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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.
In recognition of Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, D.D., Bishop of Manchester, and the Diocesan Safe Environment Council cordially invite all the Catholic faithful to a special Mass on Thursday, April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Please join us as we pray for all those who were abused as children, particularly those who were abused by people representing the Catholic Church. The Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 180 Loudon Road, Concord, NH and will be followed by a brief reception. For more information, please contact Joseph P. Naff, LICSW, Director, Office of Healing and Pastoral Care, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 669-3100 Ext. 110
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
Thinking About Remarriage
“Thinking about Remarriage” is a daylong program for couples where one or both were previously married and who are thinking about marriage or who are engaged to be married. This program helps couples take an in-depth look at and discuss major issues related to remarriage. The next session will be on May 20. Learn more at catholicnh.org/tar or contact Maureen Haas to register at (603) 669-3100, Ext. 195 or e-mail email@example.com.
A Natural Approach to Your Reproductive Health
Join us to welcome the new Women’s Wellness and Fertility Center of New England to Catholic Medical Center at our open house Tuesday, March 28 from 5-7 pm. Tour our facility and meet our OBGYN staff. Questions? Call 603.314.7595 or visit our website at cmc-womenswellness.org.
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