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2018 Summer Camp

Posted on December 20, 2017 in: General News

Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls are now accepting online registrations for the 2018 summer season. The camps, located in the Lakes Region of NH, offer 2-week overnight sessions for children, ages 6-15. For more information or to request a brochure and DVD, contact Michael Drumm at 603-364-5851 or email mdrumm@campsfatimabernadette.org. You can also visit us on the web at www.campsfatimabernadette.org . Please don’t wait as sessions do fill up quickly. There are flyers available at all church entrances.

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EDUCATION CONTEST

Posted on December 14, 2017 in: General News

Art, Essay, Computer Art, Poetry, Music and Photography are the categories included in the Education Contest sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Any student, boy or girl, in grades 4-12 is eligible to enter the contest. There are 3 divisions according to grade level and a student may enter more than one category. Awards are given for each division in each category. The 2017 themes are “The Lord has done great things for us, we are filled with joy” Psalm 125 or “Finding joy in my life.” Here is an opportunity for students to apply their talents, their lively imagination and freedo...

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Eggs to Order Breakfast

Posted on December 27, 2017 in: General News

Eggs to Order Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 1820 Sunday—January 14, 2018 7:00—10:00 AM St. Mary’s Gym Adults         $8.00 Under 10    $4.00 Under 3       Free Menu:  Eggs to order, toast, homefries, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, juice, coffee.

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Advent “Tree of Life” 2017

Posted on December 20, 2017 in: General News

Monetary donations are still being accepted until December 31. Thank you all for your generosity in helping to make Christmas a little brighter for our local families who are struggling. They will enjoy wrapping the gifts that you have so thoughfully chosen and presenting them to their children on Christmas morning. The Claremont Kiwanis Club is the organization that coordinated the giving of about 800 clothing gifts and many toys too! St. Mary’s is the largest donor since we purchased over 200 clothing gifts this year. We couldn’t do it without the help of so many of you! May the joy you have shared with other...

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Holiday Pecan Sale

Posted on November 13, 2017 in: General News

Holiday Pecan Sale Sponsored by: The Catholic Daughters of the Americas ~DELICIOUS~ 8 oz chocolate covered, glazed, cinnamon glazed, and turtles $8.00 16 oz plain $11.00bag 12 oz plain $9.00/bag Pecan rolls $4.50 each Walnuts $9.00/bag 7-way variety tins $25.00 each 12 oz roasted and salted jumbo cashews $9.00/bag Contact: Arline Marro at 542-5933 or St. Mary Parish Office at  542-9518.  Make checks payable to: Catholic Daughters #892 

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“Medieval Christmas”

Posted on December 07, 2017 in: General News

“Medieval Christmas" December 22nd at 5:30 PM St. Mary's Gym, Claremont, NH  New England Classical Academy students invite you to share “A Medeival Christmas” with songs and stories from long ago. All are welcome to this free event.

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Confession Change for Dec. 16

Posted on December 07, 2017 in: General News

During the weekend of the Third Sunday of Advent (December 16-17), Father Shawn will be hearing confessions and celebrating the Masses at St. Joseph’s. Father Arockia will be hearing confessions and celebrating the Masses at St. Mary’s.  The schedule for Confession has not changed: St. Mary's: Saturday--3:00-3:45 PM St. Joseph's:  Saturday--4:00-4:45 PM

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Inter-Parish Christmas Caroling

Posted on November 21, 2017 in: General News

Join us on Sunday, December 17th at 3:00 PM in St. Mary’s Church as we sing Christmas Carols led by the choirs of St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s and parish Religious Ed children. Afterwards, at 4:00 PM, there will be a light reception in St. Mary’s gym with hot chocolate, Christmas cookies, and other goodies. If you would like to show off your bakings skills and provide a goodie for the event, please contact the St. Mary Parish Office at 542-9518. All are welcome to participate in this joyful occasion of singing traditional Catholic Christmas carols and enjoying the company of other parishione...

