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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 a...

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For the next 5 weeks, the parish office will be closed on Tuesdays. Please make note of this temporary change.
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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 ...

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A parishioner of St. Patrick Parish in Newport has generously donated 100 copies of Matthew Kelly’s latest best seller “The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity.” These books are available in the back of the church and free to everyone!

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The new schedule for the beginning of 2019 is now available at the back of the church. Please be sure to pick up your copy. Thank you!
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On Saturday, December 22nd, there will be a prayer-witness Vigil for Life across from Planned Parenthood, 136 Pleasant St., Claremont, NH, from noon to 1 pm. 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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The Catholic Daughters of the Americas are selling a variety of pecans.  Call Arline Marro at 542-5933 or St. Mary Parish Office at 542-9518 for more information.
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The next ministry schedule for the beginning of 2019 is due to be completed by December 14th. If you have any upcoming dates which you would not be available to serve, please contact the parish office by December 12th. Please email or call 542- 9518 with the dates. Thank you!

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If you have been blessed this year, please consider helping to provide Christmas gifts of clothing to our less fortunate neighbors. Please take one or more envelopes off the tree in the sanctuary. Each one has a specific gift request including size for men, women, girls, boys, and toddlers. Please shop for the gift in the next two week...

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In obedience to Church Canon Law, we will no longer be celebrating “Community Masses” starting the new year. However, we will continue celebrating First Saturday Masses.
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We will be having our Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life on Saturday, November 24 across from Planned Parenthood, 136 Pleasant Street, 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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We are in need of help in the following parish ministries. Please consider this a personal invitation to come forward and be of service to St. Mary Parish with the talents and skills we know God has generously given our parishioners! Arts and Environment—This ministry encompasses overseeing the decoration of the church according ...

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The Catholic Daughters of the Americas will be having a Sweetbread Sale on November 17th and 18th after each Mass in St. Mary's Gym, Central Street entrance.
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On Tuesday, November 12, we will have our Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, 79 South Main Street, White River Jct., VT, from noon to 3 PM. Contact 542-8656 if you need transportation. All are welcome to come witness for life and pray the Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy for the unborn an...

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Come and visit John Paul II Academy during NH Catholic Schools Week and experience the Catholic School difference!  
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Welcome...Buy your tickets now! Grand Prize - $1500 Cash ($1200 if not in person) 300 Prizes in all!!! Tickets; 1 for $1      6 for $5      12 for $10      25 for $20 Door Prizes: $100 bill      32" TV      Craftsman 108 Pc. Tool Set    &...

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On Friday, November 2nd, the Church celebrates All Souls Day. Join us in St. Mary Cemetery at 5:30 PM 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 F...

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On Tuesday, October 30th, at 7:00 PM in St. Mary Church, we will celebrate the Rite of Confirmation. Bishop Francis Christian will be the celebrant. This year we have 11 boys and 10 girls from our area who will receive this beautiful sacrament. A light reception will follow in the gym after the Mass. The Catholic Daughters of the Ameri...

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We will be having our Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life on Saturday, October 27, across from Planned Parenthood, 136 Pleasant Street, 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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We still need 120 new gifts of a $20 value to meet our total of 300 for the St. Mary’s Penny Sale.  Please bring your donated items to the parish office or the Church. There are boxes in the back of the Church. Thank you – Albert St. Pierre, Chairman The Penny Sale will be held on November 10th this year.

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SCHOOL ATTIC CLEAN-UP SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH Beginning at 9:00 a.m. John Paul II Academy VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Moving light furniture, Cleaning and sweeping, Light trash removal. Come for an hour or come for the day! To RSVP, contact Juanita Sweet at 603 542-2157.

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On Tuesday, October 9, we will have our Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life in front of Planned Parenthood, 79 So. Main St., White River Jct., VT, from noon to 3 pm. 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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Our seasonal contract for maintenance of the cemetery will be ending on Columbus Day. Please remove any items on or around a family headstone at this time. Any items left will be removed and disposed of by the Parish. Thank you! 

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The overwhelming troubles we see in the world and church are FAR beyond the help of mere human beings. What is desperately needed is a spiritual solution. St. Louis de Montfort stated, “Public prayer is far more powerful than private prayer to appease the anger of God and call down His mercy, and Holy Mother Church, guided by the Ho...

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On Wednesday, October 3rd at 7PM in Assumption Hall at St. Patrick Parish in Newport, there will be a video presentation and discussion titled “The Church.” We need the Church—and the Church needs us. We are the Church, so when you don’t show up, the Church can’t fulfill its mission. We hope you will conti...

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A weekly prayer/study group is being held Tuesday from 5-6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Hall.  It will be a time to preview and discuss the Sunday readings, access many topics from the FORMED website, and pray.  If you have any questions, you may contact Rick Doody at 603-477-6879 or Les and Sandi St. Pierre at 603- 542-6220. ...

