Welcome to Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex Catholic ~ Two Churches ~ One Community

Mass Times

Sacred Heart Masses:
Saturday at 5:30 pm and Sunday at 8:30 am
St. John the Baptist Masses:
Saturday at 4:00 pm and Sunday at 10:00 am

Weekday Daily Mass at Sacred Heart - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8:00.

Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist

Welcome to the Parishes of Sacred Heart in Manchester-by-the-Sea and St. John the Baptist in Essex.

We are here to welcome and serve you.

No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church.

 No matter what your current family or marital situation.

No matter your personal history, age, background, race, etc..

No matter what your self image –

You are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected in

 Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist Parishes.


Sunday, September 17th - Religious Education Teacher Training at Sacred Heart Rectory from 9:30 to 10:30. Please bring your license with you as you will need to complete a 2017 - 2018 CORI form. 

Sunday, September 23rd - Confirmation Retreat - Sacred Heart Parish Hall - 12:00 noon concluding with the 5:30 Mass. Parents are welcome to join us for Mass!

Sunday, September 24th - Religious Education Open House at Sacred Heart Parish Hall following the 8:30 am Mass.

Sunday, October 1st - Religious Education Classes Begin following the 8:30 am Mass at Sacred Heart







This Week in our Parishes....

Welcome Fall!

We are excited to begin our Religious Education Classes this year and we welcome Valerie Shippen to our parishes. Please join us for our Religious Education Open House which will be held on Sunday, September 24th at Sacred Heart Parish Hall following the 8:30 Mass. If there is anyone interested in becoming a teacher or teachers assistant, there will be a Teacher Training on Sunday, September 17th at 9:30 am in the Sacred Heart Rectory. 

We are also excited to bring ALPHA to our parishes this fall. The ALPHA Program will begin on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. We will begin with a dinner, watch a video and then break into small discussion groups. Our ALPHA program will run for 10 weeks and finish on Wednesday, December 6th. If you would like to join us, please click the Register for ALPHA drop down above and fill in your information. Bring your appetite, your questions and ask anything about life, faith and God. Come join us. 

The Staff of Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist are here to serve you, please let us know how we can help.

Office Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm.

Our Parish Offices are located at 62 School St in Manchester-by-the-Sea and we are here from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm - Monday - Friday.

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