Diocese of Manchester announces new parish assignments, details of pontifical Mass
MANCHESTER — Bishop Peter A. Libasci of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester has announced the following changes in parish assignments:
The Rev. Marcel I. Martel resigned as pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Littleton and was granted a health leave by the bishop effective July 12. The Rev. Mark E. Dollard will take over as pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish effective Oct. 6.
The Rev. Marc R. Gagne was appointed pastor of Good Shepherd Parish in Berlin and Holy Family Parish in Gorham effective Oct. 6.
The Rev. Edward J. Kelley was appointed temporary administrator of the Parish of the Assumption in Dover effective Sept. 19. He will serve in this position until a new pastor is named.
The diocese has also announced that the bishop will mark the opening of the “Year of Faith” by celebrating a pontifical Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. All are invited to attend.
The Mass will occur in concert with similar celebrations held throughout the world, including by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome.
The Year of Faith, announced by the Pope last year, will take place from October 2012 until November 2013. In his apostolic letter “Porta Fidei,” the Pope proclaimed that it should be a year for Catholics to walk through the “door of faith” and rediscover and renew their relationship with Christ and his church.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- U.S. says Islamic State video of journalist's killing is authentic - 0
- No paper on Monday; check UnionLeader.com for updated, breaking news - 0
- Concord attorney Leahy dies - 0
- Robin Williams’ ashes are scattered in San Francisco Bay - 0
- Syracuse, Iowa crowned top party schools - 0
- Parking fines cause disputes, raise revenues - 1
- Jon Cavaiani dies at 70; desperate stand in '71 led to Medal of Honor - 0
- Meriam Ibrahim, family welcomed as long journey ends in Manchester - 2
- Moose International files suit to claim Claremont lodge - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Keene man arrested in assault on 2-year-old - 0
- House upholds three Gov. Hassan vetoes, ends 2014 session - 0
- Police say woman, daughters robbed of their purses in Manchester motel parking lot - 0
- UNH math professor wins 2014 MacArthur Fellowship - 0
- Another View -- Bill Duncan: What did the NH Supreme Court really say about private school funding? - 6
- Charles Arlinghaus: NH's job problem needs more than one fix - 4
- USNH's raw deal: Part deux - 2
- Every vote counts: Here is the proof - 5
- College Sports Roundup: NEC's Locke scores twice in soccer win - 0
Man accused of raping 13-year old in Nashua
Seabrook mom pleads not guilty by reason of insanity to attempted murder of her two children
Win tickets to see Demi Lovato
Another View -- Sharon Day: The Democrats' claim to be the party for women is just not believable
Another View -- Bill Duncan: What did the NH Supreme Court really say about private school funding?
Every vote counts: Here is the proof