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Highlights of our Lenten Resources

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

New! In our new Lenten series, using the Sunday Scripture Readings and a key theme or symbol found in them you are invited to grow in discipleship and your relationship with God this Lent. 

Watch a Video Reflection about the Sunday Reading.

Read Scripture readings for each day.

New! Virtual Stations of the Cross: Join Bishop Libasci as he guides us through the Stations of the Cross. The video series includes photos of Stations from Churches throughout New Hampshire.

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, March 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 - Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester, NH
  • Easter Vigil – April 4, 2015 - The Easter Vigil should begin at a time that allows for new fire to break the darkness of night. The Easter Vigil may not be scheduled before nightfall. In the Diocese of Manchester the Easter Vigil should not be scheduled before 7:30 p.m.
  • Easter Sunday - April 5, 2015 




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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