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The Diocese of Manchester is divided into nine territorial districts or deaneries.The bishop appoints a vicar forane, also called a “dean,” in each deanery to assist him to, among other things, promote and coordinate apostolic and pastoral activity in the deanery.

St. Elizabeth Seton Parish 
190 Meetinghouse Road 
Bedford, NH 03110-6027 
(603) 669-7444 
FAX (603) 644-5371
The following parishes belong to the Amoskeag Deanery:
Manchester: St. Joseph Cathedral, Blessed Sacrament, Parish of the Transfiguration, Sacred Heart, St. Anne-St. Augustin, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Hedwig, Ste. Marie, St. Pius X, and St. Raphael; Auburn: St. Peter; Bedford: St. Elizabeth Seton; Goffstown: St. Lawrence; Litchfield: St. Francis of Assisi.
Capital Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. Richard A. Roberge, V.F.
St. John the Evangelist Parish
72 S. Main Street
Concord, NH 03301-4830
(603) 224-2328
FAX (603) 224-2625
The following parishes belong to the Capital Deanery:
Concord: Christ the King, and Immaculate Heart of Mary; Henniker: St. Theresa; Hillsborough: St. Mary; Hooksett:  Holy Rosary; Penacook: Immaculate Conception; Pittsfield: Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Joseph Mission (Northwood); Suncook: St. John the Baptist.
Lakes Region Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. Dennis J. Audet, V.F. 
St. Charles Borromeo Parish 
300 NH Route 25 
P.O. Box 237 
Meredith, NH 03253-0237 
(603) 279-4403 
FAX (603) 279-9924
The following parishes belong to the Lakes Region Deanery:
Alton: St. Katharine Drexel; Belmont: St. Joseph; Center Ossipee: St. Joseph; Franklin : St. Paul; Laconia: Blessed André Bessette Parish and St. Helena Mission (Weirs Beach); Meredith: St. Charles Borromeo; Plymouth: Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Grace Mission (Bristol); Sanbornville  St. Anthony; Tilton: St. Mary of the Assumption.
Monadnock Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. Daniel O. Lamothe, V.F. 
St. Bernard Parish 
Clairvaux Center, Suite 204 
161 Main Street 
Keene, NH 03431 
(603) 352-3525 
FAX (603) 352-7472
The following parishes belong to the Monadnock Deanery:
Greenville: Sacred Heart of Jesus; Hinsdale: Mary, Queen of Peace; Jaffrey: St. Patrick; Keene: Parish of the Holy Spirit; Peterborough: Divine Mercy; Troy : Immaculate Conception; Wilton: Sacred Heart.
Rockingham Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. Frederick J. Pennett, Jr., V.F. 
St. Mark the Evangelist Parish
1 South Rd.
Londonderry, NH 03053-3814
(603) 432-8711
FAX (603) 434-6748
The following parishes belong to the Rockingham Deanery:
Derry: Holy Cross and St. Thomas Aquinas; Epping: St. Joseph; Hampstead: St. Anne; Londonderry: St. Jude and St. Mark the Evangelist; Pelham: St. Patrick; Plaistow: St. Luke the Evangelist; Salem: Saints Mary and Joseph; Windham: St. Matthew.
Seacoast Deanery
Dean:  vacant
The following parishes belong to the Seacoast Deanery:
Dover : Parish of the Assumption and Chapel of the Nativity Mission (Barrington); Durham: St. Thomas More; Exeter: St. Michael; Farmington: St. Peter; Gonic: St. Leo; Hampton : Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Mission (Seabrook Beach); Hampton Beach: St. Patrick Mission; Newmarket: St. Mary; Portsmouth: Corpus Christi; Rochester: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and St. Mary; Rollinsford: St. Mary; Rye Beach: St. Theresa; Somersworth: St. Ignatius of Loyola.
Souhegan Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. Agapit H. Jean, V.F. 
St. John Neumann Parish 
708 Milford Rd. (Rte. 101A) 
Merrimack 03054-4612 
(603) 880-4689 
FAX (603) 881-9668
The following parishes belong to the Souhegan Deanery:
Hudson: St. John the Evangelist and St. Kathryn; Merrimack: Our Lady of Mercy and St. John Neumann; Milford: St. Patrick and Infant Jesus Mission (Brookline); Nashua: Immaculate Conception, Infant Jesus, Parish of the Resurrection, St. Aloysius of Gonzaga, St. Christopher, St. Joseph, and St. Patrick.
Upper Valley Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. William V. Kaliyadan, M.S., V.F. 
Sacred Heart Parish 
2 Hough Street 
P.O. Box 482 
Lebanon, NH 03766-0482 
(603) 448-1262 
FAX (603) 448-3754
The following parishes belong to the Upper Valley Deanery:
Charlestown: All Saints and St. Joseph Mission (Walpole); Claremont: St. Joseph and St. Mary and Old St. Mary (Claremont); Enfield: St. Helena and St. Mary Mission (Canaan); Hanover: St. Denis; Lebanon: Sacred Heart; New London: Our Lady of Fatima and Immaculate Conception Mission (Andover); Newport: St. Patrick and St. Joachim Mission (Sunapee).
White Mountain Deanery
Dean: Very Rev. Craig I. Cheney, V.F.
North American Martyrs Parish
55 Pleasant Street
Colebrook, NH 03576
(603) 237-4342
FAX (603) 237-8580
The following parishes belong to the White Mountain Deanery:
Berlin: Good Shepherd; Colebrook: St. Brendan and St. Pius the Tenth Mission (Errol) and St. William of York Chapel (Dixville Notch); Gorham  Holy Family; Groveton:  St. Francis Xavier; Lancaster: Gate of Heaven Parish, St. Agnes Mission (Jefferson), St. Patrick Mission (Twin Mountain), and Our Lady of the Mountain Shrine (Bretton Woods); Lincoln:  St. Joseph; Lisbon: St. Catherine of Siena; Littleton: St. Rose of Lima and Our Lady of the Snows Mission (Franconia); North Conway: Our Lady of the Mountains; North Stratford: Sacred Heart;. West Stewartstown: St. Albert; Woodsville: St. JosephThe Diocese of Manchester is divided into nine territorial districts or deaneries. Each deanery has a dean with supervisory responsibility over that deanery. For more information about each parish, please visit our online directory.

