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Highlights of our Lenten Resources

View our interactive calendar (coming February 2015) which points you to daily activities based on the Catholic traditions of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.


New! In our new Lenten series, you are invited to approach and move through Lent with a perspective rooted in the Sunday readings and the sacraments. 
Participate in a Lenten Radio retreat.
Read Scripture readings for each day.

View a virtual Stations of the Cross.

Read the Lenten guidelines for fasting and abstinence and find meatless recipes to help you plan your meals.

Discover how your participation in CRS Rice Bowl benefits the poor all over the world and learn more about these people and places through virtual tours and videos.

Diocesan Day of Reconciliation - All parishes in our diocese will open their doors on Monday, April 30 from 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m

You will also find guides and suggestions for personal reflection and suggestions for enriching your relationships with the Lord and with others. We hope you will visit catholicnh.org each day during the 40 days of Lent and that your visits will bring deeper meaning and discovery to your life as a disciple of the Lord.

During this Lenten season, whether you were baptized Catholic as an infant, a child or you are now deciding to look into what the Catholic Church is about, we are glad you are here. We invite you to join us in worship, prayer, and fellowship at one of our 90 parishes in New Hampshire. Wherever you are in your faith journey, please CLICK HERE to help you discover—or re-discover—the Catholic faith.

Mark Your Calendar

  • Chrism Mass - April 15, 2014, 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester, NH
  • Easter Vigil – April 19, 2014 - The entire celebration of this vigil should take place at night, that is, it should begin after nightfall and end before the dawn of Sunday.  This rule is to be taken according to its strictest sense.  In the Diocese of Manchester the Easter Vigil should not be scheduled before 7:30 p.m. 
  • Easter Sunday - April 20, 2014 




Order Free Rice Bowls as a Lenten Resource for your Parish or School

Animate the Lenten season in your parish or school through CRS Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten faith formation program. CRS Rice Bowl can help you get parishioners and students excited about their Catholic faith and about helping people in need around the world.

  • To order free CRS Rice Bowl materials and find ideas, visit crsricebowl.org or call 1-800-222-0025. For more information, contact Meredith Cook at 603-663-0148 or mcook@rcbm.org
  • Find information for parishes and educators to learn about using Rice Bowl resources creatively during Lent in classroom, family, and whole community settings.
  • Download the CRS Rice Bowl app and find a new way to bring Lent to Life! Features include:
    • Prayerful reflection for each day of Lent
    • Customizable tool to set Lenten sacrifice goal and track progress towards its achievement
    • Meatless recipes for Fridays during Lent
    • Stories and videos of people who benefit from prayers and almsgiving to CRS Rice Bowl

Resources for Parishes 

Other Resources  

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

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