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Respect Life Essay Contest
ATTENTION STUDENTS -- $600 ! !
The NH Knights of Columbus is once again sponsoring a Student Respect Life Essay contest. The contest is open to any Jr-High (grades 6,7,8) and Sr-High (grades 9,10,11,12) student in NH. The NH Knights of Columbus will make up to six cash awards of $100. The theme is: “”How would you respond to claims that Pro-Life denies a woman’s ‘choice’ “ ?”
DEADLINE: Midnight, Dec 15, 2017
RULES: Essays may not be longer than 500 words; typed, and submitted as a PDF or Word Document and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include student name, age, grade, school, parent name and address, phone, parish and email. Students may obtain help & information, including from parents, teachers, friends, and internet but the essay itself must be their own work.
Further contest details may be obtained from KofC NH contest chairman John P. Matuszewski (603-434-4098) or KofC NH State Pro-Life Chairman Ron Distasio (603-595-7837).
Annual Red Mass
Bishop Peter A. Libasci and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire cordially invite all members of the judicial, legal, law enforcement, and legislative communities to gather with those who administer law in the Church to the Red Mass on Thursday, October 26, 2017, at 5:15 p.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. Prior to the Red Mass at 3:15 p.m. in the Cathedral Hall (lower level), the Guild will hold a free CLE presentation by Mark Attorri, Esq. on “The Trial of Galileo” (1.5 CLE credits). Following the Red Mass, the Guild will hold a reception at Devine Millimet, 111 Amherst Street, Manchester. For more information and to RSVP for either event, please contact Attorney Bob Dunn at email@example.com.
October 14-15, 2017
Bishop Libasci’s letter is intended as an insert for use in parish bulletins the week before World Mission Sunday. If you have questions about this collection please contact Bevin Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Restore, Renew Proclaim: the Hope that is Christ
The Diocese of Manchester has launched a new initiative for strengthening and renewing lifelong faith formation, known as “Restore, Renew, Proclaim the Hope that is Christ.” The Secretariat for Catholic Formation has developed five announcements, to be inserted in parish bulletins starting on Catechetical Sunday (September 17), to inform parishioners about the initiative.
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:
- Local law enforcement and the Delegate for Ministerial Conduct if the abuse involves a minor
- 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.
Keep Up-to-Date on State House News
The NH Legislature is starting a new session, and more than 650 bills are on the agenda. Measures include the repeal of the death penalty, physician-assisted suicide, abortion clinic licensing, and support for victims of human trafficking. Register now for Catholic Citizenship News, the public policy e-newsletter of the Diocese of Manchester, to receive updates as bills progress and learn how your voice can make a difference. To read the current issue of Catholic Citizenship News and to subscribe, visit catholicnh.org/ccn.
Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle A (First Sunday of Advent 2016 to Feast of Christ the King 2017)
Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2016/2017