Amoskeag Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. Richard H. Dion, V.F.
St. Anthony of Padua Parish
172 Belmont St.
Manchester, NH 03103-4452
(603) 625-6409
FAX (603) 625-0099

The following parishes belong to the Amoskeag Deanery:

Auburn: St. Peter; Bedford: St. Elizabeth Seton; Goffstown: St. Lawrence; Litchfield: St. Francis of Assisi; Manchester: Blessed Sacrament, Parish of the Transfiguration, Sacred Heart, St. Anne-St. Augustin, St. Anthony of Padua, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Hedwig, St. Joseph Cathedral, Ste. Marie, St. Pius X, and St. Raphael.

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Capital Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. Raymond A. Ball, V.F.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish
180 Loudon Rd.
Concord, NH 03301-6028
(603) 224-4393
FAX (603) 224-6229

The following parishes and mission belong to the Capital Deanery:

Concord: Christ the King, and Immaculate Heart of Mary; Henniker: St. Theresa; Hillsborough: St. Mary; Hooksett:  Holy Rosary; Penacook: Immaculate Conception; Pittsfield: Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Joseph Mission (Northwood); Suncook: St. John the Baptist.

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Lakes Region Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. Marc B. Drouin, V.F.
St. André Bessette Parish
291 Union Ave.
Laconia, NH 03246-3122
(603) 524-9609
FAX (603) 524-9620

The following parishes and mission belong to the Lakes Region Deanery:

Alton: St. Katharine Drexel; Belmont: St. Joseph; Franklin: St. Gabriel; Laconia: St. André Bessette Parish; Meredith: St. Charles Borromeo; Plymouth: Holy Trinity and Our Lady of Grace Mission (Bristol).

