welcome to the manchester catholic community!

ONE COMMUNITY. ONE PARISH. one mission. ONE faith.

Welcome! Whether you are new to the Catholic faith, looking for a church home, or it's been a long time since you've attended church at all, we are so happy you're here! With four churches and two schools under one parish, we know it can be a lot to take in. We've made this list of Frequently Asked Questions to try and make you comfortable before you come, in hope your first visit will be wonderful!

  • Most services last about 1 hour.

  • You can read about our ongoing faith journey in our About Us section! Each location has its own unique history and traditions. But no matter which of our church services you attend, or what building you prefer, you are part of of one wider, unified Catholic community. Even if you only join us for services online!

  • If you are visiting for the first time, we will not embarrass you, have you stand up, or ask you to give in the offering. We know that many people want to check out the church and “be anonymous” for a while—and that’s fine with us! Come in, enjoy the atmosphere, and see if we might not be your future church home.

    If you would like to receive the blessing of the Lord during the Liturgy of the Eucharist, but have not received your First Communion, we invite you to join the processional anyways! Simply cross your arms over your chest, and the pastor will give you a blessing as you approach.

  • Don't worry! You're not expected to know everything on your first visit. If you would like to be a more active participant, each of our service locations has a screen located at the front of the church that displays the responsorial words for your convenience.

  • Absolutely not! We want our mass--or any other service--to be a gift to the Lord and to you. We hope you will find in our churches a warm family spirit, truth from God's Word, and a place where you can grow in God's grace. Please don't feel any obligation to participate in the offering as a guest.

  • We welcome everyone, no matter where you're from! Members of our community come from several towns throughout the region to join us in worship each week. And with masses being streamed online, you can join us from anywhere in the world!

  • We love great music that honors and glorifies our Lord. You will enjoy the exciting way that we worship God through singing at each weekend masses. Our songs include both traditional hymns and choruses that honor God in a worshipful way.

  • If you still have another question, just give us a call at 860 643 2403, or ask anyone when you arrive! We always love to meet new faces! We exist to serve you and your family, and we are looking forward to meeting you personally. We hope you'll feel right at home from the very first moment you step in our doors! Let us know how we can serve you better, and we hope to meet you this Sunday!