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The Chrism Mass is a celebration when the Bishop blesses the oils used during the year and when the priests from the diocese gather to renew their priestly promises. See more photos on Facebook.
On Good Friday, all Christians are united in a special way to the Holy Land. Donations on Good Friday make a direct impact on the Christians living in the Holy Land. LEARN MORE
Seven-year-old Raghed, a Syrian refugee, stands on a trash pile at an informal refugee settlement in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Photo by Sam Tarling for CRS.
“After more than two years of ongoing violence in Syria, our brothers and sisters there and in the broader Middle East are in dire need of both our prayers and our charity. I am asking that Catholics of all Rites and Churches join us at this special Mass on May 1, and to give as generously as they can to help respond to the refugee crisis.” ~ Bishop Peter Libasci
Thursday, May 1, 2014
St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester, NH
A special collection will be taken up at this Mass to provide humanitarian assistance in Syria and Lebanon.
Did you know that 90% of sexual abuse is committed by someone who is known to the child and/or the child's family? CLICK HERE to learn the warning signs of abusers.
In celebration of Catholic medical professionals, the Cathedral Library has photographs, uniforms, awards, and diplomas on exhibit from Monday, April 21st to Wednesday April 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
For more information about the Cathedral Library exhibit contact Barbara Miles at (603) 232-3980 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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On the afternoon of Sunday, April 27, the Shrine of Our Lady of La Salette in Enfield, New Hampshire will host a special event for Divine Mercy Sunday.
A priest will be available for Confession from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.
The Eucharist will be celebrated at 2:00 p.m.
The Divine Mercy chaplet will follow at 3:00 p.m.
The event will conclude with the veneration of the relic of St. Faustyna.
La Salette Shrine
410 NH Route 4A
Enfield, NH 03748
“I can’t begin to tell you how good it was for me to be a part of this retreat. The quiet reflection time was very enlightening for me. It made me realize how little silence I have in my life, I plan to find time for more.” (A young man in his early twenties)
“This was a very special day for me. I think all candidates should participate in this retreat.”
“This experience has deepened my faith!”
These thoughts were expressed by participants on Saturday, April 5th, after the “Sought and Summoned” retreat which was offered by our Diocesan Catechumenate Steering Committee for the people who will be welcomed into the Catholic Church at this year’s Easter Vigil. The morning offered reflective presentations on the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.
Participants were offered quiet time to reflect on passages from Holy Scripture and questions such as, “How has God sought you out in your life and invited you into freedom through him?” and “Do I live in such a way that people can see that I am connected to Christ? That I am a friend of Jesus?”
As the rainy morning retreat was coming to a close with a prayerful meditation and the closing ritual, “Ephphatha: that is be opened, that you may profess the faith you hear, to the praise and glory of God,” rays of sunshine came flooding through the windows. A beautiful ending to an awesome time together with God and each other!
If you know someone, or if you yourself have an interest in coming into or back to the Catholic Church, please contact Eileen Smith in the Office of the Catechumenate at 603 663-0174 or email@example.com.
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28)
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester, NH is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Executive Director of Camp Fatima and Camp Bernadette. Deadline to apply is May 9th.
CLICK HERE for this and other employment opportunities.
CLICK HERE for school employment opportunities.
Saint Illustrated: The Carthusians have a saying: “The world turns, but the cross remains steady.” As Catholics, we begin and end everything with the cross. We mark our foreheads with it on Ash Wednesday; we forgive penitents with it; we bless bells, bees, marriages, chalices... READ MORE
Sean Forrest to present at NH Youthfest. READ MORE
“Thinking about Remarriage” is a daylong program for couples (where one or both were previously married) who are thinking about marriage or who are engaged to be married. The next session will be on May 17th. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Annual Retreat for Pastoral Associates and Catechetical Leaders - May 29-30, 2014
Clergy Prayer List - April 2014
Personal Safety Lessons for Students - Deadline on April 30th
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The Catholic Church in New Hampshire
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Manchester, NH 03105-0310
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