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La Tourtière

Posted on December 07, 2017 in: General News

Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 1820 December 16th 5-7 PM at the Claremont Senior Center Menu: Pork Pie, French Onion Soup, Salad, Desserts, and Beverages Music by Johnny Morin and Friends Cost is $10.00 per person 

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Respect Life Essay Contest

Posted on November 13, 2017 in: General News

ATTENTION STUDENTS — $600!! The NH Knights of Columbus is once again sponsoring a Student Respect Life Essay contest. The contest is open to any Jr-High (grades 6, 7, 8) and Sr-High (grades 9, 10, 11, 12) student in NH. The NH Knights of Columbus will make up to six cash awards of $100.00. The theme is “How would you respond to claims that Pro-Life denies a woman’s ‘choice’?” DEALINE: Midnight, December 15, 2017. RULES: Essays may not be longer than 500 words; typed, and submitted as a PDF or Word Document and emailed to matu19@comcast.net. Include student name, age, grade, scho...

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Advent Penance Service

Posted on November 21, 2017 in: General News

On Sunday, December 10th, at 3:00 PM at St. Mary’s Church there will be Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Both Fr. Shawn and Fr. Arockia will be available for confession.

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ADVENT “TREE OF LIFE” 2017

Posted on November 21, 2017 in: General News

Gifts must be returned to the Church or parish office no later than noon on Sunday December 10th.  Monetary donations are still being accepted until December 31. Thank you all for your generosity in helping to make Christmas a little brighter for our local families who are struggling. They will enjoy wrapping the gifts that you have so thoughfully chosen and presenting them to their children on Christmas morning. The Claremont Kiwanis Club is the organization that is coordinating the giving of about 800 clothing gifts and many toys too! St. Mary’s is the largest donor since we purchased over 200 cloth...

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EDUCATION CONTEST

Posted on November 13, 2017 in: General News

Art, Essay, Computer Art, Poetry, Music and Photography are the categories included in the Education Contest sponsored by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Any student, boy or girl, in grades 4-12 is eligible to enter the contest. There are 3 divisions according to grade level and a student may enter more than one category. Awards are given for each division in each category. The 2017 themes are “The Lord has done great things for us, we are filled with joy” Psalm 125 or “Finding joy in my life.” Here is an opportunity for students to apply their talents, their lively imagination and freedo...

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Discernment Meeting on 11/20@6:30pm

Posted on November 15, 2017 in: General News

On Monday evening, November 20th at 6:30pm, there will be a meeting in St. Mary’s Church for those parishioners who may be interested in serving on a committee for the reopening of St. Mary School. Bishop Libasci has given his permission to reopen the school in August, 2018.  His goal is to reestablish a strong Catholic identity in our Diocese. The foundation work was done by a small committee and now additional members are needed to implement the vision.  This Discernment Meeting is informational to help you decide if you wish to serve on the committee.   Please reach out to surroun...

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November Ultreya

Posted on November 07, 2017 in: General News

This month's Ultreya is being held on Friday, November 17th at 7:00 pm at St Mary’s Annex Building (above the chapel).  This meeting will be held a week early due to Thanksgiving.  Sandi and Les St. Pierre are hosting the meeting and plan on having a marvelous 4th Day speaker. There will be no Ultreya in December and St Patrick’s will be hosting in January, 2018. We hope to see all Cursillistas on the 17th!  

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Our Lady is Coming This Week!

Posted on October 26, 2017 in: General News

The Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a reproduction from the digital file of the original miraculous image, an icon painted by God and not by human hands, and one of only four images in the world commissioned by the Basilica Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, will be visiting both St. Mary’s and St. Joseph’s for several days beginning November 3rd. Please see schedule below. Because of Our Lady of Guadalupe’s special mission, the Images have traveled the world bringing many signs, wonders, conversions, healings, and graces. The Missionary Image makes present the Virgin Mary who i...

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THANK YOU!

