Our church was constructed in 1929 with the help of many parishioners. The fieldstones used in its construction were gathered locally. The church has an approximate seating capacity of 300. The east side entrance is handicap accessible. Rest rooms with baby-changing tables are in the lower level -- use stairs at the rear of the nave.
Located on the lower level of the church, the Family Room has comfortable seating for small groups up to 20. There are coffee makers and kitchen facilities. A number of parish organizations and ministries meet here.
St. Julie Hall
Located at the rear (down the hill) of the church parking lot, St. Julie Hall contains a large multi-purpose room on the ground floor, and the parish Pre-School on the lower level.
The multi-purpose room is set up with tables and chairs for 80, and has a maximum capacity of 100. Some of its uses are parish community breakfasts and potluck dinners, funeral mercy meals, Ultreya meetings and monthly Eucharistic adoration. There is a full kitchen where meals can be prepared, and a warming table for buffet serving. Note that the warming table uses DRY HEAT – water should not be added under the warming trays.
A parish facility, although located in the Regional School immediately behind the Church. Apart from its use by the school as a lunchroom and gymnasium, it is also used by the parish to accommodate the large attendance at Easter and Christmas Masses, and for other large events. Use of the kitchen facility must be arranged through the school.
St. Joseph Regional Catholic School
40 Main Street, Salem, NH
Located behind the church, the regional school is a thriving part of the community.
33 Main Street, Salem, NHLocated across Main Street, diagonally northwest from the church, the Rectory is the residence of our parish priests. It historically contained the St. Joseph parish business office, as well as the offices of the Pastor and Associate, however the new combined parish offices are moving to Mary Queen of Peace church at 200 Lawrence Road. There is a meeting room downstairs that is sometimes used for parish committee meetings.