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Join us on catholicnh.org throughout Advent for prayers, reflections, and activities. Our new Advent series for 2017 features Visio Divina, a prayer style that involves using Sacred Scripture and a piece of art work.



BCAF Accepting Grant Requests

The Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund is now accepting applications for grants for 2016. The BCAF gives preference to tax-exempt organizations that assist with basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing and home heating.If your organization is interested in applying for a grant, please apply by December 14th.




For those who have given a lifetime

Across the United States, hundreds of religious communities lack financial resources sufficient to meet the retirement and health-care needs of aging members. Many elder religious worked for years for small stipends, leaving a large gap in retirement savings. At the same time, fewer religious are able to serve in compensated ministry Your help is needed.



Help for the Opiod Crisis

Catholic Charities New Hampshire's Counseling Services is holding presentations on opioid addiction as a disease the affects the entire family. A team of clinicians skilled in addiction counseling will present "Families Coping with the Opioid Crisis" on Dec. 6 at St. Joseph Church, Epping; and Dec. 13 at Blessed Sacrament Church, Manchester from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Free. Public welcome.


Inside Parable: Prayer Journals

Look for the new Prayerful Projects column in Parable Magazine. The first project found in the November/December issue is designed for both the non-artist and artist alike. Transform a plain moleskin journal into your own beautiful design and use it as a prayer journal, where you can discover meaningful connections, inner peace, joy, creativity, and a closeness with God.


It's Time to Register for Camp!

Camp Bernadette for girls and Camp Fatima for boys are now accepting registrations for the 2017 summer season. The camps, located in the Lakes Region of NH, offer 2-week overnight sessions for children, ages 6-15. To request a brochure, contact Michael Drumm at 603-364-5851 or email mdrumm@bfcamp.com. Please don't wait as sessions fill up quickly!


Erin McKenney Named in Top 100

Erin McKenney, a parishioner at St. Jude's in Londonderry, has been named one of "100 Women of 2016" by the British Broadcasting Corporation. This recognition comes after Erin created a year-long science curriculum centered around hands-on-activities and mentorship, designed to boost the self-confidence of girls and young women to pursue careers in STEM or any other field they want to.



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Rolla McFall Bryant, CPA, Appointed Finance Officer and Cabinet Secretary for Temporalities for the Diocese of Manchester

Parable Magazine - Nov/Dec Issue

Now Taking Applications to Become Deacon

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