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2020 Young Adult Virtual Retreat

Are you a young adult living in New Hampshire or Maine? Do you ever wonder what it would be like to set aside all of society's pressures for a while and feel perfect just as you are? Would you like to get to know other Catholic young adults in a relaxed and spirited setting? Then have we got a weekend for you! Join us on a Virtual Retreat on September 11-13. Visit catholicnh.org/ya-retreat-2020 for details and registration information.

Catholic Charities NH: Supporting Our Neighbors in Crisis

Whether isolated seniors, homeless and struggling veterans, families facing chronic hardship or individuals searching for ways to cope in the “new norm” of life, Catholic Charities NH remains steadfast in our commitment to be there for those who need us most – especially in times of crisis like these. Our programs remain fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you haven’t had a chance to help your neighbors facing difficulties, we encourage you to make a gift today: cc-nh.org/everything. You may also mail it to CCNH, PO Box 9510, Manchester, NH 03108-9510

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week

Bulletin editors: Natural Family Planning Awareness Week is celebrated July 19-25. National NFP Awareness Week provides an opportunity to spread the word about Catholic teaching on marriage, conjugal love and responsible parenthood. Sharing basic information about the methods of NFP and why they support God's design for life and love is at the heart of this national campaign.

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Download Bulletin insert from the USCCB: English | Spanish

Find other Media Kit resources from the USCCB

Diocese of Manchester NFP page

Take the 2020 U.S. Census

The United States conducts a Census every ten years to count the number of people in our country. Census data helps direct more than $800 billion annually to key programs to advance the common good, strengthen families, and reduce poverty. The Catholic Church and other service providers rely on the Census to provide an accurate count to effectively serve those in need. Everyone is encouraged to complete the Census. Our society, rooted in the strength of the family, cannot risk missing this opportunity to give children and parents the tools they need to succeed.

Estados Unidos realiza un censo cada diez años para contar la cantidad de personas en nuestro país. Los datos del censo ayudan a dirigir más de $ 800 mil millones al año a programas clave para promover el bien común, fortalecer a las familias y reducir la pobreza. La Iglesia Católica y otros proveedores de servicios confían en el Censo para proporcionar un recuento exacto para servir eficazmente a los necesitados. Se alienta a todos a completar el censo. Nuestra sociedad, arraigada en la fortaleza de la familia, no puede arriesgarse a perder esta oportunidad de darles a los niños y a los padres las herramientas que necesitan para tener éxito.

Seeking Qualified Special Educator

St. Francis of Assisi School in Litchfield and St. Benedict Academy in Manchester seek a Qualified Special Educator for students PreK through Grade 6 for a Special Education/Inclusion Pilot Program. Applicants must possess Teacher Certification in General Special Education. Each school requires a Special Educator 15-20 hours per week, but would prefer one teacher as a shared resource for continuity within the program.

For more details: catholicnh.org/schools-employment.

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 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

Naff Joseph 100Office for Healing and Pastoral Care

Joseph Naff, MSW is the Victim Assistance Coordinator for the Diocese of Manchester. As Director of the Office for Healing and Pastoral Care, Mr. Naff is available to provide compassionate, confidential and free assistance to individuals who were sexually abused by those representing the Church. If you or a loved one would like to speak with Mr. Naff, you may contact him at (603) 663-0125 or jnaff@rcbm.org. 
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Human Trafficking

Download these bulletin inserts from the US Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking

2020 - English | Spanish

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 A (First Sunday of Advent 2019 to Feast of Christ the King 2020)

UPDATED ON 3/30/20Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2019/2020