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eNews is the e-mail newsletter from the Diocese of Manchester published each week on Wednesdays. Bulletin editors are encouraged to use the information from this newsletter for parish bulletins and websites.
Be sure to check out our new Lenten series by Mary Ellen Mahon, Cabinet Secretary for Catholic Faith Formation. Based on the Sunday readings, each week offers reflections, prayers, and suggested actions to guide you in a meaningful Lenten journey.
The prayer this week offers a different way of looking at fasting:
Fast from judging others; feast on the Christ dwelling within them.
Fast from emphasis on differences; feast on the unity of all life.
Fast from apparent darkness; feast on the reality of light.
Fast from words that pollute; feast on phrases that purify.
Fast from discontent; feast on gratitude. READ MORE
SAMPLE BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT:
You are invited to join other NH Catholics in a statewide day of reconciliation. This is an opportunity for you to open your heart and allow the Lord to fill it with His grace.
All parishes will open their doors to welcome you on Monday of Holy Week, April 14. We will offer the Sacrament for Reconciliation from 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in [insert your location]. For a complete listing of parishes visit catholicnh.org.
Join Bishop Libasci on a jubilee pilgrimage to Quebec City to celebrate the 350th anniversary of the foundation of the parish of Notre-Dame de Quebec, the "mother parish" of all the other Catholic parishes of Canada and the United States. July 16 - 18, 2014. Register by March 30th. Learn more at catholicnh.org/pilgrimage.
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month, please join us as we pray for all those abused as children, their families, caregivers and loved ones.
Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Seton Church, Bedford, NH
Celebrant: Most Reverend Bishop Peter A. Libasci, D.D.
Reception to follow in the parish hall.
For additional information contact Joseph P. Naff, LICSW, Director Office for Healing and Pastoral Care at email@example.com or 669-3100, Ext. 233
On April 24, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, D.D., Bishop of Manchester, will celebrate the White Mass for healthcare professionals at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, New Hampshire.
A reception will be held immediately following the White Mass at the St. Joseph Cathedral Library at which the NH Guild of Catholic Healthcare Professionals will honor Roger Dionne, MD and Sister Monica O’Keefe, MSC with the 2014 St. Martin de Porres Award, an award given to a Catholic healthcare professional who has exemplified the virtues of Catholic healthcare, including selfless dedication to and compassion for the sick, and the love of God in caring for the sick. READ MORE
Weaving a Spirituality of Wholeness and Hope, RCIA Team Retreat - Photos and recap
Engaging a New Generation - Youth ministers gave this presentation by Frank Mercadante rave reviews. Learn more about how we can engage our youth.
Rite of Election Photos courtesy of Michael Richards.
The New Hampshire Department of Labor is offering a Labor Law Training Seminar on how to stay in compliance with NH labor laws. The seminar will be offered on 14 dates in a number of different locations throughout the state. These events are free and open to employers, businesses and the public. LEARN MORE
Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) program is seeking U.S. volunteers with agricultural expertise to share skills and provide short-term training and technical assistance to farmers within Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Volunteers may be individuals, farmers, and industry leaders with a range of expertise in agriculture, including grains and animal husbandry, agri-business, nutrition, and food supply. The duration of a volunteer assignment is normally 2-3 weeks with travel, lodging, and basic expenses covered by F2F.
May 3, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sullivan Arena, Saint Anselm College, Manchester
For more information: www.nhyouthfest.com
Superintendent's Message: Catholic schools have been and continue to be for the Church and for society at large tremendous sources of good, for they help the children who attend them to come to know, to celebrate, to share, to proclaim, and to live the joyful news of the Gospel of Jesus. READ MORE
Clergy Prayer List - March 2014
Personal Safe Lessons for Students - Deadline on April 30th
Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire
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Manchester, NH 03105-0310
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