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Michael Drumm Named Executive Director of the Diocesan Camps Fatima & Bernadette

We are pleased to announce that Michael Q. Drumm has been named Executive Director of the Diocesan Camps Fatima & Bernadette. Mr. Drumm brings a tremendous amount of experience and great enthusiasm to our summer camps. Mr. Drumm began his camp career at Camp Fatima as a Counselor in Training in 1991 and after seven summers working as a counselor and head staff member, Mr. Drumm was named the full-time Marketing and Development Director. Most recently he served as the Resident Director of Camp Fatima and Assistant Executive Director for both camps.

Mr. Drumm holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He is a member of both the New Hampshire Camp Director’s Association and the American Camp Association and is certified as a Standards Instructor and Visitor. Mr. Drumm assumes his new responsibilities as of July 1, 2016. He and his family reside in Concord and are members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish.

Camp Fatima for Boys, est. 1949, and Camp Bernadette for girls, est. 1953, create communities where all are welcome. Through fun and engaging programs in beautiful outdoor settings, campers grow in faith, learn new skills, and gain confidence to try new things, strengthen friendships, and take home memories that last a lifetime.

In 1954, Exceptional Citizens’ (EC) Week for children with intellectual and physical disabilities was instituted at Camp Fatima to provide these exceptional citizens with a fun, rewarding camp experience. In 1978 Special Needs Week at Camp Fatima began to provide a one week camping experience for boys and girls with mild to moderate intellectual and physical disabilities.

 Derek McDonald Named Diocesan Director of Family Life Ministries

We are pleased to announce that Derek McDonald has accepted the position of Director of Family Life Ministries for the Diocese of Manchester. Derek has served as Parish Evangelist and Director of Faith Formation at St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Manchester for the past three years. His responsibilities included leading the parish family faith formation program, collaborating with the coordinator of youth ministry, and facilitating married couples retreats in the parish. He has also been a gym instructor at Holy Family High School, Manchester, and is taking classes toward a Master’s Degree in Theology at St. John Seminary, Brighton MA, and expects to graduate in May 2017.

Derek and his wife, Emily, are parents of a two-year old son, Leo, and are expecting their second child, another boy. They are active members of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Manchester.

Derek will begin serving as the Diocesan Director of Family Life Ministries on July 5, 2016. Please join me in prayers of thanks and praise for Derek’s openness and willingness to respond to God’s call to a new ministry and ask God to continue to bless Derek and Emily as they prepare to welcome their new son.

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.

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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