Holy Orders

They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid hands on them.  (Acts 6:6)

St. Raphael Parish encourages those who feel called to Holy Orders to contact  our pastor Fr. Jerome at 603-623-2604.  You may also contact Rev. Jason Jalbert directly at the Diocese of Manchester (jjalbert@rcbm.org).

Saint Anselm Abbey in Goffstown, NH accepts Roman Catholic men,  usually between the ages of 22 and 35. Prospective candidates must be  of sound physical and emotional health and must manifest both a sincere desire and the requisite maturity to seek God according to the Rule of Saint Benedict. Candidates are encouraged to have completed college work  successfully or to have had steady employment.

For further information about Benedictine monastic life or to arrange a  visit to the Abbey, please contact Fr. Anselm Smedile, O.S.B. Director of Vocations at Saint Anselm Abbey.  You may reach Fr. Anselm at (603) 641-7276 or vocations@anselm.edu