Welcome to St. John the Baptist's website! Here, we share information, news, and inspiration as part of the New Evangelization in our historic parish – which has been ministering to the people of the Suncook Valley for over 140 years. Part of the Diocese of Manchester, NH, we serve parishioners from Allenstown, Pembroke, and Epsom, as well as Deerfield, Hooksett, Bow, Concord, and beyond. New families are welcome!
If eternity has no beginning and no end, then Eternal Life has already begun. The kingdom of God is truly at hand! We each ask ourselves, "How is my immortal soul?" Believing in Jesus Christ and faithful to the Teachings of his Catholic Church, we strive to lovingly serve God and neighbor – and ask the Lord's forgiveness for the times that we fail to love. Christ, who is Love Incarnate, gives himself perpetually to us in the Eucharist and mercifully offers us redemption, the way to eternal joy with him. If you’ve never been to our church, or if you haven’t been in a while, we hope that you come and participate with us in the Sacred Liturgy of the Mass.
To protect the vulnerable
in the New Hampshire diocese,
all Masses are closed to the public
until further notice.
Our bishops are taking seriously the threat of Covid–19,
which is life-threatening to the elderly, chronically ill, and those with underlying health conditions.
The virus that causes this potentially lethal disease
must be contained for the good of all.
For more information,
read Bishop Libasci's latest
Message to the Faithful by clicking HERE.
Spiritual Communion — Keep Sunday Holy
Our priests will still celebrate the Eucharist every day on our behalf, praying for our intentions as part of the Sacred Liturgy. We are invited to partake in the Mass spiritually by joining our prayers with theirs and by witnessing celebrations that are broadcast on television or via the internet. For schedules, please CLICK HERE.
Through spiritual communion, we are able to partake in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the glory of God's name, for the salvation of souls, and for our good and the good of His Holy Church.
Our church is open for prayerful visits during this crisis
on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 AM to Noon.
(Please maintain 6 feet social distancing.)
With Jesus, we are never alone.
Let us remember His most frequent words to us:
"Be not afraid."
Let us also remember our neighbors who are at high risk and give them a call to see if there's anything that we can do for them in this difficult time. Please keep an eye on the bulletins for any new information.
To ensure that our parish will be able to continue financially,
please consider mailing your usual donations via check or money order to
10 School St.
Allentown, NH 03275
You can also
safely and easily donate online by clicking HERE.
Family Faith Formation/Religious Education Update
registration will be online this year, May 15 – June 15
learn more and register on our updated page: click HERE
For the latest news from our parish, including
upcoming Knights of Columbus Suppers (always delicious)
Religious Education notifications,
local happenings of interest,
fundraisers and parish events,
please see our weekly online BULLETIN!
Our roof has, thankfully, been fully repaired, and we appreciate all donations toward this cause. We still have to pay off the large bill, however, so we need your continued support! Please check out our newest bulletin for the latest fundraisers and consider taking part. Donations can also be made by mail: 10 School St., Allentown, NH 03275. When we have public Masses, if you are attending here at St. John the Baptist or Holy Rosary in Hooksett, please write "SJB roof fund" on an envelope and place it in the collection basket. Mail any contribution (check or money order is safer than sending cash by mail) to 10 School St., Allenstown, NH 03275.
You can also donate safely and securely online! Just click "Online giving" in the top menu or go to stjohnsuncook.weshareonline.org, then scroll down to click "make a donation" under "roof". Thank you and God bless you!
Thank you for visiting our website! We invite you to browse through it to learn some history (including photos) get the latest news from the Vatican, or read the Scripture for today. Discover our liturgical ministries, social organizations, and local charities that we help – and consider getting involved. Let us richly live our lives of faith.
Bulletins are available to read by clicking under the "publications" menu item and going to "bulletins"
or by clicking HERE.
You can also type CatholicSuncook.org/publications in your web browser any time,
Thank you! And may God bless you in every season.
Easter Message from Fr. Adrien
Christ is Truly Risen
Saint Augustine once said
that we were an “Easter People”
and that our song was “Alleluia!”
Indeed, we can rejoice and sing praise to God
for our redemption.
God, our God, has delivered His people.
That is the Good News
we must share with all the world.
It is too good to be kept to ourselves.
On this great Feast of Easter,
my prayer for you is that this feast
be filled with every blessing.
Christ is Risen and has appeared to Simon Peter!
A Happy and Blessed Easter!
Our church is open for prayerful visits Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 AM until noon. Please keep six-foot social distancing standards.
When this crisis is over, we will return to public Mass with this schedule:
SATURDAY at 4 PM;
SUNDAY at 10 AM;
TUESDAY & THURSDAY at 8:30 AM
with Rosary at 8 AM,
FRIDAY at 7:30 AM with Rosary at 7 AM. On First Fridays the Mass is followed by Eucharistic Adoration hour.
LATIN MASS on the 1st Sunday of each month at 11:30 AM.
HOLY DAYS, see our Bulletins under "Publications" menu tab
CONFESSION: Saturday at 3 PM.
Our church is wheelchair accessible.
Please stay tuned for changes as they come.
(This may change, stay tuned.)
For EMERGENCIES ONLY, when office is closed, please call 387-0685
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Most of our photographs are courtesy of Dan Chase, a volunteering parishioner. If you have old pictures or photos of current events, news items, or updates that you would like to share here, or on Facebook, send them to [email protected] (Don't forget the "t" in St !) All other questions regarding Masses or other particular information from the office should be directed to 485-3113 or by email [email protected] Thank you!
We are looking for volunteers to help us with the Facebook page. You don't even need to be computer savvy – just eager to learn and willing to do what you can for this ministry work. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions or if you're interested in lending a hand – thank you!