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Be Aware of "Phishing" Scams!

“Phishing” involves the use of fraudulent emails and copy-cat websites and email addresses to trick you into revealing valuable personal information or into sending money. Please know that the parish will not contact you by electronic mail to request that you send personal information, money, or gift cards to the parish, the pastor, or any ministry of the parish. If you have any questions about the legitimacy of an email that purportedly was sent from the parish, please call the parish office at ___________.

Child Safety

Twenty-Four Bulletin Announcements to Promote Child Safety

Use these bulletin announcements throughout the year:

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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

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.

Families Coping with the Opioid Crisis

Currier Museum of Art
150 Ash Street, Manchester, NH 03104
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Catholic Charities New Hampshire and the Currier Museum of Art are co-hosting a special “Families Coping with the Opioid Crisis” on Wednesday, October 17. This unique program provides invaluable information and resources for family members and other loved ones of individuals with addiction find new ways to cope with and reduce their own suffering and stress. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit www.cc-nh.org/manchester-coping.

Presented by Catholic Charities counselors with experience in treating Substance Use Disorder.

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.

Installation Ceremony with Vespers for New Monsignors

Bishop Libasci announced that His Holiness Pope Francis has elevated two priests of the Diocese of Manchester to Chaplains of His Holiness: Reverend Monsignor Edward J. Kelley and Reverend Monsignor Richard J. Kelley.

A special installation ceremony with Vespers will be held on Monday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral in Manchester, with Bishop Libasci presiding.

Northeast Catholic College

Attend college and grow in your Catholic faith! Northeast Catholic College in Warner has a rolling admissions process and encourages students to apply now to take advantage of its generous financial aid offerings. Students from the Diocese of Manchester are eligible for Free Room and Board, the New Hampshire Diocese Scholarship, and potentially N.H. Governor's Scholarship. Please visit the scholarships section of the website, northeastcatholic.edu, for more details.

Prizes for Pro-Life Youth

Students (grades 6-12) of the Diocese of Manchester are invited submit their thoughts on being “pro-life.” There are two avenues for submission with many chances to win prizes. For full details, visit www.catholicnh.org/schools4life.

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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Red Mass

Bishop Peter A. Libasci and the Catholic Lawyers Guild of New Hampshire 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 18, 2018 at 5:15 p.m. at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester. The homilist will be Reverend Patrick J. Conroy, S.J., Chaplain of the United States House of Representatives. For more information, visit catholicnh.org/RedMass.


Clergy Prayer Lists

Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle B (First Sunday of Advent 2017 to Feast of Christ the King 2018)

Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2017/2018