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Bishop Libasci's Homilies

The following recordings are available in mp3 format.

Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII

Canonization of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII

On September 30, 2013, Pope Francis announced that both Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII would be declared saints at a single ceremony on April 27, 2014. The date is significant as it is Divine Mercy Sunday, a celebration instituted by Pope John Paul II. READ MORE

Divine Mercy Pilgrimage in Enfield, NH

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

Bishop's Statements on the Rev. Msgr. Edward J. Arsenault

This morning, the Reverend Monsignor Edward J. Arsenault, III, a priest of the Diocese of Manchester, pleaded guilty to criminal charges of misappropriating funds of the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, Catholic Medical Center, and the Estate of Rev. Msgr. John Molan.  Bishop Libasci’s media statement, his “Letter to the Faithful” and other documents can be found at: catholicnh.org/arsenault

Mass for Syria

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.

Mass for Syria

“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
6:30 p.m.
St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester, NH

A special collection will be taken up at this Mass to provide humanitarian assistance in Syria and Lebanon.

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If you can not attend the Mass, you may donate online on the Catholic Relief Services Website

Petition to Patron of Firefighters

May 4 is the Feast Day of Saint Florian, patron of firefighters. New Hampshire Fire Standards & Training and EMS Division requested that we offer a prayer for those who dedicate themselves to keeping our homes and communities safe. Please consider including the following petition in the Prayer of the Faithful on the weekend of May 3 and 4, 2014.

That through the intercession of Saint Florian, patron of firefighters, those firefighters who gave their lives in the performance of their duties, and their families, will know your peace. And that those who protect us today may be saved from bodily injury as they serve to protect us from all harm. We pray to the Lord…

Bulletin Editors

Child Safety Infographics and Posters available for download

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Help us to spread the word on child safety! The child safety infographics and posters are now available for download. Our collection includes 8 designs with tips and facts. Print and post on bulletin boards, hand out to parents, or publish them onto your website.

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Confirmation Prep Project

Confirmation Prep Project

Sometimes small changes can make a big difference. Instead of developing a brand new program, the Confirmation Prep Project asks communities to make enhancements to their already existing confirmation preparation process. Pastors, catechetical leaders and youth ministers from thirty parishes gathered in Concord, on March 31, 2014 to participate in the nation-wide Confirmation Preparation Project. READ MORE

Featured Employment Opportunity:
Executive Director of Diocesan Camps

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.

Youth Spotlight

Thinking About Remarriage

“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.

Family & Marriage Links

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2014 NH Catholic Directory

Adult Confirmation Prep

Annual Retreat for Pastoral Associates and Catechetical Leaders - May 29-30, 2014

Clergy Prayer List - April 2014

Clergy Prayer List - May 2014

Easter Guidelines

Employment Opportunities

Extranet for Priests

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Labor Law Training Seminar

Pastoral Assignments

Personal Safety Lessons for Students - Deadline on April 30th

Prayer Lists, Intentions, Intercessions, and Bulletin Blurbs

RCIA Calendar

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The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

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Manchester, NH 03105-0310
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