Welcome to the Parish of the Assumption
The Roman Catholic Parish of the Assumption is a merged faith community that was created from the original parishes of St Charles Borromeo, St Joseph, St Mary and the Mission Chapel of the Nativity. Our parish is comprised of the gift of faith, and witness of these communities from their foundation to the present day.
We are the total sum of their efforts, their belief and their living faith passed down to us. The true identity of the Parish of the Assumption is not its many campuses, buildings or materials from which they were built. The true identity of The Parish of the Assumption is the Body of Christ that gathers every week. It is the people who create its life and energy, offer its expressions of faith and who serve to live out the Gospel mission given to us by Christ. We are a parish community of approximately 3,000 families, who come together from Dover, Barrington and the surrounding region in New Hampshire.
Our Mission Statement
The Parish of the Assumption, a Roman Catholic Community, is a reflection of the combined history of many Catholic families who embody courage, enthusiasm, prayer, and personal sacrifice.
We are blessed as a community with the ongoing living faith that is witnessed through many generations.
We are servants on a faith journey whose mission is to spread Christian values and proclaim the gospel message of Jesus in our words and actions.
We gather in the sacramental presence of the Eucharist, inviting and welcoming all people lovingly into our faith community and therein inspiring a spirit of love, joy, and wisdom.