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

Mass Times

Mass for the Holy Day of Obligation Feast of the Immaculate Conception is at 8:00 am.

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.



 Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist 

Christmas Mass Schedule

Saturday, December 23rd - 4th Sunday of Advent

4:00 pm- St. John the Baptist

5:30 - Sacred Heart

Sunday, December 24th - 4th Sunday of Advent

8:30 am - Sacred Heart

10:00 am - St. John the Baptist

Sunday, December 24th - Christmas Eve Celebration

4:00 pm - St. John the Baptist

(3:30 pm - Prelude with Christmas Music)

5:30 pm Sacred Heart

(With Children's Pageant)

Monday, December 25th - Christmas Day Celebration

8:30 am - Sacred Heart

10:00 pm - St. John the Baptist

New Year Weekend Masses are as usual. 







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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