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Telephone Service to Diocesan and NHCC Offices is Down

All diocesan and NHCC offices located in the building at 153 Ash St./215 Myrtle St. are currently unable to receive phone calls from outside the building.  The offices of the Tribunal are not affected by this issue. 

Our telephone service providers are working to fix the problem, but we do not yet know when it will be resolved.  If you need to reach us in the meantime, please send an e-mail.

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We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Circles of Care and Netsmartz Training
for School Year 2015-2016

Attention Faith Formation Directors and Catholic School Principals:

As parishes and schools prepare for their upcoming programs and school year, please take into consideration these important instructions and reminders about our personal safety training programs for youth, Circles of Care and Netsmartz.

Letter for Parishes

Letter for Schools

Interested in Enriching Your Faith?
Online Core Course Starts August 31

For Parish Catechists and School Teachers of religion seeking certification, and all adults wanting to learn more about our faith

The University of Notre Dame’s Satellite Theological Education Program (STEP) has partnered with the Diocese of Manchester to create an online version of the Called to Discipleship Core Course. The Core Course consists of a variety of theological areas of study including Old Testament, New Testament, Sacraments and Liturgy, Morality and Profession of Faith. It is the first component in the Called to Discipleship Program and is open to all adults from the Diocese of Manchester.

CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Are you feeling called to live a life dedicated to the Lord?

There will be an Evening of Information on October 9th at 7:00 pm on the “Consecrated Laity of the Presentation of Mary” (CLPM) at Rivier University, (Dion Center- Board Room) Nashua, NH. Open to men and women of any age, who are single or widowed and who sense a deep calling to give their lives to the Lord through a vow of Celibacy, yet remain in the world.

Come listen, share and meet members of this group who will witness to the joy of what it means to live a new form of community and dedication to God’s people, through the charism of the Srs. of the Presentation of Mary.

Contact: Sr. Colette Barbeau, pm at srcoletteb@gmail.com or (603) 897-8465


TASC Receives $2,500 Grant to Keep Volunteers on the Road

Hampton based Transportation Assistance for Seacoast Citizens (TASC) was recently awarded a grant from the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund (BCAF) to help sustain its efforts to coordinate volunteer drivers with area residents in need of help with transportation. READ MORE

Learn about the Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund (BCAF)

2015 BCAF Annual Reception Invitation and Giving Levels (pdf)

BCAF on Facebook


Summer Reception Funds Grants for Needy

The annual Summer Reception to support the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund will be held at Trudel House, official residence of the Bishop of Manchester, on Thursday, September 10 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Proceeds from the Summer Reception enable Bishop Libasci to make grants to non-profit organizations in New Hampshire that help those most in need. Attendance at the reception is open to all, but does require a donation. More than 400 attendees from all corners of the state celebrate the campaign’s success at the Summer Reception each September. Information on tickets, donation levels and descriptions of all the grants made by Bishop Libasci and the BCAF can be found at www.catholicnh.org/bcaf or by calling (603) 663-0166.

6th Annual Young Adult Retreat

6th Annual Young Adult Retreat

This weekend offers Young Adults 21 – 35 years of age an opportunity to rest and reflect on the Christian call to authentic love. Presenters will share how they have responded to this call, discerned their vocation and have continued to deepen their understanding of what it means to love authentically in today’s culture. Participants will be invited to raise questions, share insights and dialogue with the presenters. The retreat will include opportunities for personal and communal prayer, quiet time for reflection and journaling, participating in celebrations of Mass, Adoration, the Sacrament of Confession And time for socializing.

September 11 -13, 2015
Camp Bernadette, Wolfboro, NH



SEE PHOTOS from last year's event.

Nun Run

St. Charles Children's Home 5K Race

9:00 am Labor Day, Monday, September 7, 2015

Join us for the 19th Annual St. Charles Children’s Home 5K Road Race at Martin’s Point Healthcare on the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth. Don’t miss this encouraging opportunity to support the St. Charles Children’s Home and encounter a great race experience no matter what level runner you are.

To learn more and register visit: www.runningnuns.com

Scouting Retreat

35th Annual High Adventure Scout Retreat

All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in Grades 5-12 and Adult Leaders are invited to the 35th Annual High Adventure Scout Retreat. It takes place Friday - Sunday, September 18-20 at Camp Fatima in Gilmanton Iron Works. Come meet new friends, celebrate your faith and scouting fellowship and have fun. READ MORE

Annual Homeschool Mass


Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all homeschool students, parents, instructors and those interested in the ever-growing homeschool system in New Hampshire to attend a special Mass on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell Street, Manchester.  Questions are welcomed by Father Jason Jalbert at 663-0153 or e-mail Becky Vinson at rvinson@rcbm.org.

Quo Vadis Vocation Camp

Quo Vadis Vocation Camp

Attention all Catholic young men ages 15-30!  The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you!  You are invited to attend the First Annual Quo Vadis Vocation Camp to spend time with other young men your age looking at the Lord’s call in your life while having fun.  This day will be hosted by Bishop Libasci and will be led by priests and seminarians of the Diocese of Manchester on Saturday, October 24 from 10-4 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Litchfield.  If you are interested, please contact the pastor of your parish or Father Jason Jalbert at jjalbert@rcbm.org.

Register Online: quovadiscamp.eventbrite.com

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