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Our Parish Prayer
Heavenly Father, We pray for all of the people and programs at St. Christopher Parish. Unite us as a community of believers and grant us the wisdom, grace, and strength to do your will. We ask this through Christ our Lord. -- Amen.
Our Mission
We are a Roman Catholic Parish, whose members live and proclaim the saving message of Jesus Christ.
Our Vision
St. Christopher Church serves as a spiritual home where all are welcome to share in its ongoing commitment to providing opportunities for Worship through the Celebration of the Sacraments, Service through active and compassionate participation in the community, Education in God's Word and the Catholic faith, and Fellowship through parish events that nurture and support family life.

Parish Retreat March 9th, 10th and 11th

March 9th, Mass and homily at 11am and 7pm - The Eucharist
March 10th, Mass and homily at 11am and 7pm - Repentance
March 11th, Mass and homily at 11am and 7pm - Preparation for Holy Week and Easter

Confessions upon request.

Father McAlear entered the religious order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate
in 1960. He studied in Rome and was ordained there in 1970 after receiving
degrees in Philosophy and Theology. In 1972 Father McAlear became involved
in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and entered into the healing ministry in
1976. His ministry and work have brought him to every part of the United
States, Asia, South America, Canada, Australia, and through many other parts
of the world.

Click here to read more about Fr. McAlear

Franciscan Mystery Players - "The Sorrowful Mysteries"

Friday March 13, 2015 @ 7:30 PM
Please join us in night of reflection and healing as the Franciscan Mystery Player of Ste. Marie Church in Manchester, NH present:
The SorrowFul Mysteries - A Dramatic Presentation of the Mistery Play Rosary Mediation

“THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES” is a dramatic multi-media presentation of the SORROWFUL Mysteries of the Rosary. The Mystery Play is offered as a parish mission in Church sanctuaries and is a living meditation that offers an opportunity to contemplate with the Blessed Mother, the face of Christ. Written and directed by Father Francis Pompei, ofm, a Franciscan Friar, working in Buffalo, NY. The Mystery Play group is made up of 17 teenagers and 4 adults.

THE EVENING will consist of an opening prayer experience with our community, faith witnessing by members of our group and an introduction to the rosary. The evening will conclude with the Mystery Play meditation, “THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES”. Through the use of special lighting, inspirational music, drama, soul-searching meditations, and rosary prayers, a person is able to get in touch with themselves; their goodness, struggles, and their sins. Then, in a very powerful way, it becomes a prayerful vehicle for the Lord's spirit to Forgive, Heal, and Renew."

Just like the Rosary, it is the kind of prayer and meditation that one can experience over and over again and each time walk away with something new.


New Altar Server Training - March 5 & 17

Altar Server Training Altar serving is an important ministry in the Catholic Church which provides vital assistance to the priest and congregation. Any boy or girl who has received first communion can become an altar server. Regular attendance at church, an ability to make a commitment and a family that values worshipping together in the community are all required elements of a successful server.

Altar Servers select the weekend mass times they want to serve and can specify “vacation” dates when they cannot serve due to other activities. The Ministry Schedule is published four times a year, two weeks in advance, and can be emailed to your home or picked up in the sacristy.

The training consists of two classes on March 3rd and March 17th at 5:30 PM, in the church. Along with this training, new recruits serve with experienced altar servers. If your son or daughter is interested, please call the rectory at 882-0632 and speak to Linda or email her at

St Christopher Parish Commemorative Brick Garden

From now through March 1, 2015 we are taking orders/donations for a commemorative brick that will be placed in the garden near the rectory with the statue of St. Francis. The cost of each brick is $50.00 and each may contain up to 3 lines with 14 characters per line including spaces and punctuation.

If you are interested in ordering one or more bricks, click here for the order form. For more that three bricks, please fill out a second form. If you have questions, call the rectory office. You may send the completed form with payment to the rectory or drop it in the Sunday collection.

