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 Wedding Anniversary Mass

Note to Bulletin Editor:

Please publish the announcement below a few times in your July and August parish bulletins. All Couples Response Forms are needed at the diocese by August 15, 2014 at the latest. Once we receive your form we will send a personal invitation to the couple(s) listed. Please make sure of spelling for names and that addresses are up to date. The Office of Matrimony will call you if any invitations have undeliverable addresses. The couples will be given a month to confirm their participation. Their RSVP is due back to the diocese no later than September 15, 2014. Please make note of the deadline for RSVPs due to the diocese, as it is difficult to continue adding couples past this date. This is a wonderful experience for these couples and the Diocese’s opportunity to celebrate the vocation of Marriage.

Thank you for your support.

Bulletin Announcement:

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all couples who are celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond Wedding Anniversary (anytime during the year 2014), to attend a Special Anniversary Mass. This celebration will be held on October 5, 2014 at 2:00 p.m., at Saint Anselm Abbey Church, Manchester. If you are celebrating your 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th or beyond anniversary, please contact the parish office by August 13, 2014. We will need your last name, first names and mailing address. Please also indicate your special anniversary year.


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.

FertilityCare Practitioner Training 

Are you interested in joining a team of providers of The CREIGHTON MODEL FertilityCare System? Be a resource in your parish to provide this effective method to achieve and postpone pregnancy, and offer the hope of pregnancy to couples who are experiencing infertility. This is accomplished without the use of artificial reproductive technologies and respecting life from the moment of conception. FertilityCare Practitioners provide this service for families and are a resource for engaged couples programs and RCIA. Next training begins August 1, 2014.

For more information contact:
Kathy Rivet
Marguerite d’Youville FertilityCare Services
603-232-3141
MargueriteFertilityCare@gmail.com


 

Join us for the 5th Annual NH Young Adult Retreat!

Live Differently ~ Following Christ with Saint Benedict
Hosted by the Diocese of Manchester Young Adult Ministry
Spiritual Leader: Father John Fortin, O.S.B.

This retreat weekend is open to all young adult Catholics (ages 18-40ish). Registrations are due by Monday, August 25. To register online, go to youngadult-2014.eventbrite.com. To download and print a registration form, visit www.catholicnh.org/yaretreat. The cost of the retreat weekend is $50 per person. This includes two nights stay in cabins, five meals, all talks and reflections, and a beautiful view of the lake! Hosted by the Diocese of Manchester Young Adult Ministry. For more information, contact Sarah Jane von Haack 603.669.3100 or sjvonhaack@rcbm.org


 

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.

July 5-6, 2014

Put a little fireworks into your marriage! Take time to reflect, renew and re-energize your marriage on the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on 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

July 12-13, 2014

“Some seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it.” Sometimes, as much as we love each other it seems like the thorns of life are choking our marriage and family. Take time to kill the thorns by taking time for your Sacramental marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on 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

July 19-20, 2014

“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field. While everyone was asleep his enemy came and sowed weeds all through the wheat….” Let Worldwide Marriage Encounter help protect your good marriage from the weeds of the modern world. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are 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

July 26-27, 2014

“The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.” Find again the treasure of your early marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are, 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


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 

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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


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