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Celebrate Youth

This year World Youth Day New Hampshire was celebrated in the Diocese of Manchester on October 25th at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Bishop Libasci presented eight youth the St. Timothy Award and five adults the Companions on the Journey Award.

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Learn more about World Youth Day in New Hampshire and the awards


WYD Krakow 2016

CLICK HERE to see a proposed itinerary.

CLICK HERE for the Dube Travel 2016 World Youth Day Pilgrimage Reservation Agreement

CLICK HERE to listen to the information webinar recording.

CLICK HERE to view more information from the tour company and to register.

About World Youth Day Krakow

The Goals of WYD:

  • A moving and sanctifying pilgrimage in faith
  • An experience of the power of the Holy Spirit to strengthen the faith of our young people
  • Rediscover the centrality of the Word and Sacrament
  • Enable pilgrims to be witnesses to Christ
  • To provide “An encounter with Jesus Christ, His Spirit and His Church.” JP2

Who can attend?

  • Sixteen years of age at time of departure
  • “Each minor (aged 16 & 17) must have an adult responsible for them in Krakow” -USCCB
  • Minors must have extensive permission forms

Why WYD Krakow?

  • Amazing country of Poland and great pilgrimage sites
  • Powerhouse of Saints: St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. Faustina, Blessed John Paul II,
  • Focus on Divine Mercy
  • Celebration of WYD (30th Anniversary)

Direct Questions to Gertrude Hammond at ghammond@rcbm.org.

NET Retreats 

For the last several years in our diocese we have welcomed NET Ministries to New Hampshire. The NET Team will be presenting retreats to youth in grades 7-12 at parishes and schools this year through November 19th.

This years’ themes include:

  • Life to the Full
  • You Will Receive Power (for Confirmation Retreats)
  • Reality Check
  • Why Catholic
  • Strength & Beauty (a retreat for young men and women
  • Anchored in Hope

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Contact Us 

For more information, please contact:
Gertrude Hammond
Director of Parish Faith Formation
(603) 663-0171

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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