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For bulletins the week of May 4-5 and May 11-12:
At baptism we are called by Christ to share the Good News. Join in that effort on May 11-12 by giving generously to the Catholic Communication Campaign. Your gift helps more widely share the message of Bishop Peter Libasci and new Holy Father, Pope Francis. It supports publications like Parable and IMPACT: The Catholic Church Serving New Hampshire, as well as Catholic websites like CatholicNH.org, eNews, Catholic television and more. Remember to give on May 11-12 at your parish, or donate online at catholicnh.org/media.
Bulletins the week of May 18-19:
On May 11-12 many of you gave generously in support of the Catholic Communication Campaign. Your gift helps more widely share the message of Bishop Peter Libasci and new Holy Father, Pope Francis. It also supports publications like Parable and IMPACT: The Catholic Church Serving New Hampshire, as well as Catholic websites like CatholicNH.org, eNews, Catholic television and more. If you forgot to give, please donate online at catholicnh.org/media.
Catholic parishes, schools, and organizations located in New Hampshire are invited to post their events to our popular online calendar. When you submit your events to our calendar, we repost many of them over at NH365. NH365 is a popular place where local newspapers look for events.
Manchester Interfaith Prayer Breakfast
Celebrate Manchester's history of welcoming many cultures through diverse faith communities. All Welcome! Thursday, May 2nd from 7:30 am to 9:30 am at Saint Anselm College - NH Institute of Politics. $15 per person. To reserve your spot contact Nancy Bunker at email@example.com by Thursday, April 25th.
Bishop Libasci cordially invites the faithful to join him in honoring Msgr. Charles Crosby, Msgr. Donald Gilbert, Msgr. Charles DesRuisseaux, Msgr. Eddy Bisson, Msgr. Daniel Lamothe and Msgr. Gerald Belanger who have recently been honored with the title of Prelates of Honor to His Holiness by Pope Benedict XVI.
An Investiture Ceremony for the Monsignors will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1st on the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, at St. Joseph Cathedral. Following the Solemn Vespers a light reception will take place in the Cathedral Hall.
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Marriage is about beautiful weddings, romance, love and candlelight anniversary dinners, but marriage is also about dirty laundry, confrontations, balancing budgets, and hanging in there with teens. Retrouvaille (pronounced re-tro-vy) is a peer ministry led by married couple who have struggled to make their marriages work to provide concrete assistance to other struggling couples who are undergoing difficulties in their marriages, for those who are hurting in brokenness and loneliness. Retrouvaille has proven helpful as well to couples who are separated or divorced. The next New England Retrouvaille marriage renewall weekend will be held on September 20-23, 2013.
To register for the weekend or for more information, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com. All inquiries are confidential.
33rd Annual High Adventure Scout Retreat
INCLUDES High Ropes! Climbing Wall! Boy Scout-Girl Scout Dance!
All Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts in Grades 5-12, along with Adult Leaders, are invited to our 33rd Annual Scout Retreat Friday - Sunday Sept. 13-15, 2013 at Camp Fatima in Gilmanton Iron Works, NH. Cost: $10 for scouts, $7 for adults. To see photos of past retreats, go to: www.facebook.com/nhscoutretreat.
Visit catholicnh.org/scout for forms and more information.
This event is full!
To get on the wait list contact Kathryn Costa by phone 603-663-0137 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 4-5, 2013
Jesus tells us not to let our hearts be troubled because he has given us His peace; the peace that passes all understanding. We also have the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us. Continue to open your heart to God and let His peace overwhelm you. Let the Holy Spirit lead and guide you in all your ways; allow His thoughts to become your thoughts and His words to become your words. This will allow us to keep Jesus’ word and love one another as He loves us. Let God strengthen, renew and rekindle your marriage sacrament so that it can flourish and reflect His love. Sign up today to attend the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend in the New England are June 21-23, 2013 and July 12-14, 2013. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org
May 11-12, 2013
Jesus prayed not only for his disciples but also for each one of us – how amazing! Jesus prayed for us to know and believe the good news of the Gospel and to know that God loves us just as He loves his son, Jesus! He wants this message to really sink in and permeate your whole being so that you can be filled with the power of His love. Open your heart and allow God’s love to transform all areas of your live including your marriage. Sign up today to attend the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend: The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend in the New England are June 21-23, 2013 and July 12-14, 2013. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org
May 18-19, 2013
Today we celebrate the feast of Pentecost – the sending of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, the Comforter to come and dwell in us, God’s children. Open your heart wide and invite the Holy Spirit in to dive even deeper in your relationship with God. The Holy Spirit is here to lead, guide and instruct us in the ways of God, the ways of Love. Let the Holy Spirit lead you into a deeper relationship with your spouse and with God; sign up today to attend the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend: The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend in the New England are June 21-23, 2013 and July 12-14, 2013. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org
May 25-26, 2013
God the Father loved us so much that He sent his only begotten son to save us from sin. God the Son, Jesus, loved us so much that He gave his life for us on the cross, giving us access to the Father. Through God the Holy Spirit the love of God has been poured into our hearts. God is love and that love will transform all us if we open our hearts to Him and receive his love. Let the Love of God transform you life and your marriage sacrament; sign up today to attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend. -The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend in the New England are June 21-23, 2013 and July 12-14, 2013. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org
Support for Separated & Divorced
Divorce and separation can be painful experiences. Support groups are available to those who are seeking healing, comfort, and empowerment. Visit www.catholicnh.org/support for a listing of groups. Do you know someone who is going through a separation or divorce? Please consider passing this information along to them.
STAY INFORMED WITH CATHOLIC CITIZENSHIP NEWS
The Diocese of Manchester has an initiative to inform Catholics about important public policy matters facing our elected officials. Catholic Citizenship News provides briefs on legislation as well as information about Catholic social teaching on some of today’s pressing issues. To read the current issue of Catholic Citizenship News and to subscribe, visit www.catholicnh.org/ccn.
Child sexual abuse is a crime in the State of New Hampshire and the Church. New Hampshire law requires that anyone who has reason to suspect that a child is being or has been abused or neglected must make a report to the Division for Children, Youth & Families (“DCYF”) of the State of New Hampshire, 1-800-894-5533. Any person who suspects or alleges child abuse on the part of a priest, deacon, employee, or volunteer of a parish, school, or institution of the diocese of Manchester is also encouraged to make a report to the Office for Ministerial Conduct, 603-669-3100.
Church personnel – clergy, paid employees, and volunteers – have additional reporting requirements if they believe that Church personnel have sexually abused a child. You can learn more about these reporting requirements on the diocesan website at www.catholicnh.org or by speaking with our safe environment coordinator, ______________.
Did you know that the Diocese of Manchester has a Code of Conduct? This Code of Conduct, known as Serving Christ, Serving Others, applies to all Church personnel. “Church personnel” not only refers to priests, deacons, and religious men and women, it also includes all those who regularly work or volunteer at diocesan parishes, schools and camps. Some examples are: lectors, ushers, catechists, day care staff and volunteers, Catholic school volunteers, Boy Scout leaders, CYO coaches, youth ministers, members of pastoral and finance councils, choir directors and members, and parish outreach workers.
The Serving Christ, Serving Others Code of Conduct is available online at http://www.catholicnh.org/assets/Documents/ChildSafety/Policies/CodePolicy-2011.pdf
or if you would like a printed copy, please contact the office.
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