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Catholic Communications Campaign
The Week Before the Collection (May 5-6)
Next week, our second collection is for the Catholic Communication Campaign. This campaign connects people with Christ, here and around the world in developing countries, through the internet, television, radio, and print media. Fifty percent of funds collected remains in our diocese to support the diocesan website catholicNH.org, electronic newsletters eNews and Catholic Citizenship News, social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and Parable magazine. Your support helps spread the gospel message! To donate directly online, visit catholicNH.org/ccc.
The Week of the Collection (May 12-13)
Today, we are taking up the Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). With your support, thousands of faithful across New Hampshire will gain a deeper understanding of their faith through the Diocese of Manchester website catholicNH.org, the electronic newsletters eNews and Catholic Citizenship News, social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and Parable magazine. To donate directly online, visit catholicNH.org/ccc.
The Week After the Collection (May 19-20)
Thank you for your generosity to last week’s Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign. Because of your support, thousands of faithful across New Hampshire will gain a deeper understanding of their faith through the Diocese of Manchester website catholicNH.org, the electronic newsletters eNews and Catholic Citizenship News, social media including Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, and Parable magazine. If you missed the collection, it’s not too late to give! Visit catholicNH.org/ccc.
Join us at the Grappone Center on Thursday, June 21, from 6-9:30 p.m. for a night of celebration as we recognize excellence in NH Catholic Schools! Tickets are $75. Register online at catholicschoolsnh.org/gala.
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.
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.
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.
Catholic Citizenship News provides e-mail alerts on legislation from the Diocese of Manchester as well as information about Catholic social teaching on some of today’s pressing issues. Register today at catholicnh.org/ccn.
Do you know where you life is going? The Lord Jesus has a great plan for you! If you are a young man age 14-18, you are invited to attend the first annual Quo Vadis Days camp, August 6-10 at Northeast Catholic College in Warner, 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 full schedule of hiking, swimming, canoeing, sports and games, daily Mass and prayer, and opportunities to grow in friendship with the Lord and one another. For more information contact Fr. Matthew Mason, Director of Vocations, at 603-663-0196 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
On December 10, 2017, the diocese took up a second collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious. Parishioners throughout the state contributed a total of $235,397.80. Thank you for your generous support to help religious communities in New Hampshire and around the country care for their retired members.
On World Mission Sunday—October 22, 2017—the diocese took up a second collection in support of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith’s mission to “go out to all the world.” A total of $93,296.63 was raised for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith and an additional $10,668.23 was sent to the Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Thank you for your generous contributions.
Vita et Caritas Award
The Diocese of Manchester is currently seeking nominations for the Vita et Caritas Award (For Life and Love Award), given to a volunteer of a non-profit organization who makes significant contributions that help transform the lives of women, children and families; the non-profit organization also receives a $2,500 grant. A nomination form and additional information is available on the Diocesan website at www.catholicnh.org/vca. Nominations are due June 1.
Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle B (First Sunday of Advent 2017 to Feast of Christ the King 2018)
Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2017/2018