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New Credit Card Readers Required by October 1

In order to prevent credit card fraud, a credit card system has been developed using new technology: a computer chip embedded in the card that creates a unique transaction code each time it is used. These new cards (called EMV cards after Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) require the use of special credit card readers.

In order to encourage the use of this new technology, effective October 1, 2015, liability for fraud will shift. While in the past, credit card companies and banks issuing credit cards largely were responsible for fraudulent transactions using the card, on October 1, 2015, merchants, churches, and others who use the older credit card readers to process transactions will be held liable. Thus, church and school bookstores and others who process payments on EMV credit and debit cards using the old magnetic strip readers could be financially responsible.

If you currently process credit and debit card transactions using old credit card readers, you should immediately contact your vendor about upgrading your machines or you should consider looking into other new technology, such as readers that plug into smart phones and other mobile devices. You do not need to purchase devices if you do not use credit card readers (for example, if you accept online payments through PayPal). 

Feel free to contact Diane Quinlan with any questions at dquinlan@rcbm.org or (603) 663-0101.

Calendar Widget 

To: Parish Secretaries, School Secretaries

CC: Pat McGee, Cabinet Secretary for Development and Communication

From: Tom Bebbington, Director of Communication

RE: Calendar Widget

The diocese has recently upgraded its online calendar of events; it now includes a new feature we call our Event Widget. Using the Event Widget, you can provide parishioners or community members with a real-time listing of events from the diocesan calendar.

Visit these parish websites to see examples of the widget:

I ask that you please share this page with your website developer: http://events.catholicnh.org/widget, and ask him or her to place the Event Widget on your parish and/or school website. And please don’t forget to submit your events to the diocesan calendar at: http://events.catholicnh.org/submitevent.

Should you or your developer have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly at 663-0150, or at tbebbington@rcbm.org.

Diocesan Administration Reconfiguration 

In response to diocesan needs the Secretariat for Catholic Formation has been reconfigured. All ministries served by the various offices in the secretariat will continue.

CLICK HERE for a description of the reconfigured offices in the secretariat and the ministries they serve.

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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