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Message from Bishop Libasci

Messages from the Bishop

Pilgrimage to Italy

Bishop Libasci invites you to join him on a pilgrimage to Italy from April 18 to 26, 2016, as part of the observance of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

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Bishop Libasci


“Spotlight”, a movie about the 2002 Boston Globe investigation into the sexual abuse of minors in the Archdiocese of Boston, will be coming to theaters in November. For some, this film will be a painful reminder of the abuse they themselves or someone close to them may have experienced, and likely will evoke emotions of sadness and anger in many who see or hear about it. In response, Bishop Libasci has written a letter to all the faithful of the diocese, which is available at catholicnh.org/child-safety.

catholicnh.org en Español


The Diocese of Manchester has created a web page for Spanish-speaking Catholics, with information about the Church and ministries of our diocese. Visit www.catholicnh.org/en-espanol to learn more.

La Diócesis de Manchester ha creado una página web para los católicos de habla hispana, con información sobre la Iglesia y los ministerios de nuestra diócesis. Visita www.catholicnh.org/en-espanol para aprender más.


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.

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends

Nov. 21-22, 2015

Jesus came into the world to testify to the truth. If we belong to the truth we will listen to His voice. Are you listening to His voice and letting Him lead and guide you in all areas of your life? The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is taking place on December 4 - 6, 2015. For more information call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWMEvisit our webpage at www.wwme.org, or at https://www.facebook.com/Wwmema

Nov. 28-29, 2015

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 Weekend is taking place on December 4 - 6, 2015. For more information call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWMEvisit our webpage at www.wwme.org, or at https://www.facebook.com/Wwmema

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 

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 Report Suspected Abuse 

If you know of or suspect abuse or neglect of a minor (a person under 18), you must report it to the NH Division for Children, Youth and Families at 1-800-894-5533 or 603-271-6556.

As an employee or volunteer in the Catholic Church in New Hampshire, in addition to reporting to DCYF, if you know of or suspect sexual abuse of a minor by Church personnel you must also report it to:

1. Local law enforcement and the Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a minor

2. Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a person who is no longer a minor

Delegate for Ministerial Conduct - 603-669-3100 

Outreach Services for Victims and Their Families

If you or a loved one has experienced abuse by someone representing the Catholic Church, we urge you to contact the diocesan Office for Healing and Pastoral Care at (603) 669-3100 x 110. Help is available.

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.shieldthevulnerable.org

Order a Portrait of Bishop Libasci

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Prayers & Intercessions
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Special Collections
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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

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