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11/24/13 Feast of Christ the King Homily (mp3)
11/21/13 RCIA Evening of Prayer with the Bishop (mp3)
As the end of the calendar year approaches, many people will make a charitable contribution so it can be included in 2013 income tax returns. We are providing some gentle reminders that our parishes are great options for End-of-Year gifts. Please use them as you wish.
Bulletin Editors: Click on the following links to download the ads. There are two different sizes available in black/white and color. Direct questions about these ads to Kathryn Costa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (603) 663-0137.
The annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious will be held December 7-8 in the Diocese of Manchester. Now in its 26th year, the collection benefits over 34,000 senior Catholic religious sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. Despite noteworthy generosity to the collection, numerous religious communities still must struggle to provide adequate care. READ MORE
(photo: Matthew Lomanno)
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The Diocesan Youth Ministry Office has teamed up with Rivier University’s Office of Campus Ministry to offer day-long retreats for high school students in the diocese. Retreats are designed for 9th and 10th graders. Rivier students and staff will facilitate the day, which will include a celebration of the Eucharist.
Dates: February 9, 2014 or March 23, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $20 per student, $15 per chaperone (includes lunch)
Questions: Call the Office for Youth Ministry (603) 669-3100, Ext. 173
Please note: Requests will be processed in the order received. Please return the "Indication of Interest Form" ASAP. The Youth Ministry Office will contact you to discuss availability for your parish and to confirm your participation in the retreat.
Featured Article: "Preparing Children for Advent - Preparing Ourselves First"
The first, and most important thing we can do to prepare our children for Advent is to prepare ourselves first. After all, if we are impatient and crabby - pressured by all the busyness of this season - we won't be very good at teaching our children anything about quiet, expectant waiting. If they never hear us talk about what we long for from the Lord, how will they learn about this kind of longing? And, if they hear "the coming of Jesus" talked about at church, and perhaps at school, but never hear us talk about the meaning of the coming of Jesus for us, what kind of message will we be giving them?
READ MORE (Includes prayers and other related links for the first week in Advent.)
Attention Bulletin Editors: The following graphics are available to use for your parish bulletins for Advent. Direct questions to Kathryn Costa at email@example.com or (603) 663-0137.
When preparing for Christmas Masses consider a new way of presenting the birth of Jesus Christ to your parishioners. Make visible in a concrete way, the birth of Jesus who is the Word made flesh. CLICK HERE to see how.
Attention Bulletin Editors: The following bulletin resources are available for Cycle A (First Sunday of Advent 2013 to Feast of Christ the King 2014). Direct questions to Fr. Jason Jalbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 663-0132.
Mother Teresa encountered Jesus in every person. Christin Jezak will present an original one person play, “Person to Person: A Mother Teresa Project.” The play is designed to help people of all ages see the value of every person. Sponsored by the NH Diocesan Council of Catholic Women.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
10:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
11:00 a.m. Performance
St. Mary Church, Rochester, NH
No charge, donations graciously accepted
Registration is required by December 12, 2013
CLICK HERE for more information.
Featured Employment Opportunity
Facility Manager, St. Patrick Parish in Newport
A part-time position of Facilities Manager is now available at St. Patrick Parish in Newport, New Hampshire. Fifteen to twenty hours a week, the position entails the cleaning, maintenance, upkeep and security of the parish Church and the various other facilities and grounds.
CLICK HERE for this and other employment listings.
RCIA Teams are invited to a retreat led by Helene Cote, p.m., MTS. In "Weaving a Spirituality of Wholeness and Hope," we will revisit some of the basic skills and "threads of life" needed to weave a Self and a spirituality that is truly wholesome, real, and filled with a profound sense of hope. READ MORE
Saturday, February 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
includes continental breakfast and lunch
DOWNLOAD flyer and mail-in registration form
Heart to Heart: In this new Parable column for our young adult readers, Heart to Heart provides a space for youth and young adults to have their questions answered about faith, morals, and life. READ MORE
Clergy Prayer List - December 2013
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