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Bishop McCormack Called to His Rest

Bishop John B. McCormack, retired Bishop of Manchester, passed away at Mount Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on September 21, on the Feast of St. Matthew and also the eve of September 22, the anniversary of his installation as bishop of Manchester.

The Rite of Reception of the Body of Bishop McCormack will take place at Saint Joseph Cathedral, Manchester NH on Monday, September 27 at 12:00 PM.

Bishop McCormack’s body will lie in repose until 6:00 pm concluding with the Mass of Our Lord Jesus Christ, the Eternal High Priest.

Mass of Christian Burial which will be offered for the repose of his soul on Tuesday, September 28th at 10:00 AM at Saint Joseph Cathedral, Manchester. This Mass will be livestreamed on the Cathedral website.

Bishop McCormack’s body will lie in repose in the Cathedral beginning at 8:00 AM.

Rite of Committal will take place after Mass at Cathedral Bishops’ Cemetery, Manchester.

Almighty and eternal God, grant eternal rest to your departed servant, John, and may he enter into the eternal gladness of your kingdom. Amen.


 

Ite ad Joseph - Go to Joseph

In an Apostolic Letter entitled Patris Corde (With a Father’s Heart), Pope Francis has proclaimed a Year of Saint Joseph from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021. The holy year marks the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. “My desire to do so increased during these months of pandemic,” the holy father said, noting that many people had made hidden sacrifices during the crisis in order to protect others. “Each of us can discover in Joseph the man who goes unnoticed, a daily, discreet and hidden presence an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of trouble.” In its decree December 8, the Apostolic Penitentiary said that, “to reaffirm the universality of St. Joseph's patronage in the Church,” it would grant a plenary indulgence to Catholics who recite any approved prayer or act of piety in honor of St. Joseph, especially on March 19, the saint’s solemnity, and May 1, the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker. The decree said: “In the current context of health emergency, the gift of the plenary indulgence is particularly extended to the elderly, the sick, the dying and all those who for legitimate reasons are unable to leave the house, who, with a soul detached from any sin and with the intention of fulfilling, as soon as possible, the three usual conditions, in their own home or where the impediment keeps them, recite an act of piety in honor of St. Joseph, comfort of the sick and patron of a happy death, offering with trust in God the pains and discomforts of their life.” The three conditions for receiving a plenary indulgence are sacramental confession, the reception of Holy Communion and prayer for the pope's intentions. In his apostolic letter, Pope Francis reflected on the fatherly qualities of St. Joseph, describing him as beloved, tender and loving, obedient, accepting, and “creatively courageous.” He also underlined that he was a working father. “St. Joseph reminds us that those who appear hidden or in the shadows can play an incomparable role in the history of salvation.”

St. Joseph, Patron of our Parish, pray for us.

Fr. Jason Jalbert

Rector and Pastor

 

 



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Bishop Peter A. Libasci, D.D.
Tenth Bishop of Manchester


Mass Times:

Saturday (Vigil): 4:00 PM
Sunday: 8:30AM, 10:30AM, 6:00PM 

Monday-Friday: 7:00AM (Chapel) Saturday: 8:00 AM

Holy Days as announced


Confession Times:

Monday-Friday (Chapel) 7:30-8:00 AM 

Saturday (Cathedral) 7:30-8:00 AM and 2:30-3:30 PM

Examinations of Conscience


Adoration Times:

Wednesday: 7:30 AM-6:00 PM 
First Friday: 7:30 - 8:30 AM Saturday: 8:30-9:30 AM       


From Our Bishop:

06/06/21 - Letter to the Faithful

06/08/21- Bishop's Letter re: Lifting of the Dispensation of Mass Obligation

06/08/21 - Boston Province Sunday Obligation Joint Announcement 

 


Are you traveling and want to make sure you can attend Mass while away from home? Here are two websites where you can look up Mass times.

www.catholicmasstime.org

https://masstimes.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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