News from the Choir

You are always welcome to join the choir. We are getting ready for Lent and Easter and really could use your voices. We need members for both our youth and adult choirs.

There are no auditions; the only requirement is you love to sing. Any questions please see Carol Ann following a Mass or contact the Parish office and she will get back to you.

At the Mass we hear and listen to God’s Word and the Hymns we sing during the mass reflect and support the Word of God. “Sing to make your journey more enjoyable”.

Welcome our Newly Baptized 1/25/2015

Back to Church - Back To School 2014

Check out the photographs from our Activities fair this past Sunday. Just click on the photo to see the many parishioners participating in the fair. You are always welcome to come and join. If you need further information call the rectory at 603-882-0632

St Chris Back to Church 2014-09-07


Saint Christopher Parish welcomes your requests for prayer. If you, a loved one, or friend, is undergoing a difficult time because of a relationship, work, illness, or any other needs or special intentions, we are happy to remember intentions in our prayers.

Please feel free to indicate your request which we will remember in our daily prayer. May God bless you as we ask God's help in prayer.
Click here to enter your request on the St Christopher Church Prayer-Line

If you would like to join the St Christopher Parish Prayer-Line-- Click here

Saint Christopher Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry
- Creating for our Community

This ministry has created and given hundreds of shawls to those in need. Each shawl is packaged with a card, a small cross, and a prayer, clearly marking it is a gift from Saint Christopher Parish.  The members of Creating for Our Community and Father Kelley take time to pray over the shawls, whether individually, or as a group.

 We see this Ministry as an extension of our Parish Community, a visible sign to others of the compassion present among the parishioners here at St. Christopher’s.

The Shawls are made of many different patterns of knit and crochet.  Initially following a pattern designed by the founders of the Ministry, each stitch represents an aspect of our faith.  Most common are patterns using groups of three, symbolizing the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  

Our group welcomes anyone who knits or crochets, or who would like to start to learn these skills.  Making a Prayer Shawl is a great means to begin this craft, and another way to share your faith with others!!!!!

 P.S.- If you don’t knit or crochet, but would like to help, we can always use always use your prayers; and cash donations and gift cards to AC Moore or Michael’s are appreciated to help us purchase our supplies for this ministry. We do not accept donations of yarn. If you have any questions contact the rectory office.

The Nashua Telegraph on May 27, 2012, had a very nice article abour our Prayer Shawl Ministry. To read the article please, click here.


Saint Christopher Parish has an exciting program called Faith Direct. With Faith Direct, parishioners will be able to contribute their weekly offering through a monthly draw on their bank account or credit card.
Click here for more information

Music Programs: Come One, Come All, Come follow the Call!

The Adult Choir
  • The Rehesal time is every Wednesday Evening from 7:00 - 8:30
  • The choir will sing at the 10:00 mass the first, second, and third Sunday's of the month.
Children's Chorister Choir
  • The Rehearsal time is every Sunday Morning from 11:15—12:00
  • The children's Choir will sing at the 10:00 mass on the fourth Sunday of the month.
Please come and join us in praising God in song.

If you are interested in joining the music programs at the parish or have any questions, feel free to contact the music director, Carol Ann by clicking on this link.

Yoga for Seniors

The New Hampshire Union Leader ran an article about our Yoga for Senior's program. Read about, "Post-Mass yoga provides time for reflection" - Union Leader August 9, 2012.

Yoga for Seniors instructor Elizabeth Cote, far right, leads her students in the recitation of “namaste” in the basement of St. Christopher Parish in Nashua. (SIMÓN RÍOS/Union Leader Correspondent)

The group meets regularly in the parish hall - contact the rectory for details.

Click here for a printable copy of the article.

