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  • 2016 Lay Ministry Formation Mass (18 photos)

    Recently, Bishop Libasci presided over a special Mass for the graduates of the diocesan Lay Ministry Program. Here are some photos from the day by Matthew Lomanno Photography.
  • 2016 Priesthood Ordination (11 photos)

    Bishop Peter A. Libasci ordained Rev. Michael Sartori to the priesthood at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Saturday, June 4.
  • 2016 Diaconate Ordination (31 photos)

    Bishop Peter A. Libasci ordained Rev. Mr. David Harris and Rev. Mr. Matthew Schultz to the transitional diaconate at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on Saturday, May 28.
  • 2016 Marian Mass (14 photos)

    On May 7th Catholic women from NH gathered at St. Joseph Cathedral for the annual Marian Mass. Photos by Matthew Lomanno.
  • 2016 Diocesan Service Day (44 photos)

    The staffs of Catholic Charities NH and the Diocesan Administration participated in a Day of Service on April 15th, ten days before the “Major Rogation Day.” April 25. The work sites included Mt. Carmel Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, St. Joseph Residence, Wagner Memorial Park, and Camp Fatima.
  • 2016 Pilgrimage to Italy (40 photos)

    From April 18 to 26, 2016, as part of the observance of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, Bishop Peter A. Libasci led a diocesan-wide pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi. A pilgrimage is much more than a trip to a religious site; it is a journey of faith. This was a pilgrimage in solidarity with Pope Francis, to capture the...
  • Parable Magazine - Comfort of a Canine Touch (10 photos)

    Orla, a golden retriever, is trained for pet therapy. She and her owner, Kathryn McGrath, volunteer to comfort the sick and elderly. Photographer Matthew Lomanno documents their work and lives.
  • 2016 Scouting Awards (15 photos)

    On Sunday, April 10, 2016 at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, Scouts who have earned religious awards were recognized and adult leaders who have been nominated received awards from the Bishop. [Photos by Charlene Graham Photography]
  • 2016 White Mass (19 photos)

    These photos of the 2016 White Mass and St. Martin de Porres Award winner, Mrs. Carol Shanahan, R.N, are courtesy of Michael Richards, Friend of the Diocese. Congratulations Mrs. Shanahan! Thank you for all you do to care for others.
  • 2016 Easter Triduum at St. Joseph Cathedral (28 photos)

    View photos from Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil held at St. Joseph Cathedral in 2016.
  • 2016 Chrism Mass (96 photos)

    The Chrism Mass -- which is usually the largest annual gathering of clergy and faithful most dioceses have -- the priests renew the commitments they made at their ordination. The Mass takes its name from the most eminent of the three holy oils which the bishop commissions for his local church's use over the following year.
  • 2016 Men of St. Joseph Mass & Breakfast (26 photos)

    On Saturday, March 19th men from around the state of NH gathered at St. Joseph Cathedral to celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph, patron of our diocese.
  • 2016 Rite of Election (17 photos)

    The Rite of Election was held this year on February 14, at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. The Diocese of Manchester enrolled 90 catechumens. Also recognized were 125 candidates, who had been baptized in another Christian denomination, and who will be received into full communion in the church by celebrating Eucharist and Confirmation at Easter. Photos by Michael Richards.
  • 2016 Multimedia Youth Contest (38 photos)

    This is the third year the Diocese of Manchester has participated in the Multimedia Youth Contest organized by the USCCB's Campaign for Human Development. It is a tool for schools and parishes to engage Catholic students in learning about the root causes of US poverty and the Church's response.
  • Opening of the Holy Doors - Year of Mercy (18 photos)

    The Holy Doors in New Hampshire were on December 13, 2015. This album includes photos from several locations.
  • World Youth Day New Hampshire (20 photos)

    Celebrated on Sunday, October 25, 2015, Bishop Libasci presented The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry (NFCYM) St. Timothy and Companions on the Journey Awards to thirteen youth and adult recipients from our diocese. Photos by Matthew Lomanno
  • 2015 Wedding Anniversary Mass (18 photos)

