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Pastoral Staff

Fr. Ray J. Labrie, Pastor

Pastor
Fr. Ray J. Labrie was appointed Pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in July 2014. Fr. Ray came to us from the Parish of St. Francis of Assisi in Litchfield, NH where he had served as pastor for 8 years. Fr. Ray is a native of Manchester, NH.  He attended Mundelein Seminary in Chicago and was ordained to the priesthood in 2003.  Prior to serving at St. Francis of Assisi, Fr. Ray was an Associate Pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Salem and Holy Rosary in Rochester.  Fr. Ray can be reached by calling the Parish Office at 603-888-0321.

Fr. Dixon Choolakkal, C.R.S

Weekend Priest Assistant
Father Dixon resides at Pine Haven Boys Home in Suncook, NH, which is his primary ministry. He joined us in 2011 to assist with our Sunday Masses.  Fr. Dixon was born in India, and is a community member of the Order of Saint Jerome, whose primary ministry is the care of youth (such as at Pine Haven) who have been removed from their homes by the State and placed in a safe-haven environment. Fr. Dixon can be reached by email using the contact form.

Deacon William McDermott

Permanent Deacon
Deacon Bill began serving the parishioners of Immaculate Conception in March of 2011. He was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Archdiocese of Newark, NJ in 1999. Deacon Bill and his wife Christine moved from West Caldwell, NJ to New Hampshire in the fall of 2010 and now reside in Hudson.  Deacon Bill can be reached by email using the contact form.

Deacon Christopher Everhart

Permanent Deacon
Deacon Chris began serving the parishioners of Immaculate Conception in May of 2014. He and his wife Ika, joined Immaculate Conception in May of 2005, when they moved from San Diego, CA to New Hampshire.  Deacon Chris, completed his Diaconate Formation and was ordained a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Manchester, NH in May of 2014.  Deacon Chris can be reached by email using the contact form.

Eileen Bowes

Pastoral Associate/Evangelist
Eileen Bowes serves our parish community as the Pastoral Associate/Evangelist. Her areas of ministry include Parish Outreach to the Homebound and Elderly, Hospital Ministry, and, Bereavement Ministry and Evangalization. Additionally, Eileen is involved in the marriage preparation process for engaged couples as coordinator of the FOCCUS communication tool and its review with leader couples from the community.  Eileen Bowes is a long time member of Immaculate Conception.  She completed an extensive course in Clinical Pastoral Education at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua.  She was certified as a chaplain through the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1985 and later completed training and formation through the Diocese of Manchester for her certification to the NH Conference of Religious Educators and continues today as a member of this committee.  Following a seven year period of retreat ministry at Franciscan Center in Andover, MA, Eileen returned to assume her formaer position as Director of Religious Education here at Immaculate where she served for 13 years.  She accepted the position of Pastoral Assoicate Evangalist in 2013.  Eileen can be reached by phone at 603-888-0608 (ext. 229) or by email using the contact form.

Jane Brihan

Catechetical Leader (Gr. K-5)
Jane Brihan serves our Parish community as the Catechetical Leader for Grades K through 5.  She is responsible for the faith formation and enrichment programs for children in grades K through 5  which includes Sacramental Preparation and retreat coordination for First Penance and First Communion. Jane also leads the Family Home Study program which includes children in Grades 1 through 8.  Jane can be reached by phone at 603-888-0608 (x230 or by email using the contact form.

Carmen Rodriguez-Brick

Catechetical Leader (Gr. 6-12) & Youth Minister
Carmen Rodriguez-Brick serves our Parish community as the Catechetical Leader for Grades 6 through 12 and our Youth Minister.  Her reponsibilities include coordination of the Middle School (EDGE) and High School faith formation programs, as well as the Youth Ministry Program ("Dead Theologian Society").  Carmen joined our staff in September 2008, but she and her family have been members of Immaculate Conception since August of 2006.  Carmen was born and raised in Puerto Rico.  She came to the United States as a young adult and has resided in several different states before coming to Nashua.  Her mission is to encourage our youth to establish and/or deepen their relationship with Christ, especially through the sacramental life of the Church. You can reach Carmen by phone at 603-888-0608 (ext. 228) or by email using the contact form.