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  • Steubenville East 2014 (26 photos)

    Each summer, youth groups from New Hampshire participate in Steubenville East, a Youth Conference of engaging liturgies, inspiring music, challenging talks and overwhelming joy. Evangelistic in nature, these weekend conferences are both a great “introduction” to the Gospel message for new or younger teens, while offering deep and moving experiences of prayer and fellowship for even Youth Group regulars.
  • 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
  • Priesthood Ordination 2014 (30 photos)

    On Saturday, June 7, 2014, Bishop Libasci ordained Rev. Jeffrey Paveglio and Rev. Michael Zgonc to the Sacred Order of Priesthood at St. Joseph Cathedral. (Photography by: Jeff Dachowski)
  • Permanent Diaconate Ordination 2014 (68 photos)

    21 men were ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on May 24, 2014 at St. Joseph Cathedral. Photography by Jeff Dachowski.
  • Secret Garden (36 photos)

    Tour the gardens of The Franciscan Spiritual Center where six women from the diocesan faith sharing group traveled for a retreat called, "The Secret Garden." (Photo credit: Kathryn Costa)
  • Day of Service 2014 (45 photos)

    Diocese of Manchester and Catholic Charities New Hampshire staffs had a day of service where they worked in gardens, cleaned up a camp, and visited residents at several nursing homes.
  • A Father for God's People (22 photos)

    Cardinal Gerald C. Lacroix and his New Hampshire roots. Photography by Jeff and Carolle Dachowski
  • Rite of Election 2014 (15 photos)

    The Rite of Election Celebration was held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Saint Joseph Cathedral, Manchester, NH
  • Bishops Charitable Assistance Fund 2013 Reception (12 photos)

    The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is a not-for-profit organization within the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. The Fund enables the Bishop of Manchester, through a board of directors, to make grants to not-for-profit organizations without regard to religious affiliation for projects that help people in New Hampshire meet their basic needs. Photography by Jeff Dachowski.
  • Open Wide the Door: Stepping Out in Faith (54 photos)

    The workshops at Open Wide the Door: Stepping Out in Faith, designed to help us “renew and deepen our life in God and in the community,” also reminded us of the need to occasionally take the time to open wide the doors to sweep out old ideas and assumptions that set in during our busy, chaotic lives. Often, just what...
  • A Day in the Life of North Country Priest (14 photos)

    Photographer Matthew Lomanno provides a special look into the life of Father Craig Cheney, pastor of the North American Martyrs Parish, a half mile from the Canadian border. Learn more about the spirit and struggle of Father Cheney’s ministry to a part of the state that many never see.
  • Celebrate Youth Leadership (47 photos)

    Celebrate Youth Leadership is a tremendous opportunity to recognize those who set their hope in the living God through their witness. The event inspires us to continue to serve the young church with enthusiasm and dedication as we strive to include them in the life of our faith communities. This day was celebrated at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester on...
  • Wedding Anniversary Mass 2013 (15 photos)

    Bishop Peter A. Libasci was the celebrant at the Wedding Anniversary Mass honoring all couples who in 2013 mark their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, or 50th Anniversary. Couples celebrating anniversaries beyond 50 years were also invited. This celebration was held on October 6, 2013 at Saint Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester. (Photo credit: Matthew Lomanno)
  • Religious Jubilee Celebration 2013 (22 photos)

    From 25 to 80 years of service, we honor the these religious men and women for their faithful service.
  • Youth Minister Retreat 2013 (59 photos)

    Youth ministers and youth ministry core team members gathered for an overnight retreat at Camp Bernadette on Lake Wentworth. The words from 1 Corinthians 16, “Let all that you do be done in love” became the inspiration and guide for the retreat as well as the focus for ministry to youth.
  • Young Adult Retreat 2013 (38 photos)

    During the weekend of September 6-8, 64 young adults gathered at Camp Bernadette in Wolfeboro for the 4th Annual Young Adult Retreat. The participants, ages 18-40's, hailed from 5 states. Save the date for the 5th Annual Young Adult Retreat on September 5-7, 2014!
  • Steubenville 2013 (8 photos)

    Under the theme “Chosen,” the Steubenville Youth Conference led teens into a dynamic weekend of prayer, Mass, music, preaching, and talks based on 1 John 4:19: “We love because He first loved us.” This gallery shows some of our NH Youth who attended Steubenville this year.
  • 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.
  • Good Friday 2012 (21 photos)

    On Good Friday the holy cross is held up in our midst, and we come forward one by one to do reverence with a kiss, bow, or genuflection. During the veneration of the cross, we sing not only of the sorrow, but of the glory of the cross which we have been saved.
  • Diaconate Ordination (20 photos)

    On May 25, 2013, Mr. Jeffrey Paveglio and Mr. Michael Zgonc were ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. Photography by Jeff Dachowski.
  • Holy Thursday (7 photos)

    On Thursday evening we enter into the Triduum together. The bishop, like Jesus, does something unusual: He washes feet. Jesus gave us this image of what the Church is supposed to look like, feel like, act like.
  • Parable Feature: Fashioned by God (16 photos)

    William Brent of Goffstown is a woodcarver whose life and creations inspire people across the decades. Photography by Jeff Dachowski.
  • Chrism Mass 2012 (20 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.
  • Palm Sunday 2012 (8 photos)

    View a photo gallery of Bishop Libasci's first Palm Sunday Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, NH. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week leading up to Easter.
  • Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund 2012 Reception (46 photos)

    The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is a not-for-profit organization within the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. The Fund enables the Bishop of Manchester, through a board of directors, to make grants to not-for-profit organizations without regard to religious affiliation for projects that help people in New Hampshire meet their basic needs. Photography by Jeff Dachowski.
  • March for Life, Pilgrimage of Faith 2012 (16 photos)

    NH Pilgrims traveled to Washington, DC for the annual March for Life, Pilgrimage of Faith.
  • 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.
  • Rite of Candidacy (3 photos)

  • Bishop Libasci Visits the Camps (10 photos)

    Bishop Libasci visits Camp Fatima & Camp Bernadette.
  • Nativity Scenes (11 photos)

    Take a tour of a sampling of Fr. Charles DeRuisseaux's Nativity scenes from around the world.
  • 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.

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