Download a map of the Lakes Deanery (pdf)

Monadnock Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. A. Stephen Marcoux, III, V.F.
Parish of the Holy Spirit
161 Main St.
Keene, NH 03431
(603) 352-3525
FAX (603) 352-7472

The following parishes belong to the Monadnock Deanery:

Greenville: Sacred Heart of Jesus; Hinsdale: Mary, Queen of Peace; Jaffrey: St. Patrick; Keene: Parish of the Holy Spirit; Peterborough: Divine Mercy.

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Rockingham Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. Marc R. Gagne, V.F.
St. Anne Parish
26 Emerson Ave., P.O. Box 339
Hampstead, NH 03841-0339
(603) 329-5886
FAX (603) 329-4468

The following parishes belong to the Rockingham Deanery:

Derry: Holy Cross and St. Thomas Aquinas; Epping: St. Joseph; Hampstead: St. Anne; Londonderry: St. Jude and St. Mark the Evangelist; Pelham: St. Patrick; Plaistow: St. Luke the Evangelist; Salem: Saints Mary and Joseph; Windham: St. Matthew.

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Seacoast Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. Andrew W. Cryans, V.F.
St. Thomas More Parish
P.O. Box 620
Durham, NH 03824-0620
(603) 868-2666
FAX (603) 868-3765

The following parishes and missions belong to the Seacoast Deanery:

Center Ossipee: St. Joseph; Dover: Parish of the Assumption and Chapel of the Nativity Mission (Barrington); Durham: St. Thomas More; Exeter: St. Michael; Farmington: St. Peter; Gonic: St. Leo; Hampton: Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal and St. Elizabeth of Hungary Mission (Seabrook Beach); Hampton Beach: St. Patrick Chapel; Newmarket: St. Mary; Portsmouth: Corpus Christi; Rochester: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and St. Mary; Rollinsford: St. Mary; Rye Beach: St. Theresa; Sanbornville: St. Anthony; Somersworth: St. Ignatius of Loyola.

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Souhegan Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. John M. Grace, V.F.
Parish of the Resurrection
449 Broad St.
Nashua, NH 03063-3412
(603) 882-0925
FAX (603) 881-3561

The following parishes belong to the Souhegan Deanery:

Hudson: St. Kathryn; Merrimack: Our Lady of Mercy and St. John Neumann; Milford: St. Patrick; Nashua: Immaculate Conception, Parish of the Resurrection, St. Aloysius of Gonzaga, St. Christopher, Saint John XXIII, St. Joseph the Worker, and St. Patrick.

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Upper Valley Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. Shawn M. Therrien, V.F.
St. Mary Parish
32 Pearl St.
Claremont, NH 03743-2552
(603) 542-9518
FAX (603) 542-9614

The following parishes and missions belong to the Upper Valley Deanery:

Charlestown: All Saints; Claremont: St. Joseph and St. Mary and Old St. Mary (Claremont); Enfield: St. Helena and St. Mary Mission (Canaan); Hanover: St. Denis; Lebanon: Sacred Heart; New London: Our Lady of Fatima and Immaculate Conception Mission (Andover); Newport: St. Patrick and St. Joachim Mission (Sunapee).

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White Mountain Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. Alan C. Tremblay, V.F.
St. Joseph Parish
21 Pine St.
Woodsville, NH 03785
(603) 747-2038
FAX (603) 747-8071

The following parishes and missions belong to the White Mountain Deanery:

Berlin: Good Shepherd; Colebrook: North American Martyrs and St. Pius the Tenth Mission (Errol); Gorham: Holy Family; Groveton: St. Marguerite d'Youville; Lancaster: Gate of Heaven Parish and St. Agnes Mission (Jefferson) and St. Patrick Mission (Twin Mountain), and Our Lady of the Mountain Shrine (Bretton Woods); Lincoln: St. Joseph; Lisbon: St. Catherine of Siena; Littleton: St. Rose of Lima and Our Lady of the Snows Mission (Franconia); North Conway: Our Lady of the Mountains; Woodsville: St. Joseph.

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Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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