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Camps Now Accepting Registrations

Camp Fatima for boys and Camp Bernadette for girls are now accepting registrations for the 2018 summer season. The camps, located in the Lakes Region of NH, offer 2-week overnight sessions for children, ages 6-15.  To request a brochure contact Michael Drumm at 603-364-5851 or e-mail mdrumm@bfcamp.com, or visit us on the web at www.bfcamp.com.  Please don’t wait as sessions fill up quickly.

Update on Hurricane Harvey and Irma Special Collections

At the request of the USCCB, the Diocese of Manchester took up an emergency collection to assist the victims of Hurricane Harvey on the weekend of September 9-10. The total given in that collection, diocese-wide, was $365,686.

The diocese took up a second emergency collection, also at the request of the USCCB, to assist the victims of Hurricane Irma during the weekend of September 30-October 1. Results of that collection are not yet fully calculated, but so far $128,776 has been collected.

Funds raised by these collections will support the humanitarian and recovery efforts of Catholic Charities USA and will provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. We are deeply grateful for your generous response to our brothers and sisters in need, and ask that you continue to keep them in your prayers.

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 matu19@comcast.net. 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)

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.

Download Sample Bulletin Announcements

Get Other Lifelong Faith Formation Resources

Child Safety

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.

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.

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. 

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.

Vocations

Clergy Prayer Lists

Intercessions for Vocations - Cycle A (First Sunday of Advent 2016 to Feast of Christ the King 2017)

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

Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2016/2017

Vocation Bulletin Blurbs - 2017/2018