About our Parish

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15

The cornerstone of the first St. Aloysius Church building was laid on May 25th 1872. At that time, parishioners were predominantly of French Canadian ancestry. The original church building sustained a fire in the early 1970’s and had to be rebuilt. The shortest steeple survived the fire and remains off to the side in front of the current church. The beautiful stained glass windows inside the church also survived the fire and are a treasured link to our parish’s beginnings. This parish also donated land, under the leadership of Fr. Henri Milette, which was used to build Nashua’s first hospital: Saint Joseph Hospital, dedicated on May 1st 1908 primarily to serve Nashua’s French Canadian community.

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9am – 4pm
Closed on Fridays

Address: 48 West Hollis Street, Nashua, NH

Rectory Office: 603-882-4362
Rectory Office Fax: 603-886-8923
St. Louis Church Hall: 603-882-0957

Mass Times

Weekdays Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. (English)
Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)

Weekends Saturday, 4:00 p.m.(English), 6:00 p.m., (Spanish)
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. (French/English), and 11:00 a.m. (English)

Confession Times

Confessions All times listed, English & Spanish
Confessions Saturday 3:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m., and by appointment

Eucharistic Adoration

Adoration on Thursdays at St. Louis Church from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Faith Formation / Religious Education

Our program is staffed by many wonderful volunteers. If you would like information or have time to volunteer, please call Monica Quinones at 603-882-4362 ext. 211.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Know God
  • Share your beliefs
  • Take part in Sacraments
  • Grow in Faith
  • Live your Faith
  • Apply God’s gifts to your Life
  • Respect life and Diversity
  • Be Open to know Life’s Direction

Our faith formation program is located on the lower level of Milette Manor behind the Church. Grades 1-5 meet on Mondays or Tuesdays from 5:45pm to 7:00pm.

Confirmation Preparation
Once a month meetings during the school year for a seminar on Sunday from 8:45am to 12:00pm. One retreat during the year.

EDGE (Youth Ministry for middle school students)
We meet most Fridays during the school year from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Church Hall

Lifeteen (Youth Ministry for High School students)
We meet most Sundays during the school year from 6:30pm to 8pm in the Church Hall

Who was St. Aloysius?

Profile St. Aloysius was an Italian noble born in Lombardy, Italy in 1568. He was the oldest son of Ferrante Gonzaga, the Marquis of Castiglione. His first words were the names of Jesus and Mary. These were also his last words on his death bed. He experienced a spiritual awakening at the young age of 7 and prayed devotions and psalms. At age 11 he was teaching catechism to poor boys. He received First Communion from St. Charles Borromeo, depicted in the stained glass window of the tower from the original church that remains on the West Hollis Street property.

As the eldest son he was the heir apparent to the family fortunes and titles but renounced his birthright to his brother Rudolfo at the age of 17 and entered the Jesuit Order at the age of 18, after a long battle of wills with his father. He pronounced his vows of poverty, chastity and obedience in 1587. During his final year of theology study he worked alongside his Jesuit brothers to help those afflicted with the plague in Rome and contracted the illness. He never completely recovered and continued with a fever, which weakened him and was the cause of his death at the age of 23. He was beatified in 1605 by Pope Paul V and canonized in 1726 by Pope Benedict XIII. He is the patron saint of Roman Catholic youth.