Home » About » Stay Informed » Bulletins

Bulletins

Please feel free to post the information on this page in your parish bulletins and websites. Copy and paste the information off of this page. To receive updates on bulletin announcements by e-mail, subscribe to eNews.

Eucharistic Revival Event

Come Join Us to Celebrate Jesus’ True Presence in the Blessed Sacrament

Date: September 24th, 2022
Location: Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, Gilford, NH

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at www.EucharisticRevivalNH.org

Schedule:

8:00 Gates open
9:00 Eucharistic Preacher
10:30 Holy Mass with 200 Person Choir
12:00 Lunch
1:00 Eucharistic Procession with Holy Hour
2:30 Event ends

Children’s activities for parents and children
Free parking
Confessions available
Buses TBD
Concessions

DOWNLOAD this PDF for your bulletin

DOWNLOAD a QR code for your bulletin

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is a national educational campaign celebrated July 24-30. The Diocese of Manchester joins with the U.S. bishops in highlighting the benefits of Natural Family Planning as ethical methods to help married couples live God’s design for their marriages. Visit www.catholicnh.org/nfp for local resources.

World Day for Grandparents and Elderly

Pope Francis has established throughout the Church the celebration of the World Day for Grandparents and Elderly on the fourth Sunday of July, near the liturgical memorial of Saints Joachim and Anne, the grandparents of Jesus. This year, Pope Francis is extending the opportunity for a plenary indulgence "to the faithful who devote adequate time to visit, in presence or virtually, through the media, their elderly brothers and sisters in need or in difficulty” on July 24. For more information visit www.usccb.org/topics/marriage-and-family-life-ministries/grandparents-elderly.

Camp Fatima

There is still time to register your son for the 3rd or 4th session at Camp Fatima! Please contact Andrew Thibault for additional information at 603-931-5500 x114 or andrew@bfcamp.com. Visit bfcamp.com for more information.

Keep Kids Safe: Away from Home

As children become older, parents are able to drop them off at activities and return later to pick them up. When you are ready to take this step, do not hesitate to ask the following questions: Do at least 2 adults supervise the children at all times? * Does your organization conduct background checks? * Does your organization provide training to adults? * Do adults and minors have separate restroom facilities? * Are isolated areas locked or restricted? For more information about child safety, visit www.catholicnh.org/safety.

NHCA – 2nd Collection Elimination Reminder

Option 1:
This is a reminder that the Parish to Parish Support 2nd collection that normally occurs in July has been discontinued at all parishes. With the implementation of the New Hampshire Catholic Appeal (NHCA), the following second collections are discontinued: 1.Parish to Parish Support, 2. Diocesan Seminarian Fund, 3. NH Missionaries Abroad, 4.Catholic University & USCCB, 5. NH Diocesan Priest Retirement, 6. Catholic Charities of New Hampshire, and the 7th which is no longer required but is still optional at the discretion of parishes is the Catholic Schools Collection. These causes previously supported by individual second collections are now supported by the one, annual New Hampshire Catholic Appeal (NHCA). The NHCA was implemented in 41 of the 89 New Hampshire parishes in May 2022 and all parishes will participate in the NHCA in May 2023. If you have already made a gift, we thank you for your generosity. If you have not, please consider a donation by visiting https://www.catholicnh.org/nhca


Option 2:
This is a reminder that the Parish to Parish Support 2nd collection that normally occurs in July has been discontinued at all parishes. The Parish to Parish program to support those parishes struggling financially, as well as the other 5-6 discontinued second collections, are funded now through the New Hampshire Catholic Appeal. If you have already made a gift, we thank you for your generosity. If you have not, please consider a donation by visiting https://www.catholicnh.org/nhca

Volunteers Needed for St. Gianna’s Place 

St. Gianna’s Place is in need of Catholic women to help us at our home for women in unexpected pregnancies, located in southern NH.  We have many opportunities to serve our residents.  Some of these are: teaching weekly classes, cleaning, babysitting, transportation, substitute staff, office help, providing dinner and more. To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.StGiannasPlace.org. Individuals with questions or looking to get involved please send a note of interest to Admin@StGiannasPlace.org.

Camp Fatima

DOWNLOAD a flyer for Camp Fatima for your parish bulletin or bulletin board.

