Parish » Bulletin Announcements
Please feel free to post the information on this page in your parish bulletins and websites. Copy and paste the information off of this page. To receive updates on bulletin announcements by e-mail, CLICK HERE to subscribe.
The Peter’s Pence Collection supports the Holy Father in his charitable works for the most disadvantaged: victims of war, oppression, and natural disaster. Be a pilgrim of charity—please be generous in your gift.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has called for a “Fortnight for Freedom,” a 14-day period of prayer, education, and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21 to July 4.
Five ideas for parishes
If you host an event in your parish, please consider posting it on the calendar at the Diocese of Manchester website at events.catholicnh.org so we can share the information with others who may be interested in attending.
Bulletin Editors: Please help us to get the word out about this opportunity.
The diocesan central administration office is in need of a full-time administrative assistant to provide clerical support to the offices of Ordained Ministry and Liturgical Worship. This position involves calendar and event management, answering phones, drafting, preparing, and mailing correspondence, creating booklets, pamphlets and worship aids, filing and copying, recording and preparing meeting minutes, and coordinating appointments. The ideal candidate must have 3-5 years of secretarial or related office experience, be organized, be able to multi-task, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Microsoft Office and desktop publishing computer skills required. Please e-mail your letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your materials to: Diocese of Manchester, Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 310, Manchester, NH 03105-0310.
CLICK HERE for a listing of other employment opportunities.
Bulletin Editors Please Post
The Catholic Lawyers Guild of NH seeks nominations for the 2013 St. Thomas More Award. The award honors a lawyer or judge who is a practicing Catholic and embodies the spirit of St. Thomas More in his or her courage, dedication, integrity, civility, and compassion toward others. The award will be presented at a dinner following the annual Red Mass on October 15, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, and the homilist will be Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore. Nomination letters should include a description of the contributions made by the nominee and be sent by June 28 to Bob Carey at email@example.com or P.O. Box 3550, Concord, NH 03302-3550.
On July 26, the Feast of St. Anne, Bishop Libasci is inviting Catholics from throughout the Diocese of Manchester and beyond to join him in Berlin, in honor of St. Anne, for the second annual Pilgrimage for Vocations. This pilgrimage to the magnificent St. Anne Church in Berlin on the Feast of St. Anne is an opportunity for the local Church to gather together to pray for vocations but also to thank God for the many religious and priestly vocations we have received throughout our history.
Friday, July 26 at St. Anne Church, Berlin.
Watch eNews, the diocesan newsletter for details.
Go to www.catholicnh.org/enews to subscribe.
“To go on pilgrimage is not simply to visit a place to admire its treasures of nature, art or history.
To go on pilgrimage really means to step out of ourselves in order to encounter God where he has revealed himself, where his grace has shone with particular splendor and produced rich fruits of conversion and holiness among those who believe.” Benedict XVI
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.
DOWNLOAD and post this new flyer in your parishes to promote the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend that is coming up in June.
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.
Order a Portrait of Bishop Libasci
CLICK HERE to order a portrait of Bishop Libasci for your home or office.
Prayers & Intercessions
CLICK HERE for all prayers and intercessions.
CLICK HERE for a listing of the Special Collections