Posted on November 02, 2017 in: General News

With grateful hearts, we, the Sisters of Mercy express our gratitude to Fr. Shawn and the parishioners of St. Mary Parish for your generosity in supporting us to make our Art Raffle for the women and families of Plaisance, Haiti such a success! $800.00 was realized through the sale of tickets and donations from you, the faithful people of St. Mary Parish. The drawing for the art pieces was held recently at our 14th Annual Breakfast in Jaffrey. Congratulations to the following winners:  1. Phil Lucier, Claremont  2. Emily Belleville, Concord  3. Brittany Catcher, Concord  4. Mr. DeWitt, Dublin ...

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K of C Thanks You

Posted on November 02, 2017 in: General News

The Knights of Columbus Council 1820 wishes to thank EVERYONE who participated/supported in the fundraiser, Eggs to Order Breakfast, held on October 22nd to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society. The Society will receive a check in the amount of $572.00. 

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Did you know that in our country, compared to 50 years ago, there are 20,000 fewer priests and 130,000 fewer religious sisters? At the same time, the Catholic population has continued to grow steadily. Many factors have contributed to the decline: growing secularism, a lengthened period of adolescence, attitudes about celibacy, etc. During Vocation Awareness week, please pray that young people in today’s society will hear and respond to God’s call. And do your part to encourage them to consider the priesthood and religious life. “Let us not forget that Christian marriage is a vocation to holiness in th...

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Regional Holiday Events

Posted on November 02, 2017 in: General News

Holiday Fair On Saturday, November 11th Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 724 Main St, New London, will hold its Annual Holiday Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Continental breakfast 9-10:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featuring: Holiday decorations, books, crafts, country pantry, jewelry, silent auction and special raffle, children’s corner and a visit from Santa. St. Helena Church Bazaar & Bake Sale Sacred Heart Church Hall, 2 Hough St., Lebanon, handicap accessible, Saturday, November 11th 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM.  Handmade Items, Crafts, Ornaments, Jewelry, Gift Baskets, Cookie Walk, Penny Social, ...

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Penny Sale--November 11th

Posted on August 22, 2017 in: General News

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            25 tickets     $20.00 Gifts of $20 value for the St. Mary’s Penny Sale are still greatly needed! Currently we are only 1/3 of the way in collecting a total of 300 gifts. Please bring your donated items to the rectory or to the church. Th...

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All Souls Day

Posted on October 16, 2017 in: General News

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 tradition of our Faith and to pray together as a community for our deceased. 

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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” experience on “What’s my part in the future of the Church?” There will be wonderful praise and worship music, healing prayer, fellowship, and much more. Event sponsored by NH Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Cost is $15. Bring your own lunch. To register, call 603-332-3576 or e...

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Eggs to Order--October 22nd

Posted on October 05, 2017 in: General News

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                    Free  Eggs to order, omelets, toast, homefries, bacon, sausage, oatmeal, juice, coffee. Benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society

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World Mission Sunday--Oct. 22

Posted on October 11, 2017 in: General News

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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ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Posted on August 22, 2017 in: General News

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, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond anniversary, please contact St. Mary’s Parish Office by September 22, 2017. We will need your last names, first names, and mailing addresses. Please also indicate your special anniversary year. By providing your name to the Parish Office, you wil...

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Public Square Rosary Crusade

Posted on September 21, 2017 in: General News

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 of His Most Holy Mother. The local Public Square Rosary Rally will take place at Broad Street Park across from the Claremont Library. Please contact Mary Jane Dietz at (603) 543-0748 for more information. In the back of the church you will find papers with the Intentions for 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 Francis, the Church’s centennial celebration of the apparitions of Fatima features a special plenary indulgence (the complete remission of all temporal punishment due to sin) from Nov. 27, 2016 to Nov. 26, 2017. A plenary indulgence can be gained once a day. In...

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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, Confirmation, Eucharist. For more information, go to catholicnh.org/parishes/formation/lifelong/

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Yard Sale--A BIG Success!

Posted on September 13, 2017 in: General News

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’s Parish. God Bless, Norma J. Limoges Chairperson PS. Be sure to check out the parish website for more photos! Are you in one of them?  Thank you to Mike Gilbert for taking the wonderful pictures!

