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Remembering Msgr. Crosby

Rev. Msgr. Charles Crosby Called to His Rest

On May 15, 2016, the Feast of Pentecost, the Reverend Monsignor Charles E. Crosby was called to his rest and to the glory of the Resurrection promised by the Lord. He was 85 years old. READ MORE

Diocese of Manchester 2016 Ordinations

You are cordially invited to attend the ordination of David Harris and Matthew Schultz to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by Bishop Peter Libasci on Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral.

You are cordially invited to attend the priestly ordination of Michael Sartori through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by Bishop Peter Libasci on Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral.

Marian Mass Photos

Marian Mass and Breakfast with Bishop Libasci

On May 7th Catholic women from NH gathered at St. Joseph Cathedral for the annual Marian Mass. Photos by Matthew Lomanno.

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Learn more about the NH Diocesan Council for Catholic Women

Memorial Day - Catholic Cemeteries

Annual Memorial Day Mass

You are invited to join us on Monday, May 30th at 9 a.m. for our annual Memorial Day Mass at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Manchester or at Holy Cross Cemetery in Londonderry.  We look forward to seeing you as we honor our fallen men and women of the armed forces as well as all your loved ones buried at these cemeteries.

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Parable Magazine

The Comfort of a Canine Touch: A Simple and Profound Ministry

Photographed and written by Matthew Lomanno

Once per month, Orla, a golden retriever, becomes something of a celebrity, and her owner, Kathryn McGrath, becomes her handler. Orla delights in visiting with strangers, even offering them a paw to hold. Those few moments of interaction reveal a simple joy on the faces of her new friends, whose physical, psychological and emotional suffering is briefly held at bay.

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Workshop - Calling Youth to Mission

Calling Youth to Mission; Equipping Young Disciples Workshop

The Center for Ministry Development national workshop, Calling Youth to Mission; Equipping Young Disciples is for all of us working with youth; pastors, deacons, catechetical leaders, youth ministers, confirmation coordinators, catechists.

June 1, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
St. Elizabeth Seton, Bedford

Discounted rate $30.00 per person, includes lunch  (full rate is $54.00 per person)

To get the discounted rate contact Gertrude Hammond at ghammond@rcbm.org for the code you will need when you register.

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Parish Sacramental Preparation Workshops

Parish Sacramental Preparation Series

Gather, Receive, Share

This three-part workshop series on Parish Sacramental Preparation for pastors, priests, deacons, catechetical leaders and youth ministers, Catholic elementary and high school principals.

Part 1: The Who, What & Why of Parish Sacramental Preparation

Presentations by Bishop Libasci and Directors, Secretariat for Catholic Formation

Attendance is required, except for a good reason. Registration is required to assure adequate materials.

June 21, 2016
12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Parish of the Transfiguration, Manchester

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Corpus Christi Food Pantry volunteers in Nashua

CRS Rice Bowl Grant Serves the Hungry in Nashua

”As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace” (1 Peter 4:10)

These awesome Corpus Christi Food Pantry volunteers put their gifts and the gift of a CRS Rice Bowl Grant to good use in Nashua.   For them and for all of the Catholics in New Hampshire who hear and respond to the call to serve, we are thankful! 

Each year during Lent, the Diocese of Manchester participates in the Lenten CRS Rice Bowl program as a way to encounter Jesus through others.  25% of the funds raised through the program remain here in New Hampshire for hunger and poverty alleviation efforts, including a grant program to support parish ministry organizations in New Hampshire.

Grants are awarded on a rolling basis ranging from $250 to $1,000. Parish and school ministry organizations and educational programs may apply by completing this application. While grants are awarded on a rolling basis, applications typically will be reviewed and grants generally available at the end of the calendar year once all funds from the annual CRS Rice Bowl program have been received.

For more information on how a CRS Rice Bowl Grant might support your parish ministry’s efforts to alleviate hunger and poverty in New Hampshire, please contact Jennifer Martin (jmartin@rcbm.org or 663-0145).

World Youth Day - Stateside

World Youth Day - Stateside

Join us in New Hampshire for a Stateside Celebration of World Youth Day on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Camp Fatima.

Bring your parish! Please join the Diocese of Manchester and Camps Bernadette and Fatima in a World Youth Day USA Stateside Celebration including a live World Youth Day stream from Poland, lunch and Mass.

Check in begins at 11 a.m. 

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Ven y Ve


La Conferencia de Directores Diócesanos de Educación Religiosa – Nueva Inglaterra Presenta

Ven y Ve–Come and See (Juan 1,46)

Conferencia litúrgica y catequética
Sábado, 25 de junio de 2016
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (las puertas se abren a las 8 a.m.)

Rivier University, 420 S. Main St., Nashua, NH

¡Participe en un día festivo de formación interactiva para liturgistas, músicos pastorales, maestros de escuelas católicas y catequistas!

Ven y Ve se enfocará en técnicas para integrar a los ministerios litúrgicos y catequéticos, con el fin de crear una experiencia más profunda y vibrante de oración y comunidad. ¡El conjunto se convierte en más que la suma de sus partes!

  • Tema principal: Bishop Peter Libasci
  • Formación interactiva
  • Talleres en español e ingles
  • Celebraciones de oración y litúrgicas

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Award Recognizes Service to Women, Children or Families

VCA - Service to Women, Children, or FamiliesBishop Libasci will recognize a volunteer who works to improve the lives of women, children or families through the Vita et Caritas award . The family of the late Ruthie Ford has established the award in memory of the work Ruthie accomplished. The award will be given to a volunteer, who through service to a non-profit agency helps transform the lives of women, children or families, exemplifies the Gospel message to love one another.  The volunteer will be recognized at the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund’s Summer Reception and the non-profit organization will receive a $2,500 gift.  Information and an application form are available at catholicnh.org/vca. The deadline for applications is June 24, 2016.

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