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Humanitarian Crisis: Unaccompanied Children from Central America

Humanitarian Crisis: Unaccompanied Children From Central America

Since October 1, 2013, more than 52,000 unaccompanied and undocumented children and teens have crossed the southwestern United States border, fleeing extreme poverty and violence in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and elsewhere in Central America. LEARN MORE about the humanitarian and political crisis and how you can TAKE ACTION HERE.

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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.

Become a Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner

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. The next training begins on October 25, 2014 in Darien, CT

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


 Catholic Lawyers Guild of NH Seeks Award Nominations

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of NH seeks nominations for the 2014 St. Thomas More Award. The award honors a lawyer or judge who is a practicing Catholic and who embodies the spirit of St. Thomas More in his or her courage, dedication integrity, civility, and compassion toward others. The award will be presented at a dinner following the annual Red Mass on October 7, 2014 at 5:15 p.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, and the homilist will be Most Reverend Salvatore Matano, Bishop of Rochester, New York. Nomination letters should include a description of the contributions made by the nominee and be sent by August 18, 2014 to Attorney Bob Carey at rcarey@orr-reno.com or P.O. Box 3550, Concord, NH 03302-3550.


 Annual Homeschool Mass with Bishop Libasci

Bishop Peter A. Libasci invites all homeschool students, parents, instructors and those interested in the ever-growing homeschool system in New Hampshire to attend a special Mass on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral, 145 Lowell Street, Manchester. Questions are welcomed by Father Jason Jalbert at 663-0153 or email rvinson@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.

Aug. 16-17, 2014

“O woman, great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” We only need to call on Jesus to help us have the best Sacrament of Marriage or Holy Orders. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are September 19 - 21, 2014 and October 24-26, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Aug. 23-24, 2014

“Upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.” Let your Sacrament of Marriage or Holy Orders be the rock for your vocation. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are, September 19 - 21, 2014 and October 24-26, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Aug. 30-31, 2014

“Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God.” Don’t let the world’s way tear your marriage apart. Plan to enrich your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on September 19 - 21, 2014 and October 24-26, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Sept. 6-7, 2014

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” Today’s gospel challenges us to come together in His name. Is God in your Marriage? Enrich your marriage on the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on September 19 - 21, 2014, October 24-26, 2014 and December 5-7, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Sept. 13-14, 2014

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Let Christ into your marriage so it can be a greater marriage. Let God be the strength of your marriage by attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on September 19 - 21, 2014, October 24-26, 2014 and December 5-7, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Sept. 20-21, 2014

The second reading calls us to “conduct yourselves in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ”. The Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend helps your marriage to be a sign for the world. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are October 24-26, 2014 and December 5-7, 2014. For more information call Jim and Elaine Richard at 1-800-710-WWME or visit our webpage at www.wwme.org

Sept. 27-28, 2014

In our second reading it calls us to “complete my joy by being of the same mind, with the same love, united in heart, thinking one thing.” Bring your marriage to a unity of heart. Restore, renew and rekindle your marriage at an upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are October 24-26, 2014 and December 5-7, 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 

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


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