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Pontifical Good Friday Collection

On Good Friday, all Christians are united in a special way to the Holy Land. Donations on Good Friday make a direct impact on the Christians living in the Holy Land. LEARN MORE

PARISH BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT

Christians around the world are united in a special way during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Our hearts, minds and prayers are also especially aware of the Holy Land.

Our parish, once a year on Good Friday, is called on to support Christians in the Holy Land. Many Christians in the Holy Land depend on the collection for their lives.

As a pontifical collection requested by Pope Francis, the annual Good Friday Collection offers a direct link for parishioners to be witnesses of peace and to help protect the Holy Places. When you donate on Good Friday, you are supporting Christians in the Holy Land.

Franciscans and others in the Holy Land are housing and feeding the poor, providing religious formation and education, maintaining shrines and parishes, and conducting pastoral ministry. For more information, visit www.MyFranciscan.org.

The Good Friday Collection is requested by the Holy Father. Please be as generous as your abundance allows.

PULPIT ANNOUNCEMENT

Our parish will support Christians in the Holy Land through today’s Good Friday Collection. Please support our brothers and sisters in the Holy Land by giving to today’s special collection. The pontifical collection allows for care of Christianity’s holiest sites and for God’s people living in the Holy Land.

Please Be Generous in Your Support!


 

 

Code of Conduct 

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.


 

Bulletin Announcement- Healthcare Professionals Conference 

There will be the 10th Annual Divine Mercy Medicine, Bioethics and Spirituality Conference held at the College of the Holy Cross- Hogan Campus Center in Worcester, MA on May 7th and 8th. The conference includes Bishop McManus and keynote speakers that are experts in the spiritual care of the patient and bioethics challenges in healthcare, with continuing education credit available for healthcare professionals.

For more information or registration, please call 1-800-462-7426 or check online thedivinemercy.org/healthcare.


 Marian Mass

Marian Mass & Breakfast

The New Hampshire Diocesan Council of Catholic Women cordially invites all women of the diocese to participate in the Marian Mass on May 10, 2014 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Manchester. At 7:30 am we will pray the Rosary and Mass will be celebrated at 8 am with Bishop Libasci presiding. A catered hot breakfast will follow Mass and is $10.00 per person. For more information visit marian2014.eventbrite.com

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Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl

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Suggested Dates: April 5-6, 2014 and April 12-13, 2014

Thank You for Participating in CRS Rice Bowl

During this Lenten journey, our parish community has prayed, fasted, and given alms with a special focus on the poorest members of our global community. Through our Lenten prayers and donations, we have touched the lives of millions of people served by Catholic Relief Services, our representative to the poorest communities in the world. Please return your Rice Bowl [PROVIDE INSTRUCTIONS]. Thank you for your generosity.


 

Keep Up-to-Date on State House News

The NH Legislature is starting a new session, and more than 650 bills are on the agenda. Measures include the repeal of the death penalty, physician-assisted suicide, abortion clinic licensing, and support for victims of human trafficking. Register now for Catholic Citizenship News, the public policy enewsletter of the Diocese of Manchester, to receive updates as bills progress and learn how your voice can make a difference. To read the current issue of Catholic Citizenship News and to subscribe, visit catholicnh.org/ccn.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 

Most couples are busy with work and family. It seems that every moment of the day is planned and there’s never enough time to get everything done. When was the last time you had a weekend alone? Consider planning a weekend away just the two of you, to renew your marriage relationship.

April 19-20, 2014

A Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is like Easter Sunday because it’s a weekend full of fresh love, rebirth and new beginnings. All married couples deserve a richer, fuller life together! Let God be the strength of your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on June 20 - 22, 2014, September 19 - 21, 2014 and October 17 - 19, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

April 26-27, 2014

In today’s gospel Christ says “Peace be with you.” Let the peace and love of Christ reign in your marriage. Attend an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on June 20 - 22, 2014, September 19 - 21, 2014 and October 17 - 19, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

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Husbands and Wives...

Only YOU can set marriage fires! Want to find out how to keep yours burning? Take each other on a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend in New England is June 20 - 22, 2014. 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.


Catholic Citizenship News 

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.

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How to Make a Report of Sexual Abuse 

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.


Order a Portrait of Bishop Libasci

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Prayers & Intercessions
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Special Collections
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The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

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