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Spaghetti Dinner--9/23/17

Posted on August 31, 2017 in: General News

Sisters of Mercy Project

Posted on September 10, 2017 in: General News

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 Foisy and Sr. Cecelia Ferland will be selling the raffle tickets after Masses during the weekend of September 16th and 17th. Thank you for your willingness to help the women and families of Plaisance, Haiti.

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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

Posted on August 22, 2017 in: General News

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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Homeschool Mass

Posted on August 22, 2017 in: General News

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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Religious Ed Registration

Posted on August 09, 2017 in: General News

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. The calendar of classes will soon be available online, as well.

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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 thousands of donated items. The Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2017; however, the collection & pricing of items will take place a few weeks prior to the event. WORKERS ARE NEEDED! It takes more than (100) committed volunteers to achieve a successful event. Plea...

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100th Anniversary of Fatima

Posted on April 26, 2017 in: General News

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 Church’s centennial celebration of the apparitions of Fatima features a special plenary indulgence (the complete remission of all temporal punishment due to sin) from Nov. 27, 2016 to Nov. 26, 2017. The plenary indulgence of the jubilee is granted: a) to the ...

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Fabulous 7 Branson Trip

Posted on April 08, 2017 in: General News

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 and 6 dinners...admission to Fabulous 7 Branson Shows and much more. Departure will be from St. Catherine’s Church in Charlestown. For more information, please contact St. Catherine’s Rectory at (603) 826-3359.

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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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IHM Conference--July 28, 2017

Posted on July 12, 2017 in: General News

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 Catholic homeschooling. Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. For more information, please visit ihmconference.org or email: info@ihmconference.org. 

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Grace House in Claremont

Posted on July 20, 2017 in: General News

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 Pleasant Street, Claremont NH. GRACE HOUSE will provide a healthy home training environment with counseling, guidance and support for the first time young mother and her partner to learn the skills of making a nurturing family in which to raise that child, and with a Christian perspective!&nb...

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Prayer-Witness--July 22@Noon

Posted on July 12, 2017 in: General News

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 pilgrimage to Fatima itself. The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima was blessed by Pope Paul VI in 1967, and crowned by Cardinal O’Boyle at the National Basilica in Washington, DC in 1971. The statue custodians will give a talk on the story and message of Fatima at ...

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Interparish Picnic

Posted on June 21, 2017 in: General News

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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Lectio Divina--July 5, 7-9pm

Posted on June 21, 2017 in: General News

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 prayerfully reading and interpreting Scripture, Lectio Divina, through the lens of the Holy Family. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, July 5th, from 7-9pm at Assumption Hall, St. Patrick Parish, Newport. To register, go to www.saintpatrickparish.net or call the parish office at 863-1422...

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Fortnight for Freedom

Posted on June 14, 2017 in: General News

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 by political power. The Catholic Church affirms the right of religious liberty and encourages government at the local, state, and federal levels, to protect it and to resist any unnecessary restraints on its exercise. The United States Bishops invite the faithful to participate in the &l...

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Pilgrimage to Canada

Posted on February 02, 2017 in: General News

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 meals a day (full breakfast and dinner), Coach Bus transportation, and spiritual director.  We will be leaving from St. Mary's Church in Claremont. For a flyer or more information, call Juanita at 826-3359 or email her.

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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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Prayer-Witness for Life

Posted on May 05, 2017 in: General News

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:    Witness for Life and pray for the Preborn, the Unborn, Conversion of Culture, Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet. All welcome, no requirements! White River Jct. VT: When:   At least once per month, generally Tuesdays or Thursdays as qualified participants are available.  Jun...

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Ultreya Meeting

Posted on June 14, 2017 in: General News

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 sueforcier@yahoo.com.

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ANNUAL GERANIUM SALE

Posted on May 03, 2017 in: General News

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 542-9518.

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Roast Pork Dinner

Posted on May 03, 2017 in: General News

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 and support the Knights in all they do and enjoy! 

