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Grandparents Day

CLICK HERE for excerpts from Pope Francis' Message for the First World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly (07.25.21)

Peter's Pence

The Peter’s Pence collection, taken up the weekend of June 26-27  is a gesture of solidarity through which every member of the faithful can participate in the activity of the Pope as Pastor of the universal Church.

The faithful’s offerings to the Holy Father through the Peter’s Pence Collection are destined to Church needs, to humanitarian initiatives and social promotion projects, as well as to the support of the Holy See. 

Employment Openings

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

Development Manager

The Development Manager will work with the Cabinet Secretary for Development and Communications to launch and manage a successful annual Catholic appeal as well as other fundraising efforts for the Diocese of Manchester.

Requirements for this position include: a bachelor’s degree in communications/marketing, English, business, technology, or a related field; 5+ years related experience. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of the Catholic Church and Church fundraising mechanisms, and preferably will be a practicing Catholic. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is also highly desirable. Travel throughout the state of NH, when safe to do so, will be required. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible position.

Finance Office Accountant

The Finance Office Accountant will work with the Finance Office Team to perform a variety of accounting tasks including, but not limited to: preparing journal entries and month-end adjustments; reconciling accounts and preparing schedules and reports as needed; coordinating month-end and year-end close, performing monthly account closing functions; performing account reconciliations; preparing monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements; assisting with the preparation of the annual budget; maintaining accurate recordkeeping of investment accounts, unrestricted and restricted trust funds; preparing annual adjustments in accordance to UPMIFA; preparing monthly investment statements for participants; preparing vouchers for approved withdrawals and deposits; providing technical assistance to account holders as needed.

Requirements for this position include: a bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting or equivalent experience; experience and background in Fund Accounting and Financial Management with 3 to 5 years of experience performing various accounting functions including the preparation of financial statements;
working knowledge of Blackbaud Financial Edge and Raiser’s Edge programs; knowledge and experience in finance office procedures (Accounts Payable and Receivable, General Ledger, Fixed Assets, etc.)

Interested and qualified candidates for the above listed positions should send their resumes to Chris Hagen, Director of Human Resources, at chagen@rcbm.org.

Administrative Assistant – Ecclesiastical Notary
The Diocese of Manchester – Office of Canonical Services and Tribunal

The Tribunal Office at the Diocese of Manchester is seeking to fill a Full-time Administrative Assistant – Ecclesiastical Notary position. This support position provides secretarial, consultative, transcription, record, correspondence and telephone services to encourage, promote, support and strengthen the goals and objectives of the Office of Canonical Services and Tribunal. The ideal candidate will have a High School Diploma or equivalent, have 2-5 years of clerical/administrative office experience and be proficient in the use of personal computers. The ability to use office equipment such as recording/transcription programs and other is a plus. Interested and qualified candidates should send resume to Giselle North at Gnorth@rcbm.org Download a complete job description.

Auditor/Field Advocate Coordinator
The Diocese of Manchester – Office of Canonical Services and Tribunal

The Tribunal Office at the Diocese of Manchester has a job opening for an Auditor/Field Advocate Coordinator. This judicial position is responsible for supporting the adjudication of ordinary contentious trials, including marriage invalidity cases in conjunction with the Judge, Promoter of Justice and Defender of the Bond. This position supports and strengthens the goals and objectives of the Office of Canonical Services & Tribunal Administration. This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology or relate field. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in parish ministry or Tribunal work, be proficient in the use of personal computers and other office equipment, possess strong interviewing and analytical skills and be able to communicate well both orally and in writing. Interested and qualified candidates should send resume to Giselle North at Gnorth@rcbm.org. Download a complete job description.

Fiat Days

Do you want to say “yes” to God’s plan for your life? You are invited to attend our Fiat Days on July 30th to spend time with other young women your age looking at the Lord’s call in your life while having lots of fun. 

Fiat Days is led by the vocations team of the diocese and the Daughters of Mary Mother of Healing Love of Manchester, NH. It includes a schedule of Mass and prayer, activities and opportunities to grow in friendship with the Lord and with each other. Visit liveinblackandwhite.com to register.

Quo Vadis Days

Do you know where your life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you! You are invited to attend our Quo Vadis Days Hike on June 25 and Quo Vadis Days Game Day on August 6 to spend time with other young men your age looking at the Lord’s call in your life while having lots of fun. Quo Vadis Days is led by priests and seminarians of the diocese and includes a variety of games, prayer, other activities and opportunities to grow in friendship with the Lord and with each other. Visit liveinblackandwhite.com to register.

The Messy Family Project Video Series

Mike & Alicia Hernon of The Messy Family Project have dedicated themselves to strengthening Catholic marriage & family life. They recently shared their wisdom with a group of New Hampshire couples just like you, and here's great news: we've repurposed the talks so that even more people can benefit. So, ready to enrich your family? Register for an upcoming weekly email series featuring special talks from Alicia & Mike. Visit www.catholicnh.org/video-series to sign up for free!

Catholic Charities NH Hosting Unemployment Online Support Group

For those who may be struggling with job loss – or looking for the next opportunity – Catholic Charities NH is offering a free online support group to help you effectively navigate the complex job search process. “Unemployed: What Now? How do I Find A Job?” is a five-part series where you will learn best practices around targeting prospective employers, resume writing and interviewing, as well as how to best apply your unique skills to your own search. The program will be held via Zoom for five consecutive Thursdays (at 10 a.m.) starting June 24. To register, visit www.cc-nh.org/unemployment or call 603-752-1325.

St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Dover

St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH is a college prep School of Excellence; we are happy to offer campus visits and tours throughout the spring and summer months, and we are still accepting applications for Fall 2021. For more information about the admission process or to schedule a visit, please contact us at admission@stalux.org. Go Saints!

2021 NH Catholic Directory

The Diocese is now taking orders for the 2021 edition of the New Hampshire Catholic Directory. The cost of the directory is $20. The new edition contains up-to-date parish information, priest assignments, and other useful data.

Visit www.catholicnh.org/parishes/directory to place an order

Year of St. Joseph

Bulletin Insert - What is a plenary indulgence? - Color | Black & White

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.

Engaged Couple Courses

Engaged couple formation courses in the Diocese of Manchester are available online. The courses are based on Ascension Press’ Joy-Filled Marriage program and run online for five consecutive Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 PM. They are facilitated by a pair of Catholic couples experienced in leading marriage formation. Registration in a course also includes a save-worthy marriage formation box (think, subscription box for your relationship!) containing a number of helpful and enriching resources. All interested couples should speak to their pastor or parish marriage formation coordinator to register for the following course: Wednesdays: April 7 - May 5, 2021.

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


Clergy Prayer Lists

Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle B (First Sunday of Advent 2020 to Feast of Christ the King 2021)

Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2020/2021