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Now Taking Registrations for Camps Fatima & Bernadette

Bulletin Editors: Please post this bulletin announcement the weekend of November 15-16 and for a few weeks if possible.

Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls are now accepting online registrations for the 2015 summer season. The camps, located in the Lakes Region of NH, offer 2-week overnight sessions for children, ages 6-15. For more information or to request a brochure and DVD, contact Michael Drumm at 603-364-5851 or email mdrumm@campsfatimabernadette.org. You can also visit us on the web at www.campsfatimabernadette.org Please don’t wait as sessions do fill up quickly.


 

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

On November 22-23, our diocese will take a collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the domestic anti-poverty program of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. CCHD offers support to organizations advocating for structural change to address the root causes of problems facing the poor and vulnerable here in America. 25% of the funds raised from this collection stay here in NH to fight the root causes of poverty. Please be as generous as possible.

Sample Bulletin Announcement to Publish November 15–16: 

Please Support CCHD

There will be a second collection next weekend for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. CCHD is the domestic anti-poverty program of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, offering support to organizations advocating for structural change to address the root causes of problems facing the poor and vulnerable here in America. 25% of the funds raised from this collection stay here in New Hampshire to fight poverty. For more information, visit www.catholicnh.org/cchd. Please be as generous as possible.

Sample Announcement to Read November 15–16:

There will be a second collection next weekend for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. CCHD is the domestic anti-poverty program of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, offering support to organizations advocating for structural change to address the root causes of problems facing the poor and vulnerable here in America. 25% of the funds raised from this collection stay here in New Hampshire to fight poverty. Please be as generous as possible.

Sample Announcement to Read November 22-23:

There will be a second collection today for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. CCHD is the domestic anti-poverty program of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, offering support to organizations advocating for structural change to address the root causes of problems facing the poor and vulnerable here in America. 25% of the funds raised from this collection stay here in New Hampshire to fight poverty. Please be as generous as possible.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends

November 15-16, 2014

“When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize.” Do we value the prize we have in our spouse enough to take time to enjoy it? The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are December 5-7, 2014 and January 23 - 25, 2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

November 22-23, 2014

The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Is Jesus the Shepherd in our marriage? Do we know what He asks of us in our Sacrament of Marriage? The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are December 5-7, 2014 and January 23 - 25, 2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

November 29-30, 2014

Let us all be thankful for the gift of our vocation. Learn how to enrich your vocation of Marriage or Holy Orders by attending an enrichment made just for you. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are December 5-7, 2014 and January 23 - 25, 2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org


Struggling in your marriage? - You are not alone! 

If your marriage is tearing the two of you apart, if there is little or no meaningful communication, if you are considering separation or divorce, we believe Retrouvaille can help. You are NOT alone! Our peer ministry is led by couples who have lived through the honeymoon phase often followed by deep disillusionment before finally finding resurrection in their marriages using the tools taught in this program. Rediscover a loving marriage with a Retrouvaille (pronounced re-tro-vy) weekend.

The 2014/15 New England Retrouvaille marriage renewal weekends will be held on:

January 9-11, 2015
September 11-13, 2015

To register for the weekend or for more information, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.


Natural Family Planning 

There is a healthy, life-giving, alternative to contraception and artificial reproductive technologies. The Creighton Model FertilityCare System and NaProTechnology, effective to achieve and avoid pregnancy, offers couples who are experiencing infertility the hope of achieving pregnancy while following the teachings of their Church. For more information contact: Marguerite d’Youville FertilityCare Services at 603-232-3141 or MargueriteFertilityCare@gmail.com.


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.


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.


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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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 catholicnh.org/codeofconduct or, if you would like a printed copy, please contact the office.


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


Child Safety Links for Parish Websites

Parishes and schools are asked to inform adults about the procedures for reporting suspected abuse. An easy way to do this is to post the following graphic link on your website:

How to Report Abuse

Link to: www.catholicnh.org/report

Here is another graphic that can be used on your website to link to our online child safety training, Not on My Watch.

Child Safety Training

Link to: www.nhchildsafety.org


Order a Portrait of Bishop Libasci

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