New Hampshire Catholic Appeal
Message from Bishop Libasci
"Looking out at the Catholic Church in New Hampshire, I see a strong, hopeful and faith-filled people who love their Church and are committed to nurturing their faith for generations to come."
What Does Our Church in New Hampshire Need?
"As our blessed St. Paul reminds us, we are many parts, one body. Unified in that same spirit, we go forward together boldly with our needs to embark on a new kind of New Hampshire Catholic endeavor. Please join me in this new annual campaign, to build our Church for the future.” ~ Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, D.D., Tenth Bishop of Manchester
Our seminarians are the future of the priesthood, who will enable all of us to practice our faith. Permanent deacons are also serving an increasing need in our parishes. The NHCA will provide funding for vocations recruitment and for the education of men in formation.
Vibrant Catholic Education
The desire for a Catholic education in our state is growing. Families and children are enrolling at much higher rates in our Catholic schools than in previous years. In order to make Catholic education accessible, affordable, and available, we have to invest in stronger schools and provide greater opportunities for children to access Catholic schools across New Hampshire.
Many parishes in our diocese are experiencing financial difficulties and look for support to meet basic necessities such as maintenance, electricity, and heating. These are essential services that make the ministry of parish life accessible across New Hampshire.
Grounded in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, Catholic Charities New Hampshire (CCNH) responds to those in need with programs that heal, comfort and empower. A portion of NHCA proceeds will go towards CCNH’s essential services.
Evangelization in the home from Parable magazine
Parable, the Catholic magazine of New Hampshire, is a key faith formation and evangelization vehicle for the faithful to receive at home. Proceeds from the NHCA will bring this award-winning publication to all parishioners, at no cost to their parishes.
Missionary Support and Support for Migrants and Refugees in N.H.
The NHCA will support The Good Samaritan Home in Colombia, run by Claire Aucoin. In addition, a portion of the funds will support diocesan ministries to migrants and refugees throughout the state of New Hampshire.
Care for Retired Priests
Our priests have given their lives in service to the Lord and to the people of New Hampshire. The Diocese of Manchester is committed to caring for our retired priests, many of whom are still in active ministry even after their retirement. In the next few years, the Diocese will see several priests enter retirement.
Many of these needs and ministries were previously funded through numerous second collections. Those second collections have been consolidated into the NHCA.
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