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Vicars Forane

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. Each deanery has a dean with supervisory responsibility over that deanery. For more information about each parish, please visit our online directory.

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Amoskeag Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. Christopher M. Martel
St. Catherine of Siena Parish
207 Hemlock St.
Manchester, NH 03104-3248
(603) 622-4966

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. John B. MacKenzie
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 
20 River Rd.
Pittsfield, NH 03263-3314
(603) 435-6242, FAX (603) 435-5531

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. Robert F. Cole 
St. Katharine Drexel Parish 
P.O. Box 180
Wolfeboro, NH 03894-0180
(603) 875-2548, FAX (603) 875-4801

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).

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Monadnock Deanery

Dean: vacant

The following parishes belong to the Monadnock Deanery:

Greenville: Sacred Heart of Jesus; Jaffrey: St. Patrick; Keene: Parish of the Holy Spirit; Peterborough: Divine Mercy; Winchester: St. Stanislaus.

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Rockingham Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. Volney J. DeRosia 
St. Patrick Parish
12 Main St.
Pelham, NH 03076-3724
(603) 635-3525, FAX (603) 635-3919

The following parishes belong to the Rockingham Deanery:

Derry: 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. Patrick N. Gilbert 
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
189 N. Main St.
Rochester, NH 03867-1299

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. Robert K. Glasgow 
St. John Neumann Parish
708 Milford Rd. (Rte. 101A)
Merrimack, NH 03054-4612
(603) 880-4689

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, St. Patrick, and St. Stanislaus.

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Upper Valley Deanery

Dean: Very Rev. John B. Loughnane 
All Saints Parish 
P.O. Box 332
Charlestown, NH 03603-0332
(603) 826-3359, FAX (603) 826-5875

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

Charlestown: All Saints; Claremont: St. Joseph and St. Mary and Old St. Mary; 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. Kyle F. Stanton 
Good Shepherd Parish 
151 Emery St.
Berlin, NH 03570
(603) 752-2880, FAX (603) 752-1855

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 Mountains 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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