Category Archives: Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire
Saint Benedict Center, Richmond
The original Saint Benedict Center was in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and flourished in the 1940s and 50s. The founders relocated to Harvard (Still River) Massachusetts in 1958. In 1988, Brother Francis, Sister Marie Louise, and a handful of other religious moved from Bolton, Massachusetts to found Saint Benedict Center in Richmond, New Hampshire. The Center in Richmond is made up of a monastery of men, and convent of women, a school, and a chapel where the traditional rites of the Church are offered. It serves as the religious and cultural center of a Catholic community in the area.
- For more on our history, see “A Brief History of Saint Benedict Center.”
- For more on our present work, see “MICM Apostolate Overview.”
The pieces in this section pertain to our work in and from Richmond.
Sunday Masses for the rest of June are at the regular time (7:30 low Mass/9:30 sung Mass). Weekday Masses will be offered only on the following days: Wednesday, June 15; Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 20-22; Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, June 27 to 29. All of these scheduled June Masses will be offered by Msgr. Lamothe. There will be only one Sunday Mass on July 3. … More →
Join us on Friday and Saturday, September 30 and October 1. Our topic this year will be “Keeping the Counter-Reformation Going.” Speakers will include: Gary Potter Joe Doyle Charles Coulombe Mike Church Of course, SBC’s MICM religious. Other speakers, TBA! More information will posted as details become available. Register Here. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
From now until June 13, the Mass schedule at Saint Benedict Center will be as normal: 7:30 AM daily low Mass; 7:30 AM low and 9:30 AM high Mass on Sundays. For the remainder of June, our Sunday schedule will remain normal, but we will not have daily Mass — at least at this point we have no prospects for daily Mass during that time. … More →
There will be only one Mass on Sunday, May 29 at Saint Benedict Center. It will be at 10:30 AM and it will be a Missa Cantata. The Rosary will begin at 10:00 AM. The Mass will be the Second Sunday after Pentecost. It will not be the external solemnity of Corpus Christi, since we had a Missa Cantata and Eucharistic procession on Thursday, the … More →
A priest will be visiting Saint Benedict Center from the afternoon of Monday, April 18 until about May 10. Our schedule has returned to normal for both Sunday and weekday Masses. Contrary to what was posted here earlier, this also applies to Masses on Sunday, May 1. Omitting Father’s name for now is a courtesy to him and a convenience to SBC, so that, during this … More →
We have had many inquiries in response to our Priest Wanted notice. Thank God, there is a real possibility that we will have a full-time priest at Saint Benedict Center in May. The position is by no means filled, so we are still on the lookout. For the time being, we have a venerable old Monsignor offering us Sunday Mass at 2:00 PM. He will also … More →
The Explorer, the publication of the Federation of North American Explorers (FNE), has its latest issue (Lent, 2016) online now. Sister Maria Rosaria, Sister Marie Gabrielle, and I all have contributions to it, as does Father Lawrence Lew, O.P., and the intrepid and hard-working Mr. David Smith, of the North Star Group in New Jersey (New Jersey? Yes, New Jersey). Give it a read, if … More →
Saint Benedict Center is actively seeking out a full-time priest. The cleric who was here on an experimental basis for the last six months has returned to his home Diocese. We are looking for another priest to fill the role as soon as possible. Here in southern New Hampshire are a small group of religious brothers, sisters, and traditional Catholic lay faithful (200+ on Sundays). … More →
Would You Like to Give Alms, Memorialize a Loved One, AND Beautify the Mass with These Lovely Vestments?
Would you like to help beautify the liturgy here at Saint Benedict Center? Our sacristy is in need of some “everyday” vestments to give us a chance to repair our aging items. We are able to get the vestments shown below for an unbelievable deal from skilled vestment makers in Catholic Poland, so the memorialization of each set of vestments (one set per color) is only $300. If … More →
Later this week, a priest will begin a four-week visit to Saint Benedict Center. He is coming with our Bishop’s permission in order that we might get to know each other. What happens after his four-week visit is not yet planned, nor can it be at this point.1 Father will offer the Holy Mass on Friday Morning, and daily for the duration of his stay. (Providentially, he arrives in time for First … More →
The Federation of North American Explorers (FNE) is a great program that offers single-gender scouting for both boys and girls. This important youth apostolate, which our community participates in, has boys’ sections with Brother Louis Marie and the Dads as adult leaders, as well as girls’ sections with our Sisters and the Moms as adult leaders. You may learn more about our Explorers program on … More →
Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, six new statues, handmade in Peru, are now beautifying our sanctuary, lining up as an honor guard on either side of the Holy Trinity. These six saints are, after Our Lady and Saint Joseph, the patrons of our Order. Our Lady and Saint Joseph have side shrines with much larger statues. Beginning on the Gospel side top, we have … More →
All potential IHM School students and their parents are encouraged to attend IHM School open house days on April 16 and April 23. During these days, visitors can observe and participate in the school day at IHM, including classes, lunch, and breaks. Come and see for yourself what IHM is like. Contact the School if you would like to attend. Share, Bookmark, Like: Facebook, Twitter, etc.
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Join us for Holy Week and Easter Sunday. (You can get directions here.) The schedule is as follows: Maundy Thursday: Rosary: 6:30 pm; High Mass: 7:00 pm; Confessions: After Mass (The High Mass is followed by all-night Eucharistic Adoration.) Good Friday: Confession: 1:00-3:00 pm; Rosary: 2:00 pm; Stations of the Cross: 2:30 pm; Mass of the Presanctified: 3:00 pm Holy Saturday: Confession: 4:00-5:00 pm; Rosary: 10:00 pm; Solemn Easter Vigil Mass (Blessing of Fire & Easter Water): … More →