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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 picture of Fr. Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus on March 29, 1882.  The Order was founded on the principles of Charity, Unity and Fraternity and fosters aid and action in six program areas:  Church, Community, Council, Family, Youth, and Culture of Life. Congr...

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Steppin' Up to end Violence

Posted on March 23, 2017 in: General News

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 community. Come walk, run, roll or stroll at this family friendly event. Strollers and crowd-friendly dogs welcome.  For more information, contact Linda Bergeron at the parish office by April 30th. Please leave a message if she is unavailable, and your call will be returned. 

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#Defund PP

Posted on April 24, 2017 in: General News

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 effort to defund Planned Parenthood!   Rally in Manchester   Time: 10:00 am - 12 noon   Location: Public right-of-way outside 24 Pennacook St., Manchester, NH 03104   Details: Street parking available   Contact: Email Paul...

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Rice Bowls Collection

Posted on April 08, 2017 in: General News

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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SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION

Posted on April 08, 2017 in: General News

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. Mary ‘s:     1:00-2:00 and 6:00-7:00 pm Father will stay until the last penitent is heard.

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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 intervention, and depends entirely upon the donations of individuals, area churches, and supporting businesses and organizations.  They offer help, information, counseling, assistance and ultrasounds at both locations to provide women and men with alternatives to abortion, and how to ...

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Lenten Prayer Opportunity

Posted on March 02, 2017 in: General News

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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Baked Stuffed Haddock Dinner

Posted on March 09, 2017 in: General News

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 under 10: $5 DELIVERY AVAILABLE: Call 477-6879 before 4:00 PM (Stations of the Cross in the Church to follow dinner) 

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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 Saturday 7:30 pm Cost:    $135 

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LENTEN STUDY CLASS

Posted on February 15, 2017 in: General News

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.  All are welcome to attend each week or as many weeks as possible.  There will be a video presentation, discussion, and prayer. If interested, please contact Rick Doody at 477-6879 or Sandra St. Pierre at 542-6220.

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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 the Church, as well. See you there!

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Mass and Men’s Breakfast

Posted on March 09, 2017 in: General News

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. Joseph, patron of our diocese. Men are invited to assemble at 7:30 a.m. to pray the Rosary. Contact Louise LeDuc at 603-669-3100. 

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100th Anniversary of the Fatima

Posted on February 15, 2017 in: General News

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 Central St., Claremont. To learn more, visit their website. If unable to attend, please contact the school to set up an appointment. 

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Mardi Gras Pancake Supper

Posted on February 02, 2017 in: General News

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 and pray the Rosary and the Chaplet of Divine Mercy.    Come out, join us and be counted with other prayer warriors for the Lord!

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"Thirsting" for Jesus?

Posted on February 05, 2017 in: General News

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 Lent, would be a perfect time to set aside a weekend to spend time in relationship with Jesus. Our diocese offers a weekend for men from March 16th to March 19th and a weekend for women from March 30th to April 2nd in Hookset, NH. This weekend is called Cursillo. If you are interested in...

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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 picked up over the weekend will be mailed out the following Monday. Thank you! 

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FAMILY POT-LUCK SUPPER

Posted on January 26, 2017 in: General News

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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Spaghetti & Meatball Supper

Posted on February 08, 2017 in: General News

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 through praise, worship, discussion, and prayer by the way of love.  For more information contact Deborah LaRoza at 738-1752 or email. All are welcome to attend. 

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Valentines Day Social

Posted on January 26, 2017 in: General News

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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March for Life Mass, Manchester

Posted on January 19, 2017 in: General News

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. After Mass, the bells of the Cathedral will toll 44 times, once for each year since the United States Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade. All are welcome to attend the Mass in Manchester!

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Community Mass Rescheduled

Posted on January 10, 2017 in: General News

The Community Mass for January has been rescheduled to Saturday, January 21st at 8:00 AM.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

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Eggs to Order Breakfast

Posted on January 05, 2017 in: General News

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 will benefit St Vincent de Paul.

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