* Our Lady of Mt. Carmel  *  Catholic Mission *


(Tridentine Latin) Mass Times:

Every Sunday:
9:30 a.m. Salem, NH (290 Main Street, Salem, New Hampshire)
4:00 p.m. Oakland, ME (St. Theresa's Church, Oakland, Maine)

Dedication Ceremony:  (photos)
from March 2nd, 2016


Mass Stipends

The priests are now able to accept Mass stipends. Please observe the following points regarding them:

  • The customary Mass stipend is $25. (Make checks out to "Marian Priests").
  • Requests for a specific date will be honored, if possible, but must be submitted at least one month prior to the requested date.
  • Gregorian series of Masses are offered only for deceased parishioners.


Heard 45 minutes before each Mass. Note: Confessions begin at 8:45am in Salem, NH & 3:15pm in Oakland, ME. Please arrive early enough if you wish to avail yourself of the sacrament of Penance. Confessions will end five minutes before Mass, in order that Father may begin Mass promptly.

Sunday Catechism for Children

Classes will begin immediately after Mass in the little nook next to the kitchen. Classes will be geared toward First Communicants for the first month or so, but all children 9 and under are urged to attend.

Please help in the planning of these classes by notifying the Sisters of the names and ages of your children who will be attending.


Please call Father to make arrangements for the Sacraments of Baptism, Matrimony, and Extreme Unction.

***Blessing of Religious Articles will take place at the Communion Rail after Mass on the 1st Sunday of the month; Confraternity meeting on 3rd Sunday.

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Today's Quotation

The early Catholics by the world of their day were dubbed haters of mankind. The same charge will be leveled at a modern Catholic of conviction by the world of his day. People cannot be comfortable in contact with such hard, angular, unsociable, uncompromising individuals. So the world felt extremely ill at ease in the presence of Christ - and after a few years contact He was found unbearable. Life for the nation and for its heads was impossible unless He were put out of the way. It was expedient that (this) One Man should die that the whole nation should perish not. It is certainly easier to be on the side of the world.

- Father Edward Leen, C.S.SP. (1885-1944)



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Fr. M. Benedict Hughes, CMRI
Phone: (208) 687-0290


Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Convent

Sr. Mary Bernadette, CMRI
 151 Main Street, Atkinson, NH 03011
Phone: (617) 913-1483
e-mail: srmarybernadette [AT] gmail.com