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Registration forms are now available on the parish website under the Faith Formation/Religious Education tabs.  Please print and fill one out prior to the start of classes.  They can be dropped off or mailed to the parish office.  Registration fee checks should be made payable to &quo...

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Our seasonal contract for maintenance of the cemetery ends on Columbus Day, October 11th.  Please remove any items on or around a family headstone during this time.  Any items left out will be disposed of by the Parish.

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Parish Office Closed

Posted on October 13, 2021 in: General News

The Parish Office will be closed beginning noon on Wednesday, October 20th, and will reopen at 8:00 AM on Monday, November 1st.

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On Thursday, October 28th, beginning at 4:00 PM, Fr. Arockia will bless the graves at St. Mary Cemetery.  We will meet at Old St. Mary Church.  At this same time parishioners are welcome to bring any BLESSED items that need to be buried.  This is the proper way to dispose of blessed i...

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The 8:00 AM Mass on Saturday, October 9th, will be the last Mass of the season celebrated at Old St. Mary's.  The church will be closed until next summer season.

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First Friday Eucharistic Adoration

Posted on September 23, 2021 in: General News

Friday, October 1st, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in St. Mary Church.

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Creche Storage Donation Request

Posted on August 26, 2021 in: General News

The Knights of Columbus are seeking the donation of barn or garage space for the outside Creche displayed during the Christmas season in the Broad Street park.  Prior locations no longer are available to store the Creche.  Dimensions are:  8'+10" H x 7'+00" W x 17...

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Online Bereavement Support Group

Posted on September 10, 2021 in: General News

Catholic Charities NH will be starting its next online support group, "Bereavement - Experiencing Loss, Being Lost and Finding Your Way Again," a six-week program helping participants discover new ways to cope with loss, while creating opportunities to be supported and support others also ...

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Catholic Daughters Penny Sale

Posted on September 10, 2021 in: General News

Sunday, September 19th, St. Joseph Hall, 1:00 PM.  Doors open at 12:00 noon.  200 prizes.  Refreshments.

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First Friday Eucharistic Adoration in St. Mary Church 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Friday, September 3rd.

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Beginning the week of July 26th, the regular confessions scheule will resume.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available Saturdays from 3:00 to 3:45 PM.  Confessions will no longer be heard on Mondays and Fridays.

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It is with great sorrow that we say farewell to our beloved Deacon Paul who passed away on June 11, 2021, Feast of the Sacred Heart.  He was such a big part of St. Mary Parish and served the parishioners for several years, baptizing many of our children and marrying them as well!  He ...

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Saturday, August 28th from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Sunday, August 29th, 7:30 to 10:30 AM.  St. Mary Rectory Garage.  Aluminum cans only!  Please rinse out cans and do not crush them.  5 cent plastic soda bottles marked VT accepted.  Please check markings!

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Aware that the opportunity to participate in Sunday Mass is increasingly available and increasingly safe for our Catholic people, Bishop Libasci has joined the dioceses in the Boston Province in lifting hte dispensation of the Sunday and Holy Day Mass obligation, effective the weekend of June 19 and...

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Saturday July 24th from 3:00 to 4:00 PM - Sunday, July 25th from 7:30 to 10:30 AM -  Aluminum cans only! Please rinse out cans and do not crush them.  5 cent plastic soda bottles marked VT accepted.  Check markings!  Proceeds go to 2 seminarians and a postulant.

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Pilgrimage with Fr. John Loughnane and Sr. Dymphna October 16-25, 2021. This pilgrimage tour begins with four nights in Rome where you will visit St. Peter Basilica and other major basilicas, the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, and you will attend an audience with the Pope if he is in resid...

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Friday, July 2nd, in St. Mary Church.  Eucharistic Adoration from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 3:00 to 4:00 PM.  Benedictation at 4:00 PM.

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St. Mary High School Alumni are called to participate in Stevens Alumni Parade on Saturday October 2, 2021. A special organizational meeting will be held on Tuesday June 29, 2021, in St. Mary Gym in Claremont, NH. For more information contact Claire Lessard, Vice President of St. Mary Alumni Associa...

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The Knights of Columbus will be conducting their monthly aluminum can drive on Saturday, June 26th from 3:00 to 4:00 PM and Sunday, June 27th from 7:30 to 10:30 AM at the St. Mary Rectory Garage.  Aluminum cans only!  Please rinse out cans, do not crush them.  5 cent plastic bottles m...

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Third Order of St. Francis

Posted on April 15, 2021 in: General News

Dear Friends, Would you like to learn more about the secular Third Order of St. Francis? We would like to begin a Third Order in our parish. Please email Fr. John Loughnane at allsaints3@comcast.net for more information and to sign up. Without withdrawing from the world, the Third Order carries o...

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For those who may be struggling with job loss – or looking for the next opportunity – Catholic Charities NH is offering a free online support group to help you effectively navigate the complex job search process. “Unemployed: What Now? How do I Find A Job?” is a five- part se...

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Vigil for Life--5/22 @ Noon

Posted on May 18, 2021 in: General News

On May 22nd, from noon to 1:00 pm, we will have our monthly prayer vigil for life.  We will meet across from Planned Parenthood, Pleasant St., Claremont, NH. Come out and pray the rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the lives of precious children in the womb.

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No Confession Friday

Posted on May 18, 2021 in: General News

Unfortunately the Sacrament of Reconciliation will not be available this Friday (May 21st) due to schedule conflicts for both Fr. Shawn and Fr. Arockia.  Hopefully we will have a normal schedule for next week.

