female and male seniors sitting in wooden chairs with their hands lifted to their shoulders while holding colored hand weights

Parish Nurse Program

Caring for Local Parishioners

CMC's Parish Nurse Program is a collaboration between local faith congregations and Catholic Medical Center. The Parish Nurse Program helps local faith communities to provide spiritual, psychological, and social care to their members and neighborhoods. Members of our community have access to a registered nurse for health and wellness consultations at several local churches through CMC’s Parish Nurse Program. 

The Program offers services many local faith communities in the Greater Manchester area, to people of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and religious affiliations. Parish nurses promote wellness by addressing the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of members. Our registrered nurses (RNs) offer health and wellness consultations, and many churches partner with us to host wellness programs.

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Parish Nurse services are available at the following locations:

Parish of Transfiguration/CMC Parish Nurse Main Office
Tue–Thu, 9 AM–3 PM

Brookside Congregational Church, Manchester—call for dates
Congregational Church, Goffstown—Wed, 10 AM–12 PM
Divine Mercy, Peterborough—call 603.924.7647 for dates
First United Methodist Church, Manchester—Tue, 8:30–10:30 AM
Litchfield Community Church—2nd Wed, 10–noon & 2nd Sat, 8:30–11:30AM
Sacred Heart Church, Manchester—3rd Mon, 8:45–10:30 AM
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Manchester—1st and 3rd Tue, 8–9 AM
St. Anne-St. Augustine Parish, Manchester—2nd or 3rd Tue, 10:30–11:30 AM
St. Catherine of Sienna, Manchester—Wed, 11 AM–12 PM
St. Elizabeth Seton, Bedford—1st and 3rd Tue, 8:30–10:30 AM
St. John the Baptist, Suncook—Mon, 9–11 AM
St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester—1st & 3rd Tue, Senior Group, 10–11:30 AM
St. Lawrence, Goffstown—selected Tuesdays 9:30–10:30 AM
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Goffstown—Wed, 10 AM–12 PM
St. Pius X Church, Manchester—Fri, 8:30–11 AM
St. Raphael’s Manchester—Tue, 12:30–1:30 PM & Burns High Rise, 1:30–2:30 PM
Immaculate Conception Parish, Nashua—call: 603.888.0321 for dates


Healthcare & Support Services

The Parish Nurse Program provides a number of key healthcare and support roles for parish members and advocates for the needs of the un- and underserved members of the community. Services provided include health counseling, education on health and wellness issues, advocacy on behalf of the client, liaison to community resources for clients, teacher and trainer of clients and volunteers, and healer of the mind, body and spirit.

Health Education Programs & Screenings

The program offers a range of health education programs and screenings, including:

  • Blood pressure screenings
  • Hearing and weight screenings
  • Medication assistance
  • One-on-one nutrition consultations
  • Wellness education programs
  • Patient advocacy and more
Parish nurses may refer members to appropriate resources for additional care, which can result in earlier intervention and improved access to health care. 

April 2019


Please call 603.663.8004 to register:

  • MCPHS Presentation What is Cannabidiol? Is it Safe? Apr 2, 10AM, Parish of Transfiguration, Manchester, NH
  • Grief Support Workshop: Apr 6, 8AM-1PM, Immaculate Conception, Nashua, NH
  • Grief Support Group: Apr 13,10AM-12PM, Immaculate Conception, Nashua NH
  • Brown Bag Medication Review: Apr 25, 9-10AM, Divine Mercy, Peterborough NH, free 1:1 one appointment with the MCPHS Pharmacy Student and their professor
  • Foot Clinic: Apr 26, 9-11AM, St Pius X, Manchester NH, free foot assessment, foot soaking, nail filing and referral as needed

Ongoing Programs
Chair Exercise Classes (Free):
Thursdays at Transfiguration, 9:30AM (Closed 4/18)
Wednesday’s at the Congregation Church of Goffstown,, 10-11AM
Tuesday’s at St Elizabeth Seton, Bedford, 9AM
Knitting Group:
Tuesdays at Transfiguration, 1-2:45PM (Closed 4/16)
Prayer Shawl Ministry:
1st Wednesday, Transfiguration; 10:30-Noon
1st Monday, St Elizabeth Seton; 6PM
3rd Tuesday at St. Joseph Cathedral Rectory, 1-2 PM
1st Friday, St. Pius X, 9 AM
1st Saturday, Immaculate Conception, Nashua, 8-12AM
2nd Tuesday, Sacred Heart Parish, Manchester, 10:30-11:30AM
2nd Wednesday, St. Raphael’s, 7PM
SHINE: A senior support group offering sociability, education, nutritious food and exercise:
Wednesday’s from 10:30-11:45N at St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Goffstown NH
Walking Group: Tuesdays at Transfiguration, 9:30AM FREE (closed 4/16)


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Parish Nurse Offerings

Ongoing free programs are offered, such as:

  • Alzheimer's support group
  • Chair exercise
  • Chair massage
  • Diaper drive
  • Flu clinics in partnership with Walgreens
  • Historic church tours
  • Indoor walking
  • Knitting group
  • Prayer shawl ministry
  • Walking groups

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