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22nd Annual St. Charles 5K Road Race

Are you looking for a chance to have fun exercising while supporting a great cause? The 22nd Annual St. Charles 5K Road Race is coming up on Labor Day, Monday, September 3rd, 9:00 a.m. at Martin’s Point Health Care, Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH. There will be lots of food from Applebee's, activities for the kids, raffles, awards and a free kids Fun Run!  Our race has a flat, fast course, cash awards for the top winners and commemorative medals for those who get their personal best 5K! Children, runners of all levels and walkers are welcome. Don’t miss this opportunity to support St. Charles School. Visit www.runningnuns.com to register. Preregister by August 30th for $20; race day registrations is $30, Kids 12 and under are always $10.  Free Performance T-shirts to the first 300 registrations!   If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jennifer Gilbert at jgilbert@stcharleshome.net or 603-332-4768!

St. John Vianney Summer Al Fresco

The NH Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a fun family event at Sanderson Hay Farm in Greenland, NH on August 19, 2018 and the proceeds will go continued vocations funding. The day will include live music throughout the day by nationally acclaimed Christian artists, games for the kids, dinner, a living rosary,  Mass with Fr. Matthew Mason, and conclude with a bonfire.

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Catholic Summer Camps

Are you still looking for a chance to make lasting memories this summer? Camp Fatima for Boys and Camp Bernadette for Girls are still accepting registrations for our Summer 2018 Camping Programs. Our camps not only offer a great chance for children to have fun, they also help them to learn new skills and grow socially, emotionally and spiritually, creating memories which last a lifetime. Our Catholic Summer Camps are open to campers ages 6-15. If you have questions about Camp Fatima and Camp Bernadette or you are interested in coming to camp for a tour, please e-mail our Marketing Director Brendan Stackhouse at brendan@bfcamp.com or call the camp office at (603) 364-5851. Don’t miss out on the summer of a lifetime!

Child Safety

Twenty-Four Bulletin Announcements to Promote Child Safety

Get started during Child Abuse Prevention month with these bulletin announcements and continue using them throughout the year.

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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) 669-3100, Ext. 110. Help is available.

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.

Northeast Catholic College

Attend college and grow in your Catholic faith! Northeast Catholic College in Warner has a rolling admissions process and encourages students to apply now to take advantage of its generous financial aid offerings. Students from the Diocese of Manchester are eligible for Free Room and Board, the New Hampshire Diocese Scholarship, and potentially N.H. Governor's Scholarship. Please visit the scholarships section of the website, northeastcatholic.edu, for more details.

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 B (First Sunday of Advent 2017 to Feast of Christ the King 2018)

Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2017/2018