Photographs of St Christopher Parish and Diocese of Manchester Events

Red Mass10-07-2014
Our Lady of The Rosary Celebration 2014
Mass for Peace 05-01-2014
Rite of Election 3PM 3-9-14

Rite of Election 1PM 3-9-14
Holy Thursday 04-17-2014

Priesthood Ordination 2014
K of C State Council
Opening Mass 05-02-2014
White Mass 04-24-2014
Adult Confirmation 04-27-2014

Chrism Mass 04-15-2014
Living Last Supper 04-13-2014
Easter 04-19-2014
Easter Sunday 04-20-2014
Christmas 2013
Ordination of Andrew Nelson to the Priesthood 06-01-2013
Fr. Andrew's 1st Mass of Thanksgiving 6-2-13

Ste. Anne Pilgrimage

Sr. Miryam Kathleen Solemn Profession of Vows
Diocesan Festival Choir Messiah 12-20-2013
Vietnamese Mass for Our
Lady of the Rosary 2012
Feast of Vietnamese Martyrs - 11-17-2013
Blessing of Renovated Porch at the Pennell Center 10-20-2013
Diocese of Manchester Red Mass 10-15-2013
Diocese of Manchester Adult Confirmation 10-13-2013
Sr Hillary 09-14-2013
Transitional Deacon Ordinations Diocese of Manchester 2013
White Mass 04-18-13
St Christopher Church Easter 03-30-13
Chrism Mass 03-26-13
Living Last Supper 03-24-13
Men of St Joseph 03-23-13
Mass for Feast of St Joseph 03-19-13
Holy Mass on the Election of Pope Francis
Father Kelley's 40th Anniversary 05-20-2012


Put Yourself in God’s Hands!

Celebrate the Sacraments of Initiation

The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process established by the Church for individuals over the age of 18 to become Catholic or to renew their faith. We can help you on your spiritual journey if you are:

  1. Someone in need of Baptism.
  2. Someone baptized in another Christian tradition who wants to become Catholic.
  3. Someone baptized Catholic who has not celebrated First Communion or Confirmation.

For more information about the RCIA process at St Christopher Parish, contact Fr. Kelley 882-0632 or Mike Bozek 883-4439.


FNMFamilies of Nazareth

All are welcome to join The Families of Nazareth parish group for prayer and faith sharing.


 Look in our weekly builitin for more information on the date. Weekly Lectionary-based Gathering for Prayer and Faith-sharing or contact Peter Gallaher, 603-883-3234, Gosia Krawiec, 603-672-5487 or Peter Szydlik, 508-615-6604

New Words: A Deeper Meaning, but the Same Mass

Learn about these changes and what they mean - visit our webpages dedicated to these changes by clicking here.



Join in with the other Catholic Churches of the Diocese of Manchester and continue to pray for vocations. Take a moment to visit our Diocesan Vocations Website

This Year, Come Home to the Catholic Church

If you have been away from the Catholic Church, we invite you to take another look.

"Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

Whatever your reason for being away, St. Christopher Parish of the Diocese of Manchester invites you to Come Home, Catholics Come Home®.

Click here for more information, or if you have questions or would like to speak with someone, please call the rectory at 603 882-0632, or contact Eileen Smith in the Diocesan Office of Evangelization at 603 663-0174 or

Driving 10 Commandments

The Drivers' Ten Commandments as listed by the Vatican's Office for Migrants and Itinerant People:

  1. You shall not kill.
  2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
  3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
  4. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.
  5. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.
  6. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.
  7. Support the families of accident victims.
  8. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
  9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.
  10. Feel responsible toward others.


Seven Secrets of Successful Parishioners

Our Parish Photograph

July 2010 - Celebrating 60 years

St Christopher Parish Family

Thanks to J. Sophia Fotography for our wonderful parish photograph.

John Paul II - Cause of Beatification and Canonization

A Prayer for our Service Men and Women

Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us.
Bless them and their families,
For the selfless acts they perform,
For us in our time of need.
And give us peace.
We ask this in the name of Jesus, Our Lord and Savior. Amen.

If you have a loved one serving in the military, please contact the Parish Office so we can add them to our prayer list.

Contact St Christopher Catholic Church in Nashua, NH 03064

Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus -1 Thessalonians 5
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