189 North Main St. Rochester, NH 03867

(603) 332-1863 communications@hrsl.org

Meet our Clergy and Staff

Our Team

 

Fr. Paul M. Gousse, Pastor
Rev. Paul M. Gousse, Pastor

Fr. Paul was appointed Pastor of both Our Lady of the Holy Rosary and St. Leo parishes in the summer of 2007.  He was ordained to the priesthood in June of 1999.  He is a dynamic preacher who strives to reach the congregation with challenging yet encouraging homilies.  Check out the homilies on our  Youtube Channel.  Fr. Paul’s email is pgousse@hrsl.org

 

Fr. Gerry Dunn, Weekend Asst. Pastor

Fr. Gerry has been weekend assistant at St. Leo Church for several years following his retirement.  Fr. Gerry has served in the Seacoast area for many years as Pastor at neighboring parishes.  We are blessed to have Fr. Gerry with us.

 

Stephen Labrie and wife Cheryl
Deacon Stephen Labrie and wife Cheryl

Deacon Stephen was ordained in May of 2014 and assigned to the staff in June of 2014.  Cheryl and Deacon Steve come to the parish with a strong desire to serve the Lord and His people.  They have been married over forty years, raised three children, and enjoy three grandsons.  Both Deacon Steve and Cheryl continue to work full time and live in Rochester, NH. Deacon’s email is slabrie@hrsl.org.

 

Mrs. Rita Pender joined the staff in August 2010 after working as a public high school teacher for 25 years.  She holds an MTS degree from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and recently received certification as a spiritual director from the Spiritual Directors Internship Initiative in Brighton, MA.  Rita has been a communicant of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary since 1994.  Rita’s email is rpender@hrsl.org

Sr. Mary Rose Reddy, DMML

Sr. Mary Rose is a religious Sister of the Daughters of Mary, Mother of Healing Love located in Rochester, NH. SHe is our Director of Faith Formation, Safe Environment Coordinator and SES Religion Teacher for Grades 5-8. She holds a BA in English, a Master’s in Education, a Master’s in Theology and is certified to teach English 5-12 and General Special Education, as well as being certified by the Theology of the Body Institute.

 Norby HamannNorbert Hamann, Facilities Manager

Mr. Norby Hamann, Facilities Manager is responsible for maintenance upkeep of all buildings and grounds, including Holy Rosary Cemetery in Rochester and Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Gonic. Norby’s email is nhamann@hrsl.org.

Mrs. Connie HamannConnie Hamann, Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Connie Hamann, Administrative Assistant handles confidential matters, scheduling of funerals/burials,  scheduling of holy mass intentions, and assists in the day to day management of the office.  Mrs. Hamann is also a notary public.  Connie’s email is chamann@hrsl.org.

Emil in front of garage doorEmile Beaulieu, Custodian

Mr. Emile Beaulieu joined the staff at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in 2014.  He is responsible for the daunting task of keeping the facilities in tip-top shape.  Please assist him by respecting the facility. Emile’s email is ebeaulieu@hrsl.org.

 

Mrs. Marianne Bruneau began her career at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary as a part-time assistant in 2016, but quickly assumed the role of our full-time Bookkeeper when the need arose.  She has been keeping the office finances in the best of shape ever since.

Ms. Marni Fennessy began working at OLHR & St. Leo Parishes part-time in Oct. 2016, however,  due to changes in staff and our ever-growing and active parish, it was clear there was a need for a Communications Director. Marni is responsible for internal and external communications, assists with the Audio/Visual needs of the parish, website maintenance, social media and print marketing and is enjoying working with her creative side as leader of the OLHR Arts & Environment Committee.

 

 

 

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