I am Looking For:

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.

 

Year of Consecrated Life

Bulletin Announcements:
Please use these announcements throughout the month of December.

December 20-21, 2014:

“The Church must be attractive. Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of acting, of living! It is possible to live differently in this world,” declares Pope Francis to Consecrated persons. Come and see the difference! catholicnh.org/religious

December 27-28, 2014:

Pope Francis challenges Consecrated persons to be audacious, frontier men and women: “Ours is not a ‘lab faith,’ but a ‘journey faith,’ an historical faith. God has revealed himself as history, not as a compendium of abstract truths. […] You cannot bring home the frontier, but you have to live on the border and be audacious.” See what audacity looks like! catholicnh.org/religious

Prayer intentions:

That this Year of Consecrated Life be filled with gratitude and prayers for the men and women who have answered God’s call to religious life. May all Consecrated persons remind us of our call to witness to the radicalness of the Gospel.

That those who believe themselves called to religious life will be gifted with wise directors and rich experiences of prayer so that their discernment process will be filled with many graces and insights.


For Bulletins - Sample Thank you Ads

End-of-Year Giving Messages

As the end of the calendar year approaches, many people will make a charitable contribution so it can be included in 2014 income tax returns.  We are providing some gentle reminders that our parishes are great options for End-of-Year gifts.  Please use them as you wish.

Bulletin Editors: Click on the following links to download the ads. There are two different sizes available in black/white and color. Direct questions about these ads to Kathryn Costa at kcosta@rcbm.org or call (603) 663-0137.

Ad Style 1: A Thank You and a Thought
Small | Medium | Small-Color | Medium-Color

Ad Style 2: Our Mission and You
Small | Medium | Small-Color | Medium-Color

Ad Style 3: Thank you! Merci! Gracias!
Small | Medium | Small-Color | Medium-Color

Text Only


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.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends

December 20-21, 2014

God gave us the greatest gift of love when He sent His son to redeem us. He asks us to love one another as He loves us. Take the time to grow deeper in love with God, your spouse and your family at a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are January 23 - 25, 2015 and March 13 - 15, 2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

December 27-28, 2014

“Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another.” Bring God’s graces into your marriage. Learn now on an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on January 23 - 25, 2015 and March 13 - 15, 2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Jan. 3-4, 2015

In today’s gospel the magi came to present their gifts to Jesus and to honor him. Your love as husband and wife is a gift to one another as well as a gift from God. Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend to receive the tools needed to make the most of this precious gift. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on January 23 - 25, 2015 and March 13 - 15, 2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Jan. 10-11, 2015

John the Baptist said “I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit”. Invite the Holy Spirit into your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are January 23 - 25, 2015 and March 13 - 15, 2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Jan. 17-18, 2015

“If you are called, reply, Speak, LORD, for your servant is listening.” What is God calling you to in your Sacrament of Marriage? The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are March 13 - 15, 2015 and May 19 - 21, 2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Jan. 24-25, 2015

The Responsorial Psalm today says, “Teach me your ways, O Lord!” Do we allow the Lord to teach us His ways so that we can love and honor our spouse more each day? Let the Lord strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage sacrament by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on March 13 - 15, 2015 and May 19 - 21, 2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2015

In today’s second reading St Paul talks about the fact that married couples have to deal with the anxieties of the world. Sometimes those stresses can really have a negative impact on our marriages. Get away from all those worldly anxieties and take time to just focus on God and each other by making a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are March 13 - 15, 2015 and May 19 - 21, 2015. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Longest Married Couple Project Church Bulletin Announcements

1) The search is on. The Fifth Annual Longest Married Couple Project in the U.S as well as each of the 50 states and territories has started. If you know a couple with a long marriage please nominate them for this honor. This annual search is sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. More information can be found at wwme.org.

2) The search for longest married couples continues. In addition to honoring the longest married couple for the entire United States, recognition will also be given to a couple from each state and territories who has achieved that distinction. In the case of the United States ~ couple, appropriate gifts will be presented to them at a ceremony to be held at their location during Valentine's week. The state winners will receive personal recognition and a special certificate of achievement during that same time frame from the Worldwide Marriage Encounter movement. For more information go to wwme.org

3) Have you nominated a longest married couple? Now is the time to honor couples who have had long marriages. This annual search is sponsored by Worldwide Marriage Encounter. For more information go to 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
April 10-12, 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.

Attention Bulletin Editors: Help us to spread the word about Catholic Citizenship News with these new bulletin ads available in different sizes.


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

CLICK HERE to order a portrait of Bishop Libasci for your home or office.


Prayers & Intercessions
CLICK HERE for all prayers and intercessions.

Special Collections
CLICK HERE for a listing of the Special Collections

Diocese of Manchester
The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

153 Ash Street, Box 310
Manchester, NH 03105-0310
(603) 669-3100
Fax: (603) 669-0377

© Diocese of Manchester