    Bishop Peter A. Libasci invited all couples who are celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond Wedding Anniversary (anytime during the year 2015), to attend a Special Anniversary Mass. Photography by Charlene Graham. Order photos at charlenegrahamphotography.com.
  • 2015 Red Mass (16 photos)

    Bishop Libasci celebrated the Red Mass at St. Elizabeth Seton Church in Bedford on October 22, 2015. Following the Red Mass, the Catholic Lawyers Guild presented two awards. Attorney Robert E. Dunn, Jr. of Devine Millimet in Concord received the St. Thomas More Award and Lieutenant Carlos Camacho of the Nashua Police Department received the St. Michael Award. (Photos...
  • World Meeting of Families (46 photos)

    Pope Francis visited the United States September 22-27, 2015, and several members of the diocesan staff attended events in Washington, New York and Philadelphia. We've posted the best of the photos they brought home with them here.
  • Bishops Charitable Assistance Fund 2015 Reception (13 photos)

    The 2015 Bishop’s Summer Reception was held on September 10, 2015 with a Southwestern theme. Over 450 donors and guests enjoyed the evening and celebrated the successful raising of over $226,000 to help organizations serving the basic needs of people in New Hampshire. The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is a not-for-profit organization within the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. The...
  • Diaconal Ordination of Michael Sartori (21 photos)

    Photos by Michael Richards
  • 2015 Diocesan Day of Service (37 photos)

    Friday, April 17, 2015, was designated as a Day of Service for employees of NH Catholic Charities and the Diocesan Administration.
  • 2015 Catholic Scouting Recognition Ceremony (24 photos)

    On Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 2 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, Scouts who have earned religious awards were recognized and adult leaders who have been nominated received awards from the Bishop.
  • 2015 Catholic Day at the State House (20 photos)

    On March 18, 2015, Catholics throughout the Granite State joined Bishop Libasci at the State House to learn how they could make a difference in our state by advocating for justice and the common good.
  • Parable: Healing Body and Spirit (17 photos)

    What makes a Catholic hospital Catholic? Photographer Matthew Lomanno went to Saint Joseph Hospital in Nashua and Catholic Medical Center in Manchester to answer that question. He offers his reflections as seen through the lens of his camera.
  • Pilgrimage to Quebec - Procession (49 photos)

    425 pilgrims from the Diocese of Manchester traveled to Quebec City to celebrate the 350th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Parish of Notre-Dame de Quebec, the "mother-parish" of all the Catholic parishes of Canada and the United States. All photos taken by Daniel Abel.
  • Pilgrimage to Quebec - Vespers (41 photos)

    Following the procession, pilgrims were greeted by Cardinal Lacroix. A prayer service was held at Notre-Dame Cathedral. All photos by Daniel Abel
  • Pilgrimage to Quebec - Ste. Anne-de-Beaupre (28 photos)

    On Thursday, July 17, 2014, pilgrims from New Hampshire traveled to the oldest pilgrimage site in North America, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre where Bishop Libasci celebrated Mass.
  • Pilgrimage to Quebec - Holy Door (39 photos)

    Passing through the Holy Door is a spiritual undertaking, which can be experienced by any person of good will. It is the chance to ask the Lord to help us transform in our lives that which must be changed, and then to advance with confidence and hope.
  • Pilgrimage to Quebec - Closing Liturgy (106 photos)

    Photos from the closing liturgy at the beautiful Notre-Dame Cathedral. Photos by Daniel Abel
  • A Father for God's People (22 photos)

    Cardinal Gerald C. Lacroix and his New Hampshire roots. Photography by Jeff and Carolle Dachowski
  • Diaconate Ordination - Andrew Nelson (26 photos)

    On May 26, 2012, Andrew Nelson was ordained to the diaconate at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. Photography by Jeff Dachowski.
  • Priesthood Ordination (33 photos)

    On June 2, 2012, Rev. Charles Pawlowski and Rev. Alan Tremblay were ordained to the priesthood at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. Photography by Jeff Dachowski.
  • Installation of Bishop Libasci (31 photos)

    View a photo gallery of Bishop Libasci's Installation as Tenth Bishop of Manchester at St. Joseph Cathedral on December 8, 2011. Photography by Jeff Dachowski.

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