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Blessing of Wedding Anniversaries

Note to 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 13, 2016 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. (Download Couple Response Form: PDF | Excel)

The couples will be given a month to confirm their participation. Their RSVP is due back to the diocese no later than September 8, 2016. 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.

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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 2016), to attend a Special Anniversary Mass. This celebration will be held on October 16, 2016 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, 2016. We will need your last name, first names and mailing address. Please also indicate your special anniversary year.


Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends

July 16-17, 2016

So many times we are like Martha, “anxious and worried about many things”, we forget the most important thing – Jesus. Learn how to make Jesus a part of your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are on September 17-18 and October 21-23. For more information call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME, visit our webpage at www.wwme.org, or at https://www.facebook.com/wwmema

July 23-24, 2016

Jesus tells us that all we have to do is ask and we will receive, seek and we will find, knock and the door will be open to us. Discover the amazing plan God has for you and your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are on September 17-18 and October 21-23. For more information call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME, visit our webpage at www.wwme.org, or at https://www.facebook.com/wwmema

July 30-31, 2016

In the second reading St Paul tells reminds us that our life is now “in Christ”. He encourages us to “put on the new self” and to “seek and think of what is above” because we are no longer of this world. Do we have a Christ Centered Marriage? Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends on on September 17-18 and October 21-23. For more information call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME, visit our webpage at www.wwme.org, or at https://www.facebook.com/wwmema

Aug. 6-7, 2016

Let us turn our hearts back to God and allow him to lead and guide us so that we can fulfill God’s plan and purpose for our lives and marriages. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are on September 17-18 and October 21-23. For more information call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME, visit our webpage at www.wwme.org, or at https://www.facebook.com/wwmema

Aug. 13-14, 2016

St Paul encourages us to “keep our eyes fixed on Jesus”. When we focus on Jesus and continue to develop a deeper relationship with him we become transformed. Let His love transform your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are on September 17-18 and October 21-23. For more information call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME, visit our webpage at www.wwme.org, or at https://www.facebook.com/wwmema

Aug. 20-21, 2016

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Let Jesus be the Lord and Savior of your life and marriage. Strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage sacrament by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on September 17-18 and October 21-23. For more information call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME, visit our webpage at www.wwme.org, or at https://www.facebook.com/wwmema

Aug. 27-28, 2016

Jesus wants us to put others first and to treat them with kindness, respect, love and compassion. Allow Jesus to transform your marriage and show you how to truly love your spouse. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are on September 17-18 and October 21-23. For more information call Steve and Michelle O’Leary at 1-800-710-WWME, visit our webpage at www.wwme.org, or at https://www.facebook.com/wwmema


catholicnh.org en Español

BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT:

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.


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.


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

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
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The Catholic Church in New Hampshire

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