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Pilgrimage to Quebec

Pilgrimage to Quebec

Nearly 450 pilgrims from NH will be traveling up to Quebec City on July 16 - 18th. Follow along! Photos throughout the pilgrimage will be posted to Facebook.


Remembering Msgr. Daniszewski

On Saturday, July 12, 2014, the Reverend Monsignor Alfred A. Daniszewski was called to his rest and to the glory of the Resurrection promised by the Lord. He was 95 years old.

Monsignor Daniszewski was born on July 9, 1919 in South Boston, MA and was ordained a priest on February 24, 1945 by the Most Reverend Matthew F. Brady, D.D., at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. Monsignor Daniszewski studied at the Saint Mary’s College, Orchard Lake, Michigan, Saints Cyril and Methodius Seminary in Orchard Lake, MI and then he completed his ecclesiastical studies at Saint Paul Seminary of the University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. READ MORE


Notices for Pastors and Parish Staff

Gertrude Hammond Appointed as Diocesan Director of Parish Faith Formation

David A. Thibault Appointed as Executive Director of Camping Services

Pastoral Assignments

Adjustment to Deanery Boundaries

Lawson Scam


The French Connection

The French Connection
A look at the French influence in the Diocese of Manchester

While Bishop Libasci and fellow pilgrims from the Diocese of Manchester travel to Quebec City to celebrate Notre Dame's 350th anniversary, July 16-18, 2014. The Cathedral Library will feature the rich French Catholic history of our Diocese.  French newspapers, works of art, parish life, seminaries, clergy and women religious will be featured from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on July 16, 17 and 18th. For more information contact Barb Miles at (603) 232-2980 or catholicarchivesnh@gmail.com


St. Charles Borromeo, Meredith

Summer Catholic Destinations:
St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Meredith

Our summer travel series takes us to the town of Meredith nestled in the heart of New Hampshire. Situated among the largest lakes in the state, Meredith offers many day trippers and seasonal residents a treasure trove of activities. Among the treasures in Meredith is St. Charles Borromeo Parish located on Route 25 just up the hill from Meredith Bay where you'll find a beautiful church, warm hospitality, and a vibrant parish community. Get a peek inside this parish and see the beautiful stained glass window that inspired Bishop Leo O'Neil to write the poem, “The Children’s Window” found in his book, "The Living Fire: Selected Poems of Leo E. O'Neil." READ MORE


BCAF Grant Helps Feed Elderly

$2,500 Grant Helps Homeless Women with Children at Marguerite’s Place

Marguerite’s Place, Inc. received a $2,500 grant from the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund to help with supportive services. Supportive services are determined for each individual with their case managers and could include, assistance attaining a GED, dental, purchasing a used car, obtain clothes for interviewing, etc.

Marguerite’s Place is a nonprofit transitional housing and supportive services program that serves homeless women in crisis and their children in the greater Nashua area. Founded in 1994, the organization has been providing the physical, emotional, educational, and social supports for homeless women with children to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency. Their holistic approach allows families to grow in all areas as they gain the skills and income necessary for long term success. READ MORE

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Natural Family Planning Week

Natural Family Planning Week

A Day of Reflection
in Recognition of the Anniversary of Humanae Vitae
and in Celebration of Natural Family Planning Week

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
St. Joseph Cathedral Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament
7:00 am - Mass
7:30 am - Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - Reflection with Msgr. Anthony Frontiero
9:00 - 12:00 - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament with Benediction

For more information and to register: Maria Szemplinski (603) 340-1500 or Kathy Rivet (603) 759-0953 or e-mail MargueriteFertilityCare@gmail.com

Download Flyer

Bulletin Announcement - To promote local NFP programs.

Bulletin Announcement - FertilityCare Practitioner Training

Learn more about NFP Week and download resources for parishes.


Wedding Anniversary Mass

Wedding Anniversary Mass

Over the past 30+ years, the Diocese of Manchester has celebrated a special liturgy that affirmed the sacredness of Christian Marriages, and expressed gratitude for those marriages that have grown through the years. Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all couples who are celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond Wedding Anniversary (anytime during the year 2014), to attend a Special Anniversary Mass.

Direct questions to Fran Doucette at fdoucette@rcbm.org or (603) 663-0173.

Important Dates:

August 13, 2014 - Couples interested in attending need to contact their parish by this date.

August 15, 2014 - Parishes need to submit their "Couples Response Form." Only couples listed on these forms receive invitations to the special anniversary Mass.

September 15, 2014 - RSVP from couples who have received invitations.

October 5, 2014 - Special Anniversary Mass at Saint Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester.

Memo to Parishes

Bulletin Announcement

Couples Response Form (Excel)

See photos from last year and meet our featured couples.


Family & Marriage Links


Parable Magazine

Ask the Plants of the Earth, and They Will Teach You

Tomoates, squash, green beans, beets, potatoes - these are just a few of the crops produced annually by the Mount Sacred Heart garden, cultivated by teh Daughters of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus community in Littleton. But there is so much more being cultivated in this garden besides plants. Come take a tour with Sister Monique Couture, F.C.S.C.J. READ MORE

Parable Magazine

Inside July/August Issue

Parable Wins Awards


Nun Run

18th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5K Road Race

Labor Day, September 1, 2014 at 9:00 a.m.
Martin's Point Health Care, 161 Corporation Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Registration for the 18th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5K Road Race is now open!  You can register on-line or print an application, 2014 St. Charles Children’s Home 5K Race Application, and mail it in to us.  Runners, Joggers, Walkers, First Timers and Veteran Racers – ALL ARE WELCOME! Don’t miss out on this fun-filled family event with amazing food and prizes.  Visit the Race Details page for more information.


Bulletin Editors


Employment Opportunities

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Celebrate Youth Leadership

Celebrate Youth Leadership

The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) recognizes youth and adult youth leaders for their involvement in youth ministry efforts in their parish or school. Click on the links below for descriptions of the diocesan awards for youth and adults as well as nomination forms as received from the NFCYM. You are invited to nominate any adult and any youth from your parish or school who exemplifies the qualities outlined in the descriptions. All nominations are due into the Office for Youth Ministry by August 5, 2014. The diocesan Youth Ministry Core Team will review all the nominations.

Please join us as we celebrate youth leadership at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Manchester on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm. The Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci will offer a prayer service which will be followed by the awards presentation and fellowship.

CLICK HERE for forms and more information.


Youth Spotlight


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5th Annual Young Adult Retreat - Sept 5-7, 2014

Clergy Prayer List - July 2014

Employment Opportunities

Extranet for Priests

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