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On Sunday, September 23rd at 3 PM, there will be a School Volunteer Thank You Barbeque.  It will be held at the John Paul II Academy school parking lot and grounds. Please RSVP to the Academy at 603-542-2157 or by email.

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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 $9,364.75 for St. Mary Pari...

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The past weeks have brought a great deal of scandal, justified anger, and a call for answers and action by many faithful Catholics directed at the Church hierarchy regarding sexual sins by Church employees, bishops, priests, and even cardinals. On Friday, September 14th, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, a Mass will be celebr...

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There will be a two-hour video presentation and discussion on “The Eucharist” by noted author and speaker Matthew Kelly on Wednesday, September 12th at 7pm at Assumption Hall, St. Patrick Parish in Newport.  UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS There will be a series of stand alone subjects on the Catholic Church held on the F...

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Tuesday,  September 11:  Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life Sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood, 79 South Main St., WRJ, VT from Noon to 3:00 p.m. Contact 542-8656 if you need transportation. Saturday, September 22:  Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life Across from Planned Parenthood, 136 Pleasant Street, Claremont, NH...

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There will be a parent meeting for all Religious Education students on Sunday, September 9th at 11:30 AM at the Annex Building next to St. Mary Church. Contact: Lisa Sweet (542-2260)
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Gigantic Indoor Yard Sale – St. Mary’s Gym – Saturday, September 8, 2018, from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Over 100 tables and thousands of Items for sale.  There is Lay Away Service, Carry Out Service, food/beverages. Young adults 16 and over are greatly needed to assist with the carry out service from 8 am to Noon. ...

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The Parish Office will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, in observance of Labor Day.
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Our Fourth Saturday Claremont prayer vigil is coming up this Saturday 08/25/2018, across from Claremont Planned Parenthood, 136 Pleasant Street. We'll pray the Rosary for Life and the Divine Mercy Chaplet for the end to abortion in America. Others are welcome to join us in solidarity for protection of Life in the womb, with thei...

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WHEN:     Sunday, August 19th, 11 AM WHERE:  Sanderson Hay Farm, 682 Post Road, Greenland, NH COST:      $25/family or $10/person Live Music throughout the day by nationally acclaimed Christian Artists.  Games.  Dinner provided by Knights of Columbus.  Holy Mass at 4 PM.  Bonfire...

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11TH ANNUAL YARD SALE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 KICK OFF MEETING IN GYM WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 6:30 PM WORKERS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED! (Please contact Norma Limoges @ 542-2916 for additional information)

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On Tuesday, August 14, there wil be a Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood at 79 South Main St., White River Jct., VT, from Noon to 3:00 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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Please help give new life to our school! Saturday, August 4 at 9:00 AM How can you get involved?  1) Pray for volunteers and the success of our project and school. 2) Pack & move items from classrooms. 3) Clean & prepare rooms for painting. 4) Paint (at a later date) b...

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Beginning Wednesday, Aug 1st, at noon through Thursday, Aug. 2nd, the indulgence is available.  St. Francis of Assisi obtained this grace for all of us. It is called the “Portiuncula” Indulgence.  To receive the indulgence, begin by entering any parish church on the date above with the intention of penance. Reverentl...

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QUO VADIS DAYS Mon, Aug 6, 5:00pm - Fri, Aug 10, 1:00pm Northeast Catholic College 511 Kearsarge Mountain Road in Warner, NH If you are a young man age 14-18, you are invited to attend the annual Quo Vadis Days camp to spend time with other young men your age looking at the Lord’s call in your life. Quo Vadis Days is led by pr...

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We are missing the First Place Trophy for St. Mary School that is normally kept in the trophy case in the parish gym. If you are in possession of this trophy or know who is, kindly return the trophy to the parish office so we may place it back with the Second and Third Place trophies. These are treasures we want to safeguard for future ev...

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Please help to give new life to our school!  On Saturday, July 21st at 9:00 AM, we are joining together to prepare John Paul II Academy for our grand opening. How can you get involved? 1) Pray for volunteers and the success of our project and school. 2) Pack & move items from classrooms. 3) Clean & prepare rooms for p...

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There will be a video presentation of “The Seven Pillars of Catholic Spirituality” by Matthew Kelly on Monday, July 16th in Assumption Hall at St. Patrick Parish in Newport at 7PM. It runs for one hour and will be followed by a 40-minute discussion if the attendees desire. This video by Matthew should inspire you to live life ...

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Father Shawn would like to say thank you to the parish volunteers and the Knights of Columbus who donated their time, money, and effort in assisting the Marian Missionaries in the facilitating of the Mercy & Mary retreat held this past weekend at St. Mary’s. Fr. Michael Gaitley and his team were quite impressed with the voluntee...

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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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We will be having our monthly Prayer-Witness Vigil for Life. When:   Saturday, June 23rd 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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From now until Father's Day, take a bottle home and/or to your place of business to fill: “Change lives with your loose change” Dayspring Pregnancy Care Center, Inc.
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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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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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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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