Vocation Camps

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 Magdalen College in Warner and are led by priests, sisters, and seminarians from the diocese. Visit www.liveinblackandwhite.com for more information.

START Incentive

As a way to say “thank you” to our teachers, and to fill vacancies and expand enrolment capacity, the Diocesan Catholic Schools Office has launched START (Securing Teachers and Retaining Talent). START is a two-pronged incentive for full-time faculty for the 2022-2023 academic year. All existing full-time teachers in Diocesan Catholic schools that renew their contract for the 2022-2023 academic year will receive a $1,000 bonus upon returning to work in September 2022. Any new full-time teacher that signs a contract for the 2022-2023 academic year will receive a $1,000 hiring incentive in September 2022. Visit nhcatholicschool.com for more information.

Help Your Marriage

Stress in Your Marriage? – Retrouvaille is a program for married couples that feel bored, disillusioned, frustrated, or angry in their marriage. Some experience coldness. Others experience conflict in their relationship. Most don’t know how to change the situation or even communicate with their spouse about it. This program has helped 1000’s of couples experiencing difficulties in their marriage. For confidential information about or to register for the upcoming New England program beginning with a weekend on August 12-14, 2022 visit the website at www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 800-470-2230 or email us at 3023r@helpourmarriage.org.

The Diocese of Manchester is currently seeking nominations for the Vita et Caritas Award (For Life and Love Award), given to a NH volunteer of a non-profit organization who makes significant contributions that help transform the lives of women, children and families. The non-profit organization will also receive a $2,500 grant from the Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund. An application form and information is available on the Diocesan website at www.catholicnh.org/vca. Nominations may be submitted electronically and are due by June 3, 2022.

Employment Openings

The Diocese of Manchester is currently hiring for the following positions to assist the Bishop of Manchester in serving the parishes, schools and institutions of the Catholic Church in New Hampshire.

Director of Information Technology
Diocese of Manchester, Manchester, NH

The Diocese of Manchester is seeking a full-time Director of Information Technology for our Diocesan Administration Building. This position is responsible for the overall planning, organizing, and execution of all Information Technology (“IT”) functions for the Bishop of Manchester and the diocesan administration in all locations. This includes directing all IT operations to meet the needs of the Bishop and the diocesan administration as well as the support and maintenance of existing applications and development of new technical solutions.

Visit catholicnh.org/employment/#it for more information.

Assistant Controller
Diocese of Manchester, Manchester, NH

The Diocese of Manchester is seeking a full-time Assistant Controller for our Finance Office. This position works closely with our Controller on financial, banking, trusts, investments, and the oversight of finance office functions. The Assistant Controller performs a variety of accounting tasks including, but not limited to preparing journal entries and month-end adjustments; account reconciliations and preparing schedules and reports as needed; Supervises the finance office staff including A/P, A/R and Special Projects personal. Additional responsibilities can be found in the full job description. The qualified candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting or have equivalent work experience. Ideally the candidate will have 3 to 5 years of experience in Fund Accounting and Finance Management.

Visit catholicnh.org/employment/#asstcontroller for more information.

Maintenance Technician - Diocese of Manchester - Administration

The Diocese of Manchester is seeking a full-time Maintenance Technician for the Administration Building. The qualified candidate will be responsible for the general maintenance and cleaning at the Administration building as well as other locations. For more information and a complete Job Description, visit our website at catholicnh.org/employment/#maintenance.

Interested and qualified candidates should send resume to Giselle North at gnorth@rcbm.org.

Two Parish and School Bookkeeping Positions

The Diocese of Manchester is currently seeking to fill 2 bookkeeping positions, 1 full time position and 1 part time position. The part time position will be 25 hours per week. These positions will work to provide bookkeeping services to parishes and schools throughout the Diocese of Manchester. Some in state travel is required. A Bachelor’s degree in finance is desired. This position requires 2-5 years of proven and recent experience. Please see full job descriptions for more information. Resumes may be forwarded to Giselle North at gnorth@rcbm.org. Visit catholicnh.org/employment/#bookkeepers for more information.

Camps Fatima and Bernadette

Camps Fatima and Bernadette have openings for a Camp Counselor and Camp Nurse. Please visit catholicnh.org/employment/#camps for more information.

