Rev. Adrien R. Longchamps Called to His Rest
On November 17, 2020, the Reverend Adrien R. Longchamps, KCHS was called to his rest and to the glory of the Resurrection promised by the Lord, having received the prayerful support of the Faithful and the consolation of the Sacraments. He was 72 years old.
Father Longchamps was born on October 14, 1948 in Manchester, New Hampshire the son of Adrien J. and Rita J. (Martineau) Longchamps. He was ordained a priest on November 29, 1975 by the Most Reverend Odore J. Gendron, D.D., at Saint Augustin Church in Manchester. Father Longchamps studied at Assumption College, Worcester, MA and completed his ecclesiastical studies at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.
Father Longchamps served as associate pastor of St. Peter Parish, Concord; St. Mary Parish, Dover; St. Aloysius Parish, Nashua; Ste. Marie Parish, Manchester and St. Augustin Parish, Manchester.
Father Longchamps served as pastor of St. Peter Parish, Farmington; St. Augustine Parish, Manchester; Sacred Heart Parish, Laconia and Administrator of St. John the Baptist Parish, Suncook where he served until his death
He had also served as Chaplain to the Hillsborough County Nursing Home, Hanover Hill Nursing Home, Maple Leaf Nursing Home as well as Chaplain to the Sisters of the Precious Blood, all in Manchester. Father Longchamps also served as Chaplain to the Notre Dame Council #5163 Knights of Columbus, Nashua; Department Chaplain, Catholic War Veterans of NH; Chaplain, Our Lady of Cedars Council, Knights of Columbus #5260, Manchester; Chaplain to the Society Association Canado-Americain and a member and President of the Club Richelieu He served on the Presbyteral Council and was a member of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre having been promoted in 2019 to the rank of Knight Commander.
He is survived by his two sisters, Susan Longchamps and Kathleen Burnell.
On November 22, 2020, the Rite of Reception of the Body will take place at 3:00 PM at Saint Augustin Church, 383 Beech Street, Manchester, NH. Father Longchamps will lie in repose in the church until 4:45 PM. The Mass of Jesus Christ High Priest will be celebrated at 7:00 PM.
On Monday, November 23, 2020, Father Longchamps will lie in repose at Saint Augustin Church. from 8:00 AM. The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, will preside at a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM. The Rite of Committal will be celebrated after the Mass at Saint Augustin Cemetery in Manchester. The J. N. Bufford & Sons Funeral Home at 110 Bridge Street, Manchester, New Hampshire has care of the arrangements.