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Praised Be

Laudato Si' (Praised Be)

In his Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ (“Praised Be”), Pope Francis reminds us that as stewards, not owners, of the earth God created for us, we have a moral obligation to cherish and care for the environment. How we care for our environment is linked to how we love our neighbor and respect one another.

Laudato Si’ (Praised Be) - English | Spanish | French | Portuguese

Bishop Libasci's Comments on Praised Be

Resources on Caring for Both Creation and the Human Person

Bulletin Announcement

Marian Mass and Breakfast

Marian Mass and Breakfast

Bishop Libasci gathered with women from throughout the diocese to celebrate the annual Marian Mass on Saturday, June 7, 2015 at St. Joseph Cathedral. After Mass participants enjoyed a hot breakfast buffet followed by a guided tour of the Cathedral crypt offered by Barbara Miles, Diocesan Archivist.

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Pro Vita et Caritas Award

New Award Recognizes Service to Women, Children or Families

Bishop Libasci will be recognizing a volunteer who works to improve the lives of women, children or families through a new award. The family of the late Ruthie Ford has established the Pro Vita et Caritas Award (For Life and Love) in memory of the work Ruthie accomplished. The award will be given to a volunteer, who through service to a non-profit agency helps transform the lives of women, children or families, and who exemplifies, in his or her service, the Gospel message to love one another.  The volunteer will receive a plaque from Bishop Libasci at the Bishop’s Summer Reception and the non-profit organization will receive a $2,500 gift.  Information and an application form are available at www.catholicnh.org/bcaf/pvca.

Priestly Jubilee

Priestly Jubilee

Heartfelt thanks and congratulations to the priests of the Diocese of Manchester who are celebrating significant anniversaries in 2015!

CLICK HERE to see a list of our 2015 jubilarians.

Sr. Claire Coll

Sr. Claire Coll, C.S.C.

Throughout the Year of Consecrated Life, we we asked consecrated men and women who serve in the Diocese of Manchester to tell us about their life and work. Sister Claire Coll, C.S.C., was born in 1938, but she firmly believes her spiritual life is still unfolding. As a member of the order known as Sisters of Holy Cross, Sister Claire is continually evaluating, growing, and learning more about her faith. “I constantly strive to become,” she says. “I strive to put on the mind and heart of Jesus. It’s a becoming. Each day offers a new opportunity for growth.” READ MORE

Summer Safe Environment Reminders for Parishes and Schools

CLICK HERE to read some summer Safe Environment reminders for parishes and schools to make sure that all adults who work regularly with minors are in compliance with diocesan policy.

 BCAF Information Reception

Bishops Charitable Assistance Fund Information Reception - 2015

Bishop Peter Libasci greeted supporters and others interested in the work of the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund at a reception held in Hampton. Bishop spoke about how the work of the BCAF to help organizations serving those most in need is aligned with Pope Francis’ wish for bishops to do something to help the poor.

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Updates from Human Resources

Please note that the following NH Labor Law posters have been updated and are now dated "4/22/15." As you know these posters must be posted in a conspicuous place.

Criteria to Establish and Employee or an Independent Contractor (pdf)

NH Minimum Wage Poster (pdf)

CLICK HERE for other resources from Human Resources.

Fortnight for Freedom

Fortnight for Freedom

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has called for a “Fortnight for Freedom,” a 14-day period of prayer, education, and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21 to July 4.  This two-week period is a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power. This year, the theme of the Fortnight will focus on the “freedom to bear witness” to the truth of the Gospel.

CLICK HERE for ideas to recognize this special period of prayer and education in your parish.

SUBMIT your Fortnight for Freedom events to our online calendar.

Featured Employment Opportunity

Director of Enrollment Management
Diocese of Manchester, Manchester, NH

The Diocese of Manchester is seeking a Director of Enrollment Management. As an integral member of the Catholic Schools Office leadership team, the Director of Enrollment Management shoulders a strategic and tactical set of responsibilities primarily focused on promoting Catholic school education and increasing enrollment. READ MORE

CLICK HERE for other employment opportunities in parishes, camps, and diocesan administration.

CLICK HERE for school employment opportunities.

Family & Marriage Links

World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit

Pilgrimage to World Meeting of Families and Papal Visit

Registration for pilgrimages will end on June 30, 2015. There is still time to sign-up for the full congress package or the weekend excursion, which includes Pope Francis celebrating an outdoor Mass.

The World Meeting of Families will be held in Philadelphia from September 22 to 27, 2015 and centered around the theme “Love Is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.” Pope Francis will celebrate a public Mass on the final day. Read More

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