Communications Director - Diocese of Manchester

The Diocese of Manchester seeks a results-oriented and strategic Communications Director. The goal of this position is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to all in New Hampshire. Position is responsible for the development and implementation of a communications strategy to support the Bishop’s vision, the Diocesan mission, and strategic plan. This position is responsible for creating and managing communications strategies, tactics, and tracking results to increase stakeholder engagement while working across multiple traditional and digital communications vehicles and platforms. Position works under the direction of the Cabinet Secretary for Development and Communications, in close collaboration with senior staff, cabinet secretaries, and the Bishop of Manchester. Must have leadership experience, 7+ years of similar work experience and comparable education. Interested and qualified candidates should send resume to Giselle North at Gnorth@rcbm.org. 

Natural Family Planning

Natural Family Planning is just what it sounds like: a 100% natural way for spouses to plan the size of their family. It is an extremely effective method for achieving, or temporarily avoiding, pregnancy, depending on the couple’s situation and intent. To learn more or to find an instructor near you, please visit CatholicNH.org/NFP .

2022 NH Catholic Directory

The 2022 edition of the NH Catholic Directory is available to order for $20. The new edition contains up-to-date parish information, priest assignments, and other useful data. Place your order at: www.catholicnh.org/parishes/directory.

Project Rachel Ministry

If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential, non-judgmental help is available from Project Rachel Ministry. Call or email - Phone: 603-663-0192; email: ProjectRachel@rcbm.org - for Project Rachel in New Hampshire. Spanish speakers may visit EsperanzaPosAborto.org.

US Sisters Against Human Trafficking

Download Bulletin Blurbs for 2022: Word | PDF

Engaged Couples Courses

The Diocese of Manchester supports parish efforts to form engaged couples for marriage by providing regular Engaged Couple Courses, in-person and online. These courses are led by experienced, faith-filled Catholic couples and based on Ascension Press’ successful Joy-Filled Marriage program. Online courses consist of five weeknight sessions, from 7 to 8:30 PM. In-person courses run from 6-9pm, Friday, and resume at 8am on Saturday, continuing through 5:30pm. Course registration includes a save-worthy marriage formation box (think, subscription box for your relationship!) containing a number of helpful and enriching resources. To view current course offerings, please visit: https://bit.ly/3xVSU3M . All interested couples should speak to their pastor or parish marriage formation coordinator to register. Other questions may be direct to Derek McDonald, diocesan Director of Family & Respect Life Ministries.

Facilitator Couples Needed

The Diocese of Manchester is seeking part time Facilitator Couples for our Diocesan Engaged Couple Courses, which may occur remotely or in-person. Couples married at least five years are encouraged to apply for these positions; training will be provided. Couples will collaborate to lead positive, formative weekend experiences for engaged couples based on Ascension Press’ Joy-Filled Marriage program. Interested parties may visit the following link for more information and the full job description: www.catholicnh.org/employment. Applications should be sent to Giselle North at gnorth@rcbm.org.

DOWNLOAD the full job description.

Diocesan Archives Seek Contributions

The Diocesan Archives wants your help! We have thousands of documents and photos pertaining to the history of the Diocese of Manchester - concerning our Bishops, Priests, Parishes, Schools, and people. We have documents going back to the nineteenth century; however, the concern today is that we are not always capturing current information that will be historical data in 10, 20, or 100 years from now.

If your parish, priest, or organization is doing something memorable, please provide the archives with documents or photos of the event. Examples of recent events that have been saved include the installation of new sanctuary furniture at St. Mark the Evangelist Church, as well as the installation of a statue of our Blessed Mother in the Holy Cross Cemetery in memory of members of local Knights of Columbus Councils.

For more information, please contact Dennis Pedley at dpedley@rcbm.org or 663-0190.

Register to Receive Catholic Citizenship News

Are you looking for an easy way to stay informed about public issues in New Hampshire? The Diocese of Manchester offers an e-mail newsletter with updates on important public policy matters facing our elected officials. Register at catholicnh.org/ccn

Child Safety

Assistance for Victims of Abuse

The Victim Assistance Coordinator 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 Coordinator 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 Victim Assistance Coordinator at (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 3/8/21)

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

Vocations

Clergy Prayer Lists

Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle C (First Sunday of Advent 2021 to Feast of Christ the King 2022)

Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2021/2022