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Care Packages for Military Service Men and Women

The 7th grade class at St. Patrick Catholic School in Pelham held a community service project, collecting over 500 items as part of care packages for military service men and women. Students asked for school-wide support in donating personalized greeting cards as well as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and Chap Stick to create dental kits for the care packages. Teachers and staff at St. Patrick Catholic School also rallied to support the 7th graders, having their students create cards, and bringing in donations of their own.

Homeroom teacher Mrs. Lynne Stader encourages service projects that provide opportunities for leadership. “When students are given opportunities to organize and implement projects they are empowered for their future and for the future of our communities. Seventh graders hold class meetings and vote on causes they want to support. Community service is an important part of our curriculum.” Students decorated collection boxes and worked to create posters, flyers, and PA announcements promoting the project. Each day they enjoyed counting the items as collection boxes in the school filled quickly.

The students completed the project in support of MooreMart, a well-known organization in Nashua. MooreMart recently celebrated its 10 year anniversary- a true local success story in helping deployed military, sending 65,000 care packages to date to supply soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan with items they need. 

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Associate Superintendent of Catholic Schools Named

The Rev. John R. Fortin, O.S.B., Superintendent of Schools, announced the appointment of Ronald D. Fussell, Jr. to the position of Associate Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Manchester.  Mr. Fussell officially began his new role on July 1, 2014.  Read More

Students Celebrate the Feast of Saint Benedict
St. Thomas Aquinas High School Students Recognized at Boston University's Model UN Conference

Superintendent's Message

As the new school year continues to unfold, I am pleased to report that all principal vacancies were filled before classes began. Please join me in welcoming to the Diocesan Catholic school system:

Jocelyn Bergeron, St. Catherine of Siena (Manchester)
Mary Jane Cooney, Holy Trinity Regional (Laconia)
Kathleen Drolet, St. Patrick (Jaffrey)
Andrea Eliot, Bishop Brady High School (Concord)
Susan Graham, St. Patrick (Portsmouth)
Noreen McAloon, St. Joseph Regional (Salem)
Teresa Bailey Morin, Sacred Heart School (Hampton)
Mark Schwerdt, St. Francis of Assisi (Litchfield)
Christopher Smith, St. Joseph Regional (Keene)

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