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Chrism Mass 2014

Chrism Mass

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.

Good Friday Collection

Providing Care to the Christians in the Holy Land

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

Bishop Libasci's Letter on Good Friday Collection

Pulpit Announcements

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

Child Abuse Prevention Month Infographics

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

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. 

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Child Safety Board on Pinterest


NH Catholic History - Healthcare

Caring for God's Children for a Century

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.

A reception following the White Mass will be held in the Cathedral Library on Thursday, April 24th. RSVP by April 18th. DOWNLOAD FLYER

For more information about the Cathedral Library exhibit contact Barbara Miles at (603) 232-3980 or catholicarchivesnh@gmail.com

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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

Sought & Summoned

“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 esmith@rcbm.org.  

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) 

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.

Bulletin Editors

Parable Magazine

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

Parable Magazine

Sean Forrest to speak at NH Youthfest

Sean Forrest to present at NH Youthfest. READ MORE

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

Operation Rice Bowl

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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

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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Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
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