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Farewell from Deacon Paul

Posted on April 15, 2021 in: General News

All good things come to an end. I have been diagnosed with serious health issues that prevent me from continuing my deaconate responsibilities. I have thoroughly enjoyed my almost 19 years with you. I have baptized your children, married others and performed funerals of your loved ones. Please pray ...

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Geranium Sale

Posted on May 07, 2021 in: General News

Catholic Daughter of the Americas #892 19th Annual Geranium Sale Pink, White, Salmon, Red at $4.25 each Last day to order is May 15th Pick up only on May 20 and 21, 10 am-2 pm Call Arline Marro at 442-5933 to order. Checks payable to Catholic Daughters #892

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Claremont Prayer Vigil

Posted on April 22, 2021 in: General News

This coming Saturday, April 24th, 2021 is our Fourth Saturday prayer vigil across from Planned Parenthood, Pleasant St., Claremont, NH. We meet at noon and pray the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy for an end to abortion.

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Divorce/separation can be an uncomfortable and often misunderstood topic, and for those directly impacted, a painful process with many questions often left unanswered. Catholic Charities NH will be hosting its next online support group, “Divorce/ Separation: Why me? What can I do?” for t...

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Anniversary Celebration

Posted on April 01, 2021 in: General News

Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites couples celebrating any significant wedding anniversaries during the year 2021 to pray with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass via livestream on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. All registering couples will receive a certificate from the bishop recognizing their annive...

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Posted on April 01, 2021 in: General News

Divine Mercy Sunday April 11, 2021 St Mary Church Noon—3:00 PM      Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 2:00—2:45 PM       Confessions 3:00 PM                  Chaplet of Divine Mercy Benediction of...

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Easter Preparation & Schedule

Posted on March 19, 2021 in: General News

In preparation for Easter, the Diocese offers a Diocesan Day of Reconciliation.  Also, the schedule for the Easter Triduum is now available. To access these schedules, a page on our website contains this information.

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Catholic Italy Pilgrimage

Posted on January 29, 2021 in: General News

Join Fr. Michael Sartori on his very first St. Patrick Parish Pilgrimage. October 18-27, 2021 - 10 Days $3,999 from Boston Have questions about the pilgrimage? Want to book online, go to http://bit.ly/SartoriItaly

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CRS Rice Bowl Collection

Posted on March 05, 2021 in: General News

We have placed several Rice Bowls on the table in the back of the main entrance but will also have Rice Bowls available at the parish office. The bowls will need to be turned in by March 31st. It is preferred that bowls full with coins be turned into the parish office.

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Pro-Life Event

Posted on March 19, 2021 in: General News

On Saturday, March 27, we will have our 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 cultur...

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Schedule Changes

Posted on March 05, 2021 in: General News

The parish office will be closed beginning Wednesday, March 10th and will reopen on Thursday, March 18th. The church will be closed during the same time period, March 10th through the 17th. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will not be available on Monday, March 15th.

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Parish COVID Notice

Posted on February 06, 2021 in: General News

We are now required by diocesan protocol to issue this Parish COVID Notice as necessary.

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Sacred Heart Parish is hiring

Posted on January 21, 2021 in: General News

Think you would enjoy working in a small office? We're now looking for a part-time office assistant.  20 hours per week to start  Knowledge of Faith necessary Major duties will include, but are not limited to, general administrative work, paying bills, and maintaining various parish dat...

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Online Support Group

Posted on January 29, 2021 in: General News

For those still struggling to manage daily life with the COVID-19 crisis, Catholic Charities NH is hosting another “Coping with COVID” online support group for parishioners across the Diocese. The (free) five-session program, held on Zoom, provides key information and coping strategies t...

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Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life

Posted on February 19, 2021 in: General News

Saturday, February 27-- Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life Across from Planned Parenthood, 136 Pleasant St., Claremont, NH 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. Please con...

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2021 Virtual Mardi Gras

Posted on January 14, 2021 in: General News

You are invited to be a part of the Virtual Mardi Gras Celebration! Our annual signature event benefits Catholic Charities NH and the hundreds of individuals and families in need that we support. Being online this year, it’s easier to join in on the fun. Register today at www.cc-nh.org/mard...

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On Friday, February 5th, St. Joseph Church will celebrate Mass at 8:30 AM.  Adoration will be at St. Mary Church from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Confessions at St. Mary Church will be from 3:00 to 4:00 PM.

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Wednesday Mass Change

Posted on January 26, 2021 in: General News

Due to the snowfall expected overnight, even though hopefully not a significant amount, Fr. Shawn has moved the time for the Wednesday Mass from 7:30 am to 12:10 pm.  Those of you who normally attend daily Mass, please be sure to make note of the change.

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Pro-Life Event

Posted on January 14, 2021 in: General News

Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life Saturday, January 23rd from Noon to 1:00 pm across 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. Please co...

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THANK YOU!

Posted on January 07, 2021 in: General News

I would like to say thank you for the many Christmas gifts, cards, and goodies this season. Your generosity is always very much appreciated but especially during this past year! As we enter a new year, let us pray that it may be one filled with God’s blessings and grace for each one of us. You...

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1/8/21 Confession Notice

Posted on January 08, 2021 in: General News

Fr. Shawn’s schedule for this afternoon has changed unexpectedly and Fr. Arockia is not in town, so we will have to cancel confessions for today.  Also due to the above issues, confessions will be cancelled for Monday, January 11th.

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Save the Date!

Posted on July 16, 2021 in: General News

The St. Mary Craft Fair will be held Saturday, November 13th.  Stay tuned for more information!

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