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Catholic Communications Collection

The Week Before the Collection (May 25-26)

Next week, our second collection is for the Catholic Communication Campaign. This campaign connects people with Christ in the United States and in developing countries around the world through the Internet, television, radio, and print media. Fully fifty percent of funds collected remain here in the Diocese of Manchester to fund local communications efforts such as the diocesan website catholicNH.org; electronic newsletters eNews, Catholic Citizenship News, and The Call; social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and Instagram; and Parable magazine. Your support helps spread the Gospel message! To donate directly online, visit catholicNH.org/ccc.

The Week of the Collection (June 1-2)

Today, we are taking up the collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). Your support helps the CCC connect people to Christ, in the United States and around the world, through the Internet, television, radio, and print media. Half the funds we collect remain here in the Diocese of Manchester to support local efforts, including the diocesan website catholicNH.org; electronic newsletters eNews, Catholic Citizenship News, and The Call; social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and Instagram; and Parable magazine. Be a part of this campaign to spread the Gospel message. To donate directly online, visit catholicNH.org/ccc.

The Week After the Collection (June 8-9)

Thank you for your generosity to last week’s Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign. Because of your support, thousands of faithful across New Hampshire will gain a deeper understanding of their faith through the Diocese of Manchester website catholicNH.org; the electronic newsletters eNews, Catholic Citizenship News, and The Call; social media including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram; and Parable magazine. If you missed the collection, it’s not too late to give! Visit catholicNH.org/ccc.

Catholic Charities New Hampshire: New Independent Living Community in Windham

Catholic Charities New Hampshire is excited to announce it has broken ground on a new 21-unit Independent Living Community at the Warde Health Center in Windham. One- and two- bedroom apartments, with balconies and carports, are available. Community residents will have access to the on-site chapel and Pastoral Care Director, among many services and amenities. Planned opening is November of 2019. We are currently taking reservations for potential community members. Please contact Bret Pomeroy, administrator of The Warde Center for more information at 603-890-1290 or whc.administrator@nh-cc.org.

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Change in Status of St. Benedict Center, Richmond, NH

Notice re: change in status of the Saint Benedict Center and the “Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary” and the Immaculate Heart of Mary School:
Following decisions reached by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome, the Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, The Saint Benedict Center, The Saint Benedict Center, Inc., and the Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Richmond, NH, have been placed under strict canonical prohibitions and obligations by the Bishop of Manchester. As a result, under no circumstances may Catholics receive the sacraments of the Church at the Saint Benedict Center or any of its locations, nor should they participate in any activity provided by this group or school, including their summer camp. Further details can be found on the diocesan website at: www.catholicnh.org/sbc.

Child Safety

Assistance for Victims of Abuse

The Office for Healing and Pastoral Care provides services and support, promotes healing, and supports the emotional and spiritual well-being of survivors of sexual abuse and misconduct in the Church. The Office also seeks to be a source of comfort and support for anyone who is a survivor of sexual abuse in any walk of life. If you are a victim of abuse or misconduct by someone representing the Catholic Church, we encourage you to contact the Director of the Office for Healing and Pastoral Care at jnaff@rcbm.org or (603) 663-0125. For more resources to assist victims of abuse, visit www.catholicnh.org/healing

Twenty-Four Bulletin Announcements to Promote Child Safety

Use these bulletin announcements throughout the year:

Download: Word | PDF (updated on 11/14/18)

Note to Bulletin Editors: Please include the following bulletin blurbs in your parish bulletins at least twice a year.

How to Report Suspected Abuse

If you know of or suspect abuse or neglect of a minor (a person under 18), you must report it to the NH Division for Children, Youth and Families at 1-800-894-5533 or 603-271-6556.

As an employee or volunteer in the Catholic Church in New Hampshire, in addition to reporting to DCYF, if you know of or suspect sexual abuse of a minor by Church personnel you must also report it to: 

  1. Local law enforcement and the Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a minor
  2. Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a person who is no longer a minor

Delegate for Ministerial Conduct - 603-669-3100

Outreach Services for Victims and Their Families

If you or a loved one has experienced abuse by someone representing the Catholic Church, we urge you to contact the diocesan Office for Healing and Pastoral Care at (603) 663-0125. Help is available.

Christmas in July 5k Run

Dust off your holiday apparel and join us, and Santa, for this fun festive July 5k run to benefit Catholic Charities New Hampshire, Thursday, July 18, 2019 starting at 6:20 pm at Auburn Pitts. For details and to register, visit runsignup.com/christmasinjuly5k

Family and Marriage

Support for Separated & Divorced

Divorce and separation can be painful experiences. Support groups are available to those who are seeking healing, comfort, and empowerment. Visit www.catholicnh.org/support for a listing of groups. Do you know someone who is going through a separation or divorce? Please consider passing this information along to them.

Fiat and Quo Vadis Days Camps

Do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you! High school age young men and women (ages 14-18) are invited to attend our upcoming vocations camps to look at the Lord’s call in your life while having lots of fun. These are overnight camps held at Northeast Catholic College in Warner and are led by priests, sisters, and seminarians of the diocese. The camps include a full schedule of hiking, swimming, canoeing, sports and games, daily Mass and prayer, and opportunities to grow in friendship with the Lord and with each other. The cost is only $50 and financial aid is available. For more information or to register please visit liveinblackandwhite.com or contact Becky Vinson in the Vocations Office at 603-663-0153 or rvinson@rcbm.org

Fiat Days (young women): July 8-11
Quo Vadis Days (young men): August 5-9

Human Trafficking

Download these bulletin inserts for the coming year from the US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking - Word  | PDF

Led by the Spirit Discernment Retreat

For single men ages 18-50. Spend the weekend of June 7-9 with other men from the Diocese of Manchester who are discerning the Lord’s will for their lives. Fr. Matthew Mason and the vocations team will lead a retreat at the Barbara Harris Retreat Center on the shores of beautiful Otter Lake in Greenfield, NH. Take time to pray, to learn, and to listen for the Lord’s will for your life. The cost is only $50 and financial aid is available. For more information or to register please visit liveinblackandwhite.com or contact Becky Vinson in the Vocations Office at 603-663-0153 or rvinson@rcbm.org.

Public Issues

Public Issues Bulletin on the Death Penalty

Educational Bulletins

Help your parishioners to understand the issues we're following in the legislature with our black and white educational bulletins. Topics include abortion, death penalty, immigration, and more. 

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Vocations

Clergy Prayer Lists

Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle C (First Sunday of Advent 2018 to Feast of Christ the King 2019)

Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2018/2019