy and also allo...

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In preparation for the celebration of Easter, the Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available at the following times and locations in the Upper Valley Deanery: FRIDAY, MARCH 23RD  St. Patrick, Newport: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM MONDAY, MARCH 26TH St. Joseph, Claremont: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ...

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On Saturday,  March 24th, we will have our monthly Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life across from Planned Parenthood, 136 Pleasant St., Claremont, NH, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. 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. 

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Bishop Libasci invites the men of the Diocese to join him in celebrating the Feast of St. Joseph on Saturday, March 17th at St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester from 7:30 to 10:30 AM.   For more information, call the Parish Office at (603) 542-9518.

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We have some very exciting news from the Bishop.  Rather than explain it to you, we are providing the link so you can read the Bishop's letter for yourself.  
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Our Parish has a gift for you.  You now have access to the best Catholic audio talks, movies, ebooks, and video-based studies from trusted providers like Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, Catholic Answers, Sophia Institute Press, St. Paul Center, and more! To register, all you need to do is go to our HOME page and click on the ...

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Come together with other Catholic Women throughout the Diocese on March 3rd, 9:00-11:30 AM, for a Lenten Morning of Reflection Breakfast, where we will reflect on the Lenten season as a journey of hope. For more information, call the Parish Office at  (603) 542-9518.

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The Knights of Columbus Council 1820 will sponsor a Spaghetti & Meatball Supper at St. Mary’s Gym on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM. Dinner includes: spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad, desserts and beverages. Advance tickets will be sold after each weekend Mass, at the Parish Office and ...

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The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, February 19th, in honor of Presidents’ Day. 
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CELEBRATE!! 92nd NATIONAL JCDA DAY CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS FAMILY POT-LUCK FEAST SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2018 MASS AT 5:00 PM—FOOD AT 6:00 PM ST. JOSEPH CHURCH HALL—58 Elm Street Open to all who enjoy a pot-luck feast. Everyone welcome!! Bring your favorite dish. Dessert and beverage provided. 

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Into the Desert with Christ: A Lenten Day of Reflection  On Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, at St. Denis Parish in Hanover, NH, please join Fr. Edmund McCullough, OP, and Brother Henry Stephan, OP, for a day of prayer, reflection and preparation as we enter into our Lenten journey. Mass, two spiritual ...

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Join us for our Annual Mardi Gras Pancake Supper! Fat Tuesday, February 13, 2018 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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"As part of the Bishop’s vision and pastoral plan, the strengthening of Catholic Identity is directly connected to the strengthening of Catholic Schools. We have been asked to voluntarily take up this collection this year. I have agreed." As part of the Bishop’s vision and pastoral plan, the strengthening of Catho...

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We will be having our Saturday Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life on January 27th 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.  ...

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Thank you to all who continue to support the St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Many people have benefited from your generosity.   Their needs right now include baby diapers (all sizes), paper towels and canned fish and meats (tuna, spam, chicken and canned ham).  These can be left inside the church door. God bless yo...

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Many people contributed to the beautiful celebrations of the birth of Our Lord and the Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God.  Our heartfelt gratitude to Sue Forcier and everyone who helped decorate the church, those who sang in the choir directed by Joe Labrecque, and the many lectors, servers, ushers and those quiet behind-the-scen...

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There will be no RELIGIOUS ED classes on JANUARY 7th. Classes will resume on JANUARY 14th.   
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On Saturday, June 2nd, Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 2:00 PM. We will pray a special Rosary for vocations and hear scripture and meditations on the important responsibility we all have to pray for vocations to the priesthood. Every parish in the diocese has been asked to set aside...

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Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, author of "33 Days to Morning Glory" is coming to St. Mary Parish!  Fr. Gaitley will be a leading a Mercy & Mary Retreat unpacking the secrets of this Time of Mercy.  Fr. Gaitley is a renowned, dynamic speaker.  This is an all-day event Saturday, June 30th, with the first retreat c...

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