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Welcome to the New Hampshire Young Adults’ webpage!

We are glad that you have come here to find out more about young adult activities in the state. The resources on these pages will help you get connected with local young adult groups and our larger state-wide community.

First, check out the Young Adult Group page for information about groups across the state.

Second, visit our events page to find out more about the Annual Young Adult Retreat which is held in September each year. You can see photos from the most recent retreat and information about the upcoming retreat weekend. We look forward to seeing you then!

Third, feel free to contact the Young Adult Core Team. We’d love to help get you connected. Our diocesan contact is Mae Edwards, the Director of Young Adult and Youth Ministry, maedwards@rcbm.org.

In Christ,

Aaron, Angie, Carolyn, Erin, Greg, Sarah Jane, and Tom


5th Annual Young Adult Retreat

Live Differently: Following Christ with Saint Benedict

Date: Friday, Septebmer 5 - Sunday, September 7, 2014
Location: Camp Bernadette/Lake Wentworth, Wolfeboro, NH
Spiritual Leader: Father John Fortin, O.S.B.
Hosted by: the Diocese of Manchester Young Adult Ministry

Room Assignments:

Cabins at Camp Bernadette will be assigned to participants for the weekend. Men and women will be assigned to cabins with young adults of the same gender. Limited cabins set aside for married couples on first come, first serve basis. The cabins have electricity but are not heated and do not have insulation. Please bring a warm sleeping bag and/or bed linens, warm blankets, pillows, towels, and toiletries, as well as a flashlight. If you have a special request for a roommate, please indicate whom and we will try to accommodate your request. 


The cost of the retreat weekend is $50 per person. This includes two nights stay in cabins, five meals, all talks and reflections, and beautiful view!

CLICK HERE for more information and to register online.

If you would like to download and print the registration form, CLICK HERE.

For up-to-date information on the 5th Annual Young Adult Retreat, visit our Facebook page for this event.


Saturday, September 5
5:30 - 7:30 pm Arrival/Registration
6:30 pm  Dinner
7:30 pm  Retreat Orientation
9:00 pm  Mass
9:30 pm  Night Prayer
10:00 pm  All Night Adoration [optional]
Saturday, September 6
7:00 am  All Night Adoration – Closing Benediction [optional]
7:30 am  Morning Prayer
8:30 am  Breakfast
8:00 am  Mass
9:30 am  Talk #1
10:30 am  Small Group Discussion
11:30 am  Talk #2
12:30 pm  Lunch
1:30 pm  Rosary
2:00 pm  Time for Personal Prayer/Confessions Available
3:00 pm  Outdoor Activities
5:00 pm  Talk #3
6:00 pm  Small Group Discussion
6:30 pm  Dinner
7:30 pm  Evening Prayer/Adoration/Confessions Available
8:30 pm  Dessert
9:00 pm  Bonfire
Sunday, September 7
8:30 am  Morning Prayer
9:00 am  Mass
10:30 am  Brunch/Q&A Session
11:30 am  Talk #4
12:30 pm  Closing Remarks/Clean-up
2:00 pm  Departure

Schedule subject to change.

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the schedule (pdf)

Interested in Getting Involved?

Are you interested in helping out with young adult ministry in New Hampshire?

Every year the Young Adult Core Team accepts nominations from young adults who want to serve on the Core Team for a two-year term. A person must nominate themselves and submit a Nomination Form.

To request a copy of the Core Team Description of Responsibilities or if you have any questions, e-mail maedwards@rcbm.org.

Our Mission

Our mission as the Diocesan Young Adult Core Team is to help bring about a greater awareness of young adult activity and to assist those who facilitate young adult ministry in the Catholic Church in New Hampshire. We look to do this through prayer, promoting events, providing resources, supporting priests and young adults, and participating in young adult events. It is our prayer that all young adults in the Church find their place among God’s people.

We, as Catholic young adults, adhere to the teachings of the Church including the teachings on the sacraments, contraception, the sanctity of life, and papal infallibility. As Core Team members, we strive to live holy and fulfilling lives.

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

© Diocese of Manchester